Read TAFFish 2 and See Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund Voting Details

Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund Administrators Johan Anglemark and Geri Sullivan have released TAFFish 2 (click to download). It contains:

  • The vote tally breakout leading to Fia Karlsson’s TAFF win;
  • The voter list;
  • Related chatter about the race and thanks from Fia; 
  • A mini photo update from Orange Mike Lowrey partway through his long-delayed TAFF trip;
  • Announcement of 4 Richard Bergeron silkscreen artist proofs donated by P&TNH that will be auctioned for TAFF over the coming year (!)
  • Thanks to specific conventions, organizations, and fans for a wide variety of support through the last two pandemic-plagued years.

Here are the voting statistics from the latest race that picked Fia Karlsson as TAFF delegate to Chicon 8.

Fia Karlsson Wins 2022 TAFF Race

By Geri Sullivan and Johan Anglemark: What an exciting TAFF race! We’re pleased to announce Fia Karlsson as the winner. TAFF will bring her to Chicon 8, the 80th Worldcon at the beginning of September. Fia will serve as the TAFF Delegate at Chicon and wherever else her travels take her as she journeys from Sweden to visit fans in North America.

The intial count shows there were 237 valid votes cast, more than in any TAFF race since 2006, and during a global pandemic at that. By standing for TAFF, Fia Karlsson, Anders Holmström, Mikolaj Kowalewski, and Julie Faith McMurray helped spread the word about the Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund and inspired fans to participate by voting for them. Voters sent a total of £735.47, €605.82, and $947.73 in voting fee donations along with their ballots! 

TAFF Administrators Johan Anglemark (EU) and Geri Sullivan (NA) congratulate Fia and thank all of the candidates for making it such a lively, high-participation race. We also thank Dave Langford for a multitude of services supporting TAFF, especially the online voting platform on his unofficial TAFF website, and Claire Brialey, who ran the TAFF operations at Eastercon. Kudos and appreciation to those who nominated such a fine slate of candidates and to everyone who voted, donated time and money to TAFF, shared our announcements, and cheered the candidates on.

The exact numbers in this announcement are preliminary, but the result was clear and is final. We will publish the usual voting details and the list of voters shortly. 

[Editor’s note: File 770’s WordPress does not support a special character in Kowalewski’s first name, so a Latin “L” has been substituted.]

TAFF 2022 Race Begins 12/15

Beginning December 15, you can help decide which European fan is going to attend the 2022 Worldcon in Chicago as the Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund delegate.

The candidates are: Anders Holmström (Sweden), Fia Karlsson (Sweden), Miko?aj Kowalewski (Poland), and Julie Faith McMurray (UK).

Each has been nominated by five other fans to travel to Chicon 8, the 80th World Science Fiction Convention, being held next year in Chicago from September 1-5. Then the winner will assume their duties as the next European administrator of TAFF.

Voting commences December 15, 2021 and closes April 18, 2022. These dates coincide with DisCon III in Washington DC and Reclamation (Eastercon) in London, respectively. When the race opens you will be able to read their platforms on David Langford’s TAFF site. This is also the place to go to learn more about TAFF, to read the rules for voting, to make the necessary monetary donation needed for voting, and to cast your vote.

For more information, contact Johan Anglemark, European Administrator (EUTAFF@gmail.com) or Geri Sullivan, North American Administrator (TAFF@toad-hall.com).

2018 TAFF Voting Stats

Johan Anglemark

The Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund administrators have released the vote counts from this year’s race which saw Swedish fan Johan Anglemark selected as the TAFF delegate to Worldcon 76.

TAFF’s voting system requires each candidate to get at least 20% of the total first preference votes from both North America and the UK/Europe to advance. Here is the breakdown of the voting results by first preference:

TAFF News 3 Features Candidate Confessions

Need help deciding who to vote for in the 2018 Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund race?

The third issue of TAFF News [PDF file] is available on the TAFF Website with the candidates’ answers to a questionnaire. Find out what Johan Anglemark, Fia Karlsson, and Helena McCallum had to say when they were asked these probative fannish questions —

1) Tell us something about yourself and fandom: where did it begin for you and when.

2) Are there any specific subgenres of Science Fiction & Fantasy you prefer? e.g., hard science, alternative history, steampunk, etc.

3) Describe your fannish activity: clubs you’ve been in, official roles (club president, or whatever), cons you’ve attended/worked on, and fanzines you’ve produced, and so forth.

4) What was the craziest or most fun thing you have ever done or experienced in fandom?

TAFF voting to pick a European delegate to the San Jose Worldcon is open until midnight EST of April 3, 2018. Get the ballot and voting information on the TAFF website.