Photo: Kevin Nixon. © Future Publishing 2013
Lavie Tidhar, author of the John W. Campbell Award winner CENTRAL STATION and the acclaimed UNHOLY LAND joins Masato Hisa as guests of honor for HAL-CON, April 13-14, in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa, Japan.
Hal-Con is an annual convention, run by some of the staff and committee of the Nippon 2007 Worldcon, the first worldcon in Japan. While Nippon 2007 was generally a success, there were two things which we felt could be improved: bringing new Japanese fans into fandom in Japan; interactions between Japanese and non-Japanese fans. Rather than waiting for another Japanese worldcon, we decided to run an annual bilingual convention with an international Guest and the aim of bringing in new Japanese fans, foreigners living in Japan, and some overseas fans. We decided to run the convention in the Spring to avoid any impact on the Japanese national convention, which typically runs in summer, and also because it is a beautiful time to visit Japan with the cherry trees blossoming and the weather being fine and warm but not hot.
Kawasaki International Center
Kawasaki City, Kanagawa, Japan
For more info on UNHOLY LAND, visit the Tachyon page.
For more info about CENTRAL STATION, visit the Tachyon page.
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