Each candidate has promised that barring acts of God he or she will travel to the convention in Peterborough, England, over the Easter weekend, 1964, if elected. In addition they have posted bond and provided signed nominations. Their platforms are on the reverse of this ballot form.
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In the 40's it was "Astra" letterhacking; in the 60's Marion Zimmer Bradley was writing, publishing, serving as FAPA's president and behaving very much like the fan she was, and is. Unlike some fans-turned-pros, Marion has stayed with fandom: OPUS & SF BULLETIN -- "Crying in the Sink"; VEGA -- "What Every Young Fan Should Know"; MEZRAB; DAY*STAR; ASTRA'S TOWER -- "Men, Halflings, and Hero Worship"; ANDURIL; contributions to CRY, AMRA, KIPPLE, YANDRO and many others. Through the years Marion has given generously of her valuable time and talent to fandom. It's past time fandom showed its appreciation; Marion has already earned TAFF.
Nominated by: Robert & Juanita Coulson, Dan McPhail, Bob Tucker, E.J. "Ted" Carnell, and Mal Ashworth.
has published a staggering number of fanzines, participated in every Amateur Press Association within reach, and twice been re-elected Official Editor of SAPS. He has managed so successfully that for two years SAPS has charged no dues and this July will declare a cash dividend. He can always be found at LASFS meetings on Thursday nights, and was Director in 1962. He boasts a professionally-bound collection of fanzines and prozines, and is an avid comic fan. His inventive parodies and folk songs have enlivened regional conferences and every worldcon since Detention. Let's export this energy and enthusiasm -- BEP for TAFF!
Nominated by: John & Bjo Trimble, Dick Eney, Marion Z. Bradley, Walter A. Willis, and B. Terry Jeeves.
Wally cannot be summarized in 100 words. Maybe you've met him? (Eleven Worldcons, five Westercons; 1961 Worldcon Chairman and Treasurer.) Fanwritings? Letterhacked in PLANET, TWS, SPACEWARP (reader/accumulator of prozines since 1947). Assumed CRY publication 1951; edits lettercol since 1959. Also general- and apa-zines; thrice rated SAPSpoll top humorist. Charter (1949) Nameless Ones members: president twice; now "permanet" Secretary-Treasurer. NFFF member from 1958, participating type. Single-phrasedly inspired Ella Parker's Pond Tour to SeaCon, 1961. Ella demands rematch (see below). Enough of statistics about your Fabulous Candidate. England needs Wally Weber (we need him back, of course).
Nominated by: Ella Parker, Madeleine Willis, Don Franson, Bill Donaho, F.M. Busby.