Thursday, August 21, 2008

Book Fair Tickets

If you are coming to the Turku book fair (in the beginning of October) and need discount tickets (3 €), I’m able to get a few so get in touch with me and let me know.

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Monday, August 18, 2008

John Ajvide Lindqvist in Helsinki

The Swedish writer John Ajvide Lindqvist is coming to Finland for the publication of the Finnish translation of his novel Ystävät hämärän jälkeen (Låt den rätte komma in / Let the Right One in). You can meet him in the Suomalainen kirjakauppa in Tapiola, Espoo, on Thursday August 21 at 16:30, and in the Akateeminen kirjakauppa in Helsinki, on Friday August 22 at 16:00.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Going to Parcon

Flights and accommodation for Parcon have been booked. Really looking forward to seeing what a Czech convention looks like, traveling to Plzeň (home of many a good beer I’m told), and of course meeting the VanderMeers and Hal Duncan again.

There are three of us traveling to the con from Finland. If anybody else reading this is going too, drop me a note—it would be great to meet you there!

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Monday, August 11, 2008

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Picnic

The Helsinki University sf club organizes their traditional holistic picnic next Saturday (August 16) starting at 2 PM. Everybody is welcome to attend.

The picnic starts at the railway station (outgoing local trains). You’ll need some money, the Helsinki local transportation time table, and some salted peanuts. The target of the picnic will be decided randomly using the Helsinki area map of the phone book, and will be determined using Random Destiny.

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Thursday, August 07, 2008

August Mafia

It was a very nice pub meeting today. A lot of discussion about the future of Turku fandom and events (not a lot of the people who are supposed to be the future of the Turku fandom and events present though—one might almost deduce that the future of Turku fandom doesn’t particularly care for the “old folks’ meetings”). Also, it turned out there are lots of Mythbusters fans in local fandom.

Today’s mafia zine has a lengthy report of the Finncon–Animecon event held in Tampere a couple of weeks ago (some reporting available also on this blog). Plus stuff on books and comics and some news too. I couldn’t stay for too long (babysitting duties), but the merriment went on when I left.

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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Pub Meeting on Thursday

Yes, it’s the first Thursday again. So, come to Bar Bremer at six on Thursday to talk about Finncon (there will be a new issue of the Mafia Zine that contains my Finncon report), or of other things of sfnal interest. Welcome!

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