As a fanzine editor I love conventions and fanzines but my main interest is making friends. During my first decade in fandom, I've met few antipodean fans but have always greatly enjoyed their company. It's time to redress that imbalance, brave deep vein thrombosis and broaden my horizons by travelling to Australia and New Zealand to meet fans in their native environment. If you want a Scots fan that'll keep you up late at night with witty banter and single malt whisky then I'm your man. That way I'll make some new friends and get some material for that report thing.
Nominators: Claire Brialey, Tim Jones, Linda Krawecke, Yvonne Rowse, Damien Warman
G'day. My name is Pat McMurray. I run conventions, I'm an occasional fictional character in other people's fanzines, and I'm obsessive about collecting convention memorabilia. In 1999, I spent a total of eight days in Australia at the Worldcon, one of the best holidays I've ever had, not just for Melbourne and the Worldcon, but for the chance to meet fans from all over Australia. I want to meet more Aussie fans, to see more of Australia, to drink the decent beers!. In exchange, I'll bring myself, I'll administer GUFF, and I'll publish a trip report, eventually ...
Nominators: Stephen Boucher, Bruce Gillespie, Mark Plummer, Maureen Kincaid Speller, Martin Tudor
Australia UK Total First Round ----------- Doug Bell 8 25 33 Pat McMurray 13 22 35 No Preference 2 6 8 --- --- --- Total 23 53 76 --- --- ---Pat McMurray achieved an outright majority on the first ballot. Source:
These people sent ballots to the UK administrator:
Stephen R. Cooper
Giulia De Cesare
Maureen Kincaid Speller
Andrew J Wilson