Here is a simple list of English-language programming in the con, thanks to Tero who actually did the work and picked the items from the general programme. A Programme Map with all programmes is available as PDF: Friday pdf Saturday pdf Sunday pdf


15.00 Science in Science Fiction (Pannuhalli)
How much is enough science in science fiction? And how much is TOO much? Tommy Persson (chair), Toni Jerrman, Alastair Reynolds, Johan Jönsson
16.00 Adam Roberts Interview (Valssaamo)
17.00 On Writing: The GoHs are interviewed on writing (Merikaapelihalli)
18.?? (after the opening ceremony) George R.R. Martin GoH Speech (Merikaapelihalli)


11.00 The New Breed—Modern Vampire Mythos (Pannuhalli)
Ever since Anne Rice introduced vampire Lestat to the unsuspecting audience, the children of the night have transformed from blood-thirsty Balkan nobility into something a bit more… sexier and about as blood-thirsty. Tanja Sihvonen (chair), George R.R. Martin, Tarja Rainio, Päivi Väätänen
14.00–15.30 George R.R. Martin GoH Interview (Merikaapelihalli)
15.00 Alastair Reynolds Speaks and Reads (Valssaamo)
16.00 Hugo 2009 Discussion (Turbiinisali)
The panel of experts say what they think about the current crop of the Hugo Award nominees. Marianna Leikomaa (chair), Ben Roimola, Tommy Persson, Cheryl Morgan, Adam Roberts
17.00–18.30 Adam Roberts Speech (Turbiinisali)
18.00 Alastair Reynolds GoH Interview (Pannuhalli)


11.00 Journey into Space (Turbiinisali)
Have space, will travel. A serious discussion about possibilities, fantasies and realites of the space travel. Alastair Reynolds, Risto Isomäki
12.00 Big Is Better But Small Is Beautiful (Pannuhalli)
Does fantasy have to be big and epic? Is there room for something less grandeur? General preconception of fantasy still tends to veer toward the door stopping bulky pseudo medieval mammoth, but that is not the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Jukka Halme (chair), George R.R. Martin, Johan Anglemark, Markku Soikkeli, Cheryl Morgan
13.00–15.00 Researchers’ Field-Trips to SF (Watti-Kela)
SF Research in Finland: A Report from the FINFAR Meeting. Merja Polvinen; The Rise of Post-Pulp: Jack Vance's Dying Earth Series. Mika Loponen; Irma Hirsjärvi; Forget it. Avery short lession for the young sf researcher.
14.00 Book Talk (Turbiinisali)
What to read when all the translated books have been read? Jukka Halme (chair), Cheryl Morgan, Hannu Blommila, Marianna
15.00 Book Then, Book Now, Book in the Future (Valssaamo)
Book is a book, except when it’s not. The future of book is the question: will there still be books as we know them now? Is the electronic version The Way or is there a third alternative? Jukka Halme (chair), Tommy Persson, Johan Jönsson, Alastair Reynolds
16.00 Doctor Who (Valssaamo)
Travel with the Timelord through time and space. Kristoffer Lawson.
17.00 George R.R. Martin Reading (Merikaapelihalli)
In addition there will also be kaffeeklatch sessions with the GoHs—inquire at the info desk if you want some face time with them at the convention.