We are very lucky to be able to announce two guests of honour: The Danish fantasy author Malene Sølvsten and the Irish gothic author Tracy Fahey! We are really looking forward to hosting both of them for the next Fantasticon! Malene Sølvsten is best known for her young adult fantasy series Ravnenes Hvisken that takes its inspiration in Norse mythology and has won a number of awards for her work. She has a background in economy and worked as an artist before working as an author full time. Tracy Fahey is an Irish writer; her work was twice shortlisted for Best Collection for British Fantasy Awards in 2017 and 2022. Her short fiction is published more than thirty American, British, Australian and Irish anthologies. Fahey’s writing is informed by her PhD and postdoctoral research on folklore, domesticity and the uncanny. She has been granted residencies in Ireland and Greece. In 2022 she was awarded Saari Fellow status for 2023 by the Kone Foundation, Finland.
We are currently working on putting together Fantasticon 2023 – the date will be June 2nd to 4th. Like in 2022 the venue will be Støberiet, this time without a punk festival in the square outside the venue. We hope to see there again! Follow us on facebook to get the newest updates! Want to create the best possible con? If you want to be a part of the team that arrange the convention, please write to us on Facebook, we would love to have you! We need people both for the pre-con work and to help with the practical volunteer work at the con it self.
We had the wonderful photographer Rasmus Barfoed take photos for the con this year – see them all here