ConZealand 2020 (Virtual) GUFF Delegate Announced

Some GUFF winners, past and present, taken at Aussiecon 4, September 2010. From left to right: Damien Warman (2005 joint), Juliette Woods (2005 joint), Trevor Clark (2009 joint), Sue Ann Barber (2009 joint), Krin Pender-Gunn (1995 joint), Angela Rosin (2007), James Shields (2010), Eve Harvey (1985), Roman Orszanski (1990), Jean Hollis Weber (2001 joint, kneeling), Eric Lindsay (2001 joint), Leigh Edmonds (founding administrator, face partly hidden), Justin Ackroyd (1984) and Irwin Hirsh (1987). Photo taken by John Harvey using Irwin’s camera. (from the GUFF site <ozfanfunds.com>

CoNZealand have announced that this year’s GUFF delegate is Alison Scott of London, UK. 

Alison has been active in fandom since the mid 80s. An enthusiastic congoer and conrunner, she’s chaired the Eastercon (UK national convention) twice, and run many smaller cons.

As part of the Plokta Cabal she’s won the Best Fanzine Hugo twice, and won the Rotsler and Nova awards for her fan art. However, she’s perhaps best known in her local fandom for staying up too late and partying too hard, and is spending lockdown actively working on finding ways to make that happen virtually.

She’s promised to make a trip to Australia and New Zealand when circumstances allow, but in the meanwhile she’s going to both attend CoNZealand and tour the continent virtually. She’ll be not flying to Western Australia in mid-July, switch to Australian time, and will then work her virtual way across Australia, reaching New Zealand a few days before the Worldcon starts. She’s hoping to meet as many local fans as possible, along with spending time in every available time zone and fitting in as many virtual tourist attractions as possible. So if you’re planning any virtual events during the period 11 – 29th July, why not get in touch with Alison (alison.scott@gmail.com) and invite her along?

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