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CUFF Biographical materials and photos

Assorted CUFF related materials

Captured from WINNERS OF THE CANADIAN UNITY FAN FUND (Information through 1996 drafted by Garth Spencer, Vancouver, B.C., July 1996) The Canadian Unity Fan Fund was conceived about 1981 as a means to better acquaint Eastern and Western Canadian fans with each other. The point about CUFF is that this country (Canada, I mean) is regionalized enough that a Canadian Unity Fan Fund actually makes sense here; but I think there has been a recurring problem raising the profile of this fanactivity. 1981 Mike Hall of Edmonton received a total $50 to attend Torque 2 in Toronto. Bio: Michael Hall was an active member of ESFCAS when he travelled to Toronto on the award, and visited Torque, a small fannish convention. He was also a fanzine fan, and helped Robert Runte produce New Canadian Fandom between 1981 and 1983. His own fanzine, Laid, was a sort of National Enquirer parody of fannish newszines - "All lies as long as they were close to the truth", as…