May, 2018. Beijing, China. Let’ s travel to Another Planet!
As part of Future Affairs Administration’s (FAA) effort in helping to build a SF community in China, as well as in the whole Asia-Pacific region, a regional SF convention, APSF-Con, or “Another Planet Con” as the nickname goes, is set to have its grand debut in Beijing in May, 2018.
APSF-Con will be the first regional SF convention in the Asia-Pacific region. Everyone who loves SF, wherever you might be, is welcome to join us. We are also inviting experts from various professions to discuss everything related to SF.
Fun, Opportunity, Comprehensive, Unprecedented
We plan to invite guest speakers, panelists and guests of honor from over 20 countries, including China, Japan, Korea, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, the Philippines, Czech, Russia, Israel, India, Malaysia, Vietnam, etc.
Memberships granted you access to:
You can be the center of this event, talk with people from different professions, make new friends, and share mutual passion.
We’re planning to invite:
Scientists all over the world, as well as the researchers in cutting-edge fields in China. Their research topics might include bioscience, global environment, space technology and quantum technology;
Chinese SF writers who have won the Chinese Nebula Awards and Galaxy Awards;
Chinese editors and publishers;
Representative writers and editors of Asia-Pacific region;
Translators contributed to different languages;
All SF fans are welcome to join us!
Cost and expenses
Flight tickets (return journey):
London/New York – Beijing: $1000
Tokyo – Beijing: $500
Seoul – Beijing: $200
Singapore – Beijing: $400
Delhi – Beijing: $700
Helsinki – Beijing: $700
Sydney – Beijing: $700
Munich – Beijing: $600
Berlin – Beijing: $550
Seattle -Beijing: $700
Boston -Beijing: $600
Accommodation（per person per night）：
Hilton Beijing (five-star) : $200
Beijing Friendship Hotel (five-star): $90
Beijing Courtyard Hotel SiHe (four-star): $70
Beijing Youth Hostel: $20
Drop your fast-food box and get ready for some authentic Chinese cuisine!
($5 to $30 per person, depending on your appetite and food choice)
Beijing has one of the most complex public transportation systems in the world, where you can get to basically everywhere by metro, buses and shuttles at low costs.
Alternatively, you can choose public bicycles using an app on your cell-phone to scan QR codes (which seems like a SF way of living).
□ Support $20
□ Child（6-15） $30
□ Adult $50
□ +Book Package $20
What can I do with a membership?
General admission to the convention
Vote for the SF awards in Asia-Pacific region
Join in panel discussions, parties, and apply for fan tables or dealers’ zone
Join now to get:
Newsletter about this convention
Trips and restaurant guide
Future Affairs Administration (FAA) is a technological/cultural brand focusing on the future, producing original content with futuristic vision for a Golden Age of Chinese science fiction.
Our core business is science fiction writing development, including sci-fi workshops, conversations between Chinese and overseas writers, writing clubs, etc. We also have specific plans for each signed writer, IP development and consultation.
Current departments include the Non-Exist Media (Non-Exist Daily, Radio, TV channel), with over one million followers on multiple platforms, and 15 million page-views per month. Our coverage and live-tweet of the 2017 Nebula Awards ceremony on Weibo reached 5.7 million page-views in total. FAA also has a book publication called Guokr Publishing, as well as off-line activity series “Time Gateway” and “Now Do”.
FAA has planned and organized multiple Galaxy Awards and the Chinese Nebula Awards. It is also the first organization in China to have bid for a Worldcon.