Finncon Mobile

For a quick, simple look at what’s happening at Finncon, go to <finncon.org/m>. It shows you the latest news plus the next program items in a very simple format — suitable for viewing with a mobile phone, for example.

Order your Finncon T-shirt in advance!

Fabulous Finncon 2010 T-shirts will be on sale at Finncon. They are sure to be a hit, so make sure you get this summer’s coolest shirt by ordering it in advance!
The basic shirt is available in summery black and army green, ladyfit is available in black only. The little ones should not be left [...]

Kaffeeklatsch with the Guests of Honour

The traditional kaffeeklatsches are also part of this summer’s programming. Meet Guests of Honour Ellen Kushner and Pat Cadigan at the cabinet of Restaurant Sohwi, Pat on Saturday from 4 to 5 p.m. and Ellen on Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. Registration in advance at the info desk is required!
Kaffeeklatsch means a laid-back chat [...]

Visit the Particle Accelerator Lab

On Friday, there will be a visit to the University of Jyväskylä Accelerator laboratory. You can see all three particle accelerators and learn about the research. Fits 25 persons. Sign up in advance to <tommi.eronen@2010.finncon.org>.

GoH Signing Sessions

The author Guests of Honour will sign their works at the convention at following times:

Ellen Kushner Sat 3 PM — 3.30 PM
Pat Cadigan Sun 1 PM — 1.30 PM
Sari Peltoniemi Sat 12 PM — 12.30 PM

The signing sessions will be held in the lobby at the publishers’ sales table.

Con site opening hours

The main building is open on Saturday from 10 AM to 6.30 PM, and on Sunday from 10 AM to 5.15 PM. The info desk will also be open during those hours.

More Info About Programme, Participants

There’s now more info on the supplementary programming (including meetups, workshops, parties, and even a visit to the university particle accelerator lab) available.
In addition to the Guests of Honour, there will be plenty of authors and other interesting people participating in the Finncon programme — go take a look at the list!

Finncon 2012 Bidding

For the first time in Finncon history, there will be bidding for organizing a Finncon. Two candidates, Helsinki and Tampere, announced they would like to host Finncon in 2012, and Espoo and Moon soon joined the candidates as well.
The bids will present themselves on Saturday at 3 in the “Future convention presentations” item. They will [...]

Programme Schedule Table Published

The programme schedule is now also available in handy table format. You can print it or download and customize your own programme schedule of interesting items.

Finnish translation of Ursula K. LeGuin’s Rocannon’s World published at Finncon

Rocannon’s World (1966) is the first novel by beloved fantasy writer Ursula K. LeGuin and has already achieved the status of a classic. The book’s Finnish translation by Jyrki Iivonen will be published at Finncon by Avain together with the publication of Pat Cadigan’s first Finnish translation, that of Mindplayers.
Rocannon’s World is an adventure on [...]