Månadsarkiv: februari 2021

Sweconpoddar 97 – Convention School part 2: Economy

Are you planning your own con, or just interested in how they are organized? Attend the ”Convention School” and listen to experienced conrunners. Second lesson: Economy. How much does it cost to run a convention: renting a convention venue, paying for the travel for the guests of honor, other foreseen and unforeseen costs? How much can you expect to get from selling memberships? How to get sponsored by the city, region or companies? How to handle the money, providing suitable payment options, keeping the stash safe. How to make your first budget and keep control of it. How do you know if your planned convention is a ”go” or ”no go”? Top best tips for keeping costs down and making a great con.

This panel was recorded at Swecon 2019 – Replicon in Västerås Sweden

Participants: Tomas Cronholm, Jukka Halme, Johan Anglemark, Britt-Louise Viklund (moderator)

The music is from Sands Of Time (Psychadelik Pedestrian) / CC BY-NC 3.0

Sweconpoddar 96 – Female Masculinity in SF with Anna Bark Persson

The sf-genre is filled with examples of the ”tough chick” heroine, perfectly balanced between femininity and masculinity, who kicks butt and shoots guns while still being hot. But what happens when these female heroes are portrayed as queer and masculine, as in the case of Chris Moriarty’s Spin trilogy and Kameron Hurley’s The Bel Dame Apocrypha?

This lecture was recorded at Swecon 2019 – Replicon in Västerås Sweden

Participant: Anna Bark Persson

The music is from Sands Of Time (Psychadelik Pedestrian) / CC BY-NC 3.0

Sweconpoddar 95 – Game of Thrones – Westeros

The panel discusses Game of Thrones in many inspired aspects that could include: the TV-series vs the books. the Game of Thrones popularity and phenomenon, what has been the most interesting, most genius, and most disappointing moments in experiencing the Game of Thrones? What are the expections on how the relation to GoT will evolve from now on? Spoiler alert!

This panel was recorded at Swecon 2019 – Replicon in Västerås Sweden

Participants: Kij Johnson, Ian Watson, Mike Carey, Rhuddem Gwelin, Sari Polvinen, Stefan Nordin (moderator)

The music is from Sands Of Time (Psychadelik Pedestrian) / CC BY-NC 3.0

Sweconpoddar 94 – Guest of honor interview with Annalee Newitz at Swecon 2019

Guest of honor interview with Annalee Newitz at Swecon 2019 – Replicon in Västerås Sweden

The interviewer is Kisu Leikomaa

The music is from Sands Of Time (Psychadelik Pedestrian) / CC BY-NC 3.0