To Infinity and Beyond

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 Valley’s premiere science fiction convention that’s 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. CopperCon’s 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
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