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 […]Read More Rikon 2018, Aliette de Bodard and fun, fun, fun
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 […]Read More Diary of a conrunner: Worldcon 75, Helsinki, August 2017
British fan Caroline Mullan says: Eastercons have been destination conventions for GUFF delegates and funders of GUFF races since the founding of GUFF. We’d welcome the views of those involved with GUFF/DUFF. This means all of you, non-UK European and Australian fans! Take a minute or three and tell them what you think! (While you […]Read More Make Eastercon better – fill out a survey!
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 […]Read More GUFF in Finland, Finnish fan in GUFF
The Hugos, voting systems and supporting memberships are a hot topic in SF fandom these days. I have a lot to say about it, but running a con while working full-time hours as a freelancer will severely limit one’s free time (translation: I have 3 different Hugo-related articles pending that might or might not ever […]Read More Unintended consequences & literary awards