Estcon 2004 oli ühtlasi ka Baltcon 2004.
Objektiivselt tähendas see ühte rootsalsest ja ühte lätlasest väliskülalist ning enamjaolt inglisekeelset programmi.
Friday, July 16
1800 Opening ceremony
2000 Panel discussion: Political SF (moderator Raul Sulbi, participants Ahrvid Engholm, Krista Kaer, Siim Veskimees, Indrek Hargla). Themes: political-philosophical themes in SF, libertarian fiction, anarchy, utopias, radical left and rightwing ideas in SF, military adventures with political agendas
2000 Speech: Raul Veede speaks about AD&D and other role-playing games
2100 Panel discussion: Estonian SF publishing field after the soviet occupation (moderator Jüri Kallas, participants Krista Kaer, Raul Sulbi, Andri Riid, Indrek Hargla, Raul Veede) (in Estonian)
2100 Movie programme
Saturday, July 17
1100 Estonian publishers speak about their forthcoming books (in Estonian)
1200 GoH interview with Estonian SF writer Siim Veskimees (interviewer Raul Sulbi)
1300 Ove Hillep organizes an illustrative role-playing game
1300 Baltcon meeting
1400 GoH interview with Estonian SF writer Lew R. Berg (interviewer Jüri Kallas) (in Estonian)
1600 GoH interview with foreign GoH Ahrvid Engholm from Sweden (interviewer Raul Sulbi)
1700 GoH speech by Ahrvid Engholm about Swedish SF field, publishing, and fandom life
1800 Panel discussion: Alternate histories (moderator: Raul Sulbi, participants Ahrvid Engholm, Indrek Hargla, Raul Veede, Andri Riid). Themes: is AH a new subgenre in the fantastic literature or is it simply a part of SF, as history can be regarded as normal soft science. The future of AH subgenre - is there possible a kind of a new quality or will there be endless intellectual and trivial mind games. Why is there so few AH texts about Estonian history?
2000 Estonian SF Awards Stalker 2004 gala (in Estonian)
2100 Movie programme
Sunday, July 18
1200 Panel discussion: Mythology, religion, and philosophy in SF (moderator: Ene Kallas, participants Indrek Hargla, Raul Veede) (in Estonian)
1300 Closing ceremony
Baltcon is the most significant SF event in the Baltic Sea region. It is held in one of the countries in turn every year. The programme is, traditionally, in the local as well as some international language. It is hoped that multilingual programme will attract more visitors.
Estcon is the most important SF event of the year in Estonia. This is the time fans come together from all over, spend some time in good company and listen to the experts talking about good topics. This is also when the best SF publications in Estonian in the previouse year - the Stalker award - are announced. Estcons have been held since 1998.
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Finncon X - Eurocon 2003 - Baltcon 2003
C o n X i n e, the official twice-a-day conzine of the Finncon-Baltcon-Eurocon 2003 http://netti.nic.fi/~pozz/conxine.html
CBFL - Baltic FAQ
Finncon 2004 - greetings!
Participation fee 15 EUR. This includes sleeping place fee. Food not included.
Five meals will cost 15 EUR. You do not need to take the whole set, you can pick only some and pay less. BUT you must register by July 10 or you won't be included in the option. You can also bring your own provisions.
Concerning accommodation, there are 38 beds in total (rooms range from 2 to 10 beds), but it is also possible to either sleep in a sleeping bag on floor or set up a tent. People will be assigned beds in order of payment received, foreign visitors who have prepaid will be guaranteed a bed to sleep in.
There is also a small hotel and a restaurant in 1 km distance from the convention resort if one wishes for more luxurious (and expensive) meals and accommodation. We suggest going for provided accommodation and meals though, to keep the event compact