Oslo Science Fiction Festival

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ShadowCon was a fan-run science fiction festival in Oslo, Norway, which was held annually from 1996 to 2005. The festival sprang from The Shadow Project, a merger of the B5 Alliance and the TreX Files fan communities, and was named after a race of aliens in the Babylon 5 series.

Activities at ShadowCon included the viewing of movies and TV shows, lectures, debates, contests, auctions and costume balls. The event took place in the summer at Helga Eng's House at the University of Oslo.

On several occasions, ShadowCon was organized in collaboration with the literature-oriented national fan convention Norcon, under the names Intercon (1994, 1998, 2001, and 2005) and Multicon (2000 and 2001). In 2007, it became the Oslo Science Fiction Festival. It appears that The Shadow Project ended after the last Oslo Science Fiction Festival was held in 2012, when the existing leadership felt no longer able to continue and sufficient new leadership was not found. The OSFF now appears to be a general interest fan group with a presence on Facebook, which puts on small events.

Convention Dates GoHs
ShadowCon 1 (also
Norcon 12 / Intercon 94)
August 12-14, 1994 Brian Aldiss, Jon Bing, Tor Åge Bringsværd, C. J. Cherryh
ShadowCon 97 July 17-20, 1997
ShadowCon 3 (also
Norcon 14 / InterContact)
July 3-5, 1998 Pat Cadigan, Gwyneth Jones, Johannes H. Berg
ShadowCon 4 August 19-22, 1999 Anthony Daniels
ShadowCon 5 (also
Norcon 16 / Multicon 2000)
July 13-16, 2000 Ingar Knudtsen
ShadowCon 6 (also
Norcon 17 / Multicon 6)
August 2-5, 2001 Vernor Vinge, Tor Åge Bringsværd
ShadowCon 7 August 1-4, 2002
ShadowCon 8 August 7-10, 2003
ShadowCon 9 July 29 - August 1, 2004
ShadowCon 10 (also
Intercon 2005 / Norcon 19)
July 28-31, 2005 Elizabeth Moon, Tanith Lee, John-Henri Holmberg
Oslo Science Fiction Festival 2007
(also Norcon 21)
August 9-12, 2007 Mads Eriksen, Carolina Gómez Lagerlöf, Philip Newth, Tim Powers
Oslo Science Fiction Festival 2008
(also Norcon 22)
July 31 - August 3, 2008 Iain M. Banks, Torstein Bugge Høverstad
Oslo Science Fiction Festival 2009
(also Norcon 24)
November 6-8, 2009 Charles Stross, Elin Brodin, Bjørn Are Davidsen
Oslo Science Fiction Festival 2012 June 22-25, 2012


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