Turku Science Fiction Society

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Turku Science Fiction Society (Finnish: Turun Science Fiction Seura ry),[1] or TSFS, is the oldest science fiction society in Finland. It was founded in 1976. The society publishes its own semiprozine, called Spin, also the oldest in Finland. It maintains a club room at the University of Turku with several related societies.[2]

the TSFS has been the main organiser of Finncon three times, in 1999,[3] 2003[4] and 2011.[5] The 2003 event was also Eurocon and Baltcon.[6]

Since 1983, the TSFS awards the annual Atorox Award for the best Finnish science fiction short story.


  1. ^ Turun Science Fiction Seura website (in Finnish)
  2. ^ Pasi Karppanen, The Finnish Fandom - All You Need to Know About It, a translation of an article from Kosmoskynä ("Cosmos Pen") magazine, no. 2, 2006
  3. ^ "Finncon 1999 Website". Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Finncon X - Eurocon 2003 Organizers". Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Finncon/Animecon 2011 Contacts Page". Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Finncon 2003 Info Page". Retrieved 24 September 2013.