Åcon is a small annual SF convention held in May or June every year in Finland. It takes place on a finnish island –  Mariehamn, Åland] where a Swedish minority lives but the programming in neither in Swedish nor in Finnish, it is entirely in English. (I have no idea how to pronounce it so I just call it Awecon. Because I am in awe of the Finns and their fandom.)

The con was founded in 2007 and its aim is to bring Swedish and Finnish science fiction fandoms together. I also read somewhere that some die-hard fans thought the very awesome Finncon, attended by 4000 people every year, had grown to big so they decided to organize a con on an island that was difficult to get to thus discouraging everyone who is not a die-hard fan. No idea if this is actually true.

I heard about the con from Cheryl Morgan and have been dying to go. Maybe next year. Here’s how it went this year.





About Mihaela Marija Perkovic

Mihaela Marija Perkovic was GUFF laureate 2013 and is now the European GUFF Adminstrator. She is also a writer. And Mum. PR wizard. Journalist. Translator. Clutz. Copywriter. SF fan. Writing workshops aficionado. SFera member. Conrunner. Lousy photographer.
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