ESFS Awards 2020

All the winners of tonight’s European Science Fiction Awards are great, but I think this is all I want to put up here tonight, to celebrate the one Croatian win of this year. Wishing she were here to hang out in front of the venue, in the rain and the wind, smoking and laughing our […]

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The ESFS Awards are the annual awards awarded by the European Science Fiction Society and voted on at that year’s Eurocon. I wish I could say they were like the Hugos, but they are nowhere nearly as popular or widely known. Europe being Europe, language will get in the way. While this brings diversity and […]


Famous Fan: Nina Horvath

Austrian fan and author, Nina Horvath, took a chance on visiting the Zagreb Eurocon in 2012 after an inspiring talk by Dave Lally somewhere in Austria. I love the fact that she had made contact with me, Croatian and European fandom at the con we named Kontakt. Nina has since done a lot, moved, won […]

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Famous Fan: Regina Wang Kanyu

I met Regina at Worldcon 75, and I honestly do not remember exactly when. By the time I was traveling to Helsinki at the beginning of August 2017 for the con itself, she was already one of my favourite people there. The first thing we did, on that Tuesday when we landed, was to leave […]

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Volunteering at a WorldCon

If I want to add something interesting when introducing myself, I say “…and for fun, I run science fiction conventions.” Around the time I got recruited to be Hospitality Division Head at Worldcon 75, I was just starting a new job. I had left the old one because I was not left alone during my […]

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