I’m gregarious, amiable, and mostly harmless. In more than 20 years in fandom, I’ve worked a lot of conventions (and chaired one), edited 11 issues of a small-press magazine called Borderlands, drunk a lot of beer, DJ’d several convention dances, chaired a lot of meetings, been made a life member of my University SF club, been nominated for a fanwriting Ditmar, and been to (and hosted) a lot of parties. I read books, comics, fanzines, and far too many blogs. I know a lot of odd and pointless facts.
If elected I promise to be on panels, go to a lot of parties, swap fannish stories, and write a rambling trip report afterwards. And I am prepared not to bring my theremin.
There is a lot more to know about me, some of which can be found at
North America nominators: Randy Byers, Colin Hinz
Australia – New Zealand nominators: Sue Ann Barber, Damien Warman, Grant Watson.
My name is Paula McGrath and I would be honoured to run for DUFF this year.
I became involved in fandom in 1994 by joining the MSFC. I was involved in organising the Hugo Award Ceremony at Aussiecon 3. I have been on the MSFC committee and was on the Convergence 2002 Natcon committee. I helped run the dealers room at Aussiecon 4, and have just signed on to edit Ethel the Aardvark, the MSFC club newsletter.
I would love to be this year’s DUFF delegate and promise to be a good ambassador for Australian fans. I promise to work hard for the fundraising and promote Australian fandom to the US fans.
North America nominators: Sue & Steve Francis, Melissa Morman
Australia – New Zealand nominators: Perry Middlemiss, Rose Mitchell, Julian Warner.
ROUND AUS NA Total ===================================================== David Cake 69 11 80 Paula McGrath 33 24 57 Hold Over Funds 1 Write-In - Tess Williams 1 No Preference 9 --- --- --- 102 35 148 David Cake achieved an outright majority on the first round.Source: