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 […]Read More Gillian’s Call for Recipes: “Foodie fandom: The all new e-cookbook”
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 […]Read More Not Quite a Billion Year Spree: Swancon at 40
I remember Eurovision being a big deal when I was a kid. It was a very exciting event; one simply did not spend it NOT watching the TV programe which brought so many hit songs. Croatia, of course, competed as part of Yugoslavia since its début in 1961. I am old enough to remember when […]Read More Australians at Eurovision!
An annual celebration January 26 marking the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales in 1788. For me, a day when I like to remember why I like it so much: 1) There is no other English-speaking country where you can hear national (immigrant) languages […]Read More Australia Day
The FFANZ administrators, Dan Rabarts (NZ) and Edwina Harvey (AUS) are very pleased to announce that we have a nominee for the 2015 FFANZ trip from Australia to New Zealand. Voting is now open for David McDonald, Australian fan and writer, to attend Reconnaissance, in Rotorua, Easter 2015.Read More The FFANZ race is on!