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Slavcon in Bratislava (Slovakia), 28th to 30th of April 2017

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From the 28th to the 30th of April there will be a convention in Bratislava going on: The Slavcon. The location has changed (to Dom kultúry Dúbravka, Saratovská 2/A, 84102 Bratislava, Slovakia), the love for fandom, science-fiction, fantasy and all the nerdy stuff most likely not!

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I have attended the Slavcon several times and it is … well, of course it is in fact a national and not an international convention. But it is not as small as you may imagine: When I have been there, I heard something about 800 guests and I would expect that number of visitors (or even more) again. And by the way, it was pretty much fun, all the friendly fans, a little bit of program you can join nonetheless (I am referring to: Not speaking Slovakian, Slovakians undoubtly will have a lot of intersting panels to explore!), like seeing a concert, going around the fair stands or the medieval camp outside … and of course sozializing!

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[On this photo: Fans from abroad getting an intruduction by a member of the team of Slavcon. Wow, what a great service!]

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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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