There was another nice mafia evening tonight. People were coming and going a bit, but I think we had this year’s attendance record: the guest book had 15 signatures at the end of the night. The usual crowd was present; a couple of older faces not seen in the fandom circles for a while also stopped by. After most of the folks had left, the few that were left wandered away from science fiction and had quite a heated debate mainly about semantics of language. Well, actually, we didn’t get very far because we couldn’t agree on the terms. But anyway, it was fun.
’Tis the season again, and Christmas parties are here. This Saturday is the Christmas party of TSFS. If you happen to be in the neighborhood, come by to have a good time with a lot of food, music, sf-themed programs and dancing, with a crowd of local sf fen. If you are in Helsinki, there is Ye Olde Smalle Yule Partie by HYSFK on Sunday. I hear a black hat and moustache are the outfit du jour.
On an un-Christmas-related note, there is a Buffy the Vampire Slayer themed meeting at Terrakoti next week’s Thursday (by TSFS). Head there, if you feel like sinking your teeth into Buffy instead of the Christmas ham.
As usual, there were a few awards given out at Finncon last weekend in Turku. Here's a rundown of the results. Atorox The Atorox Awa...
Cristian Tamas interviews Johanna Sinisalo for the Europa SF portal. (photo by Katja Lösönen)
The shortlist for the Tähtivaeltaja Award has been announced . This year no less than four of the five nominees are Finnish — this is a fir...
The Helsinki Science Fiction Society has announced the winner of this year’s Tähtivaeltaja Award : the best science fiction book published i...