Monday, October 25, 2004

Political Animal Farm

No, I’m not going to start running political commentaries here. But I thought I’d note that there were a few (at least a little) sfnal candidates on this year’s municipal elections (held yesterday). Not everyone I’d hoped to see get elected did, though. But in the new Turku city council there is Ville Niinistö, who has occasionally been seen hanging around the fandom circles (and sometimes, the other way around). And in the neighboring town of Piikkiö, former TSFS activist and amateur writer Mari Saario got into the council.

Bubbling under in the ”almost-made-the-cut” crowd in Turku was Jaana Gustafsson, who years ago was the chairman of TSFS, and in Helsinki, Leena Krohn, author of several quite sfnal books (correction: same name, different person).

Interestingly, all of the above represent the Finnish Green League. Is the future really this green? Or maybe just the future of political science fiction in Finland.
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