Monday, February 02, 2015

Archipelacon Call for Programme Participants

If you’re coming to Archipelacon next summer and would like to take part in the program, you can now volunteer to participate! There convention takes place over four days so there will be lots of different program items, and ideas from members are of course welcome.

The convention has also announced the first programme items: there’ll be an updated rerun on the “LGBT in Science Fiction” item that was so popular at Finncon last summer that all who wanted to see it couldn’t fit in the room—now’s your chance to see the item if you missed it last year. Other announced items include a talk on the differences between the Song of Fire and Ice books and the Game of Thrones tv series, an sf illustration presentation, and a discussion about new tv series.

Conference on Sf/f & Games Music

Suomen Etnomusikologinen Seura and the Musicology department of the University of Turku are organizing an open seminar day to discuss current news and trends in the research of science fiction, fantasy, and games music.

If you’re doing research in these areas and would like to present a paper, send your abstract to turkuscifi2015@gmail.com by March 15.

Date: June 12, 2015
Place: The University of Turku
Contact: Anna-Elena Pääkkölä, Inka Rantakallio

Tähtivaeltaja Award to Lauren Beukes

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