Åcon 5 – a Twitter Report

A collaborative report from the convention (via Twitter) now available on Storify.

Reporting Åcon 5

Interwebs are calling for Åcon reports! More the merrier. Here are some of the catches so far:

Åcon 5 Twitter feed

Landet Annien rapporterar på svenska

Verkon Aatos raportoi suomeksi

Karin Tidbäck

Tystnad på svenska

Cheryl‘s Mellow Mewsings

Partial Recall

Eating Muffins

Catahya på svenska

Love to hear more!

Book recommendations

Friday programming has begun with a sequel to last nights sugar rush, a trip to chocolateria Amorina, while the more literary minded attendees have been discussing about good books. Here are some that were heartily recommended by the participants:

Saladin Ahmed: Throne of the Crescent Moon

China Miéville: Railsea

Catherynne M. Valente: Palimpsest

Jeff Somers: Electric Circus

Mary Robinette Kowal: The Shades of Milk and Honey

Ted Chiang: Lifecycle of Software Objects

Ted Chiang: Lacey’s Patent Automatic Nanny from Doctor Thackeray T. Lambshead’s Cabinet of Curiosities by them VanderMeers

Seo-Young Chu: Do Metaphors Dream of Literal Sleep?

Joe Abercrombie: ouvre

Lauren Beukes: Zoo City

Michael Swanwick: Dragons of Babel

Richard Morgan: Altered Carbon

Stephen Brust: Tiassa

David Eagleman: Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives

Viktor Pelevin: The Sacred Book of the Werewolf

George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones comics

Cory Doctorow: Little Brother

Iain M. Banks: Surface Detail

Emily Diamand: Reaver’s Ransom

Delia Sherman: The Freedom Maze

Jennifer Pelland: Unwelcome Bodies

Helen Oyeyemi: The Opposite House

Jo Walton: Among Others

William Elliot: The Pilo Family Circus

Feel free to recommend more in the commentary section!


The Squee discussion enthused about various things the panelists and audience liked and wanted to tell the others about. Here are today’s squeeworthy things:

Programme Book Published

The programme book will be available at the convention to members. But if you have an e-reader, you can download the electronic version, and it’s already available.

We Have Programming! (finally…)

True words, check out the actual listing from here.

Cat Valente in Finnish

Gummerus has bought the Finnish rights to The Girl Who Circumnavigated
Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
 and its sequel,  The Girl who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There.  The first novel is scheduled for publication in February 2013.

Ferry Details

Details about the ferry trip from Turku (departure times, lunch schedule, etc.) have been added to the travel info page.

Tweeting About Åcon

When tweeting about Åcon, please use the hashtag #åcon5. That way, it’s easier for other people to find your tweets.

If you don’t have the letter ‘Å’ available on your keyboard, using #aacon5 seems to work for Twitter searches as well.

Beer & Chocolate

In addition to the regular convention programming, Åcon 5 will feature two excursions: a chocolate tasting and a brewery visit with beer tasting. There’s a limited amount of seats available (especially for the chocolate café trip); if you’d like to participate, please sign up by Saturday, May 12!