Time to decide who will be the GUFF delegate in Dublin next summer. 😉 Read all about the candidates below, and cast you vote here, no later than April 22nd, 2019. Remember it does not count unless accompanied by a donation! Donate here. (New to Guff? See here.)
As I am the nominator for the awesome writer and con runner Nicole Murphy I would obviously prefer if you voted for her! 🙂 And will bug you about it, too.
Lynelle Howell (New Zealand)
Hi, my name is Lynelle Howell and I’m a fan. I’ve been actively involved in fandom for over 20 years at both local and national level. I’ve chaired two natcons, helped set up SFFANZ (the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand). I have administered the Sir Julius Vogel Awards (SJVs) for more than 10 years. I’m currently the FFANZ (Fan Fund of Australia and New Zealand) administrator and am on the Executive for CoNZealand, the 78th worldcon in 2020.
I’m running for GUFF as I’m keen to attend more international conventions (including Eurocon and Dublin 2019) and meet new friends
Nominators: Australasia – Norman Cates (NZ), Julian Warner (Aus), Lorain Clark (NZ) and Roman Orszanski (Aus)
Europe – Kylie Ding (UK) and James Shields (Ireland)
Simon Litten (New Zealand)
I am a New Zealand fan with 30 years involvement in organised fandom, having helped found and served on the committee of both the local SF club and NZ’s national SF body SFFANZ.
I have helped organise two national SF conventions; and have served on a Hugo awards subcommittee for the “best series” category.
I enjoy travelling and meeting fans from other countries.
I would be honoured to be the GUFF delegate and to represent antipodean fandom at the Dublin WorldCon.
Nominators: Australasia – Lucy Sussex (Aus), Gillian Polack (Aus) and Ross Temple (NZ)
Europe – Nina Horvath (Austria), Claire Brialey (UK) and Esther MacCallum-Stewart (UK).
Nicole Murphy (Australia)
I love conventions! Since joining the committee for Conflux 1 in 2002, I’ve sat on the committee for 9 out of 14 Confluxes (including chairing Conflux 4, co-chairing Conflux 9 and after a break, programming Conflux 14). Additionally, I’ve run a couple of online mini-cons and convened the Aurealis Awards twice. Today I’m employed as a professional conference organiser! I look forward to meeting amazing Dublin Worldcon and Belfast Titancon participants and, in particular, the opportunity of bringing my experience, creativity and Australian sense of humour to GUFF. We will most definitely have a ball!
Nominators: Australasia – Cat Sparks (Aus), Kaaron Warren (Aus) and Rose Mitchell (Aus)
Europe – Jukka Halme (Finland) and Mihaela Marija Perkovic? (Croatia).