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Fri, Nov. 22nd, 2013, 11:06 pm
GUFF Candidates 2014

Mihaela and I are very pleased to be able to announce the candidates for GUFF 2014.

We apologise for the delay, and that we still have not released the ballot paper.  We are still trying to sort out receiving money for votes at the European end of things.  We will release the ballot as soon as we possibly can.  We didn’t want to keep you in suspense any longer, so here are the candidates.


Alison Barton
Involved in fandom since the early 90s, I’ve helped run several conventions (including Convergence 1 & 2, Continuum 1,2 & 3, and Conjecture). I chaired the Melbourne Science Fiction Club for many years, running well over 100 events, movie nights and fundraisers, supporting them through thick and thin (and the packing of soooo many books!)
In 2003 I started the annual Melbourne Minicons with Austrek, Starwalking and the DWCV. I served on the first 3 Continuum Convention committees and the founding committee for Continuum Foundation.
Oh, and I’ve written a few articles and edited the occasional fanzine too.
Alison’s nominators are Emma Hawkes, Damien Warman, Rose Mitchell, Ang Rosin and Johan Anglemark 

Samara Morgan
My first con was Swancon 2008, and since then I've attended five Swancons and will be running my sixth! I've been active in Fandom since then and joined many committees. I'm on the WASFF Board since 3 years ago as well as being on 2 Waicon and 4 Genghiscon committees. I love organizing conventions and would love the chance to meet fans outside of Australia. I met such wonderful people at AussieCon 4 and had such an amazing time I'd love to go to another WorldCon. I've always dreamed of going to London and Loncon. Please help me get there!
Samara’s nominators are Brendan Ragan, Sarah Parker, Kitty Byrne, Lisa Konrad and Jocelyn Konrad-Lee.

Gillian Polack
I love conventions and fandom and quiet chats in bars. I also love volunteering and panels and workshops. Mostly, I enjoy meeting new friends.
I’ve been (quietly) a fan since joining MUSFA in 1979 and (more noisily) a Canberra fan since 2002. I’m the Australia/NZ correspondent for Europa SF. I was on the Conflux committee for seven years (but only designed five banquets) and am sometimes a writer, sometimes an editor, sometimes an academic, always a fan.
Before and after LonCon, I’d love to meet fans in Europe. I especially want to attend Shamrokon and Finncon. I will have chocolate.
Gillian’s nominators are Ross Temple, Gene Melzack, Bruce Gillespie, Ben Roimola and Petra Bulić. 

Shay Telfer
was inducted into fandom by the likes of Doctor Who, Blakes 7, Diana Wynne Jones, John Wyndham, Douglas Adams and H.G. Wells, eventually joining the University of Western Australia's Science Fiction Association, UniSFA, where he discovered he was not alone. From there he heard about Swancon which he's been attending ever since, and convened in 2004 before taking some time to help raise another generation of SF fans.  He has attended local and Worldcons in Australia, and would love to have the opportunity to add some Australian flavour to Loncon 3 and Shamrokon as the GUFF delegate.
@AussieGUFF on Twitter.
Shay’s nominators are Fe Waters, Anna Hepworth, Mark Bivens, Doug Bell and Daniel Oi .

Tue, Nov. 26th, 2013 07:03 pm (UTC)

Hiya Candidates - welcome to a wonderful adventure.