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    1989 PLATFORMS

    Roelof Goudriaan

    There are not many people who will goodbye to their fanzines when putting them in the mailbox. Roelof does; but he's a sentimental guy. He has his heart in the right place, and that's all over the world. If it's anything he's known for, it's for think international. Right - years ago he began A Foreign Fanzine in English, to let people know how the Dutch wrote, and things got worse. Today, he edits the European newsletter Shards of Babel. He's not too shy to be seen in person, being one of the people who helped to get Worldcon to the Netherlands. After testing out mutually clashing accents with Australian guests, he now thinks the time is right to imprint the European Continent on the Australian fannish frame of mind, and to let Australian grandeur saturate his entire being. So, if you want to find out how egg yolks mix with brandy; how many words the Dutch have for "canal"; how Roelof clings to his Pom accentg while living with a Yankee; how many socks he has sent back to Down Under; why not vote Dutch? It's Goudriaan for GUFF.

    Nominators: Marc Ortlieb, Jean Paul Smit, Pascal Thomas, Roger Weddall, Bridget Wilkinson.

    Linda Pickersgill

    Having learned to party from American fandom before moving on to pick up fanzine and conrunning skills in British fandom, I am now ready to explore habits of a third continent. I have the stamina necessary to be a first-rate tourist, a late-night party goer, a disco bop queen and a varied conversationalist. I also read science fiction. Most of me current fan writing is in the APA The Woman's Periodical or in other people's zines, though I have done my own Tiger Tea and have helped run Mexicons. Most recently I organised the fan activities at Conspiracy 87 where I bullied many an Australian.

    Nominators: Justin Ackroyd, Andrew Brown, John Harvey, John Jarrold, Pam Wells.

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                               First Round	       
                       Australia  Europe  Total
    Roelof Goudriaan	34	16	50	
    Linda Pickersgill	11	31	42     
    No Preference		 3	 -	 3    
    		       ---     ---     ---	
    		        48	47      95
    		       ---     ---     ---
    Roelof Goudriaan achieved an outright majority on the first ballot.

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