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LARP: Art not worthy?

Worldcon 75 in Helsinki has generally been an excellent event with multiple cultures, diverse forms of art and innumerable communities of fandom coming together. However, what left bit of a bad taste to the mouth was the organizers’ decision yesterday to cancel a LARP (live action role-play), dealing with old people and dementia. The decision … Continue reading ”LARP: Art not worthy?”

CFP: Academic Track at the 75th World Science Fiction Convention

Spreading the word for Call for Papers, Academic Track at the 75th World Science Fiction Convention – “100 Years of Estrangement” 9–13 August, 2017 Messukeskus, the Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre, Helsinki, Finland Estrangement, or defamiliarization (ostranenie), has long been a crucial concept in our understanding of speculative fiction. Since its first appearance in Viktor Shklovsky’s essay … Continue reading ”CFP: Academic Track at the 75th World Science Fiction Convention”