MIRcon, the 32nd Hispacon (Festival of the Fantastic Literature, SF and Horror) : From Sunday, December 6 to Monday, December 8 2014, Montcada i Reixac, Barcelona (Spain)
MIRcon (XXXII HispaCon), el festival de literatura fantástica, ci-fi y terror en Montcada i Reixac (Barcelona) del 6 al 8 de diciembre
Guests of Honor : Christopher Priest, Ian Watson, Aliette de Bodard, Nina Allan, Karin Tidbeck, Félix J. Palma.
The Spanish Association of Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror (La Asociación Española de Fantasía, Ciencia Ficción y Terror ) is a nonprofit organization whose goal is the promotion of fantasy and science fiction in Spain. Its activities include the publication of two books of short stories collection annually, a newsletter, the call for an annual convention for fans of fantasy and science fiction, sponsorship of prizes for the best Ignotus productions of fantasy and science fiction in various fields of arts and letters, editing an electronic library that rescues old jewels of Spanish fantastic narrative, other information activities, dissemination and contact between amateurs and professionals of the genre.
The Spanish Association of Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror (AEFCFT) yearly celebrates SF&F via a National Congress of Science Fiction&Fantasy , generically called HispaCon and specifically by a name chosen by the organizing committee each year. Beforehand, during the general assembly, the seat is chosen by voting membership between the candidate cities. Overall the nomination is made by groups of people who are interested in organizing the event and have some official backing of the city.
HispaCon, the National Congress of Science Fiction&Fantasy is a conference held in Spain since 1969 and annually since 1991. The conference is bringing together, under the supervision of the Spanish Association of Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror (AEFCFT), fans, scholars and authors of science fiction and fantasy. Besides the generic name HispaCon, each year a specific name for the convention is chosen.
This year, 2014, HispaCon is held in Montcada i Reixac (a suburb of Barcelona) and it’s called MIRCon, between 6 and 8 December 2014.
The MIRcon’s organizers are El Vuelo del Fénix (Phoenix’ Flight Radio Program) and Colectivo Urânik : Óscar Arias, Ismael Ávalos, Miquel Codony, Lupe Lorenzana, Raquel Lozano.
Various events such as conferences, panels, round tables, lectures and exhibitions related to fantastic literature&cinema and science fiction are held.
Participants are entitled to vote in the Ignotus Awards this year.
MirCon’s organizers : Colectivo Urânik : Óscar Arias, Ismael Ávalos, Miquel Codony, Lupe Lorenzana, Raquel Lozano
MIRCon’s spot : http://vimeo.com/110886056
Area 1: Hotel Sercotel Ciutat de Montcada
Area 2: Teatre Municipal (City Theatre) within the complex called AQUA (32 Carrer Tarragona, 08110 Montcada i Reixac)
Elisenda de Montcada Library, within the complex called AQUA (32 Carrer Tarragona, 08110 Montcada i Reixac)
Espai Jove Can Tauler (Carrer Balmes, 16, 08110 Montcada i Reixac) carry out its activities on 6 and 7 December morning and afternoon.
QUEST is located in the Casa de la Vila (32 Carrer Major, , 08110 Montcada i Reixac)
Stands of associations and publishers will be organized on 6 and 7 December in the Agora of AQUA (32 Carrer Tarragona, 08110 Montcada i Reixac).
Film: Teatre Municipal : Saturday, December 6th at the resort AQUA (32 Carrer Tarragona, 08110 Montcada i Reixac)
Program : http://www.uranik.com/?page_id=34