- Saturday, May 5, from noon till 2 AM
- The place is the Dubrovnik Lounge & Lobby (Eerikinkatu 11)
- GoH: Christopher Priest
- Program excerpts: Christopher Priest talks, Tähtivaeltaja award, Finnish fantastic fiction, Teräslilja vs. Väinämöinen, Protocols of science fiction, sf in tv, where are the sf movies going, definitive Tähtivaeltaja discussion
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
This Friday writers Anne Leinonen and Pasi Jääskeläinen discuss fantasy and science fiction in Jyväskylä. The event takes place in Kirjailijatalo at six. The authors’ books will be on sale, so if you are in the neighborhood, go listen to what will most certainly be an interesting discussion, and also buy some books (and get them signed).
Update: Jussi Vainikainen has pictures.
Thursday, March 01, 2007
Four weeks since the previous Turku pub meeting, and a dozen-or-something people present in Bar Bremer tonight. Listed are some of the dates discussed during the evening. The pizzas were excellent tonight, by the way.
- March 3: the annual Finnish smoffing event in Tampere. Four (maybe five) persons attending from Turku
- March 10: the deadline for nominating short stories for the Atorox award (the new rules were considered, mainly favorably)
- 2000: we were supposed to have flying cars and personal jet packs by now
- 1995: Finland won the ice hockey world championship (4–1, the bartender enlightened us). Den glider in…
- June 4, 1867: Mannerheim was born. In Louhisaari. Visit there this summer, and Suvi will tell you all about it
- February 16, 2007: a PhD dissertation in Turku by Sofia Sjö about gender roles and science fiction (at Åbo Akademi). The hero of the hour wasn’t present so we had to settle for talking about her behind her back
- Summer, 2007: a party, or at least we were promised one
- October, 2007: The book fair. Lots of programming. Sfnal activities planned
- 2008: Eurocon in Moscow (a group invasion planned)
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...