Ferry Details

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

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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!

Cat Valente is Locus Award finalist – times five!

Our esteemed Guest of Honour is nominated for the Locus Award in no fewer than five categories.

Best Fantasy Novel for Deathless
Best Young Adult Book for The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
Best Novella for Silently and Very Fast
Best Novelette for “White Lines on a Green Field”
Best Short Story for “The Bread We Eat in Dreams”

Congratulations!

Book Your Travel Now

We’re arranging a group trip to Mariehamn from Turku (Ölcon!) on Thursday morning and back on Sunday. If you want to participate, please book your trip by filling the form found on the travel page and paying the trip this Friday at the latest!

There weren’t enough people interested in traveling together from Stockholm, so we won’t be organizing any group trips other than the one from Turku.

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

Get a Discount on Train Tickets – Buy Now

If you’re traveling to Turku for Åcon by train, you get about a 50 % discount if you buy your tickets now: VR Tickets get more expensive the less time before your trip you buy them.