Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Finncon 2012 Wants You

Finncon 2012 (in Tampere in July) has begun their gopher recruitment. If you feel you could contribute to the convention, go sign up and let them know you’d like to help!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

BaCon on Saturday

FUI and Tutka will organize the BaCon 5 minicon this Saturday at Terrakoti. The theme this year is race. The program starts around 2 PM and looks as follows:

  • 2 PM Unofficial program starts with the movie Shaft
  • 4 PM Official program: meaty music video, followed by ST: TNG episode “Darmok”
  • 5 PM Dinner break (bring your own food)
  • 6 PM Ritual eating of cabbage and bacon, socializing
  • 7 PM video program

Friday, April 20, 2012

URS on Tour

The wildly active Uusrahvaanomainen spekulatiivinen fiktio (“new pulp”) movement goes on tour around Finland to celebrate the publication of their latest anthology, Huomenna ne tulevat (“Tomorrow They Come”). Members of the movement will be appearing in Helsinki, Tampere, Espoo, Turku, and Jyväskylä to advertise (and sell) the new book and talk about new pulp sf.

The tour dates are available at the link. The tour will visit Turku on two occasions: at the next pub meeting on May 3, and also at the Kirja irti event on May 26.

IronSky Awarded at BIFFF

Iron Sky received a couple of awards at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival: The Silver Méliès Award and The Pegase Award (an audience prize). Congratulations!

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Sergey Lukianenko in Finland

Update: Due to an illness in the family, Lukianenko has unfortunately had to cancel his visit to Finland.

The Russian sf writer Sergey Lukianenko visits Helsinki next week for the publication of his latest translation, Yöpartio (Ночной дозор, in English Night Watch). He will be interviewed at the Pressi-klubi, visit the Helsinki mafia, and also visit the Tampere Book Fair.
  • Thu Apr 12, 3 PM – Pressi-klubi, Pullman Bar, Helsinki Railway Station
  • Thu Apr 12, 6 PM – Pub meeting, St. Urho’s Pub, Helsinki
  • Fri Apr 13, 5 PM – Tampere Book Fair
  • Sat Apr 14, 10:30 AM – Tampere Book Fair

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...