Ålandstidningen (one of the two lokal newspapers) interviewed our GoH and some members on Saturday and run almost a whole spread in the paper on Monday after the con. Here, by kind permission of Ålandstidningen is a pdf of the Åcon story. Åcon X in Ålandstidningen June 3rd 2019 (pdf)
Here are the tv-shows mentioned by Elisa and Mikko on the ÅconX edition of What to Watch 2019. ◦ Doom patrol ◦ Hilda ◦ Castle Rock ◦ The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina ◦ Nightflyers ◦ What we do in the Shadows ◦ Roswell - New Mexico ◦ Deadly Class ◦ Russian Doll ◦ Charmed
And here are recommendations from the Speculative poetry -panel, as well as book recommendations & other recommendations sessions. Speculative poetry Magazines Strange Horizons Fireside Uncanny Liminality Goblin Fruit Stone Telling Poets Rose Lemberg, Neile Graham, Brandon O’Brien, Hester J. Rook, Margaret Wack, Carol Ann Duffy, Mary Oliver, Sofia Samatar, Billy-Ray Belcourt ** Novels Sam J… Continue reading Recommendations – more recommendations!
As promised, there will be recommendations! The first batch is from the Steampunk panel with Cheryl and Amal! (Some of these weren't explicitly mentioned in the panel, but you should read them anyway!) The Anubis Gates - Tim Powers Warlord of the Air - Michael Moorcock Girl Genius - Phil & Kaja Foglio The League… Continue reading Recommendations – Steampunk
It is already Monday and those fabulous five days of Åcon X are slowly turning into history, but the memories we have made shall hopefully live forever. This was an absolutely brilliant way to celebrate our tenth convention, shaped better by all of YOU who came and turned it into something special. Thank you! We'll… Continue reading Thank you!
ÅconX is now just a memory - and memories remain! We'll be posting the book/comic book/tv/speculative poetry etc. recommendations here soon-ish, but something can be shared already! The fabulous portraits Henry Söderlund took during the photoshoot on Friday evening are on-line! And what about next Åcon? Will there be one? When might it be? Stay… Continue reading Åcon – memories & photos
We're less than two weeks away from ÅconX and things are heating up. Programming is being worked on meticulously and other knick-knacks are being looked upon with steady eyes and all other sensory organs equipped to deal with these issues. Or so I'm told. The final touches to various excursion opportunities have been done and… Continue reading Nearly there!
As you should know by now, Åcon is a relaxed affair. Some things need time to get done, but like good wine et cetera... we now have our Travel page up! https://aconten.wordpress.com/travel-2/ Feel free to reserve your trip, since the cutoff date is fast approaching (we know, sorry about that).
https://twitter.com/aacon_sf/status/1113731204518486016 We asked, you answered! Now we need to think and figure out what is the best way to proceed with this. While Åland islands are small (well, relatively, the main island is larger than Bornholm or Ibiza) the distances between various locations exist and getting any group of people larger than fits uncomfortably in… Continue reading Excursion poll
Helous World! We are now officially 50+ strong and while not the largest Åcon gathering to date, we're certainly going to be the most international one so far. If we'd count Åland as a separate entity, we'd be cracking two digits with the countries of origin for our members! How cool is that for a… Continue reading Excursions!