Check out Athena’s Daughters, a Kickstarter from Silence in the Library. It is a collection of short speculative fiction by some of the industry’s best female authors. This Kickstarter has made double its goal already, so make sure you check it out and get a copy for yourself, I did!


Mary Robinette Kowal, Gail Z. Martin, Cleolinda Jones, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Jean Rabe, Sherwood Smith, Janine K. Spendlove, Vicki Johnson-Steger, Cynthia Ward, Jean Marie Ward, Maggie Allen, Conley Lyons, Doris Stever, and C.A. (Christine) Verstraete.


M1 Sales Convention by Manitou Australia

From February 4th to the 6th, Manitou Australia held the M1 Sales Convention, a big event gathering the Oceania Dealer Network. The convention took place in Creswick, near Melbourne, in a beautiful location and a friendly atmosphere.

A lot of dealers attended and were well entertained by the various product workshops, machines walkarounds and test-driving, not to mention great training and support from Brian Rabe, Jean-Pierre Guerand, Marc Julienne and others… Martin Grunstein(Customer Service Expert) was the Guest Speaker on the first day, he gave a tremendous speech.

A good way for dealers to learn more about Manitou, Gehl and Mustang ranges as well as having a lot of fun with the “M1 Challenge”, where teams had to build their own “F1” and race against other teams afterwards! As you can see on the pictures, all teams made great and ready-to-drive (with precautions) cars.

Everybody had a great time at this convention, and Manitou Australia would like to thank everyone who came and helped making this wonderful event possible!