Åcon

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Åcon
Catherynne M. Valente Åcon.jpg
Guest of Honour Catherynne M. Valente at Åcon 2012.
Status active
Genre Science fiction, fantasy
Begins 2014-05-01
Ends 2014-05-04
Frequency Annual
Venue 60°05′42″N 19°55′42″E / 60.09489°N 19.92825°E / 60.09489; 19.92825
Location(s) Mariehamn, Åland
Country Finland
Previous event Åcon 6
Next event Åcon 7
Website
http://acon7.wordpress.com/

Åcon is an annual science fiction convention, held in May or June every year in Mariehamn, Åland.[1][2] It was founded in 2007[3] with the goal of bringing Swedish and Finnish science fiction fandom together, and described as being a literary relaxacon with all programming in English.[4] While a few of the participants are Ålanders, the majority travel from mainland Finland and Sweden for the convention.[5]

Past guests of honour have included authors such as Hal Duncan,[6] Ian McDonald,[7] Steph Swainston,[8][9] Geoff Ryman,[10] Cat Valente,[11] and Tricia Sullivan.[12] The guest of honor in 2014 will be Karen Lord.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tillström, Malin (2009-05-20). "Fantasykonvent för tredje gången". Nya Åland (in Swedish). Retrieved 2009-05-26. 
  2. ^ Kullman, Annika (2010-05-02). "Science fiction-kongress på Åland". Nya Åland (in Swedish). Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  3. ^ "Science fiction-kongress på Adlon". Nya Åland (in Swedish). 2007-05-18. Retrieved 2010-03-20. 
  4. ^ "About Åcon". Åcon. Retrieved 2010-03-20. 
  5. ^ "Bokälskare träffades på fantasykonvent". Ålandstidningen (in Swedish). 2009-05-24. Retrieved 2010-05-12. 
  6. ^ "Åcon 1 GoH". Åcon. Retrieved 2009-05-26. 
  7. ^ "Åcon 2 Guest of Honour". Åcon. Retrieved 2009-05-26. 
  8. ^ "Åcon 3 GoH". Åcon. Retrieved 2009-05-26. 
  9. ^ Åcon 2009, Steph Swainston's official website, retrieved April 6, 2011
  10. ^ "Åcon 4 GoH". Åcon. Retrieved 2010-03-20. 
  11. ^ "Åcon 5 GoH". Åcon. Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  12. ^ "Åcon 6 GoH". Åcon. Retrieved 2013-03-12. 
  13. ^ "Åcon 7 GoH". Åcon. Retrieved 2014-02-20.