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 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:
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!