John Scalzi: The Dispatcher

I actually do not like writing reviews, I realized today. I find them easy to write for magazines, because magazine have their audiences, and certain expectations, and also word count limits. No obligation to be deep. That can be so daunting. And then there is the thing when I have no idea what to write […]

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Upcoming SF Conventions in April

I used to dream of going to Worldcon, and now I plan my vacations around SF conventions. Science fiction has become mainstream, and cons are popping up everywhere. Too many to count, way too many to visit, but I plan to have so much fun giving it a good go. Even though right now it […]

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Rikon 2018, Aliette de Bodard and fun, fun, fun

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 […]

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Fantastic Zagreb 2013

As I’ve mentioned, ever since I got back from my GUFF trip to Australia and New Zealand, a part of my brain has been thinking about all the possible destinations I will be trying to get Australian and NZ GUFF delegates to visit. Predictably, Croatia is first on my list. Not only because I know […]

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2012 Aurealis Awards

Australian volunteer-run SF conventions surprised me with their numbers. Some 350 members at a con is considered a good turnout and the con is counted as large. In Croatia, SFeraKon attracts a thousand people and other are not far behind. Furthermore, smaller Croatian cons consider themselves unworthy of a guest of honour. Australians, on the […]

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