DUFF 2009 laureate Emma Hawkes

Transcribed by Doug Burbidge

At top left, a cartoon showing a bottle of GLEE moisturising lotion, captioned “Rub your hands with GLEE!”, signed Ian Gunn 1290. At top right, a photo of Emma Hawkes.

DUFF laureate, Western Australian fan Emma Hawkes, is Australia’s representative at Interaction, (Interaction has been crossed out by hand in this copy) the 67th World Science Fiction Convention in Montreal, Canada, on August 6-10, 2009.

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Emma Hawkes is an organiser. She is very active on the Western Australian Science Fiction Foundation, having been on the committee for two Swancons (Western Australia’s annual regional SF conventions) and reinvigorating the art show. She has previously been a National Australian Fan Fund delegate and is still active in NAFF fundraising. She was Fan Guest of Honour at Swancon 2004 and won the Marg Hughes Award for significant contribution to Western Australian fandom in 2005,

Currently, Emma is Western Australia’s representative on the Australian Science Fiction Foundation working on projects with a national focus. Her interests include art, character-based science fiction and fantasy, medieval history, slash fiction and social justice.

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Prepared by Bill Wright on 3rd June 2009 for distribution at Conjecture (48th Natcon in Adelaide on 5-8 June 2009.

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