Sue Burke (mount_oregano) wrote,
Sue Burke

Off to Ishbiliya-Con

I'll be away for the next few days in Seville, Spain, for the 2007 HispaCon, Spain's national science fiction convention. Traditionally, Spanish conventions adopt a historic name of its host city, and Ishbiliya is the Moorish name for Seville.

This year the Three Cultures Foundation will host the convention: "three" refers to the Christian, Jewish, and Islamic cultures that have enriched Spain's heritage, and the convention will focus on Arab and Israeli as well as Spanish writers. I'm especially looking forward to the anthology prepared for the convention featuring short stories from nine countries.

There will also be the usual round tables, panels, movies, authors, publishers, hucksters, awards dinner, and friends I haven't seen lately. Not to mention the pleasure of Seville itself, and what looks like a drop-dead gorgeous conference center.

I'll be back with a con report. Hasta luego!

Tags: science fiction, spanish

  • When 1 = 2

    Last fall, I got on an elevator in Texas with my sister to go up to a clinic for her appointment. The elevator buttons offered a choice of “B 1 2 ”…

  • What's a Spanish SF convention like?

    Here’s my report on XXXI Hispacón/Quartumcón, Spain’s 2013 national SF convention, held in December. The report appears in the e-zine…

  • Machines can translate ... some things

    How good are computer-generated translations? They’re getting better, but I decided to throw something complex at them, a sentence from Lope…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.