GUFF administrators ae calling for nominations for the Northbound Race 2016, to send an Australasian fan to Worldcon 75 in Helsinki, Finland, August 9-13, 2017.
GUFF is the Get Up and Over (or Going Under) Fan Fund which transports SF fans from Australasia to Europe (and vice versa).
The winner will also be required to take over the administration of the fund for the next northbound and southbound races.
Mihaela Marija Perkovic, GUFF’s European co-administrator, tells how to enter the race:
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 March 2017, with the winner announced online as soon as possible after voting has closed.