WorldCon 75, Scott Lynch; photo by Jana Blomqvist

Some authors manage to grasp you by the collar and never let go, and Scott Lynch is one of those. With his stories often described as “Ocean’s Eleven, but fantasy,” Lynch has proved to be top-notch at writing exemplary characters, as well as fantastic plots and plot twists. When his name appeared on the WorldCon 75 guest list, we knew that we couldn’t let the week go by without having a few words with him.

WorldCon 75, Robin Hobb; photo by Jana Blomqvist

As one of the most well-known female authors working within the fantasy genre, Robin Hobb stood out on the WorldCon 75 guest list as one of the authors to whom we were most interested to speak. With the final installment of the Fitz and the Fool trilogy recently released back in May, we took a few minutes to talk to her about writing worlds, diverse characters, and more.

Based on an interview by Alisa Nirman on 3.10.2016

We Are Scientists released their fifth studio album, Helter Seltzer, in the spring and have since been touring with a packed-full schedule around the US and Europe, including number of cities in the UK and Germany. I had a chance to sit down with singer/guitarist Keith Murray and bassist Chris Cain at Berlin's Lido club before a gig, and talk about the nature of independent rock today, social media and – of course – cats.

AS Finland’s population continues to diversify, one constant over the past quarter-century has been that of the Etnosoi! Festival. Organised since 1989 by the Global Music Centre, the festival annually brings a range of musical styles and approaches from around the globe to illuminate the November gloom.

OFFERING a range of new European drama reading, Reading EuropeAn Drama Festival (aka R.E.A.D.) is on offer from 6 to 8 October in Helsinki. Bringing together international theatre professionals who are currently living and working in Finland, fresh texts from Germany, Hungary, France, England, Norway, Russia, Italy and Estonia are on offer for audiences.

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