The Nordic SF & Fantasy Convention
Archipelacon is this year’s big event in the Nordic countries for everyone interested in science fiction and fantasy. It’s a four-day celebration of the fantastic arts in the new Culture & Conference Centre Alandica by the seaside in Mariehamn, Åland.
Archipelacon will offer you several programme tracks with presentations, panels and lectures on all aspects of science fiction and fantasy. The main language will be English, but there will be programme tracks also in Finnish and Swedish. The convention will also host the Finnish SF and Fantasy Researchers Network’s annual academic conference. Archipelacon will be a meeting place for science fiction and fantasy fans from all over the world, an international convention with a Nordic flavour.
Not only will there be plenty to do and see at the convention, our location has its own charms as well. Mariehamn is a friendly town with a number of restaurants, museums and shops. The main island is about 50 km (30 miles) across, so rural, historical, or culinary attractions like the fortress of Bomarsund, the castle of Kastelholm, Stallhagen Brewery, the Smakbyn Culinary Centre, and many medieval churches are within easy reach.
Mariehamn is easy to get to. There are frequent, cheap and comfortable cruise liners from several places in Finland and Sweden, including Stockholm and Helsinki. And the cruise liners have duty-free shops! You can also fly to Mariehamn via Stockholm, Helsinki or Turku.
Archipelacon is chaired by Sari Polvinen and Johan Anglemark, and the committee consists of experienced convention organisers with who have previously worked on Åcons, Finncons, Swecons, Eurocons, and Worldcons.
Come and join us in Mariehamn on June 25–28, 2015!