Estcon is an annual convention of Estonian fandom of speculative fiction (i.e SF, Fantasy and horror). It’s about literature, comic books, LARP, films, animations and having good time during a weekend in July with friends and barbecue.
Unlike most of conventions Estcon takes place in a beautiful countryside in Estonia – yes – outdoors! Therefore, the main emphasis is not so much on the academic performances and the schedule is not too tight. Mostly it’s a nice cultured recreation time. The participant on Estcon can meet the local authors, translators and publishers.
The first Estcon took place in 25th and 26th of July 1998 in Tõrvaaugu (in Järva County). In years, Estcon has “travelled” from Järva County to southern part of Estonia – Saarjärve in Põlva County. Last couple of years it has been in Jõgeva County – in Udu Tourism Farm at Lake Kuremaa.
Estcon starts at Friday evening and lasts until Sunday noon.