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.

Fantasy Flea Market VII – Sign up now!

Archipelacon is organizing an amazing fantasy and science fiction flea market for our guests. We are offering wonderful books, direct from fans to fans!

Read the instructions how to sign up here

Clean your shelves, earn some money for essentials, and most importantly, put some great literature to circulation. We would like to get fantasy, scifi, horror and other type of speculative fiction. Even small batches will be happily received.

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Troll by Jenny Wiik, from Not Before Sundown by Johanna Sinisalo

Announcing Even More Programme!

So the programme is almost finished but as we haven’t quite yet got our magical technical wizardy in place to deliver it to you in glorious guide form, we will instead present you yet another fine selection from the general programme!


Story-telling – The different ways we tell and take part in stories
– David Gullen, Karin Tidbeck, Mika Loponen & Sari Polvinen

Good story-telling is an immersive experience for the audience,

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Membership Transfers Closing

The con is approaching, and we’ll be closing the transfers of memberships soon. If you know you can’t attend the convention and have a membership you would like to transfer to someone else, please remember to let us know on Thursday, June 4 at the latest.

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Melisandre by Jenny Wiik, from the series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin.

Announcing more programme!

To keep the ball rolling, we would like to announce few more programme items you’ll have the pleasure to see in Archipelacon in just little under a month!

This is only a small preview what the general programme will offer: views to fandom and science fiction & fantasy in various countries, programme in both Swedish and Finnish, silly programming, workshops, comic books, movies, television and of course the rich world of speculative fiction literature.

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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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Sign up to be a volunteer!

Conventions cannot work without volunteers! A small army of helpers who take care of all the small and great details during this long weekend are needed to keep everything running smoothly. If you volunteer you will not only help make Archipelacon a success, you will also get an opportunity to meet nice people from your own and other countries. You can help out as much or as little as you want, anything between 1–2 hours altogether and six hours a day.

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