The DUFF 2001 race to send a candidate from North America to the Australian national convention is underway! We have fine candidates in Steven Silver and Naomi Fisher and Pat Molloy. Ballots are available on the web site in PDF (better for printing) or HTML , or by contacting one of the administrators. Ballots must be received by an administrator by January 15, 2001.
Auctions at U.S. conventions this year were especially lucrative. The enthusiastic audience at The Last RiverCon (XXV) auction donated over $1100 and bid up all things Australian, including (after a demo by Parris McBride),three Yowies for $40 each! At the auction at this year's worldcon, Chicon 2000, a Lois McMaster Bujold Tuckerization (mention of the winning bidder in an upcoming work) for the SFWA Emergency Fund went for $1000. Maryland fan Richard Lynch then went out to ask if Mike Resnick and Harry Turtledove would contribute Tuckerizations. Combined (with half of the Turtledove one going to TAFF), these raised $983 for DUFF!
The 1999 trip report is now available for US$5 or A$5 in person, or US$6.50 or A$6.50 by mail from the administrators (or previous administrator Terry Frost, 4/8 Walker Street, West Brunswick, Victoria 3055). The currency should match the administrator's country. (Requests from outside the U.S. or Australasia should be sent to Janice.) Copies will be available at the following upcoming U.S. conventions: Orycon, Loscon, SMOFcon, Boskone, and ConCave.
Previous balance $ 10,589 Voter/misc donations 179 Corflu auction 414 Rivercon auction 1,178.32 Chicon auction 2,117 Chicon Fan Lounge 302.15 1999 trip report sales 273.50 SCIFI trip report bonus 500 Candidate bonds 50 Interest through Oct 31, 2000 189.70 ========= Subtotal $ 15,792.67 U.S. trip expenses - 1,200.00 ========= $ 14,592.67 Bay Area DUFF party - 111.23 ========= TOTAL $ 14,481.44
Same as previous balance: A$5,539.45
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