Thursday, November 04, 2004

Turku Mafia Renascent

Well, it’s been three times now, with a steady core group and a few new faces each time, so I dare say the Turku pub meetings are a tradition again.

Tonight, there were a couple of Danish fanzines to be read (souvenirs from Snorfcon) in addition to the beer, food and conversation. I gave out the “mini-zine” I’d made just for this occasion—a nicely formatted printout of a short story, actually. If you missed it, the short story was Shibuya no Love by Hannu Rajaniemi, and it can be read at the Futurismic web site. Go take a look, it is excellent. Too bad it isn’t eligible for Atorox (it’s in English and published by a foreign webzine), because it is one of the better short stories I’ve read in a while.

PS If you happen to be in the Turku area, don’t forget the sf jumble on Sunday (at noon)!

Monday, November 01, 2004

Pub Meetings in Turku

The monthly pub meeting in Turku is next Thursday (November 4th), 6 o’clock at Pub Bremer. Everyone is welcome to join us in talking books, movies, fandom and all things sf.

The local comics people also have their meeting on Thursday. It’s at the Cosmic Comic Café at 6, so if you are interested in drawing or writing comics, you should check that out.

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