Live Blogging from Milford: Wednesday 13th September – 10.30 p.m.

Jacey Bedford



Not much time for blogging today with five pieces to critique this afternoon and the Milford AGM after dinner which then devolved into a general conversation and, later, finished up with four of us diehards in the library talking about the state of science fiction internationally.

Suyi Davies Okungbowa


Suyi Davis Okungbowa opened our eyes to the state of speculative fiction in Nigeria. Steph Bianchini jumped in with snippets about all the countries she’s lived and worked in, and Sarah K. Ellis, and American currently living and working in Japan added local knowledge. Fascinating stuff.

Our AGM went well. It’s obvious that Milford is currently enjoying a strong revival thanks to the work of the committee. It’s extremely well supported and looking forward to new and exciting projects. All the current committee members were re-elected and Dolly Garland was coopted to address our social media profile. The committee for 2017-2018 now consists of:

  • Dolly Garland


    Chair: Dave Gullen

  • Secretary: Jacey Bedford
  • Treasurer: Tina Anghelatos
  • Vice Chair: Liz Williams
  • Committee: Kari Sperring
  • Committee: Sue Thomason
  • Committee: Karen Williams
  • Committee: Jim Anderson
  • Committee: Dolly Garland *NEW*

We have also set the dates for Milford 2020 – 12th – 19th September. Booking for that won’t open until this time next year, but booking for 2019 opens at the end of this week. 2019 dates are 14th – 21st September.

Milford 2018 is 15th – 22nd September. At the time of writing there are only two places left, though we do operate a waiting list system. More information from the web page.

So that’s all the business out of the way. We have one more day of critting and then Friday – demob happy – we’re heading to Caernarfon for shopping, a trip around the castle and a pub lunch. Yay!

About Jacey Bedford

Jacey Bedford maintains this blog. She is a writer of science fiction and fantasy (, the secretary of Milford SF Writers (, a singer ( and a music agent booking UK tours and concerts for folk performers ( She's also a Home Office / UK Visas and Immigration department licensed sponsor processing UK work permits (Certificates of Sponsorship).
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3 Responses to Live Blogging from Milford: Wednesday 13th September – 10.30 p.m.

  1. I have been titled “Committer” – though it’s a typo – seems to work well 😀


    • Jacey Bedford says:

      Aaargh I even get my blog-typos critiqued! 🙂 Fair cop, Dolly, you are now committee, though committer does suit as well. 🙂


  2. Suyi says:

    I seem to be gracing the Milford blog everyday now; lol. 🙂


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