History

Historical Info provided by Marc Ortlieb

Founded largely by John Newman in 1983, in an attempt to bring Australian and New Zealand fandoms closer together. The first race was administered by John and Frank MacSkasy Jnr. The first winner, Tom Cardy, travelled to Syncon `83.

Previous FFANZ Winners

1983
Tom Cardy
Syncon ’83
Trip Report FFANZ for the Memories
Other Contenders: Graham Ferner, Michelle Muijsert, Nigel Rowe

1985
Nigel Rowe
Aussiecon Two 1985 Worldcon Melbourne
Other Contender: Duncan Lucas

1986
Roger Weddall
Other Contender: George Turner

1987
Lyn McConchie
CapCon 1987 Natcon Canberra
[Frank MacSkasy Jnr] (Joint winner–declined)
Other Contenders: Alex & Karen Heatley

1988
Terry Frost & Karen Vaughn
Confusion Christchurch New Zealand
Other Contenders: Gordon Lingard

1989
Brian Howell
Swancon 14 1989 Natcon Perth
Other Contenders: Dan McCarthy, Briar Parkinson

1991
Alan Stewart
ForryCon Wellington New Zealand
Trip Report FFANZ across the Water

1992
Rex Thompson
Syncon ’92 Sydney
Trip Report From the Prying FFANZ Into the Foyer
Other Contenders: Linnette Horne

1993
Ian Gunn & Karen Pender-Gunn
Defcon 1993 New Zealand National Convention & Australasian Media Natcon.
Other Contenders: Geoff Tilley, Clive Newall

1994
Tim Jones
Constantinople 1994 Dual NatCon Melbourne
Trip report Australian Crawl
Other Contenders: Murray MacLachlan

1995
Donna Heenan
ConQuest 1995 1995 New Zealand National Convention

1996
Evan McCarthy
The Festival of the Imagination 1996 Dual NatCon Perth

1998
Renaldo the Party Sheep
Construction 1998 New Zealand NatCon Wellington
Trip Report 2 Loonies and a Soft Toy
Frances Papworth & Phil Wlodarczyk Report on the 2000 race.

1999
Linnette Horne
Aussiecon Three

2000
Paul Ewins
OdysseyCon, Auckland, 2001 NZ Natcon – originally to attend Con d’Or in 2000, but the trip did not eventuate due to Paul’s work commitments
Other Contenders: Big Ted Julian Warner & Lucy Sussex, Justin Semmel, Murray and Natalie MacLachlan(Write-in Campaign)

2003
Rose Mitchell
Emoticon, 2003 NZ Natcon, Auckland

2004
Maree & Matthew Pavletich
Conflux, the Australian Natcon in Canberra (Matthew was unable to travel due to other commitments)
Other Contenders: Dan McCarthy, Malcolm Fletcher

2006
Barbara and Peter Clendon
Conjure, Brisbane 2006, Australian Natcon

2007
David Cake
Conspiracy 2, Wellington 2007, New Zealand Natcon

2010
Jan Butterworth and Stephen Litten
Aussiecon 4, Melbourne 2010, Worlcon
Other Contenders: Jenny Hammond

2012
Edwina Harvey
UnCONventional, Auckland 2012

2014
Dan Rabarts
Continuum X, Melbounne 2012, Natcon

2015
David McDonald
Reconnaissance, Rotorua 2015, Natcon

Apologies for any errrors or omissions. Please let me know about required corrections.

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