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 autumn of 2022
(Held at our club room “Cat” at Mechelininkatu 3D unless otherwise specified.)
Thu Sept 8th 6 pm Newcomers’ Night
Thu Sept 22nd 7 pm Book Club: “Two Truths and a Lie” by Sarah Pinsker (link)
Thu Sept 29th starting at 4 pm Fresher Adventure
Sun Oct 2nd starting at 6 pm HYSFK/AE Fresher Sauna at Sivistys (Leppäsuonkatu 11)
Thu Oct 6th 7 pm Book Club:A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
Thu Oct 13th 6 pm Board Game Night
Sat-Sun Oct 15th-16th 12-9 pm Babylon 5 marathon (third season)
Thu Oct 20th 7 pm Book Club:The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula K. Le Guin
Thu-Sun Oct 27th-30th Book Fair at Messukeskus
Thu Nov 3rd 7 pm Book Club:Kuolleiden valssi by Marko Hautala
Thu Nov 10th 6 pm Worldbuilding Presentation
Thu Nov 17th 7 pm Book Club:Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
Wed Nov 30th 7 pm Theatre excursion:Lomonosovin moottori at Helsinki City Theatre
Thu Dec 1st 7 pm Book Club:Lomonosovin moottori by Antti Salminen
And in addition to these, our writing group meets every Wednesday at 6:30 pm on the HYSFK Discord, and we host our regular club nights every Thursday starting at 6 pm at the club room. And we will be coming up with more events throughout the autumn. More info about all events on our regular announcement channels (mailing list, Facebook, Discord).