GUFF is the Get Up and Over (or Going Under) Fan Fund which transports SF fans from Australasia to Europe (and vice versa).
Nominations are now open for the northbound race, to transport an Australian fan (or fans) to Loncon 3, the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention, to be held at the ExCel, London Docklands in the United Kingdom, August 14-18, 2014.
Depending on the length of trip they're able to make, the winner could also consider attending Shamrokon, the 2014 Eurocon in Dublin, Ireland (August 22-24) and Nine Worlds in London (August 8-10). The winner will also be required to take over the administration of the fund for the next northbound and southbound races.
If you wish to stand, please contact us at the postal or email address below. You will need three Australasian and two European nominators (who will each need to confirm their nominations), a (strictly) 100-word platform to appear on the ballot, and a bond of A$25/NZ$30 guaranteeing to attend the 2014 Worldcon if you win.
If you wish to stand and are unsure about how to go about getting any of these things, what the fund pays for or the duties of a GUFF delegate and administrator, then feel free to contact us in confidence.
Nominations are open until Thursday 15th November 2013, and candidates will be announced soon after. Voting will then run until Sunday 18th May 2014, with the winner announced online as soon as possible after voting has closed.
Nominations should be sent to kylie_ding at hotmail dot com, or Kylie Ding, 80A Forrest Street, FREMANTLE WA 6160, AUSTRALIA; rantalica at gmail dot com or Mihaela-Marija Perkovi, Maksimirska 100d, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia.
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