Juanita Coulson’s DUFF Trip

By John Hertz: With the help of my counterpart, the Australia–New Zealand DUFF Administrator Bill Wright, plus travel wizard Robin Johnson, electronic liaison Jeanne Bowman, and a host of others, an itinerary for the 2014 Down Under Fan Fund delegate Juanita Coulson has been arranged.

Coulson lives in London — Ohio. Therefore she goes not east, but west; and, as 1985 DUFF delegate Marty Cantor fears none will know if not said, also south.

She visits Auckland (New Zealand), Melbourne and Sydney (Australia).

Uncertain of guitar chances, she brings a thumb-piano. In any event she is reputed to have outsung a steamboat.

She crosses the International Date Line as well as time zones. I give local hours and days.

Saturday, 31 May 14

leave Columbus by United Airlines 4 p.m.

Chicago – 2 1/2 hrs to change planes: leave 8:30 p.m.

Los Angeles – 2 hrs to change airlines, Air New Zealand: leave 10:30 p.m.

Monday, 2 Jun 14

arrive Auckland 6:30 a.m.

connecting person, Jan Butterworth <jan.butterworth01 (at) gmail (dot) com>.

Thursday, 5 Jun 14

leave by Air New Zealand 8:30 a.m.

arrive Melbourne 10:30 a.m.

connecting persons, Murray & Natalie Maclachlan <mizpeh (at) optusnet (dot) com (dot) au>

Friday, 6 Jun 14

53rd Australia national science fiction convention Continuum X, Rialto Hotel

Natcon chair, Julia Saganovich

Tuesday, 10 Jun 14

leave Melbourne by Jetstar Airways 1 p.m.

arrive Sydney 2:30 p.m.

connecting persons, Marilyn Pride and Lewis Morley <lewisandmarilyn (at) aol (dot) com>

Friday, 13 Jun 14

leave Sydney by Air New Zealand 11:30 a.m.

Auckland – 3 hrs to change planes: leave 7:30 p.m.

Los Angeles – 23 hrs to change airlines

arrive 1 p.m. (5 hrs before her departure time), staying overnight

connecting person, Jerome Scott <Jerome (at) greatscottvisuals (dot) com>

Saturday, 14 Jun 14

leave Los Angeles by United Airlines 5 p.m.

Chicago – 1 hr to change planes: leave 6 p.m.

arrive Columbus 8:30 p.m.

NA Adm’rJohn Hertz

236 S. Coronado St., No. 409

Los Angeles, CA 90057  U.S.A.

Phone  (213) 384-6622

ANZ Adm’rBill Wright

Unit 4, 1 Park St

St Kilda West, VIC 3182  Australia

Phone  (61-3) 9534 0163

E-mail  [email protected]

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