Thursday, October 26, 2006

Science Fiction Sunday

The Helsinki Book Fair starts today. On Sunday, the Helsinki sf societies arrange the traditional “Sf Sunday” programming at the Fair center (Katri Vala auditorium).

The speakers are:
  • 14:00 Leena Krohn talks about what you need fantasy for
  • 14:40 Steve Aylett (interviewed by Iida Simes)
  • 15:00 New weird, surrealism, magic realism; a panel discussion on current fantasy trends (Jan Hlinovsky, Hannu Blommila, Jukka Halme, Elli Leppä, Juha-Pekka Koskinen)
  • 15:40 the “Kuvastaja” award for best Finnish fantasy book of the year
  • 15:50 Pasi Jääskeläinen (interviewed by Kanerva Eskola)
  • 16:10 Anu Holopainen (interviewed by Aleksi Kuutio)
  • 16:30 J. Pekka Mäkelä (interviewed by Toni Jerrman)
  • 16:50 Vesa Sisättö talks about Finnish science fiction and fantasy literature
  • 17:20 How to get published; a panel discussion (Jukka Halme, Anne Leinonen, Tuomas Sorjamaa, Kimmo Lehtonen)
The doors are open on Sunday from 10 to 18. Day ticket is 12 €.

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