Liburnicon is a festival for fans of science fiction, fantasy, advanced science, history and mythology, organised by the association „Kulturni front“ from Opatija.
The first Liburnicon was held in 2006. and it has been growing since then so today it is a festival with over 1200 visitors from all over Croatia, and also from abroad. We have been attracting visitors of all ages and various interests for years now.
Liburnicon is held in Opatija, a seaside town on the shore of northern Adriatic and close to Rijeka, third largest city in Croatia. Opatija is known as the town of villas and hotels, not without reason: it is a beautiful town of exceptional architectural value, focused on tourism.
We make an effort to bring interesting lecturers, scientists and writers from Croatia and abroad to every Liburnicon. In previous years we have welcomed dr. sc. Davor Pavuna, academic Vladimir Paar, arh. Ranko Starac, noted astronomer Korado Korlević, physicist dr. sc. Davor Horvatić and many others. Our international guests include notable writers such as Guy Gavriel Kay, Steven Erikson, Jacqueline Carey, Cheryl Morgan, Dmitriy Glukhovsky and many others.
Games, workshops, presentations and shows are what makes our festival different from international conventions. Fun at a concert with a refreshing beer, an afternoon’s swim on one of Opatija’s many beaches or a game of „Giant Settlers“ between lectures are what makes our festival feel special.
In any case, Liburnicon is a great place to meet new people or strengthen old friendships. It is an excellent way to spend a constructive and entertaining weekend taking advantage of a rich and varied schedule where everyone can find something for themselves.
See you next Liburnicon!
Alexander Freed - Guest of Honor 2017
New York Times bestselling author Alexander Freed has worked as a writer and editor in the realms of video games, novels, and comics for over a decade. Much of his work has been on products set in the Star Wars universe, including the novels Star Wars: Battlefront: Twilight Company, the novelization of the film Rogue One, and the game Star Wars: The Old Republic.
Pen and Paper Dissection (Friday 18th August 2017 at 20:00 CET)
Pen and paper games keep millions of players all around the world enterained for over four decades. Find out the reason why on this panel and add to the discussion with your experience and questions.
Creating Star Wars Stories (Saturday 19th August 2017 at 19:30 CET)
What makes a story distinctly “Star Wars”? How do writers use the original material for inspiration without being imitative? What are the aspects of the Star Wars universe that play out better–or worse–in a novel than in a film? Alexander Freed discusses his experience working in the Star Wars universe and the challenges of creating new Star Wars tales.
- Osnovna škola "Rikard Katalinić Jeretov"
- Nova cesta 53, Opatija
- 18. – 20.8.2017.