A typical, geeky fan convention this is not. While the Nordicana event certainly revolves around the fans,
the organisers have pulled it off with panache,
despite initial technical troubles and an overwhelming popularity for ticket sales.
The weekend’s venue, a somewhat bleak former brewery in London’s East End,
lends itself superbly to capture the essence of the Nordic Noir convention: high ceilings, A feast
white-washed walls and the smell of coffee permeating the spacious rooms.
Even before the doors officially open, hundreds of eager Scandi noir fans are queuing outside.
It is the beginning of February, so naturally they are all bundled up, shivering with excitement and chills.
The twoday schedule is jam-packed with discussions, signings, A feast
exclusive previews and special screenings.
Present at the event is a veritable who’s who of the Nordic literary,
TV and film world, including the skilled word weavers Hakan Nesser and Arne Dahl, the ever-expressive Kim Bodnia,
as well as everyone’s favourite faux Danish Prime Minister Sidse Babett Knudsen.
Kicking off the weekend was a discussion panel entitled Building Borgen,
comprising six people who shaped the show.
While the ins and outs of Danish politics came under scrutiny,
gratifying for Knudsen is the opportunity to “see the country’s national identity from a distance.”
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