EFF 2024 Race Begins

The EFF Nomination period ended on 25th January 2024. Two candidates provided all the required nominators as well as the bond and the platform. They are (in the alphabetical order) Jane Mondrup from Denmark and Joro Penchev from Bulgaria. The winner of the race will travel to the Eurocon in Rotterdam (16th-19th August).

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2024 EFF Call for Nominations for the Second Race

We are very happy to announce the start of nominations to the 2nd European Fan Fund race! After last years’ success we are positive that maintaining EFF is worth it!

EFF is the European Fan Fund which transports European SF fans to Eurocons.

The purpose of the EFF is to create and strengthen bonds between European fans and fandoms. Currently in almost every country there is a fandom that quite often has little or even no connection to the broader European fandom. Most fans do concentrate on the “here and now” and are not looking for friends in other countries.

Nominations in the race to send a fan to Erasmuscon (Eurocon 2024 in Rotterdam, Netherlands, 16-19 August 2024; https://www.erasmuscon.nl) are open to any European fan living outside Netherlands who was active in fandom prior to January 2022.

If you wish to stand, please contact us at europeanfanfund@gmail.com. You will need three European nominators (who will each need to confirm their nominations), a platform of no more than 200 words to appear on the ballot, a bond of €12/£10 and a guarantee to attend the 2024 Eurocon in Netherlands if you win.

Among your nominators there must be at least one fan from your country and one fan from another European country.

If you wish to stand and are unsure about how to go about getting any of these things, what the fund pays for or the duties of an EFF delegate and administrator, then feel free to contact us in confidence – we’re happy to help!

Nominations are open from 5 December 2023 until 25 January 2024 (British/Irish Time: UTC) and candidates will be announced soon after. Voting will then run until 23:59 on 1 April 2024 (British/Irish Time: UTC+1), with the winner announced online as soon as possible after voting has closed.

Nominations should be sent via email to the current administrators (Matylda Naczyńska and Marcin Kłak) at europeanfanfund@gmail.com. The bond can be sent by PayPal to europeanfanfund@gmail.com, or contact us for bank transfer details. If needed we can also take cash in person.

The idea of the EFF and the rules are available here.

Please disseminate widely.

The above announcement and the FAQ can be found in this document.

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