I am a Polish fan and conrunner who is truly passionate about fandom and conventions. I run a blog about my con journeys at
Mihaela Marija Perkovic inspired me to run for GUFF in 2018 and here I am trying to meet the fans from Australia (and hopefully New Zealand). I would like
to travel 10,000 miles from Poland to Australia and become a European “fannish ambassador“. I frequently attend various conventions and I would like to
exchange experiences with fans from the other side of the globe.
One small step for the fandom, one giant leap for the Fandom Rover!
Nominators: Australasia – Gillian Polack, Julia Svaganovic and David Cake
Europe – Vanessa May and Carolina Gomez Lagerlöf
Steve and Alice Lawson
We have been fans since 1974 (Steve) and 1987 (Alice). We both enjoy attending conventions and meeting new people; we even had our honeymoon at an Eastercon. We have served as committee members for over 30 conventions including Eastercons and Worldcons; Alice was co-chair of Loncon 3, the 2014 Worldcon. We have also each been honoured to receive the Doc Weir Award for our work behind the scenes. We would love the chance to meet more fans from Australasia and see fandom in action down under, and then be able to tell other fans in Europe all about it.
Nominators: Australasia – Norman Cates and Sue Ann Barber
Europe – Dave Langford, Claire Brialey and Ang Rosin
Voting Total Marcin Klak 47 Steve and Alice Lawson 38 Hold Over Funds 0 No Preference 5 Total 90
From email announcement by Donna Maree Hanson, April 2018. Marcin Klak wins by a simple first-round majority. Three fans sent voting payments for which no actual vote was received, and could not be contacted by the administrator; these missing votes could not have changed the outcome. Nine Australians voted. The rest were from Europe, UK with one from China, USA and Thailand (two expats). There were a lot of votes from Poland.
In 2019 Marcin published his Trip Report, The Giant Leap to Never Never. The PDF edition can be downloaded here. Please donate to GUFF by PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org. The suggested donation is 5AUD/3EUR/3GBP. For other methods of donating, or if you want a printed copy of the report, contact Marcin at that email address.
During his trip Marcin posted trip entries to his website/blog Fandom Rover. Look for posts that have been tagged 'GUFF'.