Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
kevin_standlee

Meanwhile, in Finland...

Turning to one of my other corporate hats, this year's Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation Awards were announced earlier today at Finncon in Tampere, Finland. Cheryl Morgan (one of the Awards' board members, as I am) was there along with Awards jury member Irma Hirsjärvi. (Neither Cheryl nor I are involved in the actual selection of the award winners; we deal with the administration stuff that keeps the awards running. I, for instance, am the secretary/treasurer of the Awards' non-profit corporation. That means that in a few days I'll be cutting checks to the winners as part of the awards.)

Because of her involvement with Finncon, where she is very busy, Cheryl wasn't able to sit in on the conference call for SFSFC's board of directors today. Nobody faults her for that. Indeed, many of us wish we were there with her, as Finncon sounds like tremendously good fun, although there is at least one SFSFC board member (who shall remain unnamed) who was unaware of just how huge Finncon is. Ah, if we could only somehow secure that kind of state funding for a Worldcon!
Tags: cheryl, finncon, translation awards
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