Fan Fund: a fan-run fundraiser to enable the elected delegate to attend a con that would otherwise be inaccessible to them.
NAFF: the National Australian Fan Fund, created to send a fan to the Australian National Convention (aka the Natcon, because that’s a mouthful).
As it happens, I’m a NAFF 2016 candidate! (Hamilton interlude: “I was chosen for the Constitutional Convention!”) What does that mean? If you vote for me, I’ll be able to attend Contact 2016, a one-off con held in Brisbane.
(Further Hamilton interlude: “You’re openly campaigning. That’s … new.”)
(Further interlude: A CONVENTION IN BRISBANE, WHAT IS THIS MIRACLE? I could take my mum! I mean, I actually can’t, because $$$$, but it would be geographically feasible!)
Now, this is one of those years where there’s a strong field all around, and I wouldn’t begrudge any of the nominees if they won … but you should vote for me because (a) I am the only one who has a Harold Holt joke in her candidate bio; (b) HALF A NO AWARD ROAD TRIP (Stephanie will be going to Swancon, maybe, as is her Perthie duty); exciting things seem to be happening in Brisbane, fannishly, and I would like to investigate in person. MAYBE I WILL WEAR A DEERSTALKER but probably not.
Voting costs $5, and closes Wednesday 23 December (TOMORROW). GET IN QUICK.