I'm really thrilled to report that the fundraising effort is going well. We're only a few hundred dollars off our target and all thanks to you awesome folks out there in cyberland.
Encountered some argy-bargy with Paypal yesterday -- apparently running a raffle constitutes 'internet gambling' or some such thing under their regulations. As a result, the 'bring Peter Watts to Aussiecon' campaign is no longer officially a tuckerisation raffle. It's a straight out donation affair. At the conclusion I will present Peter with the names of those who contributed. Should he wish to throw all those names into a hat, draw one out and use it in his next novel, that will be his business...