SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 240 – The History and Appeal of Science Fiction Conventions
A 2012 Parsec Finalist
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Tonight we chat with Sharon VanBlarcom, Steve Wilson, and Renee Wilson about this year’s Farpoint Con as well as delve into the history on Con going. We discuss what initial conventions were like and delve into things like Bronie Con and Hello Kitty Con. Stay tune at the end for a song about Bonies sung by John DeLancie.
From Farpoint’s site: FARPOINT is an annual gathering for fans of all genres of imaginative fiction – Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, SuperHeroes – in all the media formats in which they might appear – Cinematic Movies, Television, Direct to DVD , Books on Tape, Podcasts, Web Video – you name it, we want to celebrate it!
The con was established in 1993, by a committee led by Bev Volker and Steve Wilson.
Our focus is on Fandom, and all the wonderful, creative people who comprise it. Our mission is to encourage, to educate, to enable. So, while we certainly bring in some exciting professionals from the industries which bring imagination into the mainstream, our real goal is to give you the opportunity to meet others like yourself, to forge friendships, and to develop your own creative gifts.