Photographer: Henry Söderlund
Assistant: Ninni Aalto
"Archipelacon's Guest of Honours' visit to the Åland Maritime Museum also included dinner inside the museum ship Pommern. During dinner photographer Henry Söderlund took portraits of all the GoHs. - -"
Archipelacon - The Nordic SF & Fantasy Convention - June 25–28, 2015
Archipelacon was this year’s big event in the Nordic countries for everyone interested in science fiction and fantasy. It was a four-day celebration of the fantastic arts in the new Culture & Conference Centre Alandica by the seaside in Mariehamn, Åland.
Archipelacon offered several programme tracks with presentations, panels and lectures on all aspects of science fiction and fantasy. The main language was English, but there was programme tracks also in Finnish and Swedish. The convention also hosted the Finnish SF and Fantasy Researchers Network’s annual academic conference. Archipelacon was a meeting place for science fiction and fantasy fans from all over the world, an international convention with a Nordic flavour.
George R.R. Martin
"George R.R. Martin (born 1948) is an American novelist, screenwriter and television producer. His professional writing career started in early 1970s and he has been writing both short stories and novels in science fiction, fantasy and horror genres. At the moment he is best known for his epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire which is also adapted for Game of Thrones television series by HBO. Martin is a contributor and editor of Wild Cards series and many anthologies.
He has won several Hugo, Nebula, Locus and other awards and has been granted World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement. His works has been translated for numerous languages, including Finnish and Swedish.
Martin lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his wife Parris. As an enthusiastic movie and tv series fan, he purchased, restored and opened his own Jean Cocteau cinema in Santa Fe in 2013. - -"
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