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Finncon wouldn’t be Finncon without parties!

The official Finncon evening party is held at Panimoravintola Koulu on Saturday 14 July. The definite program will be finalised nearer to the actual event but the traditional awards ceremony for the masquerade contest, book launch parties as well as other relevant shenanigans will be part of it.

If you are at the area already on Friday, Cosmic Comic Cafe offers an unofficial kick-start to the con weekend on Friday 13 July.

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N.B.! Dedline has been moved to June 20th!

The Fantastic Paper Workshop call for papers has now been released. Please submit your paper for the seminar to Jyrki Korpua ( no later than June 3rd, 2018.

The Fantastic Paper Workshop on July 12 & 13 is a closed feedback session for students and researchers. The Academic track during the con weekend, however, will be open for everyone. Both the workshop and the academic track are organized by The Finnish Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Finfar.

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Finncon 2018 table and ad sales have been opened. Reservations for sales tables and ads in the program book can be sent to

There is no deadline for making table reservations, but the space available for sales is limited, so it is recommended to make yours as soon as possible. The deadline for actual ads is May 15th.

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Photo: Pasi Karppanen

As autumn progresses, it’s a good time to turn our thoughts to next summer. Finncon can help you concretize those thoughts, because we now have a confirmation for the con venue. After fifteen years, the con will be returning to the University Hill in Turku. The event facilities consist of three interconnected buildings: Natura, Agora (previously called Natural Sciences Buildings 1 and 2 respectively), and Quantum.

The con will have in its use multiple lecture halls as well as plenty of outdoor spaces for hanging out. Student cafeteria Galilei serves visitors in the Agora building, and there are small shops within walking distance.

The con committee paid a visit to the facilities. Pasi Karppanen, co-chair of the con committee, and Johanna Junnila, press, in the Agora building.
Photo: Juhani Mönkkönen

The University Hill is located about 1,5 km from the Market Square, between the Turku Cathedral and the Turku University Hospital (TYKS). The distance to the Kupittaa railway station and the bus station is approximately 1 km, and the central railway station is located approximately 3 km away from the Hill.


Translation: Sanni Lappalainen