Getting to Archipelacon and to Mariehamn in general is simple. We are arranging a group travel on ro-ro ferries both from Stockholm and from Turku.  The information for group travellers can be found here. If our group travel does not fit your schedule, there are quite a few other options.


Mariehamn is a beautiful and welcoming town with dozens of restaurants from fast food to fine dining, and lots of opportunities to spend your money on local delicacies and handicrafts.  Take a look at the Archipelacon Google map.
Three-eyed raven is staring at you!


Our program has been published! Create your own program schedule on our mobile site . We also have a fantastic international art show of pirate sf  and evening parties.

Material from the programme

Looking for a list of all those Nordic movies mentioned at the programme item All those fantastic Nordic movies or the list of books mentioned at Fantastikens ABC or some other material mentioned at one of our programme items? Look no further! We have created a page to collect all that material. This page is obviously a work in progress, so keep coming back to it.

If you held a presentation or moderated a panel discussion or held another programme item that had material that you would like to make available in this way,

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Links to reports and similar from Archipelacon

Here are links to reports and similar from Archipelacon in blogs and media (the most recent at the top):

https://www.flickr.com/photos/filkerdave/sets/72157655286151569 — Dave Weingart’s photos

http://ulmeajakiri.ee/?archipelacon-grrm-ja-soome-fanniskene — Reaktor (EST)

http://amazingstoriesmag.com/2015/07/archipelacon-2015-fotos-de-j-pekka-makela-j-pekka-makela-photos/ — J. Pekka Mäkelä’s photos (ENG captions)

http://amazingstoriesmag.com/2015/07/archipelacon-2015-post-bilinguebilingual-post/ — Tanya Tynjälä’s photos (ENG/SPA captions)

http://nadja-art.blogspot.se/2015/07/archipelacon-weekend-and-epic-fangirl.html — Nadja Mik’s blog (ENG)

http://strangeandcuriousthings.blogspot.se/2015/07/archipelacon-part-1.html  — Anna Salonen’s blog (ENG)

http://geekgirls.fi/wp/blog/2015/07/23/archipelacon/ — Nörttitytöt’s (geek girls’) blog (FIN)

http://www.ianwatson.info/northward-ho-vote-for-helsinki/ — Ian Watson’s blog (ENG)

http://filkerdave.livejournal.com/1260177.html — David Weingart’s livejournal (ENG)

http://routakoto.com/2015/07/15/five-days-of-science-fiction-and-fandom/ — Shimo Suntila’s blog (ENG)

http://kontturi.blogspot.se/2015/07/archipelacon-eli-suuri-coniraportti.html — Katja Kontturi’s blog (FIN)

http://www.tor.com/2015/07/09/the-coode-street-podcast-episode-239-archipelacon-world-fantasy-and-more/ — The Coode Street Podcast (ENG)

http://ninni.sarjakuvablogit.com/2015/07/08/archipelacon-part-ii/ — Ninni Aalto’s comics blog part 2 (ENG)

http://normandiani.blogspot.fr/2015/07/raportti-ekakertalaisen-archipelacon.html — Annmari Dannebey’s blog (FIN)

http://davidgullen.com/?p=1192 — David Gullen’s blog (ENG)

http://graphicexperiments.blogspot.fi/2015/07/academics-archipelacon.html — Essi Varis’s blog (ENG)

http://www.boktimmen.blogspot.se/2015/07/archipelacon.html — Fia Karlsson’s blog (ENG)

http://scifiportal.eu/archipelacon-the-nordic-sffantasy-convention-june-25-28-2015-mariehamn-aland-finland/ — A strange mixture of text copied from Wikipedia and the con’s website,

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There will be evening parties at Archipelacon on Friday and Saturday, with programming provided by the Helsinki in 2017 bid, Finncon 2016, and the Brotherhood Without Banners. And on Sunday we’ll have the dead dog party, of course.

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Watch out for art!

If you are arriving in Mariehamn via the harbour on Thursday, keep an eye out for the raven. Johan Karlsson, a local scrap artist, has created a fantastic raven sculpture to celebrate Archipelacon. This sculpture will be in the Mariehamn harbour on Thursday and during the con it will reside outside our main venue Alandica.

The Archipelacon art show will be at the Mariehamn library. The exhibition opens on Monday 22nd,

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Join our Friday Excursion!

We have a limited number of bus seats available for a Friday pre-noon excursion to Smakbyn, where we will take part in a tasting of locally produced gourmet food and drink. Smakbyn is a recently opened culinary centre operated by master chef Michael “Micke” Björklund, one of the best known chefs in Scandinavia. Cost: 35 € (including transport and the tasting)

Pre-register and pay for the Smakbyn excursion and tasting in our webshop.

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Masquerade in Archipelacon

Yes, it’s true! There will be a Masquerade show in Archipelacon on Saturday evening.

So take the stage on your own or bring your friends! Costumes from SF and fantasy, from books to films to comics to games to original work, are all welcome.

Sign up will be at the Info Desk in the convention.

Both performance and costume will be scored by our panel of judges, with prizes awarded at the Archipelacon closing ceremony.

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Programme Participant Schedules

We have today sent out the schedules to our programme participants. If you have been contacted earlier by the programme team about being on an item (and have agreed) but didn’t receive an email from us, please contact us so we can sort it out!

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