Finland celebrated its Independence Day and 99th birthday on December 6th. “Celebrate” might be too big of a word considering how serious and somber it is, but that’s just how we roll. This year was about the strengths of Finland and my favorite was definitely our nature.
Helsinki Book Fair was held this year from 27th to 30th October. I visited it on Saturday and had a great time!
I couldn’t make it to Anaheim but I did follow BlizzCon through the Virtual Ticket Stream. Even from beyond the screen, it was an amazing experience.
In addition to writing and reading, I’ve been fascinated by games from a young age. That’s why I participated in Northern Game Summit this week and, like last year, learned a lot from it.
In Finland, 2015 is the first ever dedicated Year of the Book (Kirjan Vuosi). Its purpose is simply to celebrate books and draw more people into reading. While it focuses on Finnish literature and book industry, I think the idea is great and could just as well be international. Continue reading
So, I went to the Helsinki Book Fair on Thursday, and here are some pictures and thoughts on the event.