26-27 April 2008
Guest of Honour (foreign):
- Norman Spinrad
Norman Spinrad has written numerous science fiction novels and short stories since the late 1960ies. One of the most famous is Bug Jack Barron, about a media-dominated society, written at a time when that was still a phenomenon of the far future, and The Iron Dream, a fantasy novel authored by a alternate history Adolph Hitler, who became a fantasy writer instead of a dictator. More recent work from Norman Spinrad is Greenhouse Summer – a novel about the effect of hundred years more of global warming and pollution, and Mexica, a novel about the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire..
Guest of Honour (Danish):
- Erwin Neutzsky-Wulff
Erwin Neutzsky-Wulff has written science fiction since the 1970ies. He is a rather controversial writer in Denmark, and not well-known outside Denmark, but most reviewers agree that he is very talented. His most recent work is Hjernen, a 1000 page novel about a man who gets parts of his brain replaced by artificial parts. Neutzsky-Wulff publishes the Danish fanzine Bathos, devoted to his interest in occultism, horror movies, bondage, politics and many other subjects.
Other guests (Danish):
- Lise Bidstrup
Since her first book got published in 2005, Lise Bidstrup has written an impressive number of books, mostly fantasy and children’s books.
- Christian Haun
Christian Haun writes in many different genres, including fantasy and science fiction. His latest book is an alternate history novel about a small village in Denmark, in a world where Germany won the Second World War.
- Niels Brunse
Translator and writer. Niels Brunse’s work includes poetry, drama and even science fiction, in his novel from 2005 about a man who travels back in time.
- Alex Uth
Alex Uth is well-known in the Danish rolepalying community, for the prize-winning games she has written. In 2007 she published her first fantasy novel.
- Benni Bødker
Benni Bødker is a writer of children’s books, an editor at a large Danish publishing company and a teacher at a creative writing school. His latest books are about vampires.
- Palle Vibe
Palle Vibe is a writer of fiction and non-fiction books about various subjects. His specialty is the occult. Palle is the author of a Dansh cult horror novel.
- Gert Balling
Gert Balling the coordinator of the National Network for Technology Transfer in Denmark and also involved in the Danish Science Café, where scientists meet artist and writers and a very active audience and discuss science and technology. He is also an expert on the relationship between man and new technology.