Going on the old saying "third time lucky", Shayne is having yet another go. President of the Sydney SF Foundation for two years, Shayne has been an active fan for 8 years, has attended over 20 conventions and run a few of them herself. She has edited her own and club fanzines and is presently a full-time graphic Design student with ambitions of becoming an artist and writer.
Nominated by Eli Cohen, Keith Curtis, Mike Glicksohn, Eric Lindsay and Paul Stevens.
For those who are interested, my boring statistics are: born 1942, single, Australian, been in fandom for about 15 years, asst manager at Space Age Books, the local SF watering hole, helped organise most of the conventions held in Melbourne over the last 10 years, is now the local 'expert' in sf and on call to the Melbourne media when they need a quote of sf, comics or sf movies. Portrayed Anti-fan in "that" movie. Interests are SF, fandom, conventions, comics, fantasy movies, military history and aardvarks. Ambitions are to get to as many American conventions as possible, meet lots of fans, visit Forry's mansion, civil war battlefields, Disneyland and enjoy myself.
Nominated by John Bangsund, Merv Binns, John Foyster, Craig Miller and Roger Zelazny.
Keith is one of those poor, struggling writers you hear about. He shambles here and there in beard and patched denims and shapeless sweater with leather elbows, dreaming of wealth and fame. What's more, those dreams have lately begun to show the first faint signs of coming true. Besides professional writing he contributes to every mailing of ANZAPA as fully as he can (and has just been elected Official Bloody President). He attends every convention he can make. Widely known for his superb cooking and fine taste in friends, he also plays the worst game of chess imaginable.
Nominated by Derrick Ashby, Don Ashby, Carey Handfield, Andrew J.Offutt and Susan Wood.
As a result of these votes Paul Stevens was declared the winner of the 1978 DUFF race.