The author of "The Game of Thrones" came to Worldcon in Helsinki

On August 9, a world convention of fans of science fiction and fantasy startedin the Finnish capital.

From 9 to 13 August, meetings with writers, exhibitions, master classes, masquerade and much more will be organized in the Exhibition Center of Helsinki. The flea market will work during all four days, where books, comics and CDs will be sold. Traditionally, Worldcon will host the ceremony of awarding the literary prize Hugo.

One of the most awaited guests of the event was the American writer George R. R. Martin. He takes part in every day of the convention, participating in various panel discussions. Also on August 10 and 12, the author of the cycle of novels "The Song of Ice and Fire" will hold an autograph session. In his blog, he notes that he will sign books only there, not before or after the panels, at parties, at breakfast, lunch or dinner, in the toilet, in the elevator or on the street.

Worldcon is already held for the 75th time, but time it was organized in Northern Europe for the first. The convention will last until August 13, its program in total is counted on 800 hours.

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