Writer, Gamer, Associate Editor of Eidolon, Actor, Ailurophile, seasoned traveller (no MSG), Member SFWA and HWA. Active in fandom since 1977; former Swancon secretary and programmer, fan writer, editor of The Ravin' (nevermore!), panelist at two Worldcons and one NASFIC, guest at Confusion 96 and Swancon 22. Former Sf bookshop manager, experimental subject, and used dinosaur salesman. Not famous, but was once mistaken for a waxwork of someone famous at Madame Tussaud's. If I win, I'll try to visit the World Fantasy Convention, lots of parties, scores of bookshops, and the occasional sushi bar. Be seeing you!
Previous North American Travel: Visited US and Canada in 1987, 1990
(ConDiego), 1992 (Magicon) and 1994
Nominators: Wil McCarthy, Robert J Sawyer, Tara Smith, Nick Stathopoulos, Grant Stone.
G'day, I'm Danny Heap. Most of my life's been spent as an SF-loving drover (cattleman) - while other drovers got drunk, I read P.K.D. I've co-produced an award-winning fanzine, been involved with numerous conventions, hoaxed people, kicked GoH's out of my room and been to two WorldCons. I hope to get to L.A.Con III, meet people, appear on panels (I've been asked to do "Sticky Moments" if I make it over), have zany, road-movie style adventures around the continent, demonstrate the further joys of Vegemite and have such a good time that I'll get really depressed when it's time to leave.
Previous North American Travel: None
Nominators: Justin Ackroyd, Stephen Boucher, Roy Ferguson, Janice Murray, Dick & Leah Smith.
Perry MiddlemissI became actively involved in fandom after attending Aussiecon in 1975. I've helped to run 4 conventions in that time and have been a member of several apas, though ANZAPA is the only one that currently has to put up with me. I've produced a number of fanzines, with the major ones being Spectre (1978-80), Larrikin (with Irwin Hirsh 1986-89), The Best of ANZAPA (1993- ) and The Wollongong Pig-Breeders' Gazette (1992- ). I won a Ditmar for Best Australian Fan Writer in 1988. Additional interests include maintaining the Australasian Fannish Email Directory as well as a few other Australian fannish WWW pages, the fannish history group Timebinders, and helping Australia win the Worldcon in 1999. If I win I promise a fanzine in every pot. A trip report? No worries. Now, got any babies you want me to kiss?
Previous North American Travel: None.
Nominators: John D Berry, John Foyster, Irwin Hirsh, Marc Ortlieb, Joyce Scrivner.
Australasia US Total Stephen Dedman 3 6 9 Danny Heap 18 26 44 Perry Middlemiss 21 42 63 Hold Over Funds 1 0 1 No Preference 0 9 9 -- -- --- Total 43 83 126 Insufficient Funds 0 1 1 Postmarked after the voting deadline 0 2 2 Unable to be counted 1 0 1 --- --- --- Grand Total 44 86 130 --- --- ---Perry Middlemiss achieved an outright majority on the first ballot. Sources: