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Conflux and Ecopunk!

This year’s Conflux speculative fiction convention was a total blast. Amongst other things, Liz and I launched Ecopunk – speculative tales of radical futures with the aid of an appreciative, cupcake-loving crowd. Photos here, and you can get a copy of the anthology from here!

Norway!

After Worldcon75 in Helsinki, Rob and I flew to Norway and boarded a Hurtigruten passenger-carrying cargo ship called the Vesteralen to spend a week traveling down the coast. Highly recommended – especially Trollfjorden. Photos here.

Worldcon75 – Helsinki!

Helsinki Worldcon was a total blast. Caught up with old friends, made a bunch of new ones. So many highlights: the fancypants reception at the Town Hall, the Aussie gathering at St Urho’s pub, George RR Martin’s Hugo Losers Party, Helsinki itself, with its classic trams and cobbled streets, Suomenlinna fort… Photos here. Big thanks to Jukka and the team for making it all come together.

NSWWC Spec Fic Festival

Thank you to the NSWWC for letting me loose to direct a second Speculative Fiction Festival last Saturday at the Centre’s beautiful grounds in Callan Park. Beautiful weather really enhanced the experience – I’m pretty sure a great day was had by all. Photos here. Publishing ArtsHub review here.

Supanova Perth

Supanova Perth was supafun – I managed to push through feeling daunted by the sheer size of the event, settle in and enjoy the ride. Plus QBD Books entirely sold out of copies of Lotus Blue!

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