The Helsinki University Science Fiction Club (HYSFK) was founded on October 13th 1987. The club’s mission is to promote science fiction and fantasy at the university and to function as a meeting place for scifi and fantasy fans.
We hang out at the club every Thursday and some of our other activities include organizing movie and board game nights, running our reading group and writing group and publishing our own magazine Marvin. The club also participates in organizing Finncon and other scifi and fantasy events that take place in Helsinki.
Upcoming events in the early autumn of 2023
(Held at our club room “Cat” at Mechelininkatu 3D unless otherwise specified.)
Thu Sept 7th 6 pm Star Trek Day
Sat Sept 9th from 11 am Writing Retreat
Thu Sept 14th 6 pm Newcomers’ Night
Sat Sept 16th 6 pm Theatre Excursion:Valvojat (signup by Thu Sept 7th)
Thu Sept 21st 7 pm Book Club: “Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather” by Sarah Pinsker (link)
Thu Sept 28th 4-8 pm Fresher Adventure (HYSFK has a checkpoint at the club room)
Thu Oct 5th 6 pm Speculative Cabinet: Presentation on the history of alchemy by author Sara Norja
Sun Oct 8th 6 pm Fresher Sauna (HYSFK & Alter Ego) at Kattosauna Sivistys
Thu-Sun Oct 26th-29th Book Fair at Messukeskus
We also have writing group meetings every Wednesday at 6:30 pm on the HYSFK Discord, and our regular club nights every Thursday starting at 6 pm at the club room. Our book clubs continue almost every other Thursday, and this autumn we begin organizing our Speculative Cabinet series of presentations at the club room. And more irregularly we have movie nights, game nights, excursions and other cool stuff. We will continue coming up with more events throughout the autumn. Stay up to date and get the detailed info by following our regular announcement channels (mailing list, Facebook, Discord).