Fantastika 2016

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Science fiction and fantasy convention
June 17-19, 2016
“Dieselverkstaden” Sickla/Stockholm, Sweden

Reports and photos

At the home page you can find reports in Finnish and English and some photos.

Some statistics

There were 347 members. 44% of them were female, 11% were 12-25 years old and 6 registered persons were below 12. In the latest version of the programme, published on the web, 49% of the participants in individual programme items were female.

The programme can be found here!  An alternative is to use the url http://korturl.com/fant16. You can also get it in your mobile phone. You need the app Event guide Grenadine (for Android and iPhone) and go to the event fant16. In the Event guide Grenadine you can also find information in English about how to get to the convention, maps etc. If you already have chosen a con (say Loncon) you change in the menu (left upper corner) by chosing options (bottom) and then Switch Conference.

Here is the Programme Guide as pdf – in English and Swedish depending on the language of the programme item. You will get it at registration.

You can find a map of the surroundings and a plan of the venue here.

Opening hours:

Dealer’s Room: Fri 17:00-20:00, Sat 10:00-18:oo, Sun 10:00-16:00

Café: Fri 9:00-19:00, Sat 10:00-17:00, Sun 10:00-17:00

Bistro: Fri 11:00-23:00, Sat 11:00-23:00, Sun 11:00-21:00

Fantastika 2016 is the national Swedish science fiction and fantasy convention for 2016 (Swecon). The venue is the same as for Fantastika 2013, but we will use more rooms. There will be a programme that covers science fiction and fantasy in all their forms and with the emphasis on literature. The guests of honour are Maria Turtschaninoff from Finland, Jerry Määttä from Sweden and Carolyn Ives Gilman from Washington D C. The fan guest of honour is Caroline Mullan from UK. The programme will contain items such as author interviews, workshops, panel discussions and presentations.

Here is a free story by Carolyn Ives Gilman, and here (in Children of the Weird) you can find a free story by Maria Turtschaninoff.

Families with children are welcome, and there will be a children’s corner in the library where they can draw, make space ships, play games etc. However, we do not babysit children so small children must be accompanied by parents or other grown ups.

The Gopher Mum is Kiel (zaphodkiel@yahoo.com) so if you would like to help us run the convention please send her an e-mail!

Here is a list of the authors who are coming to the convention.

Friday: Registration from 16.00. Programme 17.00 – 22.00 (or 23.00).

Saturday: Registration from 09.30. Programme 10.00 – 22.00 (or 23.00).

Sunday: Registration from 09.30. Programme 10.00 – 17.00 (followed by Dead Dog Party in the Bistro in the building).

Please feel free to use the poster and logo that you find in the left column here!

For members under 26 years old there is no membership fee provided a registration is sent to tomas.cronholm@gmail.com before June 13.

Members below 12 years of age do not have to pay any membership fee.

Memberships in foreign currencies are: EUR 37, GBP 27 and USD 40. Money can be sent to:
IBAN : SE76 9500 0099 6018 0589 5271
IC/SWIFT: NDEASESS
Name of account: FÖRENINGEN FÖR SCIENCE FICTION-KONGRESSER I EUROPA

The payment has to be received by June 13. Please give your name on the payment.

Please send an e-mail to tomas.cronholm@gmail.com after payment, and you will then get an e-mail comfirming your membership.

You can also pay via PayPal and associated cards (VISA, Mastercard, American Express).

The name of the account is “Eurocon 2011”, and you should receive a receipt via e-mail saying that the payment is for Fantastika 2016.

With British Pounds, £ 27

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With Euro, EUR 37

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With USD, $ 40

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With Swedish kronor, SEK 350

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Day membership and payment at registration

Those who cannot participate the whole weekend may pay membership for single days: Friday SEK 150, Saturday SEK 250, and Sunday SEK 150. The fee for the whole convention is SEK 500:- if paid at registration. Persons under the age of 26 who have not preregistered pay half these prices. It will be possible to pay by card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express), via Swish and cash in Swedish money.

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Hedersgäster / Guests of Honour

Maria Turtschaninoff

Jerry Määttä

Carolyn Ives Gilman

Caroline Mullan

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