Monday, May 14, 2012
Coming This Weekend: The Sci-Fi Valley Con In Ebensburg, PA
For sci-fi fans who live in central Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas, check this out: The Sci-Fi Valley Con will be held in Ebensburg, PA this upcoming weekend from May 18 - 20 at the North Central Recreational Center.
The Sci-Fi Valley Con bills itself as a "Speculative Fiction" themed convention that focuses on more than just science fiction. The con will cover a wide range of fantastical fiction genres--including fantasy, horror, supernatural and superhero fiction--in literature as well as related static, motion, and virtual arts.
Nearly a dozen guest panels and over 60 dealers and artists are scheduled for the con. There will also be tournaments for Magic: The Gathering, HeroClix, and Warhammer 40,000 during all three days of the con. On Saturday, there will be a costume competition for cosplay fans, and a charity auction will be held to benefit Angels of East Africa. Throughout the con, free merchandise such as Sci-Fi Valley Con T-shirts, iPhone 4/4S cases, comic books, posters, and DVDs will be given to lucky fans. One-day admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 6 - 12; three-day passes are $20 for adults and $10 for children. Children under 5 are admitted for free.
As a native of Pennsylvania who spent a few years in Ebensburg, I think it's great that the local fantasy, horror, and sci-fi fan community has taken the initiative to hold a con in its neck of the woods. Organizers of the Sci-Fi Valley Con hope to draw thousands of sci-fi, horror, fantasy, and anime enthusiasts from all around Pennsylvania and the surrounding states. Click here to visit the official Sci-Fi Valley Con for more details about guests at the con and travel accommodations.