This is a quick update from Emma Hawkes, lucky 2009 DUFFer. This update is to let you know about the progress of fundraising in Australia since 2009 and to also give you a more detailed break down of the results of the 2011 DUFF race. Iíve also made a list of all those who voted (and thanks to you!).
My DUFF report is still available in hard copy. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Or I can send you a PDF electronically. Also, there is a visual diary that you can get electronically. Again, email me and Iíll send it through to you.
First Preferences Hold Over 1 No Preference 9 Write In 1 Dave Cake 80 Paula McGrath 57 Total Preferences 1 2 3 4 ============== Dave Cake 80 33 1 1 Paula McGrath 57 44 0 0 Regional Variations in Voting Australasian American First Preferences First Preferences Dave Cake 69 11 Paula McGrath 33 24
Hereís a summary of fundraising in Australia since 2009:
Sale of art at Anticipation in 2009 - $31
Votes for 2010 in Australia - $1058 of which $198 was Paypal, the remainder in cash/ cheques
Sale of DUFF report - $76.20
Auction at Swancon 2010 - $104
Reward for early report - $500
Nomination Fees for 2011 race - $50
Auction at Minicon 2011 - $41.50
2011 votes - $1,025 Of which $355 was Paypal, the remainder was cash/cheques*
Swancon 2011 art show - $8
Swancon 2011 auction - $214
So, the voting is the main way to take money in, with the reward for the early submission of the report as a lucrative plus on the report writing.
Itís kind of hard to see what sells well in auctions. At the Swancon 2011 auction, a fantasy anthology signed by Ellen Datlow, Terri Windling and Neil Gaiman went for a mere $16 while an unsigned short story collection by Shaun Tan went for $70 (though 2010 was Shaun Tanís year).
For a comparison, US$435 was donated in the 2011 in North America.
Thank you very much to...
Sue Ann Barber
Russell B Farr
Margie Wuffie Levingston
Emma Samara Morgan
David L Russell
North American Voters