The Republic of Finland is located in Northern Europe, between Sweden and Russia, bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland. Finland began its existence as a province of Sweden from the 1100s to the 1800s, became an autonomous Grand Duchy of Russia in 1809, and declared independence in 1917. During World War II Finland defended its freedom through the Winter war, 1939-40, and Continuation War, 1941-44, fighting the invasion attempts of the Soviet Union. Independence was saved and the country faced a rapid development from an agricultural society into an industrial society during which masses of people moved from the rural areas to the larger cities. Nowadays Finland is one of the most technologically advanced nations in the world and very similar to other Nordic countries such as Sweden.
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Finncon membership is free of charge.
FINNCON is the largest science fiction and fantasy event in Finland and in Nordic countries, its size, organization and visibility comparable to Eurocons. Finncon has been arranged since 1986 and is currently held annually or bi-annually. Originally Finncon took place in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, but from 1995 it has also been held in the cities of Jyväskylä and Turku. The nature of the event has its base on experiences and information from European and North American cons. Finncon has always presented science fiction and fantasy widely, the view being especially on literature, but also on movies, comics, the visual arts, theatre, music and the science fiction devotees themselves, the fandom. The expected amount of visitors is currently around 6000-7000 and the admission is free.
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Jukka Halme p. +358-505679494
email info (at) finncon.org
Vesa Sisättö p. +358-505347747
email press (at) finncon.org
Eemeli Aro p.+358-505635376
email sponsors (at) finncon.org
Teemu Ahonen p. +358-503522006
email webmaster (at) finncon.org
Paasitornin conference host p. 09 7089 613 (and -614)
Paasitornin restaurant p. 09 7089 805
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