I've been around Oz fandom for ten years now, sometimes on the fringe, sometimes in the centre, mostly in between. My interests in Sf are fairly eclectic, ranging from Blakes Seven to Ray Bradbury, from Asimov to Zelazny, from Oz sf to criticism, from fanzines to conventions. Since 1984, I've produced my own zine, Cathseye, plus I've been den mother to Nova Mob. If you would like to find out more about Oz fandom, I'm the person to see. In turn, I'd love it if you'd help me find out more about American fandom.
Nominated by Merv Binns, Martin Bridgestock, Angus Caffrey, Brian Earl Brown, Alexis & Doll Gilliland.
It would be great honour to represent our Oz fan community in New Orleans in 1988, to have the chance to be an ambassador of Goodwill-and-Wonder-from-Down-Under. Also, truth to tell, it would be a special pleasure to get even with the Yanks, to play Mr Squiggle songs in the land of Howdy Doody, Alf, Captain Kangaroo and the Muppets! Sock it to 'em, I say!
Nominated by Jack Herman, Carey Handfield, Justin Ackroyd, Harlan Ellison, Gay Haldeman.
Write-ins were eliminated in the first round leaving:
Holdover Funds were eliminated in the second round leaving:
After the distribution of preferences Terry Dowling was declared the winning candidate.
1st place Door votes were classified by the Australian administrators under "voter's second preference", and under "Write-in" by the U.S. Administrator.
First preference Door votes numbered 19 in Australia and 5 in the US.