Last year, the Sci-Fi Channel dropped the sci-fi in favor of a rebranding as SyFy, putting fans at odds with the network (at least, briefly) over the seemingly graceless overhaul. CopperCon 30, the Valleys premiere science fiction convention thats in its 30th year, throws down the gauntlet by keeping the sci-fi at the forefront.
Before computers and the Internet, speculative fiction and fantasy works were delivered to the masses in short stories and novels. CopperCons roster of award-winning authors Stephen R. Donaldson, Yvonne Navarro, and Westen Ochson, just to name a few will keep fans and aspiring writers busy throughout the weekend. In addition to plenty of programming that includes horror and strictly science, there will be plenty of time for LARPing (live-action role playing) and filking (sci-fi-inspired, community-based singing).
CopperCon starts Friday with special events for pre-registered members.
Sept. 3-6, 2010