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Be prepared for the Istrocon 2013!


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

Opening times:

Friday: 13:00-22:00

Saturday: 9:00-22:00

Sunday: 9:00-22:00

Entrance fee: 16,50 Euro for all three days, 9,90 Euro for Friday or Sunday, 10,90 Euro for Saturday

Link: http://www.istrocon.sk/

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Nina Horvath has studied at the University of Vienna. Her mother tongue is German. She is a keen author of short stories and published over two dozens in zines and anthologies. Her favourite genre is science-fiction. She had also been editor of the short story collections "Die Schattenuhr", "Metamorphosen - Auf den Spuren H.P. Lovecrafts" and "Darwins Schildkröte". In 2012 she won the awards "Vincent Preis" for the best horror anthology and the "Deutscher Phantastik Preis" for the best fantastic short story. (This one was also 3rd at the "DSFP" for the best science-fiction story.)


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