Check out these events that are happening this November in Reykjavík!
IceCon is a science fiction, horror, fantasy, and comic fan convention taking place in the heart of Reykjavík. Guest of honour this year are American author and puppeteer Mary Robinette Kowal, Icelandic author Hildur Knútsdóttir, and American science fiction author Ted Chiang (online). The programme is in English and mostly focused on literature. During the weekend of November 5-7, you can join many interesting panels about subjects ranging from fandom to Icelandic folklore, and from myth forming to gender roles. IceCon takes place at Veröld – House of Vigdís, a recent addition to the University of Iceland facilities.
Crafts and Design Fair
The Craft and Design Fair is an annual event organised since 2006. During the fair, many of Iceland’s craft and design studios get the opportunity to showcase and sell their work. During this edition, individuals working in textile, ceramics, jewellery, wood, and leather are participating. It’s a great opportunity to see new Icelandic design from local artists and craftsmen and add selected products to your collection. It takes place in Reykjavík City Hall.
The Crafts and Design Fair has been cancelled due to COVID-19.
Icelandic Language Day
In the autumn of 1995, the Icelandic Minister of Education, Science and Culture, Björn Bjarnason, suggested that one day a year should be dedicated to celebrating the Icelandic language. Ever since, Icelandic Language Day is celebrated annually on November 16. November 16 is also the birthdate of Icelandic poet Jónas Hallgrímsson (1807-1845) and on this day, the Jónas Hallgrímsson Award is awarded to an individual for their outstanding and unique contribution to the Icelandic language.