Finncon is an event of international significance in the field of science fiction, fantasy, and horror literature and culture. It could not happen without major support from cultural and artistic sources.

Jyväskylän Kesä — the oldest continuously organized culture festival in the Nordic countries and the mother of all Finnish festivals has been the home of science fiction and fantasy happenings in Jyväskylä since 1991, Finncon since 1995.

Nokia Research Centre — an innovative partner in programme building for more than ten years.

The Department for Communications and Culture of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs —cooperating with experts since 1995

Ministry of Education and Culture

Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation

Finnish Cultural Foundation and regional cultural foundations

Municipal departments of cultural and youth activities

Foundations and funds

Suomen Nuorisokirjailijat – The Finnish Union of authors writing for children, youngsters and young adults. A national organization that is most visible in the field of awards and publications aimed at encouraging children and young people to read. The union organizes visits by writers and gives out the annual Topelius and Arvid Lydecken Awards.


Finnish science fiction and fantasy clubs and societies