Literary Section

Michał "Michał" Protasiuk

Michał "Michał" Protasiuk

Polish SF writer from Siedlce, he used to live and study in Poznań, and since 2011 he has lived and worked in Warsaw. He has ties to the Poznań fantasy club “Druga Era”, and the fanzines “Inne Planety” and “deZinfromator”. He debuted in 2003 with the short story titled “Projekt Golgota” on the pages of “Science Fiction”. He also publishes critical texts in “Czas Fantastyki”. In 2006 his first novel was published – Punkt Omega. For his second novel, Struktura, he got the main prize at the Jerzy Żuławski Literary Award competition in 2010. In 2012 he was once again distinguished at the Jerzy Żuławski competition for his third novel – Święto rewolucji. In 2014 he had another novel published – Ad Infinitum.

Events

  • (Sat, 29 April, 16:30, Literature Room 1): [Panel] Żyć bez Ciebie nie mogę! More
  • (Sun, 30 April, 11:00, Literature Room 2): Przewidywanie przyszłości - krótki poradnik More
Wojtek Sedeńko

Wojtek Sedeńko

Publisher, literature critic, editor of over 400 books, selector of stories for many anthologies, conventions organizer, highly meritorious for the Polish fan community, originator and coordinator of Encyklopedia Fantastyki. As a journalist he works among others with “Nowa Fantastyka”, “Przegląd Techniczny”, “Gazeta Olsztyńska”, “Gazeta Wyborcza”, and “Tygodnik Powszechny”. He founded the quarterly magazine “Sfinks”. Very active in the fan community. Thanks to his endeavour such writers and artists as George R.R. Martin, Robert Silverberg, John Crowley, Brian W. Aldiss, Marina and Sergey Dyachenko, Thomas R.P. Mielke, Andreas Eschbach, Pat Cadigan, H.L. Oldi, Andrei Belyanin, Andrei Lazarchuk, Chris Achilleos, and David Weber have visited Poland.

Events

  • (Fri, 28 April, 15:30, Literature Room 1): Alternatywne sposoby wydawania w dobie kryzysu More
  • (Sun, 30 April, 12:30, Literature Room 1): Światy fantastyczne Edgara Rice Burroughsa More
Szymon "Simon Zack" Żakiewicz

Szymon "Simon Zack" Żakiewicz

Born in 1979 writer, lover of all aspects of fantasy, veteran of RPGs and board games. A habitué of fantasy events, indefatigable speaker, forever engaged creator of convention attractions. Fan of cinema, 80’s and 90’s movies and synthwave music. Cthulhu geek, Trekkie and Browncoat with whole his heart.

Events

  • (Sat, 29 April, 10:00, Workshop 15): Warsztaty tworzenia najlepszych prelekcji More
  • (Sat, 29 April, 21:00, Movies & TV Series Room): ALIEN - fascynująca saga Xenomorfa More
  • (Sat, 29 April, 22:00, Science Room): You know nothing! Intrygujące dewiacje seksualne More
  • (Sun, 30 April, 11:00, Movies & TV Series Room): Arnold Schwarzenegger - tytan kina fantastycznego More
Marcin Przybyłek

Marcin Przybyłek

Known also as Martin Ann Drimm, a physician, long-time worker of the pharmaceutical industry, trainer and business consultant. He is the author of the largest Polish science fiction saga “Gamedec”, the anti-guide for managers “Sprzedaż albo śmierć?!”, the anti-corporate futuristic crime story “CEO Slayer”, the novel “Kalina i Kaj. Książka teoretycznie dla dzieci”, an anthology of gamer anecdotes “Grao Story”, and a pseudo-patriotic epos “Orzeł Biały”. For many years, he has been interested in the psychological, technological and financial development of humanity, he develops his visions in his books, at lectures and during training courses. He has been together with his wife Anna for thirty years. They have a fifteen year old daughter, Kalina.

Events

  • (Fri, 28 April, 17:00, Earth Hall): [Panel] Trup ściele się gęsto... More
  • (Sat, 29 April, 16:30, Literature Room 1): [Panel] Żyć bez Ciebie nie mogę! More
  • (Sat, 29 April, 18:00, Literature Room 2): [panel] Awanturnicy, złodzieje, wszelkie szumowiny More
  • (Sat, 29 April, 22:00, Auditorium 2): Miłość i seks – jak wywołać prawdz. emocje w lit.? More
  • (Sun, 30 April, 12:00, Literature Room 2): [Panel] Podbić świat! More
  • (Sun, 30 April, 14:30, Auditorium 2): [Panel] Literatura a gry More
  • (Sun, 30 April, 15:30, Literature Room 1): Rozwój poprzez kryzys w lit., komiksie i filmie SF More
Monika "Karylla" Brzóstowicz-Klajn

Monika "Karylla" Brzóstowicz-Klajn

Literature specialist, lecturer in Polish Philology Institute of Adam Mickiewicz University. While she was working on dissertation about Polish socialist realism she decided to describe science fiction and tradition of utopia in Stalin times (“Tomasz Morus w mundurku pioniera, czyli utopia i utopizm w polskim socrealizmie”, 2012). Currently she is working on problems of various relations between speculative fiction literature and history and as a part of these studies she already has published a few articles. She is also co-author of “Mała encyklopedia obciachu”.

Events

  • (Fri, 28 April, 17:30, Literature Room 1): Kopciuszek w różnych odsłonach More
Szymon "Szymas" Cieśliński

Szymon "Szymas" Cieśliński

Suffering from a permanent lack of time, expert of literature, Germanist, journalist, trickster. He reads horrors, educates new generations of students at University of Łodź, watches horrors, translates pieces of text, plays horrors, works with children, analyzes horrors, practices urban exploring and geocaching. Additionally serves as an editor at a horror-themed website Carpe Noctem, promotes science as a member of Stowarzyszenie Badaczy Popkultury I Edukacji Popkulturowej Trickster, and every Saturday publishes a new Haunted Podcast at his private blog nekropolitan.blogspot.com

Events

  • (Fri, 28 April, 21:00, Literature Room 2): [Panel] Co czai się pod łóżkiem? More
  • (Sat, 29 April, 20:00, Literature Room 2): Literacki horror dla wybrednych More
Michał "Jerry" Rakowicz

Michał "Jerry" Rakowicz

Enthusiast of horror, crime fiction and fantasy in every form, endlessly fighting with the temptation of buying another book for his ever-growing collection. Editor at the website Carpe Noctem, podcaster at Konglomerat Podcastowy and many other projects. He also hosts his own blog, Jerry’s Tales.

Events

  • (Sat, 29 April, 20:00, Literature Room 2): Literacki horror dla wybrednych More
Agnieszka "crusia" Brodzik

Agnieszka "crusia" Brodzik

An educated philologist, working as a literature translator. Main editor of Carpe Noctem, a 13 year old website dedicated to horror, thriller and crime literature. A podcaster with 4 years of experience. Privately, an avid coffee drinker.

Events

  • (Sat, 29 April, 20:00, Literature Room 2): Literacki horror dla wybrednych More
Filip "Aragorn" Taterka

Filip "Aragorn" Taterka

I’m an Egyptologist, which basically means I spend most of my time examining strange forms of written text, that not only nobody cares about, but are also an absolute pain for anyone trying to understand them. In my free time I enjoy fantasy literature, which despite being simpler in its form can be no less fascinating, and also historical novels, crime novels and almost every other type of book that gets in my hands.

Events

  • (Sat, 29 April, 13:00, Auditorium 2): Gods of Egypt & the Contendings of Horus and Seth More
  • (Sat, 29 April, 15:30, Literature Room 1): The Walking Dead w starożytnym Egipcie More
  • (Sun, 30 April, 10:30, Beginners Section Room): Why Do We Read Fantasy Literature? More
  • (Sun, 30 April, 14:00, Beginners Section Room): Why Do We Read Fantasy Literature? More
  • (Sun, 30 April, 10:30, Beginners Section Room): Why Do We Read Fantasy Literature? More
  • (Sun, 30 April, 14:00, Beginners Section Room): Why Do We Read Fantasy Literature? More
Maciej "Toudi" Pitala

Maciej "Toudi" Pitala

Toudi-multifunctional machine. For many years activist of local and nationwide fandom. He works in Krakowska Sieć Fantastyki (Krakow Fantasy Network), animates Krakow conventions, organizes convention-organizing trainings and KONgres, works in publishing houses. He has got a thousand ideas per day and every day he shares one with the World but executes every other of them. Privately he's a charming person living in Myślenice who looks like Arabian when wearing a cloth on his head.

Events

  • (Fri, 28 April, 15:30, Earth Hall): [Panel] Słowiańska kontrowersja More
  • (Fri, 28 April, 17:00, Earth Hall): [Panel] Trup ściele się gęsto... More
  • (Fri, 28 April, 21:00, Literature Room 2): [Panel] Co czai się pod łóżkiem? More
  • (Sat, 29 April, 13:30, Literature Room 1): Rafał Kosik - spotkanie autorskie More
  • (Sat, 29 April, 18:00, Literature Room 2): [panel] Awanturnicy, złodzieje, wszelkie szumowiny More
  • (Sat, 29 April, 21:30, Literature Room 1): Krzysztof Piskorski - spotkanie autorskie More
  • (Sun, 30 April, 10:30, Auditorium 1): Andrzej Pilipiuk - spotkanie autorskie More
  • (Sun, 30 April, 11:30, Earth Hall): [Panel] Czy lektury szkolne potrzebują fantastyki? More
  • (Sun, 30 April, 15:00, Auditorium 1): [Panel] Dobrzy My vs Źli Oni More
Dawid "DaeL" Biel

Dawid "DaeL" Biel

A lawyer, entrepreneur, bloger and a specialist of delving into G.R.R. Martin's works. His series of Crazy Theories (articles unraveling secrets of The Song of Ice and Fire) generated two million entries and gathered thousands of devoted readers. He loves his cat Bubble, computer games and Stanley Kubrick's movies. He is working on his own book, a game, and purloining the manuscript of "Winds of Winter".

Events

  • (Sat, 29 April, 17:00, Literature Room 2): Martin's foreshadowing More
  • (Sat, 29 April, 21:00, Literature Room 2): Od smoczych snów po szklane świece More

Comic Books Section

Krzysztof "Lokus" Tymczyński

Krzysztof "Lokus" Tymczyński

Rob Liefeld of DCManiac. Imagine every worst thing you can, put it together, and he’ll appear. Barks, bites, snores and moans when annoyed. No one likes him, so he stares at his computer all day and destroys DCManiac. His dream is to dig out from Antarctica his own Star Gate, and then move to a place where he will be praised as a god, he may watch third season of Stargate on TV and have a cheap deliveries of comic books. Never, ever in time he told anyone, but he likes Marvel.

Events

  • (Fri, 28 April, 17:00, Comic Books Room): Wszystkie dzieci Roberta Kirkmana More
  • (Sat, 29 April, 10:30, Contest Room 1): Czy jesteś prawdziwym DCManiakiem? More
  • (Sat, 29 April, 21:00, Comic Books Room): Darwyn Cooke - legenda i inspiracja More
Angelika "Endzii" Kula

Angelika "Endzii" Kula

Cosplayer with 7 years’ experience, licensed journalist, greatly admiring everything connected with pop culture. She has for ten years been a part of fandom; performing on stage, hosting panel discussions and workshops. Strongly connected to comics from DC and Marvel universes.

Events

  • (Sat, 29 April, 19:00, Comic Books Room): Komiksowa galera shipów More
Julian "J.J." Jeliński

Julian "J.J." Jeliński

Beard from outer space that rules “beardy” YT channel. One of about three fans of Black Panther and Luke Cage in Poland. Defender of KillerCroc’s romanticism and Batman v Superman (at least in comparison against Suicide Squad). When he’s not talking, not writing or not recording he’s doing his job as a beardy Jigglypuff – yet he prefers talking about political philosophy rather than singing.

Events

  • (Sat, 29 April, 15:00, Comic Books Room): Make Wakanda Great Again! Poznajcie Black Panthera More
  • (Sun, 30 April, 16:00, Comic Books Room): Czy 11 września 2001 zmienił świat komiksów? More
Jakub "Bazukinier" Wieczorek

Jakub "Bazukinier" Wieczorek

Member of Popculture Explorers Association „Trickster”; translator; beginning comic books researcher; amateur of observing reality, Internet discussions and simple language jokes. Unprofessional and completely occasional blogger. Popculture is his food, five meals a day, m=no matter what form, however currently he’s focusing on Marvel comic books. He’s in constant fight with himself about choosing his favourite hero, series or genre.

Events

  • (Fri, 28 April, 20:00, Comic Books Room): O komedii w Marvelu bez Deadpoola More
  • (Sat, 29 April, 17:00, Comic Books Room): A Brief History of Spider-Man Movies More
Jędrzej "Yen" Chojnacki

Jędrzej "Yen" Chojnacki

Hello, my name is Jędrzej, I live and work in Kraków. Since over 10 years I visit conventions talking about comic books, animations and culture in Japan. I belong to Kraków Association of Comic Books, that I work with to organize Kraków Festival of Comic Books. In my spare time, I draw depressing comic strips.

Events

  • (Fri, 28 April, 19:00, Comic Books Room): Superman z Tel-Awiwu More
  • (Sat, 29 April, 18:00, Comic Books Room): Komiksy w narzeczu San Escobar More
Damian "Damex" Maksymowicz

Damian "Damex" Maksymowicz

Born with a book in his hand and addicted to reading comic books. Admirer of pizza, Tim Burton’s movies from before 2010, Disc World’s humor, LEGO bricks and widely understood pop culture. One of the founding fathers of DCManiak, currently also writing for the Paradoks portal and running a fan club of the American comic books "United States of Komiks" in Łódź. Sometimes he pretends that he’s perfectly normal, but quickly bored he goes back to be himself.

Radosław "Gamart" Pisula

Radosław "Gamart" Pisula

Absolutely swallowed by pop culture. He sacrificed his studies to analyze films of John Woo and John Carpenter, and now (calling it “writing a PhD”) he writes monograph of Walter Hill. He takes (and analyzes) everything that was written on celluloid and digital discs – with greater pleasure if it is some kind of horror or classic American film. He also reads comic books – mainly Yankee mainstream, that (in his opinion) is a mine of sociological, psychological and narcotic-philosophical threads. Translator (e.g. „Władca Umysłów z Marsa”, „Płoń wiedźmo, płoń”, „Hell's Angels. Anioły piekieł”) and editor (e.g. Niezwykła Historia MarvelComics”, „Real Madryt. Królewska historia najbardziej utytułowanego klubu świata”). Freelancer of SQN, Niebieska Studnia and Dobre Historie publishing houses. At the moment, he writes for e.g. "Nowa Fantastyka", www.film.org.pl, artPAPIER and "Zeszyty Komiksowe". Co-creator of pop culture blog “Brody z Kosmosu”. For a few years he was in charge of Avengers section on www.marvelcomics.pl. He likes Grace Kelly, Nicola Tesla and Godzilla – the more of them in the same movie, the better. He loves his girlfriend.

Events

  • (Sat, 29 April, 12:00, Comic Books Room): Batman z gnatem: Złota Era vs współczesność More
Szymon "Consigliere" Makuch

Szymon "Consigliere" Makuch

Facts: Vicepresident of Trickster Association, Humanities PhD, bachelor of administration at Wroclaw University, lecturer of copyrights. Interests: researching unnatural extension of life as literally motif and non-literary topic, combined with collecting elixir recipes for immortality and legends about origins of death. In spare time, because of his promoter (as he calls it, an inspiration), reads epitaphs on graves placed in Małopolska.

Events

  • (Sun, 30 April, 15:00, Comic Books Room): Kto czytał komiksy Marvela i DC w PRL-u? More
Michał "Misiek" Wolski

Michał "Misiek" Wolski

Assistant in Institute of Polish Philology at Wroclaw University. President of Association of Pop Culture Researchers and Pop Culture Education “Trickster”. He studies supersystems of entertainment that are based on Marvel comic books, Star Wars and video games. He has interest in everything what is somehow connected to role-play games (especially “Vampire: The Masquerade”), typography and publishing. In spare time, he increases his knowledge about pop culture in every possible way.

Events

  • (Fri, 28 April, 16:00, Movies & TV Series Room): 15 najgorszych filmów o wampirach More
  • (Sun, 30 April, 10:00, Comic Books Room): Thor vs Loki - niekończąca się opowieść? More
Kinga Korska

Kinga Korska

Kinga Korska is an independent graphic novelist at large and the recipient of the “Best newcomer/Breakthrough” title in the Irish Comic News awards for 2016. Born in Poland, she had spent a considerable amount of time in the lesser-known, remote island of La Palma in the Canaries, where every morning she used to wake up to her neighbours' goat bells, crowing roosters and plentiful sunshine. It is during this time she mastered the art of sketching cartoons and, within just a few years, she has gained the reputation as a cartoonist, illustrator and animator. She is also a part of the crew of Przedmarancza, a well-known Polish hip-hop video clip producer. Currently based in Dublin, Ireland she has published a first edition of her graphic novel “Brain Fetish” which is available in English, Polish and Esperanto and has also published an unusual yet funny Colouring Book for adults. Kinga is gifted with a unique sense of humour. She ridicules both the small and big ironies of life and has a special talent in seeing the bad in the good and the good in the bad, especially in the realm of relationships. She is big-hearted and a fan of the absurd. Sometimes politically incorrect, she is highly liberal, has memory like a sieve and might swear like a drunken, bearded sailor.

Events

  • (Sat, 29 April, 18:00, Auditorium 1): [Panel] Spotkanie z polskimi autorkami komiksów More
Adam "UncleMroowa" Antolski

Adam "UncleMroowa" Antolski

Born In 1989, founder of Polish YouTube channel UncleMroowa which one of the few deals with comics. Adam analyses and reviews movies, games and (rather seldom) anime. He is completely addicted to superheroes and games. He likes Nintendo, old school RPG and variety of platform games. He used to write for sPlay.pl and during a period of time he was a main editor for currently shut down page ŚwiatN.pl. He is a regular guest of comics podcast “Comics Weekly”.

Events

  • (Fri, 28 April, 20:30, Auditorium 1): Kryzysy i inne restarty More
  • (Sun, 30 April, 12:00, Comic Books Room): Superbohaterowie... i Magical girls More
Oskar "Komiksomaniak 616" Rogowski

Oskar "Komiksomaniak 616" Rogowski

He Has been a comics fan since he was three. He devotes most of his time to YouTube channel “Komiksomaniak” where he discusses comics topics, subjects related to comics and ones that have almost nothing to do with comics. He translates Marvel comics (mainly Deadpool series) and he is a co-host of weekly podcast “Comics Weekly”.

Events

  • (Fri, 28 April, 20:30, Auditorium 1): Kryzysy i inne restarty More
Jakub "JS" Syty

Jakub "JS" Syty

Born in 1982 journalist, comics admirer, translator and screenwriter.

Events

  • (Sat, 29 April, 11:00, Comic Books Room): Xavier Dorison: Francuski Iron Man vs Thorgal More
  • (Sat, 29 April, 16:00, Comic Books Room): Najciekawsze frankofony 2016 roku warte polecenia More
Michał "Komisarz Sev" Ogrodowicz

Michał "Komisarz Sev" Ogrodowicz

Busy fan of Star Wars. Chairman of Star Wars Fan Club in Wroclaw, editor of Bastion of Polish Fans of Star Wars, founder of channel Ziemniaczane Pole Komisarza Seva on YouTube. Fan of military and history of II World War and pilot of X-wing during the weekends.

Events

  • (Sat, 29 April, 18:00, Movies & TV Series Room): Quo vadis Star Wars? More
  • (Sat, 29 April, 20:00, Comic Books Room): Komiksy Star Wars lepsze niż filmy More
Piotr "Master" Rutkowski

Piotr "Master" Rutkowski

Mathematician from University of Warsaw and fanatic of American comics. For six year he has been taking care of the foreign comics in Bastion of Polish Fans of Star Wars. He began his adventure with comic books reading Star Wars Expanded Universe. Today, he mainly reads Marvel, but sometimes he gives a chance to other publishers like Image and DC. In free time he trains snooker and reads even more comics.

Events

  • (Sat, 29 April, 20:00, Comic Books Room): Komiksy Star Wars lepsze niż filmy More
Małgorzata "Blue Bird" Chudziak

Małgorzata "Blue Bird" Chudziak

Talkative comics-admirer studying unemployment at University of McDonalds’ Applicants. Apart from that she is a deputy of main editor of #niespie.com and recently she has gone into YouTube where she is talking about old comics. Srebrna Era is the funniest thing in the world!

Events

  • (Fri, 28 April, 21:00, Comic Books Room): Największy wróg Tytanów z N52? Scenarzyści DC! More
  • (Sun, 30 April, 11:30, Beginners Section Room): Jak zacząć być komiksowym nerdem? More
  • (Sun, 30 April, 15:00, Beginners Section Room): Jak zacząć być komiksowym nerdem? More
  • (Sun, 30 April, 11:30, Beginners Section Room): Jak zacząć być komiksowym nerdem? More
  • (Sun, 30 April, 15:00, Beginners Section Room): Jak zacząć być komiksowym nerdem? More
Mateusz "PanMateusz" Działowski

Mateusz "PanMateusz" Działowski

Funny guy in the Internet leading one of YouTube channels. Since he was a child he has wanted to be Batman, but it was easier to play fool in the Internet. The one thing he shares with Batman is the deteriorating insomnia. He is a fanatic of everything which is connected with widely understood pop culture. He changed his addiction to stomach drops for a love to superheroes comics and telling stores of the character he has made up.

Events

  • (Fri, 28 April, 15:00, Comic Books Room): Mixkomiks – „Superbohaterowie MIX za 3,90” More
  • (Sun, 30 April, 11:00, Comic Books Room): Lisowe spotkanie - wydawnictwo Sol Invictus More
Marta "Sokal" Falkowska

Marta "Sokal" Falkowska

Born In the previous century in Gdansk. She graduated from architecture in Faculty of Architecture in Wroclaw School of Technology. She earns for life playing AutoCad for picky clients but for some time she has been planning to run away from her job environment. Once upon a time she bought her first comic book in newsagents and fell in love in its form and she has never got over that. She tries to make jokes in online comics „Kadry Dnia Powszedniego” but she is aware that telling jokes is not always the same. Currently she lives in Wroclaw.

Events

  • (Sat, 29 April, 18:00, Auditorium 1): [Panel] Spotkanie z polskimi autorkami komiksów More
  • (Sat, 29 April, 19:30, Auditorium 1): Webkomiks. Spotkanie z polskimi twórcami More
Joachim Tumanowicz

Joachim Tumanowicz

Admirer and collector of comic books. Author of popular YouTube channel “Szafa z Komiksami”, the only Polish channel about the aspect of collecting comic books and one of the few cannels about comics in general. He is afraid of titles considered as classic and iconic. He spends more for his hobby than on food and he is deceiving himself that it is the best way to lose weight.

Events

  • (Fri, 28 April, 16:00, Comic Books Room): Szalona Srebrna Era komiksu More
  • (Sat, 29 April, 11:30, Beginners Section Room): Chcesz zacząć czytanie komiksów? More
  • (Sat, 29 April, 16:00, Beginners Section Room): Chcesz zacząć czytanie komiksów? More
  • (Sat, 29 April, 11:30, Beginners Section Room): Chcesz zacząć czytanie komiksów? More
  • (Sat, 29 April, 16:00, Beginners Section Room): Chcesz zacząć czytanie komiksów? More

Movies & TV Series Section

Szymon "Simon Zack" Żakiewicz

Szymon "Simon Zack" Żakiewicz

Born in 1979 writer, lover of all aspects of fantasy, veteran of RPGs and board games. A habitué of fantasy events, indefatigable speaker, forever engaged creator of convention attractions. Fan of cinema, 80’s and 90’s movies and synthwave music. Cthulhu geek, Trekkie and Browncoat with whole his heart.

Events

  • (Sat, 29 April, 10:00, Workshop 15): Warsztaty tworzenia najlepszych prelekcji More
  • (Sat, 29 April, 21:00, Movies & TV Series Room): ALIEN - fascynująca saga Xenomorfa More
  • (Sat, 29 April, 22:00, Science Room): You know nothing! Intrygujące dewiacje seksualne More
  • (Sun, 30 April, 11:00, Movies & TV Series Room): Arnold Schwarzenegger - tytan kina fantastycznego More
Magdalena "Cathia" Kozłowska

Magdalena "Cathia" Kozłowska

Magda Kozłowska, known more as Cathia - she started her journey with conventions over 19 years ago. Editor of Star Wars Extreme and apologist of Empire and the Dark Side of the Force. Faithful minion of Crowley, the King of Hell; a fanatic of "Supernatural" (she says it is already the Stockholm syndrome); and lover of acting talent of Peter Cushing. She wears a garland, her head is like a book about everything that makes her passionate; and sure way of recognizing her is a wide smile, because this is probably the most positive being you will ever meet.

Events

  • (Fri, 28 April, 20:00, Contest Room 2): Co Ty wiesz o Winchesterach? More
  • (Sat, 29 April, 12:00, Movies & TV Series Room): Jak utrzymać władzę nad Galaktyką? TEGO nie rób! More
  • (Sun, 30 April, 10:00, Movies & TV Series Room): Ale jaja! Easter eggi w serialu Supernatural More
Jan "Żaba" Kawecki

Jan "Żaba" Kawecki

Producer and production manager of fan-film about Witcher „Pół Wieku Poezji Później” and „Czarny szlak ebonitu” in Stalker climates. He graduated from Academy of Film and Television in Warsaw, choosing specialties direction and management of film and television production. Within six years of work he made over a dozen projects, including documentaries, fiction and music videos. As head producer he lead few successful advertising and sports campaigns. One man band, afraid of nothing, able to do everything.

Events

  • (Sat, 29 April, 10:00, Auditorium 2): Spotkanie z twórcami "Pół Wieku Poezji Później" More
  • (Sat, 29 April, 21:00, Auditorium 1): [Panel] Creating Fan and Crowdfunded Films More
Jakub "Nurzyn" Nurzyński

Jakub "Nurzyn" Nurzyński

Director and writer of “Pół Wieku Poezji Później”. Student of direction in Warsaw Film School. Earlier he studied similar subject in Jagiellonian University in Kraków. Born in Bielany district of Warsaw. A fan of fantasy literature since always. During years 2010-13 he was a member of theater group “Trupa Teatralna Krystyny i Krzysztofa Wierzbiańskich”, where he was learning about Gombrowicz and Mrożek. In 2013 he was one of founders of “Teatr Pandemia”. He directed “Nowe Wyzwolenie”, that was shown during few Warsaw theatric festivals (SOFA, TWAŻ, FAN), and was really appreciated by obtaining a lot of nominations and an acting prize. He directed few independent short films, e.g. “Gorszy Dzień” (2012), „Goliat, czyli Status Quo” (2013), „Adam” (2014), „Jak z Obrazka” (2015). Three times he participated in 48 Hours Film Project: „Głupota łączy” (2013), „Kiedy dorosnę, zostanę kosmitą” (2014), „Zaburzenia” (2015). Lately working as assistant of Krzysztof Lang in “Pułkownik Ptak” (2017).

Events

  • (Sat, 29 April, 10:00, Auditorium 2): Spotkanie z twórcami "Pół Wieku Poezji Później" More
Kaja "Jakbyniepaczeć" Szafrańska

Kaja "Jakbyniepaczeć" Szafrańska

Educated as a journalist, worked e.g. in Gazeta.pl, where she was lead of Popcorner.pl, first polish site about TV series and wrote articles for Gazeta Telewizyjna. For a moment she worked for HBO and AXN Polska. She escaped corporate world to face new challenges. As a freelancer, she specializes in graphics and video production. She rides bicycle and watches TV series. She dreams about directing a documentary but she doesn’t have time, unfortunately… Did I mention she’s a TV addict?

Events

  • (Sat, 29 April, 16:00, Movies & TV Series Room): Era serialu autorskiego: od Twin Peaks do Legiona More
Janusz Raczyński

Janusz Raczyński

Educated culturalist. Profession: films. Job: movie editor. Those who worked with him know that he’s absolutely reliable. After work, he … works. On his own film this time. In his free time (aside from editing an episode of “Jakbyniepaczec”) he watches movies (fan of Godard) and listens to jazz. Cyclist and cat lover (has got two of them).

Events

  • (Sat, 29 April, 16:00, Movies & TV Series Room): Era serialu autorskiego: od Twin Peaks do Legiona More
Marcin "Marcin" Bubółka

Marcin "Marcin" Bubółka

Actor that plays Julian in fan film from Witcher universe, “Pół wieku poezji póżniej”. Born April 1st 1994 in Polanica Zdrój. Since 2014 student of Theater Academy in Warsaw. Earlier he studied law in Wrocław University. In 2013/2014, he was a part of “Teart na Wagę”. In Warsaw’s Syrena Theater he was the Chamberlain in “Princess Ivona”, in Ochota Theater he played in “Teatralny Dom Strachów” and soon he will be performing in Och-Teatr in Warsaw.

Events

  • (Sat, 29 April, 10:00, Auditorium 2): Spotkanie z twórcami "Pół Wieku Poezji Później" More

Far East Fantasy Section

Paweł "rep" Dybała

Paweł "rep" Dybała

Expert when it comes to Japan. Translator (mainly manga), doctor of computer science, lecturer in Institute of the Middle and Far East in Jagiellonian University. Master of AI telling not funny jokes. Fan of Japanese language and pop culture, especially Evangelion. His favorite extreme sport is linguistic survival – travelling to countries with zero knowledge about language.

Events

  • (Sat, 29 April, 13:00, Umi): Panel: Spotkanie z tłumaczami mang More
  • (Sat, 29 April, 15:00, Umi): Panel: Kapitan Berserk i Planetarianie – przekład More
Joanna Katarzyna "Kenroh" Puchalska

Joanna Katarzyna "Kenroh" Puchalska

Graduate of wide known Jagiellonian University, now lecturer in the same place. Warning for students - sword is her father, katana is her brother and bows are her friends – sometimes aided by horses.

Events

  • (Sat, 29 April, 17:00, Umi): Siecz, kłuj, rąb i szyj! More
Dorota "bayushi" Barańska

Dorota "bayushi" Barańska

Fan of Japan since so long, she can’t remember what was the trigger. She defended her PhD while playing Japanese survival horrors. She’s in love in unnatural side of Japan, but also keeps an eye for modern problems. She’s an author of “Brak absolutu. Pojęcia dobra i zła w popkulturze japońskiej”. She loves Japanese cousine, especially okonomiyaki and inari sushi.

Agnieszka "Mimikk" Mikrut-Żaczkiewicz

Agnieszka "Mimikk" Mikrut-Żaczkiewicz

Expert of Asian movies, translator and teacher. She graduated film studies on master level in Institute of Audiovisual Arts of Jagiellonian University. Her research work was continued through third level of studies. In 2014 she defended her PhD. Now she works in Institute of the Middle and Far East in Jagiellonian University. She’s passionate about known and less known fantasy arts in Asia and discovering unknown films, showing legends, legendary monsters, legendary…. You know the drill.

Events

  • (Sat, 29 April, 21:00, Mori): Kiedy ludzie zaprzyjaźnili się z Godzillą? More

Video Games Section

Adam "Adamo" Flamma

Adam "Adamo" Flamma

Video game and pop culture fan. Expert of everything connected to the “Witcher” franchise. Editor in Chief of “Polskie Gry Wideo” (“Polish Video Games”) portal. In everyday life he prepares doctoral thesis about how woman are shown in video games and animates the student culture in Wroclaw. This guy also loves Finnish culture, he’s a fan of HJK Helsinki.

Events

  • (Sat, 29 April, 15:00, Video Games Section Lectures): Dekada wirtualnego wiedźmina More
  • (Sat, 29 April, 17:00, Video Games Section Lectures): Gra w romans - miłość w grach wideo More
  • (Sat, 29 April, 20:00, Video Games Section Lectures): Lara, Ciri i Aloy - nowe oblicze kobiet w grach? More
  • (Sun, 30 April, 14:30, Auditorium 2): [Panel] Literatura a gry More
Anita "Deer" Sarna

Anita "Deer" Sarna

A gamer with over 20 years of experience. She loves “Bioshock” universe, probably a bit too much. She carries her gaming passion to her blog “Nerd’s Kitchen”, where she shares recipes for meals that appeared in video games. After work, she is also a multi tool for “Poznańska Gildia Graczy” (“Poznan’s Guild of Players”).

Events

  • (Sat, 29 April, 14:00, Video Games Section Lectures): Wielowymiarowa rola jedzenia w grach wideo More
Anna "Wybrakowana" Krzyżańska

Anna "Wybrakowana" Krzyżańska

Fan of every kind of multiplayer games. She can’t play games with strict plot, as she creates her paths herself. She organizes events under “Poznańska Gildia Graczy” (“Poznan’s Guild of Players”) banner for players and developers. Her hidden love is eCommerce technology. She also leads projects in software house “Snowdog”.

Events

  • (Sat, 29 April, 18:30, Beginners Section Room): PEGI - przed Twoim dzieckiem czai się zło More
Jakub "Prezes" Ryfa

Jakub "Prezes" Ryfa

Game designer, specialist in “serious” games and game-based learning. PhD student of University of Economics in Poznan. Author of articles covering game designing and using games to teach children and / or businessmen. Project Manager and co-founder of “Doji – Educational Innovations”, responsible for creation of browser game “Coffee Noir”. Fan of video games and new technologies. President of “Poznańska Gildia Graczy” (“Poznan’s Guild of Players”) since 2016.

Events

  • (Sun, 30 April, 16:00, Auditorium 2): Powiedz mamie, że gry uczą! More
Karol "KayWolf" Rembacz

Karol "KayWolf" Rembacz

English teacher on the outside, youtube caster inside and owner of true gamer heart. He leads a small YT channel “Północne Granie” (“Midnight Gaming”) consisting mainly of “let’s play” series and he’s a person responsible for reviews and news on “Poznańska Gildia Graczy” (“Poznan’s Guild of Players”) site. He values good, even if not entirely faithful, adaptations of video games, as well as almost every horror, fantasy or sci-fi movie. He loves all animals, but his real fascination are wolves.

Events

  • (Sat, 29 April, 19:00, Video Games Section Lectures): Filmy na podstawie gier. Hity czy kity? More
Łukasz "Squallu" Winkel

Łukasz "Squallu" Winkel

Vice president of “Poznańska Gildia Graczy” (“Poznan’s Guild of Players”) club. Reviewer since almost ten years. Editor of “Eurogamer.pl”, since polish site was created. Player for over 25 years, science-fiction lover. He tries to pretend that he cries only because “something is in his eye”, while the real reason are animations for kids. Transhumanist in mind, postmodernist in life – all because of laziness.

Events

  • (Sat, 29 April, 18:30, Beginners Section Room): PEGI - przed Twoim dzieckiem czai się zło More
Krzysztof "Kero" Piersa

Krzysztof "Kero" Piersa

A journalist. Drone master and self-coach. Passionate of model making, fantasy and figure-sports. Author of “Computer Junkie” – book about computer games addiction. He travels around Poland to teach parents how digital entertainment really looks like. And to show players the thin line between passion and madness. He is writing a fantasy novel. He also made a Youtube channel – he probably didn’t think this one through.

Events

  • (Sat, 29 April, 18:00, Video Games Section Lectures): Uzależnienie od gier komputerowych More
Krzysztof "NRGeek" Micielski

Krzysztof "NRGeek" Micielski

NRGeek is a nickname used by Krzysztof Micielski - youtube broadcaster, mocker and cynic. He directs a channel about games and related topics, where he has got over 100 thousands subscribers. Author of „Zagrajmy w crapa” series which he doesn’t admit to and hundreds of other videos which –as he says himself- no one watches. Proud citizen of Łódź.

Events

  • (Sat, 29 April, 13:00, Earth Hall): KrokietKast fantastyczno-naukowy – podcast na żywo More
Grzegorz Jadczak

Grzegorz Jadczak

Inhabitant of Poznan by birth and choice, a passionate player of RPG and cRPG games. Amateur of extensive storytelling and tragic villains. For ten years, he has been an avid weekly game master. Fascinated with a prose of Dukaj. Video games are in his life as important as the morning coffee.

Events

  • (Fri, 28 April, 17:00, Video Games Section Lectures): Pog(R)adajmy: Pyrkon 2017 Edition More
  • (Sat, 29 April, 19:00, Roleplay Auditorium): CyberPunk - Klimat świata w RPG. Panel Dyskusyjny More
Mateusz "Arasz" Araszkiewicz

Mateusz "Arasz" Araszkiewicz

Since he was a child, games have been his passion, and for several years he performs that professionally as a television editor of TVGry. In short, he is engaged in production of a video about games and everything that is associated with them. In addition he reads compulsively, he spends more time in cinema than at home, and he has a weakness for pop culture, rust and old railroad platforms.

Events

  • (Sun, 30 April, 11:00, Video Games Section Lectures): Fantasy, groza, sci-fi - fantastyka w grach More
Jacek "JackQuack" Kułakowski

Jacek "JackQuack" Kułakowski

Founder of website about Virtual Reality VRPolska.eu. For 2 years he has been proving in Poland that the Consumer VR is closer than we think. He is currently marketing VR games at Setapp. Earlier he was a co-editor of technology and gaming channels on YouTube, so he knows this platform through.

Events

  • (Fri, 28 April, 15:00, Video Games Section Lectures): Od YouTubera do Milionera! (NiePoradnik) More
  • (Fri, 28 April, 21:00, Video Games Section Lectures): PlayStation od Nintendo? - Konsolowe Ciekawostki! More
  • (Sun, 30 April, 12:00, Video Games Section Lectures): Virtual Reality - z czym to się je? More
Mateusz "Siarczek" Faryniarz

Mateusz "Siarczek" Faryniarz

Editor-in-chief of the portal for the players Gamedot, PR agent in Entrymedia and in particular a hardcore player who loves to share his passion with other people. Also after-hours collector of games and pizza fanatic.

Events

  • (Sat, 29 April, 12:00, Video Games Section Lectures): PC vs Konsola - Wojna Ostateczna More
Tomasz "quaz" Drabik

Tomasz "quaz" Drabik

One of internet videos about games forerunners in Poland. Since 2007 he’s been creating journalistic and entertaining content, once for Gaminator and Gamezilla portals and nowadays as quaz9 on YouTube. Amateur musician, web comics (Tanatos, Gamer9) creator, cofounder of KrokietKast podcast, psychologist by education, once Desktop Publisher, and lately YouTuber by profession. He likes donuts.

Events

  • (Sat, 29 April, 13:00, Earth Hall): KrokietKast fantastyczno-naukowy – podcast na żywo More
Szymon "Hed" Liebert

Szymon "Hed" Liebert

Szymon Liebert aka Hed is a journalist who for years has been associated with gry-online.pl site. At his work he deals with games so in the free time he deals with work. Among his greatest passions he mentions in one breath games, his work and esotericism. Aside from tvgry.pl where he promotes videos about games with his rather rheumy face, he also takes part in a project known as KrokietKast.

Events

  • (Sat, 29 April, 13:00, Earth Hall): KrokietKast fantastyczno-naukowy – podcast na żywo More
  • (Sun, 30 April, 11:00, Video Games Section Lectures): Fantasy, groza, sci-fi - fantastyka w grach More
Patrycja "_" Kryk

Patrycja "_" Kryk

An active member of the Poznan Guild of Players since the association was created. She combines a passion for video games with philology studies. She likes to eat pizza, watch kitschy movies and play Tekken.

Events

  • (Sat, 29 April, 19:00, Video Games Section Lectures): Filmy na podstawie gier. Hity czy kity? More