Futuricon – Eurocon 2020 programme

Rikon 2020 bio je domaćin Europske konvencije fantastike Eurocon od 2. do 4. listopada 2020. Ovo je ujedno bio prvi Eurocon održan online, gdje je dio programa emitiran uživo is studija u Rijeci u RiHubu. Počasni gosti bili su britanski SF pisac Adrian Tchaikovsky, naša nagrađivana spisateljica Ivana Delač i dr. sc. Ivica Puljak. Većina programa održana je na engleskom jeziku.

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Počasni gosti

Lectures / Predavanja

  • Antunović, Daniel – Bespućima poviesne (ne(o))zbiljnosti (Croatian)
  • Backstrom, Lars – The Stars are Right – Astropolitik in past, present and future
  • Badea-Gheracostea Catalin – The Traps and Illusions of Electronic Memory
  • Božić, Aleksandar – Problem of consciousness in philosophy and science fiction
  • Biały, Grzegorz – Foundation’s End – what is left for us from the Golden Age and New Wave SF?
  • Crispiatico, Toni – AI & Math : If, Then, Oof
  • Davia, Lorenzo – Trieste: a science fiction microcosm
  • Frankel, Valerie Estelle – Crones, Inventors, and Inuit Goddesses: Superheroines of the Golden Age
  • Frankel, Valerie Estelle – Fourth Wave Feminism
  • Frankel, Valerie Estelle – Speed Authoring
  • Frankel, Valerie Estelle – The Heroine’s Journey
  • Habjan, Simon – Cyberpunk: Return of the Future
  • Ivanov, Valentin – The Fermi paradox in astronomy and science fiction
  • Ivšinović, Marko – Past and Future of the ALIEN franchise – Will we ever really know „the truth“?
  • Lawless, J.R.H. – Law in SFF Worldbuilding
  • Longo, Mauro – Brancalonia and the Italian Tabletop Gaming Scene
  • Lukačovičová, Lucie – Fantasy in Myth, Myth in Fantasy
  • Kalin M. Nenov – Building bridges across the world and to the future: the transformative power of speculative fiction
  • Kot, Radoslaw – Capital Ships Lost – The Deepest Frontier, a Continuation
  • Kozlowski, Tomasz – Adapting the classics for stage and other media
  • Morgan, Cheryl – Worldbuilding with Sex and Gender
  • Nenov, Kalin M. – Meet the Human Library and Terra Fantasia
  • Novakova, Julie – Life everywhere? Science fiction vs. astrobiology
  • Pavlova, Elena – Bringing classic SF to middle grade (children) literature
  • Peregrin, Srebrenka – Fantastic Beasts and where to find them in Croatia
  • Polack, Gillian – Flycon
  • Serdarević, Nikola – Do Humans Behave like Electric Sheep?
  • Stephenson, Richard – Driverless Cars
  • Vancsó, Éva – Female Monstrosity in Star Trek
  • Wrigley, Sylvia – To Oldly Go
  • Žiljak, Aleksandar – Shipbuilding: space travel in European SF films before WWII

Panels / Paneli

  • Beyond A Song of Ice and Fire: using history as a jumping point for fantasy (Claire Bartlett, Ivana Delač, Srebrenka Peregrin)
  • Non-Anglophone Fantastic (Lars Backstrom, Carolina Gómez Lagerlöf, Ivana Delač)
  • Speculative Biology (Daniel M. Bensen, Simon Roy, C.M. Kosemen, Darren Naish)
  • “Strange New Things”: Writing in a Foreign Tongue (Julie Novakova, Jan Kotouč, Lucie Lukačovičová)
  • The new myth, faith and fake news (Lars Backstrom, Claudia Rapp, Ivica Puljak, Vladivoj Lisica Fox)
  • Witches and Bitches (Antonija Mežnarić, Srebrenka Peregrin, Mojca Benko-Puzak, Vesna Kurilić)

Presentations / Predstavljanja

  • Book presentation: “Tree of Life” (Olga Afanaseva)
  • Decameron 2020: Stories From The Quarantine (Antonija Mežnarić, Vesna Kurilić, Ana Cerovac)
  • Galaxia 42’s Book Launch (Darius Luca Hupov, Daniel Timariu, Marius Gordan)
  • Mora’s Box
  • Oh no – it’s a Shtriga! (Antonija Mežnarić, Vesna Kurilić)
  • Portuguese Fiction (Cristina Alves)
  • The Deeps: Extreme marine environments on Earth and fiction analogues (Autun Purser)
  • The Rude Eye of Rebellion – European Book Launch Party (J.R.H. Lawless)
  • The Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Festivals in Eastern Europe (Darius Luca Hupov)
  • The view from the Wizard’s Tower – two collections (Cheryl Morgan, Mihaela Marija Perković, Aleksandar Žiljak)
  • Using Stories and Gamification to Improve STEM Comprehension, Retention, and Motivation (Meghan Gardner)
  • Zvijezde u noći – promocija knjige (Aleksandar Žiljak) (Croatian)

Fandom

  • Alison’s Virtual GUFF Trip (Alison Scott)
  • Archipelacon 2 (Karo Leikomaa)
  • Contacto – A Portuguese Convention in a Library (Cristina Alves, Carlos Silva)
  • EuroCon 2021 in Rome – Fiuggi (Francesco Verso, Flora Staglianò)
  • EuroCon 2022 in Dudelange, Luxembourg (Gérard Kraus)
  • Forum Fantastico: 15 years of Portuguese Fandom (Rogerio Ribeiro)
  • SferaKon (SFERA)
  • The Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Festivals in Eastern Europe
  • Worldcon 2021 – DisCon III
  • Worldcon 2024 Bid – Glasglow

LARP

  • Switchboard – Online LARP (Terrible Creations)

Quizzes / Kvizovi

  • Magical World of Harry Potter Quiz (Lada Božić, Dubravko Bogović)
  • Once more with feeling Quiz (Ana Miljanić)
  • The 100 Quiz (Koviljka Lazar, Ivana Delač, Ana Miljanić)
  • The Fantastic Pubquiz (Gérard Kraus)
  • The Ukulele Soundtrack Quiz (Vesna Kurilić)
  • This is not the Future you were looking for – SkON Pub Quiz (SkONovci smo mi)
  • Ultimate Nerd Quiz (Team RiKonjdžija)

Workshops / Radionice

  • Draw your own Inkblot Creatures (Nela Dunato)
  • LARPATHON (Terrible Creations)
  • Filmmaking from scratch (Grzegorz Biały)
  • Let’s build starships! (Robert Corvus)
  • Worldbuilding without info dumping (Claire Bartlett)

Other

  • Opening ceremony
  • ESFS Business Meetings
  • Artefakt and ESFS Award Ceremony
  • Closing ceremony
  • Video Cosplay Show