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Nina goes to Sasquan!

Yesterday, at 20:30 CET came the result of the 2015 TAFF Race - and the winner is Nina Horvath. Doing a great campaign, she deserved to win. And her victory serves a higher purpose. It is good for Nina, good for Austrian fandom and good for European fandom. The runner-up (me) needs to remain hungry… Continue reading Nina goes to Sasquan!

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Vote for TAFF: Last chance to send a European to Sasquan!

The oldest of them all - the TransAntlantic Fan Fund - is what we all dream of: being able to get to an American Worldcon without actually winning the lottery. Sending well-known SF fans between Europe and the US mostly consists of the Americans and the British exchanging people. While I love the British, there… Continue reading Vote for TAFF: Last chance to send a European to Sasquan!

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Bosnian genre author Adnadin Jašarevic wins Little Prince regional award

Every writer in the former Yugoslavia used to be eligible for the SFERA Award. So there are, among the early winners, some Slovenian and Serbian genre writers. Today, SFERA is a national award (and no longer the only one!). I think almost all the other literary awards in ex-Yu have been either ceased or transmuted… Continue reading Bosnian genre author Adnadin Jašarevic wins Little Prince regional award