ESFS Awards 2019

As part of the closing ceremony of TitanCon, which was also this year’s Eurocon, the annual European Science Fiction Society Awards were presented. Swedish fan and ESDS chair Carolina Gómez Lagerlöf managed to hand out a not small number of awards in just about 20 minutes, which must be a record of some kind.  Croatia […]

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Famous Fan: Carolina Gomez Lagerlöf

I think I met Carolina at the Zagreb Eurocon, as I was not one of the Croatian fans to attend the Stockholm Eurocon she chaired in 2011. I am sure I know her through the European Science Fiction Society because it is strongly tied to her in my mind – she is currently chairing both […]

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Liburnicon 2019

For a long time, Liburnicon, held in the famous tourist town of Opatija since 2006, was the youngest Croatian SF. Although I miss the smallish summer convention that use to close out the summer by providing late programming over that final weekend at the seaside so we could all swim during the day, I am […]

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Famous Fan: Ivan Kranjčević

At some point after Loncon 2014, Mirko Karas and me decided that ribbons would be introduced to Croatian fandom. It has not caught on, exactly, but there have been local ribbons ever since. I especially love the SFeroSaur ones, for all those with a number of years behind them in SF fandom. I think we […]

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Guest Post: Pyrkon 2019 Experience

My first Pyrkon was the 2016 one. In April of that year, Mihaela, Iva Belina and a Zagreb city delegation went on a trip to Poland that eventually put SFeraKon on the European cosplay map. (In fact, at that Pyrkon we made the avi.cosplay Instagram account for Iva!) Pyrkon is huge and awesome and overwhelming. […]

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