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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We have a 2016 GUFF delegate!

The awesome Gillian Polack and I announce with pleasure that the winner of the 2016 GUFF race is – Jukka Halme! Congratulations to both Jukka and Contact, the Australian Natcon 2016 in Brisbane which will host him as a fan fund delegate! We know it will be a LOT of fun for everyone involved! Thank […]

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GUFF in Finland, Finnish fan in GUFF

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 […]

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FantaSTikon 2015: The first SF con in Split

You may think Croatia has enough conventions with some six or seven annual ones running steadily for years but Croatian fandom disagrees! The southern part of the country has been quiet for some time and now we know why – they have just launched a con of their own! FantaSTikon 2015 will be held in […]

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