Archery on Sunday


Gävle Bågskytteklubb (Gävle Archery Club) is a arranging an archery competition on Sunday suring the festival. Entry fee is 20 SEK, or 40 SEK if your need to borrow bow and arrows.

Day: Sunday, June 29th. Place: In front of Hall 6. Time: 12:00 o’clock. You will shoot a series of 30 arrows, 8 participants at a time, ladies and gentlemen together.

They also offer the opportunity to try the long bow yourself for 20 SEK (5 arrows).

If you have questions, contact Elin from GBK:



The programme is (almost) done!

programm IWhen you organize a convention, the programme is the first thing you think about and the last thing that will be done. The fact that our programme now in fact is quite finished reminds us clearly of that there are only some days – hours, as a matter of fact – left until we can dive into a fantastic world containing steam, punk, books, machines, costumes, and much, much more. During these three days, you will not only be able to participate in discussions and meet wonderful people, but also to listen to panels with out guests Miriam Rosenberg Rocek, Cory Doctorow, Mike Perschon, Chris Wooding, Elin Holmerin, Nene Ormes, Karin Tidbeck, Anders Blixt, and Steven Savile, and on top of that even learn something about zombies, the genderapocalypse or German steampunk, see a costume show, be part of a LARP, do handicrafts, watch how a podcast is recorded, and – last but not least – breathe in the Spirit of Swecon.

You can find the whole programme here (mind you: some small changes might be conducted).

Fashion Show

Do you want to show off your own steampunk costume at the fashion show? Send an e-mail (with “Anmälan till dräktvisningen” as the subject) to with a description of your costume. Sign up before June 13th!

Pay for the Steampunkbal before May 01st

On June 28th, our Steampunkball takes place! And since 2 and 8 are so beautiful numbers, the ticket for the ball costs SEK 280,- if you buy it before May 1st. This includes food, non-alcoholic beverages, dance, music by The Magnificient Seven, a magician, and steampunky atmosphere of course. Doesn’t this sound inviting? Buy your ticket here.

Book discussions

bokcirklar There will be three book discussions during the festival.

Friday: The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray by GoH Chris Wooding.

Saturday: Kleptomania by Kristina Hård. (In Swedish.)

Saturday: Strategies of Fantasy by Brian Attebery. (In Swedish.)

Sunday: Little Brother and Homeland by GoH Cory Doctorow.

Cory Doctorow’s books are available as free e-books on his website. (Read this if you want to donate.)

The best-kept secret in the world…

Top Secret II It’s a truth universally acknowledged that the programme of a convention is 1) the one thing everybody’s waiting for, and 2) the last thing that gets done. And since it’s still almost three months to go until the festival starts, our list of discussions, speeches, and workshops is far from being complete. But Daniel,  who is responsible for the programme, is working meticulously on it day and night, and now he has allowed us to take a peep over his shoulder on what’s awaiting us in June.

Be prepared for three days of steampunkpunk, science fiction and fantasy. You can find more information here. If you have ideas on the programme you want to share with us, you can reach Daniel at program[at]