This summer Finncon was in nearby Åbo, and we happened to have a day off so we took the opportunity to visit the con and meet two of the guests of honor.
Lauren Beukes had come all the way from South Africa and she held an amazing talk about how we are the stories we tell. You can listen to some of it in her TedTalk – it is definitely worth a listen! She talked a lot about growing up in apartheid South Africa, and about getting to write the stories of the disenfranchised.
We also met with Maria Turtschaninoff and got her to sign her brand new book. It was such a treat! (I reviewed the book in Swedish yesterday)