Today I went to a small scifi convention in Copenhagen.
The DanCon is a one day convention with a single thread, all going on i one room. It is organised by one of the Danish Science fiction societies, Science Fiction Cirklen. Everything was going on in Danish.
The con opened with a very nice panel discussion on “Tendencies English language short stories”, with a few examples of authors old and new.
After lunch we had a very nice presentation on medical science of the future, seen in the light of Star Trek technology, quite entertaining with a few examples illustrating how far we have already come and where we are behind the ST tech. An interesting fact is that the “hypospray” of ST had already been invented and tested some years before the original series aired.
The rest of the afternoon we had a presentation of the older British comic strip “Dan Dare”, a presentation of Anime
The afternoon ended with a presentation of the classic scifi magazine Astounding (before Campbell), an interesting insight into the scifi of the 30’s.
I found that I might have a subject for a presentation on a following con, so I am afraid I may have some work to do until then.
All in all a very enjoyable day meeting scifi friends in Denmark.