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LKY: Lest we forget the Dark Side

I have very little time or patience for Teo Soh Lung’s views but I agree with her comment “let us remember that there is another side to the man”.I reproduce her piece below because it shows S’poreans who want to remind other S’poreans of the Seth Lord or Sauron in Lee Kuan Yew how to do it: stick to the facts, not descending to abuse and vulgarity. 663 more words

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Official Release of Frontier Resistance Paperback - Swancon 40

On Thursday I’m hopping on an aeroplane and heading off to Perth. I’m lucky enough to be going to Swancon – Perth’s Science Fiction convention. It’s the fortieth anniversary of Swancon, and this year it’s the Natcon – or National Convention. 217 more words

Swancon and Lots of Other Stuff

Swancon is only two weeks away, and I am going to it. Yay!

I get to interview Kylie Chan! And I’m on a couple of panels, one about critique and another about the portrayal of science in science fiction. 588 more words


2016 Natcon in Brisbane: the year we make Contact

Contact2016, the 55th Australian National Science Fiction Convention, will be held in Brisbane at Easter — w00t! Last con there was Conjure in 2006, so it’s a double anniversary (55 and 10, if you get my meaning). 86 more words


Into the NAFF race, once more…

Even though I was beaten (by the slimmest of margins) for NAFF last year, I thought I throw my hat in the ring once again. Glutton for punishment, me! 698 more words


NZ National SF/F/H Convention - not long now

A gentle reminder that it will soon be only a month until the New Zealand National Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Convention. Not only is this the event where members get to vote on the SJV awards, but it is also a fully fledged fan run event with a wide range of events and activities. 250 more words


Not Useless Scabs: A reflection of 2014's NUS National Conference

This was originally written as a long-form piece for Honi Soit. As they have other contributors also providing stories, I was told mine would not be published in full. 1,493 more words

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