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Just a reminder that if you are thinking of voting on the 2012 TAFF delegate, the deadline for voting is 23:59 on December 9th 2011 (GMT in Europe, MST in North America). That's TOMORROW. At this stage, PayPal voting is your best bet. Be sure to include your contact information and ranked voting preferences in the comments section, or it may not count!

Candidates in the race are Warren Buff, Kim Kofmel, and Jacq Monahan.

I hope you will vote, and that you will vote for me, but really, please vote.

The ballot is available at http://www.taff.org.uk/ballots/taff2012.pdf and also at http://dl.dropbox.com/u/52081699/2012TAFF_Ballot.rtf

If you are interested in more information about the candidates, a joint TAFF zine titles Hats for TAFF is a available at http://efanzines.com/TAFF/index.htm and at http://dl.dropbox.com/u/52081699/Hats%20for%20TAFF.pdf

TAFF 2012
Eastbound - North America to Europe

Who may vote? Voting in the 2012 race is open to anyone active in fandom prior to December 2010, and who donates at least UK£2.00 or US$3.00 to TAFF. Larger contributions will be gratefully accepted. Voting is by secret ballot: only one vote per person, and you must sign your ballot. You may change your vote at any time prior to the deadline. Votes in this race must reach the administrators by 23:59 on December 9th 2011 (GMT in Europe, MST in North America).

How to Vote: Votes may be sent to the administrators in two ways: either by sending a copy of this form with a check to the administrators, or via PayPal. The minimum donation to vote is $3 (USD) or £2 (GBP). Checks should be made payable either to "Anne Gray" or "Brian Gray" (for checks in USD) or to "TAFF" (for cheques in GBP). PayPal donations should be made to the email addresses below, indicating your contact details and ranked voting preferences in the ‘comments’ section. If you do not fill in the comments section, your vote may not be counted!

Send your signed and completed ballot form and donation to:

North America
Anne Gray or Brian Gray (checks payable to "Anne Gray" or "Brian Gray")
5006 Royene Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, USA
akg.netmouse@gmail.com (for PayPal donations)

Europe
John Coxon (cheques payable to "TAFF")
14 Chapel Lane, Werrington, Peterborough, PE4 6RS, UK
john.coxon@gmail.com (for PayPal donations)

For more information on the Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund, visit the official unofficial website, http://www.taff.org.uk/
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As part of the TAFF campaign, the three candidates this year (me, Warren Buff, & Jacq Monahan) put together an all-candidate zine.

I've posted a pdf version of Hats for TAFF in a public folder at Dropbox. You should be able to find it through this link: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/52081699/Hats%20for%20TAFF.pdf

Let me know if the link doesn't work.

Edit to add: The zine is also online at eFanzines at http://efanzines.com/TAFF/index.htm

Hats for TAFF includes a ballot for your voting pleasure. TAFF is completely supported by donations, so please vote!

Who can vote: Voting in the 2012 race is open to anyone active in fandom prior to December 2010, and who donates at least UK£2.00 or US$3.00 to TAFF. Larger contributions will be gratefully accepted. Voting is by secret ballot: only one vote per person, and you must sign your ballot. You may change your vote at any time prior to the deadline. Votes in this race must reach the administrators by 23:59 on December 9th 2011 (GMT in Europe, MST in North America).

Votes can be sent by post or by PayPal (but note the deadline: December 9th 2011!!)

I hope you'll vote for me, but please, do vote.
kgkofmel: (ApolloCon Flair)
ApolloCon 2011 is pleased to announce that our Writers Workshop will be coordinated by author Patrice Sarath.

The workshop is an opportunity for writers to learn critique skills and hone their craft. The workshop is free to ApolloCon members, however space is limited and interested writers should apply in advance. The deadline for workshop applications is June 5, 2011.

All workshop details can be found on the ApolloCon 2011 website.

Deadline: June 5, 2011
Word count: 5,000 words
Send RTF files to: Writers Workshop Coordinator - writers_workshop dot 2011 at apollocon.org
What to send: First chapter of your unpublished novel or complete short story.
Genres: Science fiction/fantasy/horror as well as young adult in those genres. Please do not submit fan fiction.

If you are serious about improving your writing to take it to the next level, please send in your work. This year the workshop will focus on selling to genre markets, with an emphasis on revising and presenting your work professionally.

The workshop will consist of your fellow workshoppers and at least one professional writer. Work should be as polished as possible before you submit. Each piece will be thoroughly reviewed and discussed.

The workshop will be held 9am-12pm Saturday June 25 2011. Participants must have valid ApolloCon 2011 membership by workshop start time.

Please e-mail the workshop coordinator if you have any questions.
kgkofmel: (ApolloCon Flair)
Just a quick reminder to folks that we're coming up to the next increase in the pre-reg rate for ApolloCon 2011.

Current rate for adult three-day is $30 until May 1st. $35 after. $40 at the door.

See our registration page for information about other rates.
kgkofmel: (ApolloCon Flair)
ApolloCon 2011 Guest of Honor Martha Wells will sign and discuss her new book, The Cloud Roads, in Houston on Saturday April 30. The signing is scheduled for 4:30pm at Murder by the Book on Bissonnet.

Martha says "if you can't be there, you can call or email the store to order signed copies."

That's tomorrow, folks!

For more information check the events listing on the Murder by the Book website.
kgkofmel: (ApolloCon Flair)
ApolloCon 2011 is very pleased to announce that Martha Wells has agreed to be our Guest of Honor.

Martha Wells is a native Texan and a graduate of Texas A&M University. She is the author of eleven novels, as well as a number of short stories and nonfiction articles. Her books have been published in seven languages, including French, Spanish, German, Russian, and Dutch. She has been nominated for the Nebula Award, the Compton Crook/Stephen Tall Award, the Crawford Award and the Imaginales.

Her newest fantasy novel, The Cloud Roads, is published by Night Shade Books (March 2011), and the sequel, The Serpent Sea, will be out in 2012.

For more information about Martha Wells, please see her bio on our website.

ApolloCon 2011 will take place June 24-26 2011 in Houston Texas.

For more information about ApolloCon 2011 visit www.apollocon.org
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