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Our Guest of Honour Ian McDonald’s excellent novel Brasyl has just won the BSFA Award. Congratulations!

Åcon 2 has a book Guest of Honour. Our choice for a book that’s singled out for praise and examination is Dan Simmons’s Hyperion (which was also the book GoH of Åcon 1, but got sidetracked due to a scheduling snafu). So this might be a good time to read (or re-read to refresh your memory) the book in time for May!
more on the book

We have a junior membership available for teens. Younger children don’t need a membership. See the Members page for details.

We’re thinking of arranging a group to travel by train from Helsinki to Turku in the morning of May 1 (and back on Sunday). If enough people attend that, we can get a group discount from VR.

If you’d be interested in attending, leave a comment on this post or send e-mail to <acon@sci.fi>.

Book Your Trip

The information on the travel page has been updated. We’re once again offering members an inexpensive ferry trip to Åland and back.

The hotel is telling us that the rooms are being booked faster this year than last year. While we expect the room block that we have reserved to be enough, we are no longer certain of it, so we advise everyone who wants to be sure of getting a room at the hotel to follow the instructions on the Hotel info page and book now.

As mentioned elsewhere, reservations close on March 30 and any remaining rooms will be released back to the hotel.

Amazon.com has published its Best Books of 2007 list, and on second place is our GoH Ian McDonald’s novel Brasyl!