Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Kosmoskynä Award to Irma Hirsjärvi

The Kosmoskynä Award is an achievement award occasionally given by the Finnish science fiction and fantasy writers association to a person or community for advancing Finnish science fiction literature. At Finncon this year, Irma Hirsjärvi received the award. Irma’s own fandom research is significant, and she has also actively influenced the development of Finnish science fiction and fantasy research. She has been active in the researchers’ network and later the Finnish Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy Research FINFAR.

FINFAR founding meeting

In addition to the research she has had a big influence in fandom in general. She was instrumental in starting to organize Finncons in other cities outside Helsinki (and has chaired a few), took part in starting the Finncon association, has taught writing, participated in writing guides, talked about science fiction, and been a good friend to people coming to fandom.

Congratulations, Ipa!

Photo: Jussi Vainikainen


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