An Announcement

from the North American TAFF Administrator

Balloting is now open in the 1999 North America to Europe TAFF race. The candidates are Velma "Vijay" Bowen, and Sarah S. Prince. The winning candidate will travel to travel to Reconvene, the 50th Annual British National Science Fiction Convention, in Liverpool, England, April 2-5, 1999. Deadline for voting is midnight, Saturday December 5, 1998. Ballots must be accompanied by a donation to TAFF of not less than $3 US or £2 UK, though larger donations are gratefully accepted. Voting is open to individuals who have been active in fandom since April, 1997 or earlier. A complete statement of TAFF rules, plus the candidacy statements and nominators for both candidates, are available in the text of the TAFF Ballot.

Official ballots will be available from the U.S. Administrator, Ulrika O'Brien: 123 Melody Ln. #C, Costa Mesa, CA 92627, USA;, and eventually from the UK Administrator Maureen Kincaid Speller, on her return to the UK. Dave Langford has kindly volunteered to produce UK ballots in the meantime -- contact him at 94 London Rd., Reading, Berkshire RG1 5AU, England; A ballot copy will be made available at the TAFF website:, or, look for ballots in a fanzine near you.

Best of luck to both candidates,

--Ulrika O'Brien, TAFF Administrator, U.S.