„The Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund was created in 1953 for the purpose of providing funds to bring well-known and popular science fiction fans familiar to those on both sides of the ocean across the Atlantic. Since that time TAFF has regularly brought North American fans to European conventions and European fans to North American conventions. TAFF exists solely through the support of fandom. The candidates are voted on by interested fans all over the world, and each vote is accompanied by a donation […] These votes, and the continued generosity of fandom, are what make TAFF possible.
Who may vote? Voting in the 2015 race is open to anyone who was active in fandom prior to April 2013, and who contributes at least $3 or £2 (3 euro) to the Fund. Larger contributions will be gratefully accepted. There is only one vote counted per person; you must have provided enough information for us to validate that vote if necessary. You may change your vote at any time prior to the deadline by voting again, and the last vote you send us is the one that will be counted” : http://taff.org.uk/
Nina Horvath is a very active european fan, a talented speculative fiction writer and an efficient, competent and responsible individual.
She is a genuine SF fan, receptive and balanced, sociable and adaptable, a worthy exponent of the European SF fandom.
Ms.Horvath is cooperating with EUROPA SF from its launching, she finds the time to write articles, reports and news, despite the fact she is a writer.
Ms.Horvath is well known speculative fiction fan and writer within the germanophone and european fandom, she participated to the European SF Conventions, the Eurocons and to several national SF conventions as the czech & slovak yearly events.
The TAFF-race will start very soon: http://tafftrip.com/time-for-taff/
On January the 1st voting is open for everyone who has been into fandom for over a year and who make at least the minimum donation of 3 Euro.
The easiest way is via paypal, but also cash sent via snail mail is possible. Votes can also be sent in a bunch in case there is the possibility to collect some at a club meeting or convention.
General info is available at wikipedia:
Our opinion is that Nina Horvath’s participation to the 2015 Worldcon (Sasquan) will create benefits for the World’s SF fandom, for the American and European fandoms, Ms.Horvath will have the chance to meet in person and to discuss with the world’s most important SF writers, artisits, editors and fans and she will spread the word, will communicate her experience in a convincingly manner. A young and enthusiastic fan and SF writer, Ms.Horvath is the right person to be supported via the TransAtlantic Fan Fund to participate to the 2015 Worldcon.
We are kindly recommending the TAFF vote for Nina Horvath.
Nina Horvath in the center, between Gisela Wurdack and Ernst Wurdack, the publishers of ”The Scent Organ”
Nina Horvath is an Austrian sf&f fan and author of science fiction, fantasy and horror, editor of three anthologies of fantasy and science fiction stories. She’s a Paleontologist, a graduate of the University of Vienna.
Nina was awarded with the DPP (Deutscher Phantastik Preis/German Award for Speculative Fiction), the best short story category for “The Scent Organ”(Die Duftorgel) and Vincent Award (dedicated to the German language horror) for editing the anthology „The Shadow Clock” (Die Schattenuhr).
Nina Horvath stories have been published in german language anthologies, magazines and fanzines. „The Shadow Clock” (Die Schattenuhr) anthology that she edited, was published in the „Bizarre world of Edgar Allan Poe” series of the Blitz Publishing House.
”The Shadow Clock” (Die Schattenuhr), editor, Blitz Publishing House, 2011
”Metamorphosis – In the Footsteps of H. P. Lovecraft” (Metamorphosen – Auf den Spuren H.P.Lovecrafts ), co-editor with Manuela Bianchi and Sabrina Eberl, Torsten Low Publishers, 2010;
”Darwin’s Tortoise” (Darwin Schildkröte), co- editor with Timo Bader and Bernhard Weißbecker, Fabylon Publishers, 2008;
Short stories :
”Stolen Memory” (Gestohlene Erinnerung), in the ”Hunger” short stories collection, Blitz Publishers, 2012;
”Hedge Euro” (Der Heckeeuro), in the ”Neues aus Anderwelt – Hölle” ( News from Another World – Hell ), short stories collection, 2012;
”Sunday Child” (Das Sonntagskind), in the ”Diebe , Drachen und Dämonen” (Thieves, Dragons and Demons ), short stories collection, 2012;
”On every ship sailing and puffing …” (Auf jedem Schiff das dampft und segelt …), in the ”Uriel” short stories collection, p.machinery Publishers, 2012;
”The Scent Organ” (Die Duftorgel), in the ”Prototypen” (Prototypes) short stories collection, Begedia Publishers, 2011; 2012 DPP Award for best short story;
”Insect World” (Welt der Insekten), in the ”Neues aus Anderwelt – Klassische Science Fiction ” (News from Another World – Classic Science fiction), short stories collection, 2011;
”The Invisible Puppeteer” (Der unsichtbare Marionettenspieler), in the ”Paradoxon” short stories collection, Sarturia Publishing, 2011;
”Nekropolis”, in the” Frauen ! – Starke Erzählungen über das strake Geschlecht” (Women ! – Hard Stories about the Strong Gender), short stories collection, Septime Publishing, 2010;
”New Ice Age” (Die neue Eiszeit ), in the ”Von Feuer und Dampf ” (Fire and Steam), short stories collection, Arcanum Publishing, 2010;
”The Life and Death Power Sword” (Das Schwert des Lebens und die Macht des Todes), in ”The Sword Dragons Saga” (Die Saga der Drachenschwerter), short stories collection, Wunderwald Publishing, 2010;
”Freedom for the Water Droplets” (Freiheit den Wassertropfen !), in the ”Neues aus Anderwelt – Wasserwesen” (News from Another World – Aquatic Creatures), short stories collection, 2010 ;
”A Little Apocalypse” (Ein bisschen Weltuntergang) in the ”War es Urknall Im still” short stories collection, Sarturia Publishing, 2010;
”Home, Sweet Parallel Home” (Trautes Heim, parallel), ”Boa Esperança” (Good Hope ), short stories collection, p.machinery Publishers, 2010;
”Zombies for a Day” (Zombies für einen Tag), in the ”Metamorphosen – Auf den Spuren HP Lovecrafts” (Metamorphosis – On the Traces of H.P. Lovecraft), short stories collection, Torsten Low Publishers, 2009 ;
”Power of Darkness” (Dunklen die Macht), in the ”Geschichten einen Krieges” (Stories of a War) short stories collection, VPH Publishers, 2008 ;
”The Glass Dome Principle” (Das Glaskuppelprinzip), in the ”Das Glaskuppelprinzip” short stories collection, Sarturia Publishers, 2008 ;
”Darwin’s Tortoise” (Darwin Schildkröte), in the ”Darwin Schildkröte”, short stories collectionm Fabylon Publishers, 2008;
”Eye of the Future” (Zukunftsauge), in the ”Disturbania” short stories collection, Atlantis Publishing, 2008;
”Under the Façade” (Hinter der Fassade), in the ”Die Null Matrix” (The Zero Matrix), short stories collection, Sarturia Publishers, 2007 ;
”Broken Soul” (Die Seele geteilte), in the ”Die Formel des Lebens” (The Life Formula), short stories collection, Wurdack Publishing, 2007 ;
”The Cosmozos Theory” (Die Kosmozoentheorie ), in the „Welt der Geschichten 5″ (World of the Stories 5), short stories collection, Hary Production Publishers, 2007;
”Spiral” (Die Spirale), in the ”Der Engel , der auf meiner Schulter Sass” (The Angel that Sat on My Shoulder), short stories collection, Richmond Publishing, 2007, and in the ”Überschuss” (Surplus) short stories collection, Wurdack Publishers, 2005;
”Allegory of Death” (Die Allegorie des Todes), in the ”Angst II ” (Fear II), short stories collection, Hary Production Publishers, 2007 ;
”Free as a Bird” (Vogelfrei) in „Xun 13” and ”Fantasia” 202/203 Magazines, 2006 ;
”The Dream of the Universe ” (Vom Universum geträumt) in ”Kurzgeschichten” Magazine 4/ 06, 2006 ;
”Mayliss”, in the ”Fantastisches Österreich” (Fantastic Austria), website, 2005 ;
”Death of a Puppet” (Tod einer Puppe), in the ”Goethe und Golem” (Goethe and the Golem”, short stories collection, Wurdack Publishers, 2005 ;
”The Thing from the Cave” (Das Ding in der Höhle ), Wildes Land website, 2005 ;
”Oxymoron” in the ”Kurzgeschichten” Magazine, 5/05, Lichtenau, 2005 and in the ”Künstliche Intelligenzen – Maschinengeburten” (Artificial Intelligence – The Birth of the Machine), Zeitspur, 2004 ;
”Dark Light, Light darkness” ( Hell dunkel, dunkel hell), Schattenseiten website, 2004 ;
”The Value of a Moment” (Der Wert des Augenblicks), Thunderyear , 2002;