Hotel bookings open

Åcon 8 is now opening hotel bookings. You will find instructions for how to reserve a bed on the Hotel info page. We have negotiated with the hotel and can offer the same rates as last year. The hotel will want your contact details and credit card number as a guarantee of the reservation. You will not have to pay until you get to the convention.

Go ahead and secure your bed right now, for a weekend with discussions of science fiction and fantasy with Zen Cho and all the other Åcon 8 members!

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Announcing our Guest of Honor

Photo: Darren Johnson/IDJ Photography

Photo: Darren Johnson/​IDJ Photography

We are proud to announce our Guest of Honor, London-based Malaysian author Zen Cho, author of the Regency-era fantasy novel Sorcerer to the Crown (to be published in September 2015) and several short stories. Cho has also edited a cyberpunk anthology.

She has won the Crawford Award and been nominated for several other awards, including the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. We hardly have to tell you how excited we are that she accepted our invitation!