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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FantaSTikon 2015: The first SF con in Split

You may think Croatia has enough conventions with some six or seven annual ones running steadily for years but Croatian fandom disagrees! The southern part of the country has been quiet for some time and now we know why – they have just launched a con of their own! FantaSTikon 2015 will be held in […]

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Interview: Aleksadar Žiljak, the GoH

Aleksandar Žiljak may be the most known name of Croatian SF literature outside of Croatia. He is certainly the most translated Croatian genre author and I have already talked to him as have other people, Charles Tan at SF Signal for instance. But 2015 seems to be his year: three Guest of Honour spots – […]

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How the Colonial Universe Came To Be

Or how it went down when I published my first novel Prolaz za divljac (The Wildlife Crossing). In the time that preceded publishing my first novel, my dear editor Mihaela played a game with me. It was a game called “let’s see what you can write and just how fast you can deliver a finished […]

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The SFera Book Club: Terry Pratchett

The best part of a convention is often the discovery of other people enamoured with the same books, characters and worlds. But I came to the world of fandom late and made friends with those who had similar reading interests regardless of where I met them. Petra Bulic, who ran SFera and the was Head […]

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