Outside of Castle Clinton, on the tip of Manhattan, is a sculpture called “The Immigrants”
I thought today of all days, with Trump’s Executive Order regarding refugees, that it was time to share it.
DUFF, the Down Under Fan Fund, was created by John Foyster in 1970 as a means of increasing the face-to-face communication between science fiction fans in Australia and New Zealand, and North America. It was based on an earlier fan fund called TAFF which did the same for fans in Europe and North America. Other fan funds have spun off from these two, all in the name of promoting a better understanding of worldwide fandom.
So every year, either an Australian delegate comes up to North America, or an American goes “Down Under”. They switch back and forth year to year.
2017, its North America to Australia, and I have declared myself a candidate.
If you are a fan in Science Fiction, you can vote for me:
Anyone may vote who has been active in fandom on or before January 1, 2017. “Active in fandom” is defined as being involved in fannish pursuits such as fanzine writing or reading, convention running or attending, amateur film, video or podcast production and/or club participation. Only natural persons may vote and may vote only once.
Your vote has to be accompanied by a donation to the Down Under Fan Fund.
And you can vote HERE:
Help me get to Australia!