From the 13th from the 15th of September there will be the Istrocon in Bratislava (Slovakia) again. We can look forward to a lot of panels on science-fiction, fantasy, horror and comics.
It is not a small fan event, but a rather big convention. Last time there were 12.000 guests!
So prepare for lots a speeches, workshops, movies, games and signing authors!
Of course most panels are in Slovakian. Nevertheless I think it is worth going there also from abroad as it is a georgous event and the fans are in a great mood. I experienced the Slovaks as very friendly people who have no problem with foreigners, just on the contrary will have an easy chat in English with them.
For people who do not speak Slovak like me there is still something to enjoy beside socializing: Beside shopping, gaming and singing karaoke all movies are shown in original language, so American movies should be no problem at all.
In case you need a hotel or just a place where to sleep (there is space in school offered if you bring your own sleeping bag), the con staff will also provide help.
Location: Istropolis, Trnavské Mýto 1, 832 90 Bratislava, Slovakia
Entrance fee: 16,50 Euro for all three days, 9,90 Euro for Friday or Sunday, 10,90 Euro for Saturday