by Mihaela Marija Perkovic. Posted on 18/09/2016.
GUFF is the Get Up and Over (or Going Under) Fan Fund which transports SF fans from Australasia to Europe (and vice versa).
Nominations are now open for the northbound race, to transport a Australasian fan to Worldcon 75 (http://www.worldcon.fi/), the 75th World Science Fiction Convention, to be held in Helsinki, Finland, 9-13 August , 2017.
Depending on the length of trip they’re able to make, the winner could also consider visiting other parts of European fandom. The winner will also be required to take over the administration of the fund for the next northbound and southbound races.
If you wish to stand, please contact us at the postal or email address below. You will need three Australasian and two European nominators (who will each need to confirm their nominations), a platform of no more than 100 words to appear on the ballot, a bond of £15/€20/AU$25 as a guarantee you will attend the 2017 Worldcon if you win.
If you wish to stand and are unsure about how to go about getting any of these things, what the fund pays for or the duties of a GUFF delegate and administrator, then feel free to contact us in confidence.
Nominations are open until 17th November 2016, and candidates will be announced soon after. Voting will then run until Saturday 1st April 2017, with the winner announced online as soon as possible after voting has closed.
Nominations should be sent to books at gillianpolack dot com or rantalica at gmail dot com or Mihaela-Marija Perkovic, Maksimirska 100d, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia. The bond can be sent by checque to Mihaela at the above address, or by PayPal to email@example.com, or contact her for bank deposit details. Cash can be given directly to Gillian Polack or contact her for bank deposit details.