2019 Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund Vote Count Released

Geri Sullivan

Geri Sullivan won the 2019 Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund on the first round of voting. The administrators today provided a breakdown of the voting results by first preference. (“RoW” stands for “rest of the world.”)


Candidate  N. Am. Europe RoW Total
Teresa Cochran   13      2      15
Sarah Gulde   18    10        2    30
Michael Lowrey   13    12      25
Geri Sullivan   87    44        5  136
Hold Over Funds        
No Preference     4      1      5
         Total votes 135    69    211

Following her return home from Dublin 2019, Geri will become the next North American administrator of TAFF, and will conduct the 2020 TAFF campaign and election in association with Johan Anglemark.

Fans throughout Europe who may be interested in standing for TAFF in 2020 should make a point of talking with Geri and Johan at the Dublin Worldcon, or elsewhere on Geri’s trip, if at all possible.

Because Worldcon will not take place in North America in 2020, it has not yet been decided whether the 2020 TAFF race will be westbound, as is traditional, or eastbound for a second year in a row, which has occasionally happened in the past for similar reasons.

For more information about the Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund – past, present, and future – visit David Langford’s excellent TAFF website at www.taff.org.uk.

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7 thoughts on “2019 Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund Vote Count Released

  1. That’s impressive — not just a first-round win but taking almost 2/3 of the first-place votes. IIRC, the last time that happened in the Hugos was with the LotR movies.

  2. I’m utterly thrilled to have won and thank my fellow candidates for their wonderful contributions to a fun, collaborative race.

    For those who haven’t yet seen it, A TAFF Guide to Beer, edited by Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer, is available at https://taff.org.uk/ebooks.php?x=Beer and at http://efanzines.com/TAFF/index.htm It contains contributions from all of this year’s candidates as well as beer-related excerpts from bunches of past TAFF winners.

    I look forward to planning my trip, but the death of my sister earlier this week means it will be a bit before I can reliably communicate with folks in real time. In the meanwhile, Claire Brialey has kindly offered to compile trip suggestions and invitations so I can pull plans together quickly as soon as I get past completing crematorium forms and similar less-than-cheering tasks that are over-filling my days. I plan to be at Dublin 2019 – An Irish Worldcon and then in Belfast for TitanCon. In between the two, I’m hoping to pull together a mini-tour/visit to Scrabo Tower (inspiration for the Tower of Trufandom in The Enchanted Duplicator) and perhaps even to 170 Upper Newtownards Road, better known in fannish history and lore as Oblique House. Where should I go before and after?! Please send your ideas to [email protected] — many thanks!

  3. Congratulations on your well-deserved win, Geri… and condolences on your loss.

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