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GUFF expires deadline for European con travellers until June the 9th!

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I have been asked to put news about the GUFF online. As it is an exchange program between Europen and Australian fans, this is in fact something I am doing with pleasure!

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“Due to technical issues, Gillian Polack and I are extending the deadline for the nominations for the 2016 outhbound GUFF delegates! The new deadline is Tuesday, June 9th, 2015!
Want to go to Australia and meet an awesome and diverse SF fandom? Yup, it’s far away and expensive. But what if I told you that a little bit of work, a moderate amount of administration that also entails attending conventions and a lot of charm could get you to Australia and New Zealand?
And not just any Australia or any New Zealand but ones seen through the eyes of people like you, fans of science fiction, book hoarders and lovers of strange things who will show you everything that you ever wanted to know and experience about Australia but did not know it?
I speak from personal experience – my 2013 GUFF trip was both a longtime dream come true and a wondrous exploration of a world I had no knowledge of although I was convinced I had.
It was exhilarating fun, a life changing experience and I only wish there was enough money in the world, or rather the GUFF bank account, to have two races, one each way, every single year!
Here is the invitation, feel free to share it as widely as possible and do not hestitate to contact me about details.</

GUFF Call for Nominations

GUFF is the Get Up and Over (or Going Under) Fan Fund which transports SF fans from Australasia to Europe (and vice versa).
Nominations are now open for the southbound race, to transport a European fan (or fans) to Contact 2016 (http://contact2016.com/), the 55th Australian National Science Fiction Convention, to be held in Brisbane, Australia over Easter long weekend 2016.
Depending on the length of trip they’re able to make, the winner could also consider visiting other parts of Australia as well as visiting New Zealand (the New Zealand National Convention is in June). The winner will also be required to take over the administration of the fund for the next northbound and southbound races.
If you wish to stand, please contact us at the postal or email address below. You will need three European and two Australasian 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 2016 Australian Natcon 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 9th June 2015, and candidates will be announced soon after. Voting will then run until Wednesday 30th September 2015, with the winner announced online as soon as possible after voting has closed.
Nominations should be sent to books at gillianpolack dot com or rantalica at gmail dot com or Mihaela-Marija Perkovic, Maksimirska 100d, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia. The bond can be sent by cheque to Mihaela at the above address, or by PayPal to guffeurope@gmail.com, or contact her for bank deposit details. Cash can be given directly to Gillian Polack or contact her for bank deposit details.
Please disseminate widely”

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Nina Horvath has studied at the University of Vienna. Her mother tongue is German. She is a keen author of short stories and published over two dozens in zines and anthologies. Her favourite genre is science-fiction. She had also been editor of the short story collections "Die Schattenuhr", "Metamorphosen - Auf den Spuren H.P. Lovecrafts" and "Darwins Schildkröte". In 2012 she won the awards "Vincent Preis" for the best horror anthology and the "Deutscher Phantastik Preis" for the best fantastic short story. (This one was also 3rd at the "DSFP" for the best science-fiction story.)

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