Icecon 2020 postponed
August 4th, 2020
Sadly, we bring bad news. The Icelandic government has announced a return to stricter Covid-19 measures, a return to the 2 meter rule, a limit of a 100 people at any given time and stricter border controls (You can read about it here, https://www.government.is/news/article/2020/07/30/Iceland-takes-precautionary-measures/).
As a result we’ve decided to postpone IceCon2020 to from November 2020 to November, 2021 (exact date TBA). As you can imagine, this is frustrating for all of us who have been trying to keep things afloat through these turbulent times, and a postponement is definitely not something that we wanted to have to do, but we feel that this is necessary to ensure everyone’s safety, which is even more important than the fabulous fun we were planning on. Though these measures are temporary, we feel that it would be irresponsible to continue as planned with the convention.
But the good news is that both our fantastic guests of honor, Hildur Knútsdóttir and Mary Robinette Kowal, will continue to be our guests of honor in 2021, and we couldn’t be more excited to work with them for another year. Big shout out to these wonderful authors!
And in more good news, we also feel like it would be a missed opportunity (and a darned shame) not to do something with what we have already planned. Therefore, we are planning on honouring our 2020 convention dates by hosting an online only event or two with our guests of honor during the weekend of 6-8th of November 2020. We want these to be open and free events, a small gesture maybe, to compensate for depriving ourselves and all of you of another IceCon by postponing the convention itself.
So we’re going to focus on sending you more good news very soon and you will want to keep track of what’s happening and we want to keep you posted – so sign up for the newsletter, if you haven’t already, and follow us on:
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Spread the word so that all the good people can get involved, and we’d love to hear from you,
The IceCon 2020/2021 Team
July 28th, 2020
The SFF fan community in Iceland has been growing year by year. Despite COVID-19, we are committed to hosting an exciting con in the fall of 2020, in a safe manner for all participants.
The situation regarding travel in the time of COVID-19 is dynamic. Up-to date information about COVID-19 in Iceland, including requirements for ALL VISITORS, Can be found on the Icelandic government’s information website: https://www.covid.is/english.
IceCon 2020 is a conference held both offline and online. If you can’t make it to Iceland, we look forward to meeting you online!
IceCon 2020 goes online!
July 20th, 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.