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Traveling

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.
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Mariehamn

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!

Programme

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.

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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600!

We’re happy to announce that the convention already has over 600 members! The 600th person to sign up was Kaisa Kortekallio from Helsinki. To celebrate she gets a surprise prize – Joe Abercrombie’s Ase itse. Congratulations!

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Finding a Roommate

If you are looking for someone to share a room with to bring down the costs, please fill out this form. We will try to find someone for you to talk to about sharing a room. We take no responsibility for this, all we will do is to match you up according to preferences and give you each other’s email addresses. The rest (booking, paying etc) is up to you. And if you don’t hear from us,

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Accommodation Bookings Now Available

The booking information for accommodation during the convention is now available. We have reserved a quota for our members in several hotels near the convention venue. There’s a variety of differently-priced options, the most inexpensive being the floor accommodation at a nearby school.  More information on accommodation options and how to book them can be found on the hotel info page, as well as links to some additional places you can stay at (but where we don’t have a reserved quota).

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#metahdomme

On Friday the Finnish Parliament votes on whether everyone should be given equal marriage rights. We think that the same rights and opportunities for everybody should be a no-brainer and therefore have co-signed the #metahdomme pledge in support of equal marriage.

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Con or Bust

We support diversity in fandom, and have donated memberships to Con or Bust, a fund that helps fans of colour attend sff conventions. Traveling to conventions can be expensive, but Con or Bust can also assist with the travel costs. The current period for requesting assistance to attend a convention ends next Tuesday, so if you’re eligible and would like to attend Archipelacon, send in your request now! We hope to see you in Mariehamn next June!

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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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Raffle Winners

We’re happy to report we already have over 400 members signed up to attend the convention! (This is over half of our maximum amount of members — the con has a membership cap of 800 people.) To celebrate, we had a raffle and gave out some prizes to our members.

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