So it looks like there is an interesting convention happening in my city at the end of this month called Hal-Con. It used to occur annually sometime between 1970 and 1980 but was discontinued for reasons that I was told were rather unfortunate.
Anyway, looks like this Hal-Con deal is making a comeback as of this year. A lot of the material that will be at the convention sounds to be worth taking a look at. If any Haligonians drop by here, then think about checking Hal-Con out from October 29th to the 31st.
Here’s a few neat things happening at Hal-Con.
Appearances by Jeremy Bulloch, Denise Crosby, and Walter Koenig or as you may know them: Boba Fett (Star Wars), Tasha Yar (Star Trek TNG), Chekhov (Star Trek TOS). Seems that those who attend Hal-Con may get a chance to chat with them, as well as get autographs. Very cool. Several other actors from science fiction shows will be appearing at Hal-Con as well.
Do you like trading card games or Dungeons & Dragons? Well, many games will be played at Hal-Con. Dungeons & Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, Warhammer 40k, World of Warcraft TCG, as well as a bunch of board games will be open for play. Cool!
There will be some cool lectures, such as one that deals with applying Star Trek and Star Wars sciences being applied to modern day technology.
Also, seems like there will be a few costume parties and such, which sounds like a great time to either be a cosplayer or photographer!
There will also be artist exhibits, photograph sessions, and various workshops. All in all, it sounds like a pretty decent first year revival of Hal-Con!
I initially didn’t feel too inclined to look into the event, but as the end of October nears, I may consider it. Apparently there will also be press passes made available. If other bloggers can get press passes to their own local conventions, then perhaps I can as well?