What is Finncon?

Finncon is a science fiction and fantasy convention held since 1986. It was held for the first time in Tampere in 2008 together with Animecon, in 2012 (without Animecon this time) and in 2016 it returns to Tampere!

The number of visitors Finncon has previously attracted is around 4 000 people making it one of Europe’s largest science fiction and fantasy conventions. The convention location is the University of Tampere which is downtown, near the train station and a short way from several hotels, shops and markets.

The theme of Finncon 2016 are fairy tales, but the final program will of course contain many other themes as well. The final programming will include itemes in at least YA literature, translations, fandom, media and of course plenty of science fiction and fantasy! In addition to the Finnish programme, there will also be programming items in English and Swedish. If you would be interested in participating in the programming, please contact us at ohjelma@2016.finncon.org.

As usual, Finncon has no membership fee!

While there is no actual membership fee, you can show your support to Finncon by becoming a supporting friend of Finncon 2016. This costs 25 euros, and will entitle you to certain friends-only benefits (such as receving a special badge). If you are interested in becoming a supporting friend of Finncon 2016, please e-mail us at tukijasenet@2016.finncon.org.

The convention is open to the public:
On Friday July 1st from 2 PM to 6 PM
On Saturday July 2nd from 10 AM to 6 PM
On Sunday July 3rd from 11 AM to 5 PM (academic program from 10 AM to 5.30 PM)


If you are arriving already on Thursday, please let us know at info@2016.finncon.org. We’re planning on organizing “Fandom Thursday” if there are people interested in getting to know the city and meeting some local fandom, too!