Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Pub Meeting, Christmas Party

The last mafia this year will take place this Thursday (December 1). Everyone is welcome to join us in Bar Bremer at 6 for fannish chatting and b(h)eers.

On Saturday, TSFS and STK will arrange a Christmas party at the Student village Tenants’ association’s Festival hall (which isn’t quite as grand as the name suggests). The address is Inspehtorinkatu 4 B, and the party starts at 7. The theme this year is fairy-tales. There will be food and drinks fitting for the season (bring your own bottle of anything stronger). Come meet fen from Turku (and perhaps a few from other cities too)!

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Risto Isomäki Candidate for Finlandia Prize

The candidates for this year’s Finlandia Prize have been announced, and there is an sf novel among them: Sarasvatin hiekkaa by Risto Isomäki. The story is described by the nomination committee as “an ecological thriller of apocalyptic proportions” and “frighteningly believable in its topicality”.

On a related note, Isomäki is the Finnish guest of honor at Finncon 2006.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Finncon 2006 Has a LiveJournal

Next year’s Finncon has a LiveJournal for info sharing, comments and questions. The only entry so far is in Finnish, but I’m sure questions in English are welcome there too. So, if you are planning to attend (and why wouldn’t you be), go take a look.

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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

First Thursday

First Thursday of the month is the pub gathering day in Turku. Bar Bremer at 6, welcome! Hope we’ll see some new faces due to advertising during the book fair.

Fair Reporting From Helsinki

I wasn't able to attend the Helsinki Book Fair, but Jukkahoo has a report of the fair, mainly its Scifi-Sunday, and some further links.