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Announcing the Academic Programme!

We are still putting finishing touches on the overall programme but we are ready and happy to announce our academic programme track for the convention!

For those wondering how to approach the academic programme we have put together a handy Field Guide to Academics.
And those more looking more info on the content of the academic programme, we have the brief summaries or academic abstracts of the presented papers.

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Ahoy – Arrrrt ahead! or the Archipelacon art show

Archie the artist.

Join the art show!
As part of Archipelacon a fantastic international art show of pirate sf will be on display at the Mariehamn public library on June 22nd to 28th (yes, the art show will be up and running a few days before the con). Anyone interested is hereby invited to join the art show. To join the show send pictures of no more than three (3) pieces of art by email to by April 30th May 10.

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Academic Track

Josephine by Jenny Wiik, from Karin Tidbeck's Beatrice.

The Archipelacon Academic Track includes nearly 30 presentations by scholars representing a variety of countries and fields of study. The topics range from postapocalyptic fictions to alien architecture and the influence of sf on bioethics – from Donald Duck comics to Battlestar Galactica, as well as works by Gaiman, Tolkien, Atwood and G.R.R. Martin. The programme takes the form of 20-minute presentations, with 10 minutes allowed for discussion after each paper.

In addition,

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Volunteer for Programme

We are currently planning the programme for Archipelacon. There will be four days of programming about various topics, including literature, movies, tv, comics, and fandom. The programme item styles will vary from academic presentations to light-hearted quizzes, and everything in between.

To bring our members the best possible program, we’re looking for programme participants. We’re looking forward to a diverse group of people taking part in the discussion. To submit ideas and volunteer to be on the programme,

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Academic Track: Call for Papers

Call for Papers for

Academic Track at Archipelacon Beyond the Borders of the Mundane

June 25–28, 2015

Alandica Culture & Congress Centre, Mariehamn, Åland

The deadline for submitting proposals is *extended to January 15, 2015* (at 23:59 EET).

Guest Scholar: Gary K. Wolfe (Roosevelt University, USA)

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Nordic Writers Meeting at Archipelacon

Archipelacon will be an international event, with members from a dozen countries already signed up ten months before the convention. To take advantage of this opportunity, we will host a meeting for science fiction and fantasy writers from the Nordic countries, to give them the opportunity to make contacts and discuss the field with their colleagues from the neighbouring countries.

More details will follow as we get closer to June next year.

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