DUFF is the Down Under Fan Fund which transports SF fans from North America to Australasia, and vice versa. Nominations are now open for the 2013 race, which will be a northbound race, to transport a fan (or fans) from Australian or New Zealand to LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention, to be held in San Antonio, Texas, in the USA, from August 29th to September 2, 2013.
The winner may also wish to attend other conventions, and meet other fans, from North America, as they are able. 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 then need three Australasian nominators, and two North American nominators (who will each need to confirm their nominations), a 100-word platform to appear on the ballot, and a bond of £15/€20/AU$25 guaranteeing to attend the 2013 Worldcon if you win. If you are interested in running for DUFF, but either need help with some aspect of your nomination, or simply wish to learn more about DUFF and what is required of delegates and administrators, please feel free to contact the current Australasian DUFF administrator, David Cake, with any questions.
Nominations are open until March 31. The nominees will be announced as soon as practical after that, and it is anticipated voting will run until May 31.
Nominations should be sent to David Cake, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by post at David Cake, 6 Florence Road, Nedlands, Western Australia 6009.