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!

We Have Programming! (finally…)

True words, check out the actual listing from here.

Cat Valente is Hugo-nominee – times three!

Congratulations on our illustrious GoH Cathrynne M. Valente for her triple Hugo-nominations!

Best Novella for Silently and Very Fast
Best Semiprozine for Apex Magazine with Lynne M. Thomas
Best Fancast for SF Squeecast with Lynne M. Thomas, Seanan McGuire, Paul Cornell and Elizabeth Bear