Loscon 39 Set for November 2012 with Guests of Honor Vernor Vinge, Alan White, and More

Loscon 39

Press Release:

Los Angeles, California – The Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society (LASFS) will present Loscon 39, taking place at the LAX Marriott Hotel from November 23 – November 25, 2012 featuring Author Guest of Honor: Vernor Vinge, Artist Guest of Honor: Alan White, Fan Guests of Honor: Lloyd & Yvonne Penney, Costume Guest of Honor: Mela Hoyt-Heydon.

Our Friday theme is zombies and other undead. Amongst other things, we will have panels about zombie makeup, a zombie survival lecture and a Friday night zombie dance. Bring your best shuffle.

Our Saturday theme is Steampunk, complete with a lecture on the Reality of Steampunk, and workshops on how to Steampunk your costume. Saturday night please join us in our annual costume contest followed by our first ever Steampunk Masquerade Ball.

Our Sunday Theme is the battle for supremacy: Steampunk vs. zombies. Join the Cosplay Chess Game or the Assassin style live game or just relax with Sunday afternoon tea.

All weekend, we will have panels highlighting the guests of honor, Star Trek, Star Wars, Dr. Who and Hard Science. There will be an anime room, Make Room, movie screening, LARPs, table top and electronic gaming.

The Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society is proud to bring Loscon 39 to Los Angeles for the thirty-ninth year in a row. Loscon 39 takes place over Thanksgiving weekend, November 23 – 25, 2012. It opens at noon on Friday, and keeps going until closing ceremonies Sunday afternoon.

Loscon 39: A Los Angeles Science Fiction Convention
A Non-profit 501 (c)3.
LAX Marriott Hotel
5855 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90045
http://loscon.org
https://www.facebook.com/Loscon

MA – Vericon 2012 Signing

Thomas Sniegoski, Lev Grossman, R.L. Stine, Vernor Vinge and Greer Gilman sign at Harvard Book Store on Saturday March 17, 2012.

Press Release:

Vericon, Harvard University’s annual sci-fi and fantasy convention, celebrates science-fiction, fantasy, gaming, and anime and features many events and distinguished guest speakers. The twelfth Vericon will take place from Friday, March 16 to Sunday, March 18.

Harvard Book Store is excited to partner with the Harvard-Radcliffe Science Fiction Association to host a series of book signings with featured authors.

1:00–1:45: Greer Gilman and Thomas Sniegoski

2:00–3:00: Lev Grossman, R.L. Stine, and Vernor Vinge

For more information about Vericon and a full schedule of events, click here!

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138