Tim Jones(New Zealand)
Fresh from the Australian administrator, Donna Heenan, who did the final collation of the votes, here is the result of the 1996 FFANZ race.
With many thanks to the folks below who voted or donated money Colin Watson, Lucy Schmeidler, Robin Johnson, James Allen, Marc Ortlieb, Cath Ortlieb, LynC, Richard Hryckiewicz, Steve Roylance, Alan Stewart, David L Russell, Donald Fransen, Ross Temple, Simon O'Rorke, Annette Bergner, Diana Lowe, Richard Carson, Tim Jones, Kay Gubbins, Jonathan Depree, Mark Manning, Martin den Dekker, Dan McCarthy, Miche Campbell, Anne R. Stewart, Frank Macskasy Jnr.
Evan will be attending the "Festival of the Imagination" (Swancon 21) at Perth at Easter 1996.
Donna Heenanof Melbourne, Australia was the 1995 winner of the Fan Fund of Australia and New Zealand. She and travelling companion
Neil Murrayattended Conquest, the New Zealand NatCon, held in Auckland (Guests of Honor Roger Zelazny,
Vonda N. McIntyre, Jane Lindskold (not sure of the spelling on that last one)) at Easter, and then spent just under two weeks travelling around New Zealand, going from south to north, meeting fans in Dunedin, Christchurch, and Wellington before driving back to Auckland via Lyn McConchie's place in Norsewood. Donna and Neil made an excellent imprssion on the many fans who met them and seemed to have a good time -- all will doubtless be revealed in their trip report!
NZ fans were saddened to hear of the death of Roger Zelazny so soon after he had been a GoH at Conquest. Though obviously unwell, he was generous of his time and attention with con members.
Talking of trip reports, the 1994 FFANZ Trip Report, "Australian Crawl," detailing Tim Jones' and Kay Gubbins' trip to Australia, is now available for $5 (NZ, US, Australian, or Canadian) or 3 UK pounds to the NZ Adminstrator, Tim Jones, 87 Ellice St., Wellington 6001, New Zealand. Cost includes surface mail.
Nominations for the 1996 FFANZ race, to Swancon 21 in Perth, Western Australia, don't close until 10 August, but one couple and one individual have already confirmed that they will stand, so prospects seem bright for a good contest.
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