Friday, January 27, 2012

Åcon 5 Hotel & Travel Info Online

The ferry travel and hotel booking info (and prices) have been posted on the Åcon 5 web site. Go take a look and book your trip and stay now!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Finncon 2012 Website + Hotel

The web site for Finncon 2012 (next July in Tampere) is now in operation. There seems to be some minor glitches with the language selection, but I’m sure those will be worked out quickly.

A thing to note if you’re planning to attend the convention: Tampere hotels are pretty booked already, so it’s a good idea to take care of the hotel package, even if the price is a bit higher than is usual with Finncons (150&nbps;€/night for a 2-person room). If you want cheaper hotel rooms, the Omena hotel (very basic but clean and totally ok self-service hotel, the closest one is a couple of blocks from the official con hotel) still has some rooms for about 80 €/night/room (there are beds for four persons in a room), but I’d book them very quickly, because I think they might not be available for too long.

Update: links fixed after they’d been changed on the web site. Language selection and linking is now ok.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Festival of Living Literature 2012

The Festival of Living Literature will take place February 11 in Tampere. This year’s theme is “Nature and Creativity”. The program includes among others Markku Soikkeli interviewing authors Risto Isomäki and Tero tähtinen on how literature can save Earth.

Fantasy Feast Registration Open

The eight Fantasy Feast will be organized August 10–12, 2012, at Tippsund in Taivassalo. Registration is now open at the TSFS web site.

Attendance fee is 47 € to 57 € (depending on the type of accommodation), discounts for TSFS members and juniors plus volunteer are available. The fee includes accommodation plus five meals during the feast.

Iron Sky On Tour

The upcoming Iron Sky movie will be on a preview tour around Finland in March and April. Preview tickets cost 25 € and include, in addition to seeing the movie before the official premiere, a Q&A session with cast and crew, a signed poster, and an exclusive tour t-shirt.

Tähtivaeltaja Award to Lauren Beukes

The Helsinki Science Fiction Society has announced the winner of this year’s Tähtivaeltaja Award : the best science fiction book published i...