I have finished with heresy. I used to mix good, honest fanac with soul- destroying things like running the Sydney Science Fiction Foundation, organising major conventions, including two National Cons, one Unicon and various regionals, and heading a bid for a Worldcon. Now I've retired from all that to be a good fan: editing WAHF-Full (now through 12 issues), maintaining membership in four apas, catching up on loccing incoming zines and answering correspondence. Now I want to go to the States - meet the people I've been writing to, find new names for the mailing list and see a real WORLDCON. To the City that gave Evil a Bad Name - the DUFF candidate they deserve.
Nominated by Justin P Ackroyd, Shayne McCormack, Christine Ashby, Van Ikin, Clifford R Wind and Marty Cantor.
I am not the person to win DUFF. I can't speak or write (It took the threat of a broken arm to get this). I can't remember names or faces. Entirely the wrong person. However, I am fannish. I have read the "Lensman" series. I gave up reading Analog when Campbell died. If you want to send someone to a con that uses a rat as a badge logo, then I'am your man. After all, the rat is a delightful intelligent animal, much maligned and misunderstood. The rat is heavily into Zen. The rat is loyal, brave, trustworthy, and good design. But I see my time is up. Thank you.
Nominated by Mark Denbow, Tom Cardy, Terry Frost, Joyce Scrivner, Charlotte Proctor, and Brad Foster.
The two write-ins were for Ned Kelly and Roy Ferguson.
As a result of these figures Jack Herman was declared the winner of the 1984 DUFF race.