Or rather, I have been back for a few days, but I have been too busy and too exhausted to really follow up on the web site.
All in all it was four wonderful days. Packed with interesting and inspiring meetings and panels. Too many to list them here in fact. Suffice to say, it was well worth the trip. I really enjoyed being in the two panels, and hopefully that wasn’t the last time that happens. (Looks like there will be more opportunities come ConFuse).
Back home again I have picked up work on my current book. Work is slowly moving forward, and I am in to the final third of the first draft at the moment, so hopefully that should be finished before end of summer. While busy at/preparing for Archipelacon I have also received my first two reviews. Thankfully they were both very positive. I have updated the book page with links to both of them.
The Alandica conference centre, flanked by Game of Thrones flags
My first programme item at Archipelacon will be a panel on blogging at 3 together with 3 other blogger. Two of us are “writer bloggers” and the other two are “book bloggers”. I think the mix could lead to some really interesting discussions. Please come and listen if you are here at the con.
The second item will be later today, at 7, and is about cross-genre literature. Something I think is really fun, and again I think we have a nice mix of authors speaking. So again, please drop by if you can.
The first two days at the con have been really good, even given the fact that I have missed more or less all of the main items, including the panels with GRR Martin. 🙂
Today will be a busy day as well. Many really interesting things, and my own two items on top of that. Can’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday though… 🙂
The programme for Archipelacon has been finalised, and I am going to take part in two panels. One on Book blogging and one on cross-genre literature. I’m really looking forward to it. Not just my panels, but the entire con as such. Meeting all the people, listening to interesting talks and generally having a good time.
You can find my programme items here: http://www.archipelacon.org/program_tag/thomas-arnfelt/ and the entire programme here: http://www.archipelacon.org/programme/
See you in Mariehamn!
I’ll be in at least one panel at Archipelacon this year. Really delighted about that.
From the programme:
Cross-genre fiction – Emil Hjörvar Petersen, Anna Blixt, Thomas Årnfelt & Magdalena Hai
Thereʼs often a fine line between what is considered science fiction and fantasy, urban fantasy and horror, steampunk and post-apocalyptic. Some works come under several genres at the same time. Some authors deliberately create hybrid-genre works in order to explore themes and concepts from different angles, for instance how magic would work in high-tech future, or steam-engines in the wastelands. This panel will explore these explorations.