Albacon Oct 8-10, 2010

I know what you’re thinking: “sci-fi convention” means a bunch of people in Spock ears and Star Wars outfits. But Albacon is different: a weekend gathering  of fans and creators of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Comics & Manga, Anime, Films and Television. We’ve got it all covered, from True Blood to Twilight, from Avatar to Fringe, from Paranoia Agent to Mononoke Hime — and all your favourite authors and artists.

Join us for three days of panel discussions, interviews, films, games, readings, autographs, an art show, special events, a fabulous dealers room, debates, conversation, and socializing with people who share your interests. Writers read from their works and sign books through out the day.

All day Friday, there’s a writers workshop with pros sharing advice on the nuts and bolts of the writing process itself, but also how to pitch your ideas to an agent or publisher and how to promote your work once it’s out there. Learn about the process by which your manuscript becomes a book — and all the surprising twists and turns in that process. Join the conversations about the ebook revolution and the impact of social media for readers and writers.

Check out the website for a complete list of participants: Guests of honor include Coyote author, Allen Steele and artist Ron Miller. Visit the programming wiki to see all the events scheduled, including film screenings, the Fantasy Ball and craft workshops as well as the usual discussion panels.

Don’t forget: while admission for the whole weekend is normally $65, there is a special 50% student rate with your ID.

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