IRijeka’s Rikon turned 20 a few years back and that was the best con I attended in a long while; I could the goose bumps the entire weekend, and long after. SFeraKon turned 40 last year and one could feel the organizers walking on clouds with excitement. Istrakon turned 20 year and there was none […]Read More Istrakon turns 20!
The notion of Istria, the largest Croatian peninsula, being magical gets repeated a lot, especially on touristy sites. But the fact is, a place that can make a coldish, cloudy, rainy spring Sunday seem like a gift from heaven must be at least a little bit magical Nope, not talking Istrakon, that I covered in […]Read More Chasing Waterfalls – A Day in Central Istria
I always feel weird at Croatian conventions, which tend to nurture an intimate and immediate atmosphere, if I have read nothing written by the literary Guest of Honour. It used to be so much easier, though, to binge read an author a decade ago than today. To get around that within my quite insane schedule, […]Read More Books to Binge: All Aliens Like Burgers by Ruth Wheeler
I love Istria in the spring, and I especially love Pazin in the spring, and not only because of Istrakon. The biggest Croatian peninsula is truly magical and I am at great pains today trying to decide which of my favourite places there I can squeeze into a very tight schedule since I am not […]Read More My Istrakon 2019 Schedule
New Zealand fan Simon Litten will be the GUFF delegate at the Irish Worldcon this summer in Dublin, representing Australian and New Zealand SF fandom. Litten won against Australian writer and Conflux organizer, Nicole Murphy, and fellow New Zealander and con-runner, Lynelle Howel, in a hard fought race. “It was a very nail biting race. […]Read More The 2019 GUFF Delegate is Simon Litten!