Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Conklaavi 2009

The Turku University gaming club Tyrmä organizes the Conklaavi gaming convention on May 9–10 at T-Talo. The convention, held for the 11th time this year, has programming for role-players, strategy, board, and miniature gamers, collecting card gamers and LARPers. Day passes are 6 €, or 10 € for 2 days.

Labels: ,

Monday, April 20, 2009

Bacon II on Sunday

The Åbo Akademi sf society FUI will organize Bacon II, their second microcon, this Sunday at 4 PM in Terrakoti (Yo-talo A, 2nd floor).

The theme is “the radiant future,” and programming consists mainly of watching movies (contact Vilgot Strömsholm for discussion about the program).

Bacon and vegetarian food will be served at cost. Please contact Lisa Nylund in advance if you’re going so they know how much food to prepare.

via Enhörningen

Labels: ,

Tutka Blood Drive

The Turku University sf club encourages its members (others are welcome to participate too) to donate blood on Monday the 27th. The plan is to meet at the market place (kauppatori) at 5 PM and go from there to the local donor centre of the Red Cross Blood Service.

More info from the club board.

Labels:

Finland Swedish Tolkien Society Founded

Enhörningen informs us that the Swedish-speaking Tolkien fans of Finland have assembled and formed a smial (a sub-association) of the Finnish Tolkien Society. They call themselves “Lindon, Finlands Svenska Tolkien-sällskap”. The activities will, at least at first, be electronic. The linked Enhö forum is probably the best way to stay informed for now.

Last Day for Åcon Ferry Booking

If you’re thinking of coming to Åcon but haven’t signed up yet, do it now—today is the last day you can book the very inexpensive ferry trip there and back.

Note: it’s still possible to attend the convention even if you miss today’s booking deadline: you’ll just have to take care of the travel booking by yourself.

See you there!

Labels: , ,

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Sign up for Åcon

The Sign-up form for Åcon is now online. You register for the convention and book the ferry travel on the same form. The deadline for booking is April 20, so go there and sign up now!

Labels: , ,

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Brewery Visit at Åcon

Åcon 3 announced they are organizing a visit to the Stallhage brewery on Friday. So if you’re interested, head on to the info page and sign up.

Labels: , ,

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Pub Meeting Tomorrow

Welcome again to the Turku sf pub meeting tomorrow! As usual, we meet in Bar Bremer at six. There was talk last time to try to relocate to the cabinet of the pub (long room near the Uudenmaankatu exit) it that is available—look for us there if we’re not at the usual spot.

Proposed topics for discussion: we’ve been thinking about visits to alternative locations for the pub meetings (just for a change), so come if you have an opinion. Also, I’d welcome talk about this year’s Nebula-nominated short stories and Atorox nominees. A new issue of Turu Mafia Zine will be published.

Labels:

Finncon 2009 Blog

Finncon 2009 has started a blog in English, so head there if you want to be kept current on what’s happening.

Unfortunately the RSS feed isn’t working yet, but I’m sure that will be fixed shortly.

Edit 2009-04-02 The feeds are now in order.

Labels: , , ,