Spring Convention Season

Spring is convention season in Croatia – Fanstastikon in Split, Istrakon in Pazin, SFeraKon in Zagreb all happen March to May. And that’s just getting started. Usually. Am feeling a bit blue, even though I have attended more SFera meetings (online!) in the last 2 weeks than I have in the last year.  So I […]

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I think last year might have been the one where I burnt out but was too busy to notice. I set a goal for Rantalica for 2019 – a minimum of 4 posts a month, one of them accountability. I managed it in February, April, May, June, July, September, October and November. 8 out of […]

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My mother used to swallow romance novels. Printed on cheap paper and equally cheaply written, there were so many around the house. But one day, I discovered such romance – even better, because it was set in Zagreb of old! – on the shelf with all the thick, boring books. I discovered Zagorka. The moniker […]


China Science Fiction Convention 2019

The fourth annual China Science Fiction Conference was held from November 2-3 in Beijing, and I was lucky enough to be among the people that the organizers, China Association for Science and Technology, invited to attend.The con was held at the Beijing Expo, right next to the Riverside hotel where I was staying.  It is […]

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Accountability, Almost on Time, For a Change

November started out quite peacefully: I was in China and cut off from Google and social networks altogether, which brought its own kind of rest I apparently needed more than I knew. Also, I love being on planes and traveling halfway around the world does mean 10 or so hours on planes, and that was […]

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