Thursday, April 17, 2014

Maria Turtschaninoff in Denmark

The rights for Maria Turtschaninoff’s (who will be GoH at Fantastik in Turku in September) Maresi have been sold in Denmark (in addition to Sweden). Congrats!

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Thursday, April 03, 2014

Free E-book of Lovecraftian Fiction

Stepanin koodeksi is a very nice anthology of Finnish Lovecraftian short stories set in a shared corner of the world of Great Old Ones. And for the month of April, you can download it at the Aavetaajuus shop for the great price of free.

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Pub Meeting & Terracon

This Friday is the first Friday of the month, and that means of course that it’s time for the Turku monthly pub meeting. So welcome to Cosmic Comic Café on Friday at six!

This month, I’m hoping to see some new faces there, as the pub meeting also serves as a pre-party for Saturday’s Terracon, a minicon organized by the societies that inhabit the Terrakoti club house. Terracon starts at 10 AM and continues until 4 PM, after which there will be a spring party at Terrakoti. There will be a few panel discussions, workshops, games, and a dealers zone at the convention. Terracon is free to attend.

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Finncon Anthology Published

At last year’s Finncon there was a short story competition with the theme “opposing forces”. The top ten stories are now available as an ebook anthology.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Steampunk Alice

Ryhmäteatteri will put up a steampunk Alice in Wonderland play next summer. The premiere is on June 18, and the play will stay in production until the end of August.

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Fantasy Writing Course in Espoo

The Axxell community college in Espoo will organise a three-day fantasy writers workshop for young people (ages 15–20) in June. The instructors are Maria Turtschaninoff and Åsa Stenvall-Albjerg.

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Atorox Nominees 2014

The Atorox Award longlist has been published. Congratulations to all the nominees!

Atorox is an annual award given by the Turku Science Fiction Society for the best Finnish sf short story published in the previous year, determined by a vote among the members of the Finnish fandom. If you want to participate, contact your local sf society or the organisers directly.

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Finncon 2014 Online

This year’s Finncon has launched a proper website and will be updating information there regularly starting now (the English version will also launch soon). They are also on Twitter as @finncon2014, so you can follow that for updates as well.

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Tuesday, March 04, 2014

ESC 10-year Anniversary

The Espoo sf club ESC celebrates their 10-year anniversary on Saturday, March 29. Everyone is invited to join the festivities, which include the movie Tarzan Triumph, steampunk costuming, and a buffet banquet. The cost is 15 € (includes the banquet); RSVP deadline is March 11. More info on the Facebook event (no FB login required).

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Di Filippo Reviews Vainonen and Krohn

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Paul Di Filippo reviews two new Finnish publications from Cheeky Frawg, The Explorer and Other Stories by Jyrki Vainonen and Datura or A Delusion We All See by Leena Krohn, for Locus and quite likes them.

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