Åcon 8 will be held in the Hotel Adlon in Mariehamn, on May 5–8, 2016. Åcon is the small, relaxed literary science fiction convention that has been held seven times so far.
- The guest of honor is usually a non-best selling but really interesting author
- The program is a single track with a 50/50 mix of silly and really serious
- The program is very relaxed, with long pauses between some program items to allow members to sit in the bar or explore Mariehamn (and rest of Åland)
- Only 100 memberships are sold, then we’re full
- Everything is in English