GUFF in Finland, Finnish fan in GUFF

Thanks to the amazing Ben Romoila, my GUFF trip introduced me to Finnish fandom. Now the boot is on the other foot, with Jukka Halme standing for the north-south GUFF journey. In honour of this reversal, here are select extracts from my GUFF report. If you want the whole thing, it’s available for a donation […]

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The race is STILL on – GUFF nominations deadline extension

Due to technical issues, Gillian Polack and I are extending the deadline for the nominations for the 2016 Southbound GUFF delegates! The new deadline is Tuesday, June 9th, 2015! Want to go to Australia and meet an awesome and diverse SF fandom? Yup, it’s far away and expensive. But what if I told you that […]

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Gillian’s Call for Recipes: “Foodie fandom: The all new e-cookbook”

Gillian Polack, last year’s GUFF delegate to Loncon3 and current Australasian GUFF administrator has put out a call for favourite recipes from SF friends. Having traveled to Finland and Croatia this summer after Loncon3 I have no doubt Gillian tried some of the finest delicacies from both countries. This obviously inspired the cookbook writer in […]

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The race is on! Become the 2016 Southbound GUFF delegate!

Want to go to Australia and meet an awesome and diverse SF fandom? Yup, it’s far away and expensive. But what if I told you that a little bit of work, a moderate amount of administration that also entails attending conventions and a lot of charm could get you to Australia and New Zealand? And […]

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Not Quite a Billion Year Spree: Swancon at 40

Ten years ago, I attended Swancon XXX, a strange and wondrous affair held at the Emerald Hotel Perth (now the Rendezvous Hotel Perth Central). I have many memories of that, my first SF convention, but the one thing that stands out (aside from the fact that the con featured a wedding!) is the kindness and […]

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