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Friday June 24th 2022

17.00 – 22.00 Meet & Greet at the cafe, Kulturhuset Støberiet. Everyone is welcome!

Saturday June 25th 2022

Time Cafe Rum 1 – Frankenstein Rum 2 – Dracula
10.00 – 10.45 Opening
11.00 – 11.45 Dealers room “Strange Creatures” Intro Panel (English)
Øystein Runde, Lauren Beukes, Priya Sharma, Majbrit Høyrup. Moderator: Sanna Bo Claumarch
Psychology of the Alien (English) – talk
Flemming Rasch
12.00 – 12.45 Dealers room Creating Fictional Beings (English) – panel
Andreas Boeskov, Karin Tidbeck, Mikkel Wendelboe, Tatiana Goldberg. Moderator: Jesper Rugård
Interview med Viggo Bjerring (dansk)
Jane Mondrup interviewer Viggo Bjerring
13.00 – 13.45 Dealers room Guest of Honor Interview: Priya Sharma (English)
Seb Doubinsky interviews Priya Sharma
14.00 – 14.45 Dealers room Gods and Monsters in Arthur Machen’s Mystical Universe (English) – talk
Freja Gyldenstrøm on Arthur Machen
Den nordiske mytologis væsener (dansk) – interview
Etnolog og folklorist Karen Bek-Pedersen interviewes af Jane Mondrup
15.00 – 15.45 Dealers room Twisting the Folklore (English) – panel
Billy O’Shea, Zara Lea Palmqvist, Lauren Beukes, Øystein Runde. Moderator: Johan Anglemark
Horrorforfatter Teddy Vork (interview)
Flemming Rasch interviewer Teddy Vork
16.00 – 16.45 Dealers room “Made to Order: Robots and Revolution” (English) – panel
Niels Dalgaard, Carolina Gomez Lagerlöf, Jeppe Larsen, Jane Mondrup. Moderator: Flemming Rasch
Elves as “The Other” (English) – presentation
Anita Albæk Simonsen
17.00 – 17.45 Dealers room Noget er på vej: Krabats folketroantologi (dansk) – panel
Kat Lassen, Malene Fabricius Holm, Alexandra Vinther, Lars Ahn. Moderator: Helle Perrier
The world from the Monster’s perspective (English) -panel
Priya Sharma, Tue Omø, Teddy Vork, Karsten Brandt-Knudsen. Moderator: Klaus Æ Mogensen
20.15 – ? Dinner at Madklubben Vesterbrogade 62 (sign-up required – no later than June 17th) Sign me up for the Saturday dinner

Sunday June 26th 2022

Time Cafe Rum 1 – Frankenstein Rum 2 – Dracula
10.00 – 10.45

Auction and Market for books, comics etc.
Come help support Fantasticon by bidding on diverse donated materials in the fantastic genres – books, comics, movies, merchandise, collector’s items! Bring your own donations to the table!

11.00 – 11.45 Dealers room Body Horror from a Medical Perspective (English) – panel
Penny Jones, Priya Sharma, Lauren Beukes. Moderator: Mariane Mide
Væsener fra rummet (dansk) – panel
Marie Ladefoged, Seb Doubinsky, Marie Howalt, Lars Ahn. Moderator: Sidsel Pedersen
12.00 – 12.45 Dealers room Queer creatures (dansk) – panel
Simon Zander Skovgaard, Pernille L. Stenby, Christina Ebbesen,  Sanna Bo Claumarch. Moderator: Sidsel Pedersen
To boomers taler ud – om monstre og fantastik (dansk) 
Samtale mellem Flemming R.P. Rasch og Klaus Æ. Mogensen
13.00 – 13.45 Dealers room Guest of Honor Interview: Lauren Beukes (English)
Seb Doubinsky interviews Lauren Beukes
14.00 – 14.45 Dealers room Special Guest Interview: Øystein Runde (English)
Flemming Rasch interviews Øystein Runde
Monstre og samfundets orden (dansk) – samtale
Karsten Brandt Knudsen og Majbrit Høyrup
15.00 – 15.45 Dealers room The Truly Strange (English) – panel
Niels Dalgaard, Karin Tidbeck, Lars Ahn, Freja Gyldenstrøm, Ian Sales (moderator)
Xenolingvistik (dansk) – foredrag
Stig W Jørgensen
16.00 – 16.45 Dealers room Artificial Minds (English) – panel
Karen Skovmand, Nils Hoffman, Ian Sales, Stig W Jørgensen. Moderator: Edmund Schluessel
Forhistoriske dyr som fantastiske væsner (dansk) – panel
Mikkel Wendelboe, Pernille van Dijk, Mikala Rosenkilde. Moderator: Sidsel Pedersen
17.00 – 17.45 Closing
19.00 – ? Dead dog party
Everybody from the con is welcome to sit down and talk

New venue – new format

We have moved the con to a new venue – Støberiet to get a more accessible venue.

We are changing the format of the con a compared to earlier years. We are moving the ‘meet and greet’ to Friday evening and having the opening ceremony on Saturday, so everyone have a change to take part in both. The shorter program is reflected in the price of the tickets for the con. We are also trying to limit the number of program items that are in the same slot, so that there are no more than two at any given time – we hope that will mean a bigger audience to each program item and give everyone a bit more time to socialize.

This year’s theme will be Strange Creatures

Aliens, elves, AI, ghosts, gods and monsters – countless varieties of non-human intelligence are to be found in the genres Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Horror. In Fantasticon 2022 we will explore the subject of the conscious Other across the borders of the fantastic genres.