Fans of all ages can celebrate science fiction at Archon.Photo courtesy Archon.
Archon, a fan-run science fiction and fantasy event, is coming to the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville, Illinois, Sept. 29-Oct. 1.
Archon is organized and staffed by local fans of science fiction and fantasy as a celebration of the imagination. Programming includes dances, special guests, gaming, cosplay contests and more. Children can make crafts, learn more about costuming and participate in a propulsion activity with the Challenger Learning Center. Archon is adding a special track for young adults (ages 13-20) with karaoke and steampunk cosplay.
For those who are inspired to create their own science fiction works, Archon will also screen works by local filmmakers and offer critiques of short stories. Designers can also enter their best designs in the Models and Miniatures Contest. Those 12 and under can share their vehicles, figures and LEGO constructions.
Tickets are $8 for children ages 6-10, $25 for children ages 11-16 and $35 for 17 and up; admission is free for those 5 and under.
Gateway Convention Center is located at One Gateway Dr., Collinsville, IL. For more information visit archonstl.org.