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Convention Book Releases

A BookCrossing Zone has been created for the Oslo Convention. This allows attendees to prepare the books they wish to bring with them for release at the event, particularly those to be added to the book buffet tables. Continue reading Convention Book Releases

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Traditional raffle

The traditional bookcrossing convention raffle will take place as usual.

We follow the American method as seen at the Oxford and Athens Conventions. Please write your name  on every ticket you purchase, plus the free ones you got by registration, break the strips of tickets up unto single tickets and post them into the box besides the prize(s) that you would most like to win. The raffle is drawn on Saturday afternoon at about 16:30. The Raffle will close at 16:00 to prepare.

The price of one ticket is NOK 5. The tickets will be sold in pairs, i.e. you can buy 2, 4, 6, 8 and so on. Prices:

  • 10 NOK – 2 tickets, 20 NOK – 4 tickets, 30 NOK – 6 tickets, 40 NOK – 8 tickets
  • 50 NOK – 12 tickets (2 tickets extra), 100 NOK – 24 tickets (4 tickets extra), 200 NOK – 48 tickets (8 tickets extra)
  • 5 euro – 10 tickets, 10 euro – 20 tickets, 20 euro – 40 tickets (it’s approx. the same discounted prices in euros as in NOK. Please note that we only accept euro bills, not euro coins)

If you would like to donate either a full raffle prize, or something smaller to be included in a raffle prize with other items, please let us know:

We thank you in advance for donating and for letting us know as to prepare in time.

Please remember to have some change with you to be able to buy some raffle tickets.

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Silver Jewelry Prize donated by sota48, made by her daugther in law – the set will also include a pair of earrings.

We can look forward to the following raffle prizes based on our current knowledge:

  • Marius Sweater Prize (Haugtussa)
  • Amazon 100 € voucher (travelina)
  • Oxford Raffle Prize (MissMarkey)
  • Canadian Goody Bag (bookgirrl)
  • Children’s Raffle Prize (more bookcrossers are welcome to add something to this prize) (sota48, Faizy)
  • French Raffle Prize (Krissa33)
  • Nepal Raffle Prize (ApoloniaX)
  • Sekwa Goody Bag – 10 French books translated to Swedish  (Panzeranzi)
  • Swedish Urban Fantacy Prize – the Circeln triology in Swedish language (Panzeranzi)
  • Wales Raffle Prize (Cassiopaeia)
  • Athens Raffle Prize (feltre)
  • Maithili Art Raffle Prize (ApoloniaX)
  • Florida Sunshine Goody Bag (azuki)
  • Birdhouse/nestbox in shape of a little bookshelf (approx. 35x25x22cm), custom made for the convention it’s the one shown below (Rochester74)
  • “Österreich/Salzkammergut” Goodies, including among other things a textile book  (Ghanescha)
  • Recycling Raffle Prize (ApoloniaX)
  • Jewelry Prizes – Silver Jewelry Prize (Sota48), Bookish Jewelry Prize (lunacia) – separate draws
  • Norway Prize (Jannike)
  • Knitted Goodies (LeishaCamden/travelina/MLA/over-the-moon) – will be devided into several draws of prizes
  • Handknitted Cardigan Prize  (LeishaCamden)
  • P.D. James Talking about Detective Fiction (signed copy) (sota48/sota48 sister)
  • Postcrossing Prize (LeishaCamden) – for more information about postcrossing, see: www.postcrossing.com
  • Brazilian Raffle Prize (MÉDICOSALEGRETE)
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Birdhouse/nestbox in shape of a little bookshelf (approx. 35x25x22cm), donated by Rochester74.

If you want to add something to one of the raffle prizes that are already on the list, contact the bookcrosser in charge of the prize (bookcrossing name is shown behind the prize) to tell you want to add something.100 NOK – 24 tickets (4 tickets extra)

Sightseeing on Thursday

We will have a special tour on Thursday for early arrivals.  Maximum number of participants: 45

On this tour we will start at 9:30 on Thursday 20th April. Meet at pier 3 by the city hall (Rådhusbrygge 3):

After the introduction, there will be a 10 minutes ferry trip from the city center to the Bygdøy peninsula.

At Bygdøy peninsula we will visit:

In between the museum visits we will have lunch (not included in the price of the tour).

We recommend you wear sensible walking shoes.

All entries to museums during the tour and the ferry ride to and from Bygdøy are included in the price of the tour. Lunch is not included. Make sure you keep your ticket to the Viking Ship Museum if you want to use the opportunity to vist the Historical Museum in the city center for free within 48 hours.

Expected return from the sightseeing is 17:00 – 17:30 in front of the City Hall.

 

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Siri Pettersen – our second guest author

We are very pleased to announce our second guest author, Siri Pettersen. She will be interviewed by bookcrosser and committee member Leicha Camden. Siri is a Norwegian author, who has also worked as an Art Director for many years. She has written the fantasy trilogy The Raven Rings (Ravneringene), also illustrating the covers of the three books.

Siri is from Finnsnes, a small town in the land of the northern light and midnight sun (north of Norway), but currently lives in Oslo. She describes herself as a lifelong escapist, designer, illustrator, comic creator, webdesigner and writer. She won The Fabel Award 2014, Norwegian Bookseller’s scholarship 2015 (Norway), and the first book, Odin’s Child, was selected to represent Norway on the 2016 IBBY Honour List.

Siri and the crow. Photo: Lars Myhren Holand
Siri and the crow. Photo: Lars Myhren Holand

Her books have been translated to Swedish, Finish, Danish, Polish, Czech, Portuguese (Brazil) and Italian, is about to be translated to Estonian, and we truly believe it is just a matter of time before they get translated to English.

The Raven Rings trilogy has become very popular. Although normally presented as youth literature, she has readers of all ages. Some more dedicated than others, as you will learn more about at the convention. She also keeps actively in touch with her fans in social media.

Books by Siri Pettersen

2013 – Odin’s Child (Odinsbarn)
2014 – The Rot (Råta)
2015 – The Might (Evna)

To get to know Siri Pettersen a little better, take a look at:

Author presentation at grandagency.se

www.facebook.com/Ravneringene

www.instagram.com/siripettersen

Fourth newsletter – bcoslo2017 almost fully booked!

We didn’t think this would happen, but we have to tell you that we have more or less reached the number of people our venue can accommodate. We are so excited that so many want to come to Oslo for the convention!

There are now 130 persons on our attendees list, and 4-5 additional persons from Argentina, France and Germany we have reserved for.

We will be able to squeeze in a couple more persons. So if you are in the category that you have not signed up, but really want to come, maybe even have made arrangements for the trip to Oslo: Please tell us as soon as possible.

Even if you read this too late to join the convention, you are very welcome to come to Oslo that weekend to meet bookcrossers around town. As long as there are spaces you can still join our activities outside the venue, and probably also drop by at the venue to take a look at the book buffet etc.

Reminder – NSS

If you have not already done so, it’s time to sign up for the Not So Secret (NSS) gift giving. If you don’t remember if you have signed up already, check the list below (updated 9th March 2017):

alexotanil
ApoloniaX
Appelsiini
azuki
BAMP
chawoso
Diotallevi
dracessa
Drosophilist
earthcaroleanne
elis-fromSweden
Enitnaj
FraukeRo
Haugtussa
hingrald
janna2
Jannike
jemlire
JemmaJ
Jishka
Krissa33
lamelemon
LeishaCamden
lii5a
lilith89
lunacia
MÉDICOSALEGRETE
MissMarkey
MLA
oehoeboeroe
OldVulture
over-the-moon
Panzeranzi
Paws4books
Poodlesister
qued
rahar109
sota48
Tarya
Teachie
travelina
Xarodoc
Zimort

Funky Fresh Foods – Saturday restaurant choice #5

Vegan kitchen. The menu includes fresh wraps, salates. sandwiches, burgers and tapas, as well as smoothies, juices, milkshakes, coffees, wine and beer. The desserts are gluten-free – and often sugar free as well.

The cafe is located in the Norwegian Center for Design and Architecture, in a nice location overlooking the Akerselva River.  The address is Hausmanns gate 16, approx. 17 minutes to walk from our venue (directions).

See the location of the restaurant at the convention map (the map is still to be further updated):

The restaurant website (mostly in Norwegian, but the menu is in English): www.funkyfreshfoods.no/cafe

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For those of you staying at Anker Hotel and Anker Hostel: The tall building in grey and yellow you can see in the background (top middle of the photo) is the Anker Hotel. To the left of that around the corner is the Anker Hostel. I still think it is valid to say that the hostel is in a not so charming area, but as you can see around the corner it looks much better. And a significant pluss in addition to the prices is that the Anker Hotel and Anker Hostel is very close to the city center. (Please note that Anker Apartment is not in the same place, I have marked it so that you can see on the map.)

Jaipur Indian Restaurant – Saturday restaurant choice #4

Indian food. Main course from NOK 169 (vegetable dishes)/NOK 219. At this restaurant you can choose what you want to eat from their menu when we arrive at the restaurant. The address is Karl Johans gate 18C, approx. 20 minutes to walk from our venue (directions).

See the location of the restaurant at the convention map (the map is still to be further updated):

The restaurant website: www.jaipur.no