Sue Ann Barber
There is some truth in the rumour that Sue Ann quit fulltime work to support her fannish pursuits. In twenty years in fandom she has been an active volunteer of many clubs and conventions on the East and West Coasts of Australia. Sue Ann loves programming conventions and was responsible for Convergence, Continuum 2003 & 2004 in Melbourne. Her fanzines, Oscillation Overthruster and Three-Eyed Frog are award nominated; she is currently editing Ethel the Aardvark for the Melbourne Science Fiction Club, of which she is the President. Sue Ann is looking forward to attending Interaction and meeting lots of fans from around the world.
Nominators: Paul Kincaid, Christina Lake, Rose Mitchell, Alan Stewart, Danny Oz (Heap)
Alison BartonA little over a decade ago, in a galaxy we call home, I found fandom. A passionate musician, I've sung throughout Oz, recited and judged Vogon Poetry, produced fanzines, and am often found committee'ing myself to numerous clubs and conventions, and dressing up (and down) from convention halls to stage and screen. I've never yet been to the UK or Europe and if I win GUFF I plan to travel widely meeting as many fans as possible. I'd also like to explore some of my family heritage and perhaps spend some time stargazing in a field, somewhere in Innsbruck.
Nominators: James Allen, Zara Baxter, Flick, Murray McLaughlin, Maureen Kincaid Speller
David CakeWho is Dave Cake? He is a litfan, a comics fan, a gamer, an active con-runner, a small press publisher, a fan writer. He has worked on many conventions in many capacities, from Chair to DJ. He likes music, what he calls forteana but his wife calls 'weird dumb stuff', and conversing over a beer. He has never visited anywhere in the UK or Europe. He is keen to meet fans who are now just names in fanzines or blogs, to room party to within an inch of his life, and to throw himself headlong into a giant Worldcon experience.
Nominators: Stephen Dedman, Tim Illingworth, Henk Langeveld, Grant Watson, Sean Williams
Damien Warman and Juliette Woods
GUFF is a good thing: let's make it annual. If we're elected, we'll aim to raise GUFF's profile across Australasia. We'll publish a timely trip report featuring some of the byways as well as the highways of European fandom. During our fifteen years of fanac, we've met many wonderful people, some of whom have slept on our spare bed or braved our tiny car or put up with our recalcitrant barbecue. We run very small conventions and pub our ish. We've played softball in Wisconsin - what about french cricket in Glasgow?
Nominators: Justin Ackroyd, Bruce Gillespie, Mark Plummer, Yvonne Rousseau, Alison Scott
Australia UK Total First Round ----------- Sue Ann Barber 4 4 8 Alison Barton 5 2 7 David Cake 5 3 8 Warman and Woods 18 19 37 No Preference 4 3 7 --- --- --- Total 36 31 67 --- --- ---Damien Warman and Juliette Woods achieved an outright majority on the first ballot.
The UK administrator received 1 vote from each of Australia and USA, and 29 from UK. Two of the votes were received electronicly and 29 votes came on paper ballots.
The Australian administrators received 21 votes from Australians, 7 from UK, 6 from USA, 1 from Canada, and 1 from Fiji. Seventeen of the votes were received electronicly and 19 votes came on paper ballots.Source:
These people sent ballots to the UK administrator, Pat McMurray. Unless otherwise noted, they are located in the UK.
Spike Parsons (USA)
Maureen Kincaid Speller
The following Trip Report chapters have been published:
In addition, Damien and Juliette posted to a GUFF trip LiveJournal.