Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Finncon 2008

M. John Harrison. Farah Mendlesohn. Charles Vess. And Cheryl Morgan, in Finland again! She has written an excellent report on the con, please see this entry in her blog. (And THANKS, Cheryl, for you beautiful words!)

Lots of splendid presentations, 7000 participants, anime fans in strange costumes, discussions, signings, scifi fandom dressed in black as usual, cat ears, meeting friends – old and new ones – in beer sessions in bars or in the countryside with or without sauna...

And the sunny city of Tampere. What more could you ask for in a literary get-together?

M. John Harrison in the Lenin Museum, Tampere. The only Lenin museum in the world.

Petri Hiltunen analyzing War. Definitely.

M. John Harrison, Edward James and Charles Vess waiting for their turn to go to sauna. Ladies went first.

Mr and Mrs Guest of Honor. And guess what it is behind them, a small hut down the hill? Sauna, of course.

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