As usual, we’ve tried to come up with a mix of interesting discussions about science fiction and fantasy and the more relaxed, silly and entertaining. This hopefully fits that bill.
6 PM Opening Ceremonies — with Important Announcements and Information!
6.30 PM SQUEE, The Cuddlepunk Manifesto — a shameless copycat discussion of vague positivity of Things Speculative and Fantastic. No negativity, grumbling, cynicism or gloom allowed.
8 PM Make Your Own “Do Not Disturb” sign workshop
Noon Book Recommendations – recommending books published in the 21st century. SF, fantasy, horror, paramance, slipstream, new weird, whatever strikes your fancy and you’re enthused to talk about it.
2 PM Sherlock Holmes — Carolina Gómez Lagerlöf and Sari Polvinen will take this baby out and see what it’s made of. The original SH, new interpretations, whatnot.
3 PM GoH interview — Cat Valente talks with Nene Ormes
4 PM adVANCEd discussion – Enter the world of Jack Vance with Linnéa Anglemark, Mika Loponen and Tommy Persson
5 PM Eemeli’s Amazing Tech-no-babble Cross-Scientific Panel — Eemeli Aro (mod), Torill Kornfeldt, Anna Davour and Dmitri Zagidulin
6 PM Break
7 PM Knittertainment — A veritable yarnstorming to the world of Yarnia by the Knitwits Anonymous.
8 PM NoFF Auction — A worthy cause needs your money!
9 PM Post-Modern Fantasy — Markku Soikkeli (mod), Karin Tidbeck, Cat Valente, Cheryl Morgan and Merja Polvinen explain the unexplainable. Is there PoMo-fantasy? Is there Modernistic fantasy? What is it? Is it fun? Is it hard? Is it Weird?
10 PM Never Mind the Buzzaldrins — Examining the general ignorance of the attendees with jukkahoo
11 PM Book of the Night — Roundtable discussion about The Female Man by Joanna Russ
Noon London 2014 Tea Party — hosted by Carolina Gómez Lagerlöf. Freshen up with the latest news of the bid.
2 PM That Difficult 2nd Book — Anne Leinonen (mod), Nene Ormes, Saara Henriksson and Vesa Sisättö talk about that elusive masterpiece, The Follow-Up!
3 PM Serious Shit – Merja Polvinen and Mika Loponen Talk Academic Stuff! Expect long words and mindboggling terminology!
4 PM GoH Speech/Reading — Cat Valente has the floor
5 PM Kick-Ass Chicks — Cheryl Morgan, Marianna Leikomaa, Karin Tidbeck and Karin Waller may have opinions about the female protagonists.
6 PM Break
7 PM Writers of the World, Unite! – Unofficial roundtable discussion among Finnish and Swedish writers
8 PM Folklore in Fantasy — Karin Tidbeck (mod), Cat Valente, Karin Waller, Anne Leinonen and Markku Soikkeli talk about fantasy or weird fiction with folklore elements in different countries and what expressions they take.
9 PM Who Should’ve Won? – Jukka Halme (mod), Tommy Persson and Marianna Leikomaa will probably ambush one unsuspecting member of the audience to participate in discussing the various and sundry about Awards.
10 PM Just a Speculative Fiction Minute! — Combining two game shows should be twice as fun! Will it?
Around Noon Sweet ‘n’ Sour Gripe Session — let us know what went well and what not?