Thursday, September 28, 2006

Authors and Vampires: the Turku Book Fair

The Turku Book Fair will be arranged for the 14th time this weekend, from Friday September 29 to Sunday October 1. The has a stand, “Science fiction ja fantasia Suomessa,” at the Book Fair (booth A83), so if you happen to be at the Fair, come say hello and listen to contemporary Finnish authors talk about their books!

The speaker schedule at the sf booth is:

  • 14:00 Sari Peltoniemi
  • 15:00 Anne Leinonen
  • 11:00 Anne Leinonen
  • 11:30 Anu Holopainen
  • 13:00 J. Pekka Mäkelä
There will also be a vampire symposium at the Fair on Sunday, organized by TSFS and STk. The symposium will be at meeting room 3 from 14:00 to 16:00. The topics will be:
  • A vampire with feelings (Outi Hakola)
  • The vampire: the lovely Anti-Christ (Markku Soikkeli)
  • Vampires and sexuality (Tanja Sihvonen)
  • The borrowed qualities of vampires in RPGs (J. Tuomas Harviainen)
At the same time with the Book Fair, there will be the Antiquarian Literature Fair, the Science Fair, and the Food Fair (the ticket to all these events costs 14 €).

Update: A few of us will be gathering at the Brewery Restaurant Koulu on Saturday evening at 7 for dinner and drinks. If you’d like to join us, contact me (phone 040 861 9326).

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