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Is Sci-Fi Still Literature's Unacknowledged Offspring?

I found myself at WorldCon last month. I say found myself because although it had been on my radar (thanks to a tip off from someone more plugged into all things sci-fi and fantasy than I) I’d pitched the idea of a piece to the radio edition of the BBC’s Click! 272 more words

An Oral History of LonCon3

Last month’s LonCon3, the 2014 World Science Fiction Convention, was a vast affair. Too vast, in fact, to attend all the programme items. One had to pick their schedule carefully, balancing the tempting panel descriptions against the opportunity to spend time with friends one might not see for the rest of the year. 1,082 more words


Ninni Aalto, an artist I want to see on the Hugo ballot

Ninni Aalto did several pieces of art for the Helsinki in 2015 bid (my favorite being the iconic polar bear fishing which became our logo last year), and has done more for t… 219 more words


Galactic Suburbia 107

In which, Alisa and Tansy debrief Alex on their Worldcon adventure: The Ritz, the books, the people, the Hugos, the ribbons, the concrete wasteland, and the jet lag. 108 more words


Finnish Cussing

I’ve been picking up a bit of Finnish, here and there.  Working on Helsinki in 2017 doesn’t require learning Finnish (and nor would attending the con, should we win).  42 more words


Your Regularly Scheduled Program

It’s been over five weeks since I’ve posted anything new here at Bundoran Press’ blog — so I guess it’s time to return to a more regular schedule. 902 more words


Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse in Helsinki?

I’ve been helping out at the info tables for the Helsinki in 2017 bid forWorldcon‬ a lot this summer, and this means I’ve heard some very interesting questions posed!  311 more words