CUFF Delegate for 2019

The CUFF Administrator is pleased to announce the Canadian fan selectors have chosen
Fran Skene
to be the 2019 Canadian Unity Fan Fund Delegate
representing western Canada to the
CanCon Canvention in Ottawa October 18-20, 2019  

Fran Received widespread support among participating fans and nominations from the following Canadian Fans:

Eastern Canada: Murray Moore, Lloyd Penney, Yvonne Penny

Western Canada: Graeme Cameron, LeAmber Kensley, Garth Spencer

Fran Skene has been active in SF fandom, in Canada and internationally, since the 1970's. Her fannish credits include publishing fanzines and organizing a number of conventions. She was the Fan Guest of Honor at four conventions between 1978 and 1988. In consultation with other Canadian fans she helped move the Canventions into their current form, at the same time turning the CUFF race from a one-off to a mostly yearly event. For the last three decades she's helped raise money for CUFF through her infamous Turkey Readings, in which a panel of pro writers read from actual published books, volunteers from the audience act it out, and people bid with their money to stop or restart each reading.

This is the first time she's run for CUFF. After being nudged by Murray Moore, she decided that - at her advanced age - it's now or never. She's also a retired librarian (Vancouver Public Library) with three kids, one grandkid, and a cat with attitude, Bastet. Professional writing credits are two articles on images of women in SF in scholarly journals, two locally produced SF plays, and she's a co-writer of Windship: the Crazy Plague, available from Amazon.

Kent Pollard
(CUFF delegate from Western Canada to the 2011 Canvention at SFContario 2

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