Results of the HSFCon Quiz

17 people participated in the first edition of the HSFCon quiz.

The winners were announced during the closing ceremony:

3rd place: Jo Smith

2nd place: Eddie van Dijk

1st place: Marco Dingjan

Well done!

The full list can be found below:

 NaamAantal goede antwoorden
1Marco Dingjan27*
2Eddie van Dijk27*
3Jo Smit25
4Erwin van Ballegooij24
 6NJH Lieshout24
7John van Duin23
 8Saskia Appel23
9Klara Lammers22
 10John Conahan22
 11Jan Jelle Koerts22
12Edwin Mathlener20
 13Wietske Beeksma20
14Frank Groenendijk18
15Marije Sanders16
16Thijs Scholte11
17Hendrik Scholte10
*) Good thing we had a tie-breaker…

Most people knew:

  • That Clive Barker’s ‘Abarat’ was not made into a movie
  • what Kylo Ren’s scar looks like
  • that Tom Bombadil wasn’t in the Lord of the Rings movies
    what the abbreviation HSF stands for (luckily 😉)

    But only 1 person knew that the spaceship from question 16 was from Lexx.
    The questions about locations in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, the titles of short horror stories and the characters from The Expanse were also unknown to most.

The best answer to question 14 was ‘Thingy from The Expanse’.

About half of the participants should have taken a closer look at the posters for the Eurocon / the pennants that were distributed: it will take place in 2024, not 2023 😉

And did you know that…. If you simply guessed 123,456 on tie-breaker question 40, you would actually come quite close to the correct answer? The difference is only 13,775 words.

Curious about the rest of the answers? You can find them all in the attached file.

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