Images and Imagination
18th - 20th
August 2000

Millenium Finncon, the Finnish national science fiction convention in the year 2000 is now in progress. Bigger than ever this time Finncon and the annual Comics Festival are combining forces for an unforgettable weekend in the centre of Helsinki. The twin festival is called Images and Imagination and is an official programme item of the Helsinki 2000, European City of Culture project.

Finncon

Ths is the eighth Finncon since 1989. The con has always had free admission and our programme items have attracted both fans and a more general audience in the hundreds. Our total attendance averages a couple thousand visitors each time. All aspects of sf and related genres have been included: facts and fiction, fantasy and hard core, fanzines and television - even role playing games. Guests of honour in the previous
years include Iain Banks, Terry Pratchett, Norman Spinrad, Bruce Sterling, Bryan Talbot...

Comics Festival

The festival has a long history having been organised since 1972. Usually held in the city centre like Finncon and also free of charge this show handles everything from Donald Duck to underground and manga to newspaper strips with expertise. Previous guests of honour include Carl Barks, Will Eisner and Gilbert Shelton - not forgetting young promises like Anke Feuchtenberger, Max, Julie Doucet...

European City of Culture

This is not just a couple of words. Being one of the European Cities of Culture is a great honour and is celebrated through the entire year 2000 in Helsinki with various events both large and small not only for the heavy users of high culture but for everybody. We are proud to be an official part of Helsinki 2000.

Images and Imagination

The presentations, panel discussions, talks, workshops, films, parties and everything else guarantee an interesting and entertaining weekend for everyone with any interest in science fiction, fantasy, comics or fandom. As if by accident the two main venues surround the brand new museum of modern art - Kiasma. This is an event that can not be missed.

Organised by Helsingin Science Fiction Seura ry. and Suomen Sarjakuvaseura ry.

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