Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Tähtivaeltaja Day

Some info on the Tähtivaeltaja day was posted on Babeknabel:
  • 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

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Sf Discussion in Jyväskylä on Friday

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

28 Days Later

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)

Finlandia Award Nominees 2018

The Finlandia Award nominees for this year have been announced, and there are a couple of familiar sfnal names in the mix. Magdalena Hai’s K...