• Joseph Nicholas (Europe)
  • Roman Orzanski (Australia)
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    1995 PLATFORMS


    Hi there! It has been a while since I was last prominent on the international fannish scene (as editor of Thyme), but I made a lot of friends back then, some of whom I've never even met, despite making it over for Conspiracy in 1987. Since then, a lot of new faces have appeared whom I'd also like to meet. Lately, I've been concentrating my fannish endeavours in Australia, conventioneering, pubbing (the ASFF's Instrumentality, and an ANZAPA contribution -- Lynx), and just plain socialising. I'd really like the chance to do the same in Europe and Britain in 1995 too.

    Nominators: Lynne Ann Morse, Carey Handfield, Marc Ortlieb, Alan Stewart, John Harvey

    Ian Gunn & Karen Pender-Gunn

    We've only ever been to one Worldcon: we met at Aussiecon II, in 1985. Wouldn't it be sooooo romantic if, a decade later, we got to go to the Glasgow Worldcon? Besides, we'd get to see all those far-flung friends we've never met.

    Are we keen? You bet! We'll do practically anything to earn our keep: fundraising, partying, panelling, punning, illo-drawing, fanwriting, zine-editing, toy making, talking, cooking, auctioneering or just plain being there and making new friends.

    Two talented, fun-loving, friendly folk for the price of one.

    All this and we even make our own beds.

    Nominators: Cath Ortlieb, Nick Stathopoulos, Kerri Valkova, Alexander V Vasilkovsky, Boris V Sidyuk

    Kim Huett

    "Stand for GUFF" they said "we need a two-fisted, beer-drinking, fanzine fan to impress those northerners. Rampage around Europe for about five months and boogy till you puke at Intersection."

    "Well" I replied "I can't drink that much anymore and I need to be in bed by eleven these days. I'm not that young anymore."

    "Do the best you can, meet everybody you possibly can and we'll be happy."

    "I wouldn't dream of depriving anybody the opportunity to experience my rather unique personality. Will they be holding a mexicon while I'm over there."

    "We'll see. No promises."

    "Ok, I'll do it. I owe that much to menyanthes trifoliata."

    Nominators: Perry Middlemiss, Pam Wells, Craig Hilton, Walt Willis, David Russell

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                       Australia  Europe  Total
    LynC			 		 4
    Ian Gunn & Karen
      Pender-Gunn				87
    Kim Huett		  	  	19
    Hold Over Funds		  	  	 4
    No Preference		 		 1 
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    Ian Gunn & Karen Pender-Gunn achieved an outright majority on the first ballot.

  • Ansible 93, April 1995, edited by Dave Langford
  • Thyme 103, May 1995, edited by Alan Stewart
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