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It's December!

It's December! Along with Santa Monkey*, that means it's time to...VOTE FOR TAFF!

I'm proud to be among Brian Gray & Anne KG Murphy's nominators. I think Brian & Anne are excellent candidates and that they'll be splendid TAFF delegates if they win. Brian & Anne are running an energetic, collaborative campaign along with Frank Wu, their fellow candidate in the 2010 TAFF race.

Votes in this race must reach the administrators by midnight PST, 22 December 2009. This is 8am GMT, 23 December 2009. Administrators are Chris Garcia here in the US and Steve Green in the UK. Addresses and other information are included on the ballot linked to above, including email/PayPal voting info.

In addition, Frank has put up a set of lively eBay auctions running through next Monday evening, December 7th (PST). Earlier this year, Brian & Anne rounded up almost all of the Tuckerizations on offer. Bid on naming rights for a character in upcoming works by Cory Doctorow, Charlie Stross, David Brin, Elizabeth Bear, Nalo Hopkinson, Julie Czerneda, and/or Mary Robinette Kowal. There are also two desirable first editions from George Orwell and John Hershey donated by Terry Hickman The auction is already adding more than $1,000 to TAFF's coffers, which bodes well for the health of the fund as well as spreading awareness of it.

For bunches of background and interesting information, see the TAFF website.

*Thanks, bohemiancoast!

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stevegreen
Dec. 2nd, 2009 01:31 am (UTC)
I plan to try a similar fund-raiser for the UK TAFF coffers. (Unfortunately, Charlie was on my list, too.)
galacticvoyeur
Dec. 2nd, 2009 02:07 am (UTC)
oops, almost forgot to vote!

Thanks for the nudge, Geri!
ex_frankwu
Dec. 2nd, 2009 04:40 am (UTC)
Thanks for shouting out about TAFF, and about the auction, Geri!

As you mentioned, this has been a really friendly TAFF campaign. Not like, say, Obama v. Clinton v. McCain. Anne and Brian have been really awesome, and Chris ran an issue of The Drink Tank with contribs from all of us.

I don't know if this is the usual case, but this campaign has certainly been friendly and cooperative!
gerisullivan
Dec. 2nd, 2009 08:29 am (UTC)
You're welcome, Frank. It's great to see the eBay auctions going so well.

TAFF races vary. It's always a pleasure to see one as friendly and collaborative as this one. Here's hoping for lots of voter participation and an exciting finish. While I obviously have my preference as to the outcome, it's truly a win for TAFF whatever the outcome is.
kim_huett
Dec. 2nd, 2009 10:54 pm (UTC)
It would certainly be a different Christmas present to give somebody the right to have a character named after themselves. I'd consider bidding myself but for the fact that I don't dnow if the person whose present I'm looking for has read and liked any of these authors. Besides, by the looks of it all these auctios are out of my price range already.
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