Welcome

Finland’s largest science fiction and fantasy literature event Finncon takes place in Jyväskylä on July 5-7, 2019. Joining us, there will be authors, readers, fans and critics from all around the world.

Finncon is free and open for everyone. Welcome aboard!

The main con venue is L Building (Liikunta) which is situated in the Seminaarinmäki Campus of the University of Jyväskylä. Street address: Keskussairaalantie 4.

Guests of Honour

Our Guests of Honour are translator Kersti Juva, professor Raine Koskimaa, critic Cheryl Morgan and author Charles Stross.

Kersti Juva is an award-winning translator renowned especially for translating a number of works by J.R.R. Tolkien into Finnish. In addition to The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Silmarillion, The Hobbit and others, she has translated classics of English literature such as Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne, Winnie the Pooh novels by A. A. Milne and Watership Down by Richard Adams.

Raine Koskimaa is the professor of Contemporary Culture Studies in the University of Jyväskylä. He researches digital literature, video games and related topics.

Cheryl Morgan is a British science fiction critic, publisher and a regular visitor of cons around the world, especially in Finland. Emerald City, a magazine edited by Morgan, won the prestigious Hugo Award in 2004, and she has since been also awarded a personal Hugo for Best Fan Writer.

Charles Stross is a British author known for science fiction space opera as well as Lovecraftian horror. His longest-running book series include The Laundry Files and The Merchant Princess, and Stross has also won several awards for his short fiction — some of which you can freely read online.

Ideas for Programming

Do you have ideas for programming? Tell us what you’d like to see in the con!

Please send us your thoughts on what would make for interesting con programming — rough, preliminary ideas and suggestions developed further are all welcome.

If you’d be willing to participate in the programming yourself, let us know what you are interested in discussing or performing.

Deadline for suggestions is January 31, 2019.

Please note that Finncon is a not-for-profit event organized by fans, and programming participants will not be paid.

All information collected via the form will only be used for programme planning purposes and will be wiped out afterwards.

Further information:
Programming coordinator Anne Leinonen
ohjelma at 2019.finncon.org