The latest Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund (TAFF) Race has just been launched. Each candidate has posted a bond, promising -- barring Acts of God -- to travel to Intuition, the 1998 National British Convention, in Manchester, England, 10-13 April 1998, if elected; and has provided signed nominations and a platform.
The candidates are: Victor Gonzalez, Ulrika O'Brien, Vicki Rosenzweig and Tom Sadler.
Voting in the 1997 race is open to anyone who was active in fandom prior to September 1995, and who contributes at least £1 (or $2) to the Fund. Larger contributions will be gratefully accepted. Voting is by secret ballot: only one vote per person, and you must sign your ballot. You may change your vote any time prior to the deadline.
Votes in this race must reach the administrators by midnight 13 December 1997. Ballot forms are now available from the Administrators.
Nominations are also now open for the 1998, Europe to North America TAFF Race. The winner will attend Bucconeer, the 56th World SF Convention, in Baltimore 5-9 August 1998.
Prospective candidates need to ensure that signed nominations (two from North America and three from Europe) reach the Administrators by midnight on 1st November 1997, along with their 100-word platform and £10 bond.
TAFF gratefully accepts your freely-given money and material for auction; such generosity has sustained the Fund for over 40 years. TAFF is fandom's oldest travel fund, and one of its worthiest causes -- give early and often! Please contact your nearest administrator for details.
The European Administrator, Martin Tudor, 24 Ravensbourne Grove, Willenhall, West Midlands, WV13 1HX, England.
The North American Administrator, Dan Steffan, 3804 S. 9th Street, Arlington, VA 22204, USA.