IceCon 2020 goes online!
20. júlí 2020
The Good News we are spreading far and wide today is that IceCon 2020 is on. Yes indeed, we are going to go ahead as scheduled, although in a slightly different format from IceCon 2018.
So in keeping with our desire to have as many people join in the fun as humanly and technologically possible, IceCon 2020 is going to be both online and offline. In the real world, we are assured of having both of our guests of honour physically here in Iceland – Hildur Knútsdóttir will be here and Mary Robinette Kowal is determined to arrive, come hell or high water.
Everything that can be, will be streamed live, and online participants will be able to see, listen to, and interact with speakers and other audience members; we will see if it is also possible to include online participation in other sessions such as workshops and read-ins. Basically, you will have all the good stuff and none of the freezing.
If you live in a country affiliated to the European Union or the Schengen area and are flu-free, Iceland officially allows you to enter the country – this is true as of July, 2020, and we will hope that it not only remains true as of November, 2020, but that we will be seeing more countries added to that list. There is more information here so keep yourself updated and plan on coming if you can.
If you can’t be here physically, you can still see and hear with your own eyes and ears – online. Registration is open for both:
- Registration fees are €40 for the convention only; €60 if you want to include the meet and eat Sunday brunch.
- Student discount: €20 for convention only; €40 for convention and brunch.
- Registration fees for those who only want to attend online is €10.
You can register for the convention here. Fees can be paid via PayPal or through your banking institution if you have an Icelandic bank account. When you have completed this registration form, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to pay the registration fees.