Christoph Haider Salman

Fans of science fiction & fantasy in literature and art meet on the BuchmesseConvent (BuCon) Festival of fantastic literature for the Frankfurt book fair Frankfurt/Dreieich – for the 23rd time. This independent of the mass of the fantastic genre Festival on 18 October 2008 and thus as usual parallel to the Frankfurt book fair. Celebrities are Bernhard Hennen, Markus Heitz, Tom Finn, Mike Hillenbrand, Karl-Heinz Witzko, Christoph Haider Salman, Bernd Perplies and many others. \”Organizer is a group of longtime, active in the fantasy scene fans in cooperation with the science fiction meeting Darmstadt, nationally known for the extremely successful Darmstadt Spacedays\” with 700 visitors and over 100 assets, as well as the Youth Club WIRIC in the civic book impact Association and the townhouses of Dreieich. The event is supported by the prestigious \”science fiction Club Germany e.V.\” which was founded in 1955 and is thus the oldest existing SF Club of the country.

On three tracks of several hours program with Lectures, presentations and discussion rounds the organizers offer something for everyone. Keep up on the field with thought-provoking pieces from Oracle. Autographs and signing requests are gladly met. It is demonstrated that utopian and fantastic literature must be not necessarily trivial. Already, visions and predictions, which today belong to the everyday reality in their works offered George Orwell, H.G.. Wells and Jules Verne.

Of course, but also the entertaining novel of voltage should not be missed. The organizers show that despite \”Star Wars\” and \”Star Trek\” and \”Star Gate\”, the fantastic book is not dead, but through the use of modern technology, as well as the possibilities of the Internet today again experienced an unexpected Renaissance. Science fiction and fantasy can have a quite separate, independent of the Anglo-American space profile in Germany. The BuchmesseConvent presents the entire range of the readership to the bibliophile work. Fan-be does not stubborn consumption, but critical engagement with the author and his work.