[DWJ] GUFF

Eleanor Joslin eleanor at dreamvine.org.uk
Sun Jan 8 05:41:56 EST 2012


I would like to vote for you, but what does "active in fandom" mean? Is skulking round the edge of an occasional con active enough to count?

Eleanor

On 8 Jan 2012, at 02:03, Kylie Ding <kylie_ding at hotmail.com> wrote:

> This year I am running as a candidate for the Get Up and Over Fan Fund.
> This is a fund that sends a science fiction fan from Australasia to Europe
> to attend a convention.  The winner of the fund will attend Olympus 2012,
> the British national SF convention.  The convention will be held in London
> at Easter.
> 
> 
> 
> Being a Diana Wynne Jones fan means that I'd really love to win this race
> for a few reasons.  Reading Deep Secret was the reason that I first wanted
> to attend an Eastercon.  I have attended Eastercons before, and it was an
> amazing experience, and I'd love to do it again.  I'd love to catch up with
> any mailing list members that happen to be there (waves at Minnow and
> Roger).
> 
> 
> 
> A huge reason that I want to win is that the not-Memorial for Diana Wynne
> Jones that Minnow emailed us about is being held in April, not long after
> the convention.  DWJ books and fandom have been a huge part of my life for
> many years, and it would mean so much to be to be able to be at this event,
> and to celebrate and mourn DWJ with people who feel the same.
> 
> 
> 
> Only people who were active in fandom prior to August 2009 are eligible to
> vote for GUFF.  I think this would include most of the people on the mailing
> list (the list itself being a fannish activity)!  It does cost money to
> vote, and this is a big part of the fundraising.
> 
> 
> 
> I really hope some of you would like to vote for me!
> 
> 
> 
> The ballot can be found at http://aspspider.info/ha9prek/ and can be filled
> in online.  Details of where to PayPal contributions can be found on the
> ballot in the section About the Race.
> 
> 
> 
> Byeeeee,
> 
> Kylie
> 
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