Swecon

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Swecon is a title annually awarded to a Swedish science fiction convention.

Since 1998, one Swedish science fiction convention per year has been elected to host national awards in science fiction and has been awarded the title "Swecon" in addition to its actual name. This is not necessarily the largest Swedish science fiction convention, but in practice it often is, and it's the most important of the Swedish conventions.[1]

The name Swecon is part of a larger tradition and similar conventions are held in Norway, Denmark and Finland under the names Norcon, Dancon and Finncon.

List of Swecons[edit]

Year Location Name Guest(s) of Honour
1 1998 Linköping ConFuse 98 Paul J. McAuley
2 1999 Uppsala Upsala: 1999 Michael Swanwick
3 2000 Stockholm NasaCon 2000 Brian M. Stableford, John-Henri Holmberg
4 2001 Stockholm Fantastika 2001 Robin Hobb, Robert Rankin, Karolina Bjällerstedt Mickos, Pierre Christin
5 2002 Linköping ConFuse 2002 China Miéville, Gwyneth Jones
6 2003 Uppsala Upsala SF-möte X Alastair Reynolds, Ken MacLeod
7 2004 Stockholm Swecon 2004 M. John Harrison, Dave Lally, Tim Russ
8 2005 Gothenburg ConCeive Charles Stross, Erik Granström
9 2006 Stockholm Imagicon Joe Haldeman, Geoff Ryman, Martin Andreasson
10 2007 Gothenburg Conviction Richard Morgan, John Ajvide Lindqvist
11 2008 Linköping ConFuse 2008 Cory Doctorow,[2] Adam Roberts
12 2009 Stockholm Imagicon 2 Liz Williams, Graham Joyce
13 2010 Gothenburg Condense Justina Robson, Nene Ormes
14 2011 Stockholm Eurocon 2011 Elizabeth Bear, Ian McDonald, John-Henri Holmberg, Jukka Halme
15 2012 Uppsala Kontrast Sara Bergmark Elfgren, Mats Strandberg, Joe Abercrombie, Peter Watts, Kelly Link, Niels Dalgaard
16 2013 Stockholm Fantastika 2013 Lavie Tidhar, Jo Walton, Johan Anglemark, Karin Tidbeck
17 2014 Gävle Steampunkfestival i Gävle Cory Doctorow, Mike Perschon, Miriam Rosenberg Rocek, Chris Wooding
18 2015 Linköping ConFuse 2015 Madeline Ashby, Kristina Hård

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swecon – riks-sf-kongressen". Fandom.se. Retrieved 2011-04-05. 
  2. ^ Guest of Honour at SweCon, Sweden, next weekend, Boing Boing June 10, 2008, retrieved April 8, 2011

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