2014 Corflu


The inventors of the Effless Corflu, Nic Farey and Ken Forman, invite you to Cor31u in Richmond, VA from May 2-4, 2014.

Looks like Nic and Ken generously squeezed a few letters out of the convention’s title so they could donate them to their hotel. A former Holiday Inn, the venue now has more names than a purebred dog — the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Richmond-Midlothian. Corflu’s room rates will be $94/night (plus taxes).

Memberships in the convention are $80 full, $25 supporting (£50/15 UK).

More information is in Progress Report #0 (July 2013).

Other committee members are John Nielsen Hall and Randy Byers.

Corflu Bid From the Mysterious East

“It’s been noted by many that the eastern part of the US has not been well-served by Corflu locations over the last several years,” writes Nic Farey. “So with that in mind, a distributed team has virtually assembled to redress this omission.”

The crack team assembled to bid for the 2014 Corflu is led by Nic Farey and Ken Forman, co-chairs, John Nielsen Hall, Treasurer and UK Agent, and Randy Byers, Assistant Treasurer and US Agent, supported by Warren Buff, Aileen Forman, Nathan Madison and Curt Phillips.

They want to hold the Corflu 31 in Richmond, VA at the Holiday Inn Koger Conference Center (also home to RavenCon) over the May 2-5 weekend in 2014.

Their bid will be considered at the Corflu XXX (Boomchikawawa) business meeting.

All Jacq’d Up

Visitors may like the idea that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. When that’s where you live and you want to win a fan fund trip out of town, keeping it all a secret is the last thing you want to do.  So Jacqueline Monahan and friends are promoting her TAFF candidacy in a new fanzine All Jacq’d Up #1 [PDF File].

Alan White’s cover is the signature artwork. Copious examples of Monahan’s own fanwriting are accompanied by contributions from Nic Farey, Steve Green, John DeChancie, John Purcell, John Nielsen-Hall and Aileen Forman.

John Nielsen-Hall has some of the best lines in the issue:

She was, as I recall the best new Fan Writer or some such category winner, and it’s always good that someone wins an award for actually doing something, like writing, not least because too many of us folks in this part of the State of Fandom are Old and Fat and not doing very much of anything, except sitting around with our computers all day and indulging in idle gossip and speculation, very often about who Jacqueline Monahan actually is…

If you read the zine, you’ll find out.