GUFF

GUFF (the Get Up-and-over Fan Fund, or the Going Under Fan Fund, depending on the direction of travel) was dreamed up by Chris Priest in 1977 to complete the triangle of fan funds and to bring an Australian fan to Britain for the 1979 Worldcon. Without the tiresome business of actually having a free trip anywhere, Dave Langford (UK) and Leigh Edmonds (in Australia) were the first administrators, and John Foyster was the first winner, and it seemed rather a nice idea to continue. The name DUFF being already taken, Chris imagined GUFF as standing for the Get Up-and-over Fan Fund, which didn't sound so brilliant when time came to do a southward trip, but as Don Marquis (who never stood for the fund either) so aptly put it, you can't have everything [This description mostly provided by Dave Langford with the admonition that it needs to be marked "Copyright (c) Astral Leauge 1979 do not impinge copyright or the Leauge will take MEASURES.")]

The fund continues to send fans between Australasia (mainly Australia and New Zealand) and the U.K. or Europe. Although trips alternate the the direction of travel, the intervals between trips vary.

GUFF is patterned after TAFF and DUFF, with fund winners being co-administrators of the fund until the next winner from their respective continent returns from a trip. GUFF winners, like winners of other fan funds, are expected to publish a trip report.

In 2017, the voting deadline was extended from 1 April 2017 to 17 April 2017; this change accompanied a change to the ballot mentioned in the table below.

More details about GUFF, including a full list of winners with details and contact information for current administrators, are available from the GUFF page at Fanac.org.

Year and Direction Winner Other Candidates Notes Reports & Bid Zines
1979 North John Foyster John Alderson, Eric Lindsay (who later asked fans not to vote for him). See The Northern Guffblower; 1979 GUFF Results Stranger in Stranger Lands, published 1996.
1981 South Joseph Nicholas Malcolm Edwards See The Northern Guffblower 1981 GUFF results
An immense 500,000-word record was reportedly drafted but lost during a house move. A condensed account appeared as "The Dreamtime" in Ansible 19, July 1981, and another chapter elsewhere.
1984 North Justin Ackroyd Shayne McCormack, Jean Weber, Roger Weddall
1985 South Eve Harvey John Jarrold A Brighton Belle Meets Skippy, published 1999.
1987 North Irwin Hirsh Valma Brown, Jean Weber Report is in progress with many chapters published in fanzines, readable on the Australian Fan Funds Page
1989 South Roelof Goudriaan Linda Pickersgill
1990 North Roman Orszanski Larry Dunning, Mark Loney & Michelle Muijsert
1992 South Eva Hauser Bridget Wilkinson Australsky Denik, published in Interkon, 1992.
1995 North Ian Gunn & Karen Pender-Gunn LynC, Kim Huett Oh to be in England, In the summertime, With my love, published by Karen in 1999 after Ian's death.
1999 South Paul Kincaid Steve Davies, Julian Headlong Guffaw
2001 North Eric Lindsay & Jean Weber Damien Warman & Juliette Woods (joint) Jean and Eric 'Avalook at the UK, and also http://www.ericlindsay.com/guff/donate.htm
2004 South Pat McMurray Doug Bell
2005 North Damien Warman & Juliette Woods Sue Ann Barber, Alison Barton, David Cake
2007 South Ang Rosin Johan Anglemark, Steve Davies, Anna Davour The 2007 GUFF Losers' Fanzine
2009 North Sue Ann Barber & Trevor Clark Norah Ding (aged "almost two", with her mother), Alisa Krasnostein
2010 South James Shields Douglas Spencer Ego and Scruples Trip report: A Rough Guide to GUFF: http://guff.lostcarpark.com/news/20151201/trip-report-now-available
2012 North Kylie Ding Grant Watson
2013 South Mihaela Marija Perković Julie McMurray
2014 North Gillian Polack Alison Barton, Samara Morgan, Shay Telfer
2015 South Jukka Halme (none)
2017 North Donna Maree Hanson Sam Hawke, Belle McQuattie, Alexandra Pierce originally Alexandra Pierce was running jointly with Alisa Krasnostein; the ballot was revised See 2017 GUFF Results