Finncon is one of the largest volunteer-organized science fiction and fantasy convention in Europe. At the moment The Science Fiction Culture Cabinet at The University of Turku (Tutka) is in the process of arranging the event in Turku in 2018.
Finncon 2018 will be held from 14th to 15th of July, 2018 at the Univerity of Turku. Our first guest of honour has already been confirmed, and she is an award-winning South-African novelist, short story writer, journalist and television scriptwriter Lauren Beukes.
Since the massive 2017 Worldcon in Helsinki drained much of the energy of the Finnish fandom, the 2018 Finncon has been envisioned smaller in scale. That is to say, we hope to reach 3,000 to 4,000 attendees instead of 10,000.
Smaller or not, we do aim to create an event that offers something for everyone, from hardcore literature enthusiasts to fans of other media forms. All the well-loved Finncon traditions will be included as well.
Although primarily aimed for Finnish-speaking visitors, Finncon 2018 will also feature programme items held in English and in Swedish. As always, admittance is 100 % free of charge.