Marie Williams has continued caring for others by gifting her Otaki bookshop to the hospice that cared for her during her battle with cancer.
It will be renamed Arohanui Hospice Marie’s Main Street Books, in memory of Williams, and will be open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4.00pm and Saturday from 10.00am until 1pm.
If you’re in Otaki drop in
With deep sadness the board of SFFANZ regret to advise the death of board member Marie Williams.
Marie passed away after a long, courageous fight with cancer
She was a valued member and we will miss her thoughtful insights and interesting comments.
Posted in People, SFFANZ
Gillian Polack is the current GUFF delegate and she is collecting recipes for a fannish cookbook. She says the following:
Foodie fandom: The all new e-cookbook
I collect good recipes from friends. I’ve discovered over the years that even fans who claim to be non-cooks often have one recipe, one mouth-wateringly wonderful dish that they make when asked to bring a plate. And fandom needs another cookbook. And I need to raise money for GUFF.
Send me your recipes! Ask your friends to send me their recipes! As many recipes as you like! Spread the word across world fandom!
You can find all the details here.
The Australian Shadows are the annual literary awards presented by the Australian Horror Writers Association and judged on the overall effect – the skill, delivery, and lasting resonance – of horror fiction written or edited by an Australian.
The awards for works published in the 2013 calendar year have been announced – you can see the full results over at Dark Wolf Reviews.
Of particular interest are the following two awards which have been won by New Zealand writers:
“Caterpillars” by Debbie Cowens (Baby Teeth – Bite Sized Tales of Terror, Paper Road Press)
“Baby Teeth – Bite Sized Tales of Terror” edited by Dan Rabarts and Lee Murray (Paper Road Press)
Congratulations to Debbie, Dan and Lee for becoming so good that the Aussies are trying to claim you.
The 2014 Down Under Fan Fund delegate is paying Auckland a visit on her way through to attend the Aussie natcon. Juanita Coulson is an American fan who will be in Auckland from the 2nd to the 5th June. Her DUFF statement includes the following lines “Have done fanzines, filksinging, pro writing. Happy to make friends and break stereotypes.” If you would like to catch up with this “treasure” of American fandom, please get in touch with Jan Butterworth who is coordinating local fan activities for Juanita’s visit.
Posted in People
Tagged auckland, DUFF