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Fantasticon 2016 : 11th – 12th June 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark

Fantasticon is an annual festival in Denmark for the fantastic genres (science fiction, fantasy, horror etc.), where you can meet authors, filmmakers, artists, scientists, fans and many others.

Fantasticon 2016 will be held June 11-12th at Valby Kino in Copenhagen, Danemark. With this occasion, the Niels Klim Prize will be awarded.

Guests of Honour


Justina Robson & Ken MacLeod (UK)


Thore Bjørnvig, Niels Ole Busk, Kate Christensen, Nanna Foss, Henrik Harksen, Sohail A. Hassan, Richard Ipsen, Torill Korn Feldt, Lars Kramhøft, Steen Langstrup, Patrick Leis, Bo Mikkelsen, Martin Schjönning, Rikke Schubart, A. Silvestri, Mark Tholander, Rasmus Wichmann and Gudrun Østergaard.
Fantasticon is an annual Dannish science fiction, fantasy and horror festival organized by the Fantasticon Association. The first Fantasticon was held in 2004.

Fantasticon is focusing on literature, but also on comics, film and television.

Guests from previous years include authors and editors as Pat Cadigan, Ian Watson, Paul McAuley, Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, Tricia Sullivan, Karin Tidbeck, Nene Ormes, Liz Jensen, Alastair Reynolds, Ellen Datlow, Lene Kaaberbøl, Josefine Ottesen, Christopher Priest, Harry Harrison, Norman Spinrad, Gwyneth Jones, Charles Stross and Catherine Asaro.

Activities include panels and discussions on various topics, interviews and workshops. But first of all Fantasticon is an opportunity for fans to meet and talk.

Fantasticon is for everyone with an interest in one or more of the fantastic genres aka science fiction, fantasy and horror.

Regardless of your age, race, religion, political views or species, you are welcome ! 🙂 



Arene: A Danish SF short film

Danish Science Fiction (The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction)

“In Denmark, the science fiction short story is a thriving genre, though mostly as a subculture.

Since 2007, The Danish science fiction association, Science Fiction Cirklen, has published an annual anthology of original science fiction short stories written by Danish authors.

The present volume contains a selection from the first two of these annual anthologies.

Many Danish authors place their stories in a local setting, and all of them have something to say in addition to “just” being entertaining. You will find philosophical parables, time travels, space yarns, alternate history and much more, as well as stories which in different ways come close to the literary mainstream.

The huge Anglo-American influence on Danish culture since the Second World War is noticeable in the way the authors use the tropes and language of the genre in its modern, international vein. In making these stories available in English, our aim – besides entertaining the readers – is to demonstrate that science fiction truly is an international genre and that it is being written, even in small European countries like Denmark.

With these words we hope you will enjoy this collection of the “best of the best”. 19 different Danish authors are represented in this anthology. All of them are writing in the SF genre and all of them have a few words in front of there own short story.

Contents for Sky City New Science Fiction Stories by Danish Authors


Manfred Christiansen: Sky City

Niels Gjerløff: Departure

Richard Ipsen: The White Bear

Glen Stihmøe: Helium Loves Company

Flemming R. P. Rasch: The Last Astronaut

Morten Brunbjerg: The Organism on Maneo

Patrick Leis: The Tourist

Dan Mygind: Know Your Target Audience

Camilla Wandahl: The Red Parakeets

Kenneth Krabat: The Short Arm of History

Søren Elmerdahl Hemmingsen: A Contribution to the History of Denmak

A. Silvestri: When the Music’s Over

Nikolaj Højberg: The E-Puzzle

Ellen Miriam Pedersen: Leading, Feeding Camilla

Fønss Bach Friis: You are my Best Friend

Brian P. Ørnbøl: Dreams of Stone

Gudrun Østergaard: The Green Jacket

Sara Tanderup: In the Surface

Lars Ahn Pedersen: Interrogation of Victim No.5

Niels Dalgaard: An Extremely Short History of the Danish Science Fiction

Sky City – New Science Fiction Stories by Danish Authors
Published 2010 by the SF society in Denmark: Science Fiction Cirklen
Copyright © 2010
Science Fiction Cirklen and contributors
Selected by: Carl-Eddy Skovgaard
Translation coordinator: Lea Thume
Primary proofreader: Lea Thume
American language consultant: Steve Handel
Cover illustration: Patrick Leis
Typesetting & layout: Carl-Eddy Skovgaard
Publishing editor Carl-Eddy Skovgaard
Number of pages: 244
1st issue  2010 – issued in Denmark
ISBN 978-87-90592-48-6
Available at SFC www.sciencefiction.dk/skycity
Price: Dkk 199.00
International issue in cooperation with BoD
2nd issue 2011- International issue
ISBN 978-87-7114-158-0
Available at http://www.amazon..com,  and all other Amazon sides + also at http://www.bod.dk .
Price: EUR 33.50 / £26.50 / $31.77



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