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Why I’m voting for Helsinki, Finland

No Comments » Written on August 23rd, 2013 by
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There is a lot of discussion going on throughout the science fiction and fantasy community regarding the upcoming vote to determine what city will win the opportunity to host the 2015 World Science Fiction Convention.

You can find plenty of people (both involved in the bids and not) who will offer you a range of reasons, justifications, and explanations for why to choose one site over the other.

The one piece that I’ve not seen elsewhere is a particular comment about language. Simply, I’d like to hear some Finnish.

I know, I know, that’s not a very compelling reason, and sure, I live in a major US city and could doubtless find someone here to take to lunch and chat with in that language.

But that’s not it. I want to talk to them in the language we share, the language of science fiction. Finnish is just gravy on top of that, and while both Spokane and Orlando have their charms, they lack that gravy.

So, Finland, I hope I get the excuse to come see you soon. And in the meantime, I want to return the favor. Here’a link to the Buffalito World Outreach Project (B.W.O.P.), a page I set up with free translations of “Buffalo Dogs,” the first story in the Amazing Conroy series. Among other languages, it’s available there in Finnish!

There’s also a nifty “flag counter” at the bottom of the page that keeps track of visitors by nation, so if you’re reading this post and you’re outside the USA please drop in and either add your flag or increment your country’s total. Thanks!

The Buffalito World Outreach Project goes to Iran!

No Comments » Written on November 5th, 2012 by
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In other news, word reached me at 3am this morning that the Farsi translation of “Buffalo Dogs” is all but completed.

I’m just doing my part to bring about global harmony (and world domination).

Happy Monday!

Swedish BWOP!

No Comments » Written on October 12th, 2011 by
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I’ll probably get it uploaded sometime tomorrow, but Swedish journalist and long time Klingon speaker Yens Wahlgren was kind enough to re-send me the translation he did of “Buffalo Dogs,” so soon I’ll have that language up and available as well.

Thanks, Yens!

BWOP: Klingon!

No Comments » Written on October 3rd, 2010 by
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Long promised, and finally arriving (the delay being all my fault, not the translator’s), here is the Klingon translation of “Buffalo Dogs.”

My thanks to ghunchu’wI’ (aka Alan Anderson) for his mighty efforts as mughwI’ (translator).

This translation is released under a Creative Commons, Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives license. Follow the link if you’re not sure what that means.

Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives