TAFF Press Release
19 April 2009

For Immediate Release:
TAFF 2009 Westbound Race Result

Copied from Chris Garcia's LiveJournal posting for the TAFF archive:

Thank you to all who have supported, nominated, voted, or stood in this TAFF race. This has been a fine race, with 175 votes cast.

Steve Green (stevegreen) won on the first round with an absolute majority of the first-place preference votes cast and is declared the winner. Steve will travel to Anticipation, the Worldcon in Montréal, in August, and is planning the rest of his itinerary.

Congratulations Steve, and commiserations Tom.

Total of first place votes:

Candidate European votes North American votes Total
Steve Green 89 61 150
Tom Womack 6 9 15
Hold Over Funds 0 0 0
No Preference 4 6 10

NB 5 Rest of World voters have been rolled up into the North America column to conceal their votes. This does not affect the result.

Bridget Bradshaw
European TAFF Administrator
103 Rustat Road
United Kingdom
E-mail: bugshaw at gmail dot com

Chris Garcia
North American TAFF Administrator
962 West Weddell Dr. #15
CA 94089
eDress: garcia at computerhistory dot org

WHAT IS TAFF? The Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund was created in 1953 for the purpose of providing funds to bring well-known and popular fans familiar to those on both sides of the ocean across the Atlantic. Since that time, TAFF has regularly brought North American fans to European conventions and European fans to North American conventions. TAFF exists solely through the support of fandom. The candidates are voted on by interested fans from all over the world, and each vote is accompanied by a donation of not less than US $3 or UK £2. These votes, and the continued generosity of fandom, are what make TAFF possible.

More information about TAFF's history, customs, and practices may be found at the unofficial site maintained by Dave Langford at http://taff.org.uk/.