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17:30 – 18:00: Future Print: Open mic for new and unpublished work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