2013 Fan Fund of Australia and New Zealand nominations now open

Nominations are now open for the 2013 Fan Fund of Australia and New Zealand (FFANZ).

FFANZ in 2013 will send one New Zealand science fiction fan from New Zealand to the 2013 Australian Natcon, Conflux 9, in Canberra from 25-28 April.

Prospective candidates have until 10 February 2013 to file the documents required to have their name placed in nomination and added to the ballot.

The ballots will be published and distributed in late February, with voting to run from 28 February – 12 March 2013.

Candidates should file the following documents:

  1. A brief letter stating one’s intent to run for FFANZ 2013.
  2. A nominator and a seconder, preferably a nominator from New Zealand and a seconder from Australia.
  3. A 100 word or less platform statement specifying the candidate’s reasons for running and qualifications for becoming the 2013 FFANZ delegate.

The duties of the winning candidate will be as follows:

  • Travel to Australia and attend Conflux 9, the 52nd Australian Natcon, in Canberra from 25-28 April.
  • ┬áVisit and get to know as many Australian Science Fiction fans as time will permit.
  • Become the New Zealand FFANZ administrator until a replacement administrator is found, normally this happens when the administrator role is handed over to the succeeding Aussie-bound delegate (in 2015 if a race is run every year).
  • Raise funds and maintain an account to be used by the next NZ delegate(s) in 2015.
  • Promote connections between Australian and New Zealand fandom by a trip report or other means.

Send required documents to janlb@orcon.net.nz for New Zealand fans or celestialcobbler@hotmail.com for Australian fans.

More information about being a fan fund delegate can be found at http://ffanz.sf.org.nz/qanda.htm or http://ozfanfunds.com/

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