Steve and Mel in Paris

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95 Hartswood Road
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Personal Information

Stephen Rice is a systems analyst/computer programmer currently living in London in England after having lived in Cambridge (yes, THAT Cambridge in England). Recently Steve has married Melanie and is tremendously happy.

Previously he was living in The Gambia West Africa as a volunteer for the Department of State for Health and Social Welfare in their Directorate of Planning and Information. He was born in Cambridge, Canada (about an hour from Toronto) and previously lived for 4 years in the south of England in Woking and Guildford (both in Surrey county). In addition to these notable locations, he has lived in various other places and has travelled to many wonderful areas which he hopes he can share with you on this site.

He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science (Honours) from the University of Manitoba.

Memberships

Previous and current memberships:

World Science Fiction Convention memberships:

  • Conadian - Winnipeg World Science Fiction Convention (1994)
  • Intersection - Glasgow - 53rd World Science Fiction Convention (1995)
  • LA Con 3 - Los Angeles - 54th World Science Fiction Convention (1996)
  • LonStarCon 2 - San Antonio - 55th World Science Fiction Convention (1997)
  • Buconeer - Baltimore - The 56th World Science Fiction Convention (1998)
  • AussieCon 3 - Melbourne - The 57th World Science Fiction Convention (1999)
  • TorCon 3 - Toronto World Science Fiction Convention (2003) - Did not attend
  • Interaction - Glasgow - 63rd World Science Fiction Convention (2005)
  • Nippon 2007 - Japan (Yokohama) World Science Fiction Convention (2007)
  • LonCon 3 - London World Science Fiction Convention (2014)
  • Dublin 2019 - Dublin World Science Fiction Convention (2019) - See my review here.
  • New Zealand 2020 - New Zealand Science Fiction Convention (2020) - Virtual, see my review here.

Miscellaneous

Steve has owned a few cars, information about which is available here.

Philately

One of my many interests is in philately (collecting stamps), some good sites:

For particular postal authorities that I regularly purchase from:

If you are a traveller, there are a few great museums to visit:

  • The Postal Museum (London, United Kingdom) - A great selection of postal history from where it all began and it also has the “Mail Rail” – a train that transported post under the streets of London – that you can ride on! See my more detailed information here.
  • Smithsonian National Postal Museum (Washington D.C., United States) - A modest museum with a great selection of stamps for sale in the attached US Post Office shop.

Coin Collecting

I also collect coins. I generally source my (contemporary) coins from:

  • The Royal Australian Mint (Australia) - You can visit the mint in Canberra with a nice visitor centre
  • The Royal Canadian Mint (Canada) - You can visit their mints in Winnipeg, Manitoba as well as Ottawa, Ontario
  • The Royal Mint (United Kingdom) - You can visit the mint located in South Wales (with a nice visitor centre)

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