BayCon Online

ceemage writes: "Numbers have been fairly light for The Virtual Fan Lounge so far this weekend, but we're operating on the principle that "if you build it, they will come (eventually).

"Monday's main event is a panel session:
"The Hugos: Do They Matter?
"So, what does "Hugo Winner" actually mean? Is a Hugo more important than a Ditmar? And who votes on these things, anyway? Join us and find out.
"Chris Garcia (M), Randy Smith, Kevin Standlee, Milt Stevens"

Times as follows:
Mon 13:00 PDT (Pacifc Daylight Time)
Mon 16:00 EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)
Mon 20:00 UTC (Co-ordinated Universal Time)
Mon 21:00 BST (British Summer Time)
Tue 04:00 WAST (Western Australian Standard Time)
Tue 06:00 EADT (Eastern Australian Daylight Time)
Tue 08:00 NZDT (New Zealand Daylight Time)


Panel from Baycon

For those of you not at Ploktacon (or those of you back from Ploktacon but needing one last convention fix to round off the weekend), we'll be covering a panel from Baycon at 9 p.m. tonight in The Virtual Fan Lounge. More details in tuckerverse.

GUFF trip report - GUFF GUY

Pat McMurray's 2004 trip report is now published! For details please see the following page:


There will be AT THE VERY LEAST black and white copies for sale at Ploktacon - £4. If you would like one comment below! For access to the pdf a contribution of £2 would be appreciated. If you will see me at the weekend and want access online but would prefer to pay me cash comment below and I will send you the link and the password (or the pdf directly, if you prefer).


As current UK GUFF administrator I've two copies of a completed trip report ready to send to SCIFI and FANAC. I emailed contact addresses that I found on the websites (info@scifiinc.org and jsiclari@optonline.net) a couple of weeks ago and have had no responses. I wonder if Trufen can help with a couple of queries:

1. What is the postal address for FANAC submissions?
2. Is, "Post Office Box 8442, Van Nuys, CA 91409" the correct address for SCIFI?

It's a bit tight on time, hence my throwing it out here.

Thanks for any help you can give in advance.

I've some leads now, thanks.

TAFF 2009 Westbound Race Result

Thank you to all who have supported, nominated, voted, or stood in this TAFF race. This has been a fine race, with 175 votes cast.

Steve Green (stevegreen) won on the first round with an absolute majority of the first-place preference votes cast and is declared the winner. Steve will travel to Anticipation, the Worldcon in Montréal, in August, and is planning the rest of his itinerary.

Congratulations Steve, and commiserations Tom.

Total of first place votes
CandidateEuropean votesNorth American votesTotal
Steve Green8961150
Tom Womack6915
No Preference4610
Hold Over Funds000

NB 5 Rest of World voters have been rolled up into the North America column to conceal their votes. This does not affect the result.

Guff delegates.

Sue Ann and Trevor, our Guff delegates, have no firm plans for after Easter (details: here). If you would be able to host them for a few days and help them see a bit more of the UK can you comment on their journal or let me know.

Corflu Cobalt

19-21 March 2010 at the Winchester Hotel, Winchester.

UK membership is £40, payable to Pat Charnock, 45 Kimberley Gardens, London, N4 1LD.
US membership is $55, payable to Robert Lichtman, 11037 Broadway Terrace, Oakland, CA 94611-1948.

Rates increase on 1 June 2009.

Membership includes the Sunday brunch / banquet. Room rates will be £80 for a double / twin (including breakfast); no word yet on singles.