April 14th, 2007


Fan Fund Voting

Some of the JETS candidates on my friends list have done a very good job of encouraging all qualified voters to cast their vote, and JETS voting is now closed (as of about twelve minutes ago).

Now, about GUFF ...

Thoughts about the Novacon Art Show

Prompted by someone else posting pictures of her artwork, and having been thereby reminded that she was in the art show last year, I've been thinking.

I've done origami workshops at conventions before. In fact I'm down to do one at Year of the Teledu. I restocked on paper at the Japanese Shop in Chester during Eastercon, and I've been folding again.

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Those models are all folded from squares about two inches on a side, which means they're mostly between a quarter and a half an inch across (say six to twelve mm in the new money).

Questions: Is it worth me putting something together for the Novacon art show? Is it at all likely that anyone would want to bid, on something that I'd routinely give away free in the bar anyway? Should I attempt something particularly complex for the show?

JETS results announced

Warmest congratulations to Collapse ), who has been selected to represent European fandom to Japanese fans at the World Science Fiction Convention in Yokahama, Japan, at the end of August 2007. More about JETS, including some comments from the winner, a breakdown of the voting, and some other numbers, are available on the JETS webpages from The League of Fan Funds site.

I'm looking forward to a good Trip Report. People who are interested may wish to add jets2007 to their friends page.

Well done and thanks to all the candidates and their nominators, the administrators, the voters, and everone involved in fanfundery in its various forms.

Now, if you're qualified to vote in GUFF and have yet to do so, you only have a couple of days left. Go for it.