Hello dear guests of IceCon 2021. We are so excited to have you all with us and we look forward meeting you!

Our MAIN VENUE this year year is Veröld – Hús Vigdísar and our favourite meetup and AFTER HOURS place is Loft Hostel.

Friday, 5th of November

19:30 – Whenever: The Con starts at Loft Hostel!

Introduction to our Guests of Honour who are in Iceland. Passes for the con handed out to guests. Guests and speakers can mingle.

Saturday, 6th of November

10:00 – 12:00: Workshop with Guest of Honour Mary Robinette Kowal (REGISTER)

12:00 – 13:00: Lunch

13:00 – 14:00: QA and reading with Guest of Honour Hildur Knútsdóttir

14:00 – 15:00: How horrible can it be: The Horror Story in Iceland

Moderator: Markús Már Efraím.
Panelists: Emil Hjörvar Petersen, Hildur Knútsdóttir, Jóhann Þórsson and Yrsa Sigurðardóttir.

15:00 – 16:00: Fantastic Words: Translating and Interpreting Wonder

Moderator: Rúnar Helgi Vignisson.
Panelists: Alexander Dan, Claudia Rapp, Marianna Leikomaa and Oddur Jónasson.

16:00 – 17:00: QA and reading with Guest of Honour Ted Chiang (online speaker)

17:00 – 17:30: Worlds of Wonder: Foreign Worlds, Familiar Landscapes with Atli Dungal Sigurðsson

17:30 – 18:00: Future Print: Open mic for new and unpublished work

18:00 – 20:00: Dinner

20:00 – until late: Bar meet and pub quiz. A chance to socialize.

Sunday, 7th of November

10:00 – 12:00: Workshop with Hildur Knútsdóttir in Icelandic (REGISTER)

11:00 – 12:00: Narrative writing workshop in choose-your-own-adventure games with game designer Steingerður Lóa Gunnarsdóttir (REGISTER)

12:00 – 13:00: Lunch

13:00 – 14:00: QA and reading with Guest of Honour Mary Robinette Kowal

14:00 – 15:00: Going Beyond the Euro-Tolkien: On worldbuilding and historical fantasy

Moderator: Emil Hjörvar Pedersen.
Panelists: Einar Leif Nielsen, Joshua Gillingham, Kristín Björg Sigurvinsdóttir, Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad, Ragnhildur Hólmgeirsdóttir, Snæbjörn Brynjarsson and Þórey Mjallhvít.

15:00 – 16:00: Icelandic wonder: A showcase

Published Icelandic authors read from their work.

16:00 – 17:00: Rice Punk and Other Manifestos: South Asian Spec-Fic

Moderator: Giti Chandra.
Panelists: Bina Shah, Manjula Padmanabhan, Vandana Singh, and Yuddhanjay Wijayratne

17:00 – 18:00: Disaster Fiction and Hope – A Guests of Honour roundtable

18:00: IceCon wraps up