Crit Mass, July 15th: Octothorpe, Plokta! and Guff

Our special guest for the July Critical mass meeting is this year’s GUFF winner, Alison Scott. Undaunted by the COVID-19 lockdown, she is planning a virtual GUFF trip through Australia, culminating in Wellington for CoNZealand, this year’s worldcon.

As part of the Plokta cabal, Alison was involved in producing this award-winning fanzine. (See for copies.)

She’s been involved in organising conventions, and was slated to appear as GoH at this year’s Eastercon. Undaunted by the lockdown, she still held her fannish room party — online!

Her fondness for the Traditional London First Thursday Pub nights prompted her to create an online equivalent via zoom rooms.

And then just to top it all, she’s recently launched a podcast, Octothorpe,
with John Coxon and Liz Batty.

This Critical Mass will be in three parts, each of 40 minutes duration.
Part One: A chat with Alison Scott
Jul 15, 2020 7:00pm – 7:40pm Adelaide (7:30 Melbourne)
<10 min tea break>
Part Two: More chatting + Q&A, initial discussion about the novellae
Jul 15, 2020 07:50 — 8:30pm Adelaide (8:20 Melbourne time)
<10 min wine break>
Part Three: Picking the Hugo winner & general chat
Jul 15, 2020 08:40 — 9:20pm Adelaide (9:10 Melbourne time)

Zoom meeting details:
Meeting ID: 768 9343 2810
Password: 2LYCvH
Note you will need version 5 of the zoom app!

We will be discussing the last two of the Hugo nominated novellae:

  • To Be Taught, If Fortunate, by Becky Chambers (Harper Voyager; Hodder & Stoughton)
  • The Deep, by Rivers Solomon, with Daveed Diggs, William Hutson & Jonathan Snipes (Saga Press/Gallery)