Milena Benini

Occasionally, I get asked to speak on TV. A couple months ago it was about the awesome Russian SF film Kin dza dza! which was aired on Croatian TV, today it was about the fictional worlds of Milena Benini, one of the best and most versatile Croatian SF writers. As I was trying to squeeze […]

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Reading fan-fiction (and sometimes, more often, writing it)

When you dive into another person’s fiction so deeply that you feel their characters as if they are of your own making, or, if not that, then at least as if you can move them outside boundaries that media like television imposes on them, then you’re a bit like a mad woman, a crazy old […]

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A flashmob musical in memoriam

On Saturday, October 12th, at Rikon 2013, the third biggest Croatian SF convention, the Artefact Awards were given out, the culmination of the con for the old fashioned literary oriented fans as well as many who are not. This year the ceremony was short and sweet and before there was even time to think “This […]

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Finncon 2013

Two things fans Down Under found surprising at my GUFF presentations: the size of the Croatian national con (approximately 1000 members) and then the fact that Finncon did not charge for membership. Me, I think SF fandom should consider Finncon for the title of Worldcon – the 15 0oo participants warrant it. Was there ever […]

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Swancon: Generations

Croatian fandom is young. Not meaning we did not have one 20 years ago, because we did. Croatian fans are young: the average age of a Croatian con member is 23. Which tends to come as a bit of a surprise to American and British fans.

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