Rikon 2018, Aliette de Bodard and fun, fun, fun

I have no idea how I decided to go to Rikon for the first time. I do not even remember what year it was when I went for the first time. I dimly remember my friend Irena Rašeta and I being put up by a young man in student lodgings. I remember very well the […]

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Izazov krvi wins the Artefakt

The YA novel Izazov krvi (The Challenge of Blood) by Vesna Kurilic won the Artefakt Award, one of the two Croatian science fiction awards. Artefakt has been awarded since 2010 and, in its categories of YA and children’s fiction, it features a special jury, one made up of the young members of reader’s clubs lead […]

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GUFF 2019 Nominations Open!

The Get Up-and-over Fan Fund, modeled on DUFF and TAFF, will be sending a fan from Australia and New Zealand to the Irish Worldcon in August 2019, with the option to also attend the Eurocon, titled Titancon, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to be held the weekend after Worldcon (August 22-25). Nominations are open from 8 […]

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Diary of a conrunner: Worldcon 75, Helsinki, August 2017

Blogs tend to go untended when life happens. When work also happens, a blog becomes somewhat endangered, especially if, along with life and work, one happens to take on Worldcon organizing duties. Yeah, I have been called crazy to my face. Honestly, when I joined the W75 team, I envisioned myself blogging every single step of […]

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GUFF Call for Nominations – Northbound Race 2016

GUFF Call for Nominations GUFF is the Get Up and Over (or Going Under) Fan Fund which transports SF fans from Australasia to Europe (and vice versa). Nominations are now open for the northbound race, to transport a Australasian fan to Worldcon 75 (http://www.worldcon.fi/), the 75th World Science Fiction Convention, to be held in Helsinki, […]

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