About the festival

About us

 

SlavCon 2020 is the 14th year of the international three-day festival of fantasy, science fiction, history, mythology and pop-culture. It is dedicated to all fans of literature, film, TV shows, games, history, LARP and fine arts. 

The festival will this year┬átake place on the premises┬áof┬áFIIT STU on┬áIlkovi─Źovej 2┬áin the dates┬á17. to 19. april┬á2020.

We bring our visitors meaningful and creative experience. In addition to presentations - talks, we offer a wide range of creative and movement workshops, as well as various accompanying program. We present famous figures, LOCAL HEROES, who contribute to and positively influence the cultural scene in Slovakia. We also think about our future, which is why we are introducing a new program line - FUTURE EARTH, which connects ecology with technology. We are likewise supporting concepts of Zero Waste or Smart Cities. Additionally, we organize contests, which you can join in advance or on the stop - it is entirely on you.

SlavCon
By fans, for fans!

 
Our vision is to offer space for presenting thoughts, to create an open and tolerant community, to teach respect and acceptance of diversity, and to provide meaningful entertainment. It is our hope every visitor will at each of our panel, workshop or accompanying activity that they participate in, learn something new and hence enhance their knowledge and skills. 

The aim of the festival is to broaden the horizons of our visitors in the area of their interest, to educate in an entertaining form, and to allow meeting with interesting guests, experts in their field. We create a festival that supports the community of pop-culture with an emphasis on personal, but also social development. Last but not least, we wish to spread the ideas of mutual cooperation, tolerance and friendly atmosphere. 

The horizon of the festival is broad. The primary target group is in the age category of 18 to 35 years, but we see also younger and older generations.

In recent years, the visitor base has expanded to students of high school, who took interest in our topics, talks and workshops.  We are preparing a special section dedicated to this group, where the students can present their ideas, school projects and in this way help them in choosing their future studies and career. 

In the past few years we have welcomed visitors from different regios of Slovakia, from the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Austria, but also Germany. 

There are many festivals, but there is only one SlavCon.

SlavCon differentiates itself from other festivals in several ways that make it unique. Those are the free line FUTURE EARTH, the famous LOCAL HEROES, the interactive LARP-like WEEKEND AT HOGWARTS and most of all our diverse, but united and strong COMMUNITY.

Future Earth
We think about our future, therefore we introduce a novelty FUTURE EARTH (The Earth after us), a concept that brings together ecology and technology. Lectures on technology that saves and protects the environment will shed light on what is important: means how we can all help our planet. We support the concepts Zero Waste and Smart Cities, which we plan to connect with popular sci-fi movies and TV shows, and in this way bring closer to a young visitor. 
The topic of Future Earth is seen throughout the whole festival, giving the visitors food for thought about the ways we spend our day, month, year, or entire life - because each of our decisions is a decision about how will our descendants get to live here decades after us.

Local Heroes (The heroes among us) ÔÇô we include this concept in our program, because we deem it important to notice our heroes, who every day together with us live the (un)common reality.┬áWe wish to point out that also heroes are just people; or that even a common person can become a hero. You may not even recognize them, but even thanks to them you are able to buy a book in your favourite bookstore, to watch your favourite TV show with subtitles in your language, or go to the cinema to see a movie with a great voice-over.┬áThese┬áheroes contribute to facts such as that your friend, who used to hate Computer Science, may graduate in this field with straight As, or that you may know what the weather will be tomorrow, or they generally make the life in your area better. They do a lot and their work and achievements may be directly influencing┬áeven you. You may not appreciate it or even┬áknow, who is behind it. It is time to introduce a few interesting people-heroes among us. People from the world of literature, technology, science, but also acting and dubbing have accepted our invitation to present their knowledge and abilities┬áat SlavCon.┬á


Weekend at Hogwarts┬áis an interactive line, which enables the fans of Harry Potter to find out how it is to be┬áa wizard for a few days.┬áThrough countless entertaining and educational┬ápresentations, workshops and competitions will the visitors get to know how magic intertwines with real life. During previous years we've had, among others, the opportunity to hear the lecture of a botanist and dendrologic Eva Z├íhradn├şkov├í, who works at the Chair of Botany on the Comenius University's Faculty of Natural Sciences,┬áabout magical plants that we can find even here in Slovakia and to which our ancestors ascribed healing or other powers. The whole educational process at Weekend at Hogwarts is presented as a game, during which the visitors collect points for their Hogwarts House. At the end of the festival, the best House is inscribed on the House Cup, and therefore wins eternal glory.

The SlavCon community includes people with very similar interests. Since these interests stem from your own preferences, we can safely presume that in this community you shall find not only friends, but even soulmates. SlavCon's community connects people who are enthusiastic about fantasy and develops this interest in the context of knowledge, fun, and social life. It is therefore a benefit for our lecturers, audiences, debaters, or even curious newbies. 

For more information and news, go to our Facebook page SlavCon.

Organizátori

OZ SlavCon je t├şm mlad├Żch energick├Żch ─żud├ş so z├í─żubou v hist├│rii, mytol├│gii, sci-fi, fantasy a hr├ích. Na┼íou snahou je zdru┼żova┼ą ─żud├ş s podobn├Żmi z├íujmami, ako m├íme my, prinies┼ą im okrem z├íbavy i mo┼żnos┼ą nau─Źi┼ą sa nie─Źo nov├ę a spozna┼ą ─żud├ş rovnakej krvnej skupiny.

O Spolo─Źenstve Tolkiena (http://www.tolkien.sk)
OZ Spolo─Źenstvo Tolkiena, zdru┼żenie fantastiky (─Ćalej len ST), je zdru┼żenie ─żud├ş, fan├║┼íikov zaoberaj├║cich sa fantastikou a predov┼íetk├Żm t├ęmou diel p├ína profesora J.R.R. Tolkiena. Je zakladaj├║cou organiz├íciou festivalu Slavcon┬áa t├║to ┼ítafetu od 13. ro─Źn├şka festivalu odovzd├íva novo vznikaj├║cemu OZ SlavCon.

Na┼íou prvoradou snahou je zdru┼żova┼ą ─żud├ş, ktor├Żch Tolkienove diela zaujali rovnako v├í┼ínivo ako n├ís a maj├║ z├íujem stret├íva┼ą sa┬á─Źi komunikova┼ą s rovnakou krvnou skupinou. (V kruhu n├í┼ího druhu hovor├şme tak├Żmto ─żu─Ćom ÔÇ×Tolkien pozit├şvniÔÇť).

─Äal┼íou na┼íou snahou je zve─ża─Ćovanie mena profesora Tolkiena, ┼í├şrenie my┼ílienok a posolstiev jeho diela, ale tak isto osobn├ę prispievanie k dopl┼łovaniu inform├íci├ş, ktor├ę by pomohli zodpoveda┼ą niektor├ę nejasn├ę ot├ízky. V r├ímci zbierania t├Żchto inform├ícii ST spolupracuje s in├Żmi z├íujmov├Żmi skupinami ─Źi jednotlivcami (autormi, prekladate─żmi, teoretikmi, v├Żtvarn├şkmi) zo Slovenska aj zo zahrani─Źia.

O SciFi-Guide (http://www.scifi-guide.net)
Skupina mlad├Żch ─żud├ş, ktor├í┬ása zdru┼żuje┬ápri str├ínke SciFi-Guide.net, figuruje v povedom├ş slovenskej conovej sc├ęny u┼ż nieko─żko rokov. Za─Źali┬ása formova┼ą v roku 2005, kedy str├ínky vznikli a p├┤sobenie na desiatkach kult├║rnych podujat├ş ich┬ámotivovalo k vytvoreniu vlastnej akcie s n├ízvom Kozmodr├│m. V─Ćaka spom├şnan├ęmu conu, na ktorom si skupina sk├║┼ía svoje organiza─Źn├ę schopnosti, zalo┼żili v roku 2009 ob─Źianske zdru┼żenie, ktor├ę m├í┬ácelon├írodn├║ z├íklad┼łu ─Źlenov, dokonca ich je p├ír aj zo susednej ─îeskej republiky. Okrem organiz├ície sa venuj├║ aj predn├í┼íaniu o fenom├ęnoch modernej, hlavne kinematografickej science-fiction a fantastiky vo v┼íeobecnosti.

Na jese┼ł roku 2010 nadviazali akt├şvnu spolupr├ícu so Spolo─Źenstvom Tolkiena a na svojom Kozmodr├│me v novembri ozn├ímili, ┼że na obnovenom SlavCone sa bud├║ podie─ża┼ą vo v├Ą─Ź┼íej miere. Pod palcom maj├║ dve programov├ę l├şnie, Scifi a ├║plne nov├║ sekciu zaoberaj├║cu sa popul├írnou kult├║rou, subkult├║rami a seri├ílmi, ─Źi filmami, ktor├ę ┼ż├ínrovo ┼ąa┼żko vyhradi┼ą, s n├ízvom Underground.

ÔÇ×GuidistiÔÇť, ako sa famili├írne prez├Żvaj├║, s├║ otvorenou skupinou, ktor├í sa nebr├íni nov├Żm ─Źlenom. Nelimituje sa na jedno mesto, ale zdru┼żuje fan├║┼íikov z cel├ęho Slovenska a ─îeska. Aspo┼ł raz za dva mesiace usporad├║va v├Ą─Ź┼íie stretnutie, v├Ą─Ź┼íinou striedaj├║ mest├í. Okrem in├ęho jej ─Źlenovia sk├║┼íaj├║ novinky ako kni┼żn├Ż klub┬á─Źi hromadn├ę skypovanie. Nev├íhajte ich oslovi┼ą!

SciFi.sk (http://scifi.sk)

scifi.sk je najstar┼í├ş slovensk├Ż ┼ż├ínrov├Ż online ─Źasopis a port├íl pre v┼íetky fajnov├ę okolo scifi, fantasy a hororu. Vznikol u┼ż na prelome rokov 1994 a 1995, kedy bol e┼íte internet na Slovensku v plienkach. Odvtedy pre┼íiel mnoh├Żmi zmenami dizajnu a obsahu, a┼ż vyr├ístol do podoby slovenskej datab├ízy diel ┼ż├ínrov fantastiky SFDB. Z├írove┼ł je prominentn├Żm miestom pre za─Ź├şnaj├║cich autorov a autorky publikuj├║cich svoje diela za cie─żom zlep┼íi┼ą sa v p├şsan├ş. Z radov autorsk├Żch prispievate─żov vyr├ístli na ┼łom okrem in├Żch aj mnoh├ş s├║─Źasn├ş v├Żhercovia Martinus Ceny Fant├ízia ─Źi in├Żch ┼ż├ínrov├Żch s├║┼ąa┼ż├ş.

V roku 2010 vydal prv├║ autorsk├║ zbierku scifi poviedok Z├írodky hviezd, ktor├í bola lastovi─Źkou a od┼ítartovala aj mnoh├ę ─Ćal┼íie vydania ┼ż├ínrov├Żch zbierok slovensk├Żch poviedok in├Żch vydavate─żstiev. V roku 2019 op├Ątovne roz─Źeril slovensk├ę vody unik├ítnou zbierkou k 30. v├Żro─Źiu Novembra 1989 pod n├ízvom In├í Ne┼żn├í, v ktorej poskytol priestor autorom a autork├ím s cie─żom pozrie┼ą sa na tieto udalosti modern├Żch slovensk├Żch dej├şn cez prizmu scifi, mestskej fantasy alebo alternat├şvnej hist├│rie.

─îlenovia redakcie scifi.sk s├║ akt├şvnymi ─Źlenmi fandomu. Predn├í┼íaj├║ na conoch, spoluorganizuj├║ ich (napr. PegasCon v Pre┼íove) a na SlavCone od roku 2020 prevzali z├í┼ítitu nad scifi sekciou. Radi medzi sebou uvidia aj nov├Żch ─żud├ş, ktor├ş by chceli prispie┼ą ÔÇô ─Źi u┼ż redak─Źne alebo pomocnou rukou pri pr├íci na tomto projekte.

Our Team

Hlavn├Ż organiz├ítor
V roku 2018 na seba zobral ├║lohu hlavn├ęho koordin├ítora SlavConu. Dlhoro─Źn├Ż technik, ktor├Ż dok├í┼że by┼ą aspo┼ł na ┼íiestich miestach naraz a postara┼ą sa o to, aby v┼íetko hladko be┼żalo.
z├ístupca hlavn├ęho organiz├ítora
Jedna z inici├ítorov my┼ílienky spravi┼ą si vlastn├Ż festival, ─Źlen OZ Spolo─Źenstvo Tolkiena, dlhoro─Źn├í scifistka, fantasistka a liter├írny nad┼íenec. Na SlavCone pracuje od jeho ├║pln├ęho za─Źiatku a pre┼íla si r├┤znymi poz├şciami. Moment├ílne zast├íva poz├şciu z├ístupca hlavn├ęho organiz├ítora.
Admin, Sprievodn├Ż program, Ved├║ci administrat├şvy, Ved├║ci Staff sekcie, Marketing, Artist Alley
Whovian, Potterhead, aj┼ą├í─Źka, milovn├ş─Źka v├şna, k├ívy, deckbuiderov a nevhodn├Żch ot├ízok.
Ob─żubujem patol├│gie ─żudskej psychiky a ne─żudsk├ę zlo─Źiny, a ver├şm ┼że psychopati a kanibali maj├║ najv├Ą─Ź┼íiu ┼íancu pre┼żi┼ą apokalypsu.
Ved├║ci Fantasy
Prekladate─ż, zakladate─ż port├ílu Slovensk├í Tolkien wikia, ┼żongl├ęr-samouk, fan├║┼íik Batmana a┬áamat├ęrsky autor po├ęzie a┬ápr├│zy. Tolkienovi sa venuje u┼ż viac ako dek├ídu, v┬ápriebehu posledn├Żch rokov intenz├şvne aj z┬áh─żadiska liter├írno-vedn├ęho. Zatia─ż najv├Ą─Ź┼í├ş ├║spech zo┼żal s┬ápredn├í┼íkami In┼ípira─Źn├ę zdroje J.R.R. Tolkiena, Kr├şdla balrogov a┬ácyklom predn├í┼íok Kto je kto (u┬áTolkiena).
Na SlavCone aktu├ílne funguje ako ved├║ci fantasy l├şnie.
Historick├í l├şnia / Sci-fi l├şnia
Ahoj, ─Źo by som tak o sebe povedal... Hmm, t├ş, ktor├ş ma u┼ż poznaj├║, alebo mali ─Źes┼ą nav┼ít├şvi┼ą moje predn├í┼íky, vedia, ┼że som u┼ż takpovediac s├║─Źas┼ąou invent├íra Slavconu a svoje ├║silie venujem predov┼íetk├Żm predn├í┼íkam, foteniu, ale samozrejme nepohrdnem ani zauj├şmavou diskusiou, RPG alebo Larpom. Ak netr├ívim svoje vo─żn├ę chv├ş─żky vy┼í┼íie spom├şnan├Żmi ─Źinnos┼ąami, pracujem ako u─Źite─ż na pln├Ż ├║v├Ązok a venujem sa dejepisu a soci├ílnym ved├ím.

Od roku 2018 som roz┼í├şril svoje anga┼żovanie v Slavcone aj o organiza─Źn├║ sf├ęru tak┼że ma m├┤┼żete zastihn├║┼ą v sekcii Hist├│ria, ako aj Sci-fi, kde som tak├Ż mal├Ż pomocn├Ż ┼íkriatok.
Fantasy l├şnia
Pokojn├Ż ─Źlovek ─Źo sa zauj├şma o fantasy, kreat├şvnu tvobu, v├Żvoj hier a JavaScript.
Undergroud l├şnia, V├şkend na Rokforte
Vesel├í sle─Źna, ─Źarodejnica a scifistka. SlavCony nav┼ítevuje od sam├ęho za─Źiatku; p├Ż┼íi sa t├Żm, ┼że nevynechala ani jeden. V roku 2011 sa pridala do organiza─Źn├ęho t├şmu s l├şniou Underground, od ro─Źn├şka 2012 v┼íak vyu┼żila SlavCon pre svoj doteraz najv├Ą─Ź┼í├ş diabolsk├Ż pl├ín - V├şkend na Rokforte.
Workshopy
Hrd├í Bystrohlav─Źanka, ┼íperk├írka z plan├ęty Zem, nad┼íen├í pre v┼íetko DIY a handmade. Hlavn├Ż workshopoholic a kontakt pre Artist Alley.
Social media manager, V├şkend na Rokforte
Vy┼ítudovan├í novin├írka, ktor├í vyrastala na Harrym Potterovi, bl├ízon do popul├írnej kult├║ry, makeupu a internetov├Żch trendov. V civilnom ┼żivote sa venuje content mene┼żmentu a social media marketingu.
Underground / V├şkend na Rokforte
Student on Department of Comparative Religion Studies at Comenius University.
Addicted to Harry Potter and The Simpsons.
Love tv shows, movies, books, cooking, and baking.
Personal staff of my dear Elendilka.
Helping hand with V├şkend na Rokforte since 2013. Co-org of VNR and Underground since 2018.
Webmaster / Technik
Pom├íham na festivale s technikou, nosen├şm vec├ş a webom
Som fanúšikom 50% sci-fi + 20% fantasy + 10% stolove hry + 10% free hugs + 10% geeky stuff :)
M├ím r├íd Star Trek, Anime, Super-hero komixy, knihy, Harryho Pottera (pr├íve som do─Ź├ştal siedmu knihu) a v┼íeli─Źo ─Ćal┼íie.
Webmaster
Vo─żn├Ż ─Źas tr├ívi spravovan├şm SlavCon.sk a ako hlavn├Ż kameraman pre projekt Jist─Ť, kapit├íne!. V─Ćaka z├í─żube v Sci-fi a fantasy pravide─żne chod├ş na SlavCon a ─Ćal┼íie ─îS cony.
M├í na svedom├ş webstr├ínku SlavConu a plnenie na┼íich naj┼íialenej┼í├şch ┼żelan├ş, ─Źo by na nej mohlo by┼ą.
Hororov├í l├şnia / St├ínky
Norm├ílne nenorm├ílna alebo nenorm├ílne norm├ílna sympo┼íka, ktor├í sa od roku 2018 star├í o hororov├║ l├şniu. Milovn├ş─Źka kn├şh, hororu, patol├│gie, psychiatrie a podobn├Żch sr├índ. Fan├║┼íik Burtona.
V re├ílnom ┼żivote ekonomick├Ż spr├ívca a umeleck├í mask├ęrka ;) :D
Najnovšie má na starosti aj animovanú tvorbu.
Future Earth / Workshopy / Program
Je fan├║┼íikom fantasy, scifi, ─Źi bojov├Żch umen├ş a r├íd hraje po─Ź├şta─Źov├ę aj spolo─Źensk├ę hry, Na festivale m├í na starosti koordin├íciu programu a vybran├ę l├şnie (pohybov├ę workshopy, Future Earth), pom├íha s organiz├íciou a distrib├║ciou merchu a taktie┼ż s men┼í├şmi ├║lohami.
Sci-fi l├şnia
─îlen serveru scifi.sk, fan├║┼íik fantastiky a predov┼íetk├Żm science fiction ┼ż├ínru, kni┼żn├Ż, filmov├Ż a seri├ílov├Ż recenzent. Poviedkov├Ż beta-reader a porotca poviedkov├Żch s├║┼ąa┼ż├ş scifi.sk, koordin├ítor Poviedok na po─Źkanie a mnoh├Żch projektov scifi.sk, teoretik ┼ż├ínru.
Kost├Żmov├í s├║┼ąa┼ż / V├Żtvarn├í s├║┼ąa┼ż
Vy┼ítudovan├í psychologi─Źka s diagn├│zou "├║niky z reality" a do┼żivotn├Żm postihnut├şm Tolkienom. ┼áije kost├Żmy, vy┼í├şva, tk├í, jazd├ş na koni, ─Ź├şta fantastiku.┬á
Na SlavCone bude tento rok porotcom v kost├Żmovej a v├Żtvarnej s├║┼ąa┼żi.
Hlavn├Ż grafik / V├Żtvarn├í s├║┼ąa┼ż
Ehm. Rob├ş grafick├ę tentononce pre potreby conu a je polovi─Źka st├ínku Sestri Zlopo─Źestn├ę s.r.v.o. A m├í rada jablk├í.
Marketing
V re├ílnom ┼żivote program├ítor, mimo toho zap├ílen├Ż fotograf, fantazista, scifista, RPG─Źkar, geek... M├í┬ár├íd hlu─Źn├║ hudbu aj dobr├ę ticho s kni┼żkou a ─Źajom.
SlavConu sa venuje u┼ż p├ír rokov, od hernej l├şnie sa presunul k fantasy l├şnii a nakoniec k propag├ícii.┬áOkrem toho rob├ş┬ádvorn├ęho fotografa festivalu :)
Marketing
Roztr┼żit├í v├şla chaosni─Źka deliaca svoj ─Źas medzi re├ílnym, historick├Żm a fantastick├Żm ┼żivotom.
V rámci SlavConu sa venuje marketingu a grafickej a digitálnej mágii.
V├Żzdoba
doktorandka molekul├írno-biologick├Żch vied, v dom├ícom prostred├ş aj na deviantarte a tumbr, fan├║┼íik fantasy a scifi, sn├şvaj├║ca o drakoch a z├ízrakoch. z├ízraky berie v akejko─żvek forme

Volunteers

 

Every year SlavCon offers a great amount of both entertaining and educational talks. You can also play board games, join unusual workshops or have a break and relax with the accompanying program. To achieve such a wide selection, a good festival cannot exist without a helping hand. Or a foot. Or a smile. Every small step, even that which seems obvious or oblivious, is made by someone specific - whether an organizer or a volunteer.


Volunteers! These are a separate and indispensable chapter of the festival! It is possible that you won't even properly notice them. They are common visitors of the festival, they enjoy the program, so that later they can come on duty; to sell tickets, to guard your belongings in the garderobe, or to help out with games in iHrysko. Many arrive already before the start of the festival and decorate the premises, arrange furniture and prepare materials for visitors.

Whether they are helping out only for one year or are always there, they are an indispensible part of SlavCon. They are enthusiasts, energetic beings and wonderful people. Without our volunteers, SlavCon would not be what it is. THANK YOU.

Do you also find it appealing to experience SlavCon from a little different side? Come try this out and strengthen our forces - we are already looking forward to work with you! Let us know and become a part of the festival, sign up┬áwith the┬áregistration form┬áor e-mail┬ástaffatslavcon.sk┬áto Frederika┬á"Ika" Adam─Ź├şkov├í.

Hist├│ria

SlavCon sa kon├í u┼ż od roku 2006. Preklikajte sa jeho bohatou hist├│riou ÔÖą

Na stiahnutie

V tejto sekcii n├íjdete materi├íly na stiahnutie, ako napr├şklad plag├íty alebo bannery.

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