Conflux has two fan fund delegates coming to spend time with us.
Our GUFF (Going Under Fan Fund) delegate is Mihaela Marija Perković from Croatia. Mihaela is a Croatian fan who is downright crazy about Australia; she earned her degree with a paper on “SF tropes in Peter Carey’s short fiction”. Active in fandom since 2004, she has participated at Croatian conventions as lecturer, moderator and GoH host. She runs the SFERA Award Jury and writing workshops, is PR manager of SFera and SFeraKon, and coordinated Kontakt Special Track at Eurocon 2012. Enthusiastic, cheerful and chatty, she is an active blogger and lousy photographer. She plans to attend Swancon and Conflux, visit Sydney, Melbourne and New Zealand. Her report will be fun to read.
She’ll be on a few panels, as well as doing a presentation on Croation and non-English European literature and fandom.
Our NAFF (National Australian Fan Fund) delegate is Emma Kate, from Tasmania. Emma attended her first con in 2011, Swancon/Natcon 50, and this lead to a hankering to be more involved in the Australian spec fic community. So, she became an Aurealis Awards judge! She read fantasy novels in 2011and horror novels and short stories in 2012. The chance to attend Conflux 2013 would afford her the opportunity to meet the amazing authors whose works she’s been reading as well as share her love of spec fic with other fans. She blogs at emmakate.me and tweets @waqem.
Emma’s not on any panels yet but she will be!
Raising funds for future delegates is an important part of both ladies’ jobs, so if you get the opportunity help out so you can support this great cause of sending deserving fans to great cons!