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A Weekend of Amusement Philcon 86, or Philcon 2022 was held a the DoubleTree Hotel at Cherry Hill, New Jersey this past weekend. It was a weekend of amusement and enjoyment. How do I know? I was there. Moreover, when you come back from a con carrying more stuff than you left with and not […]
Live From Cherry Hill’s DoubleTree Hotel Dear science fiction and fantasy fans, You are cordially invited to our annual event the coming weekend of November 18th to the 20th. Now on its 86th edition. The Philadelphia Science Fiction Society invites you. Don’t let the decades scare you away. We are a Philadelphia tradition like the […]
A Live Con, An Intimate Affair Philcon 85 happened! Yes, we had a live con. No, it was not easy. We had too many challenges besides Covid. You have no idea the negotiations, meetings, compromises, and debates that happen backstage to make a fan convention happen. More so during a pandemic. Nevertheless, we had a […]
Live from Cherry Hill, New Jersey To say the whole world had a crappy last two years is an understatement. Yet, fandom got hit hard. Covid-19 put a hold on most live conventions and events. Sad. Who could we share our hobby with? Granted, we adapted. We used technology. Science fiction fandom is high-tech. Nevertheless, […]
Philcon is Happening Once again, Philcon is happening. This year’s Philcon, the 84th edition of the oldest science fiction convention in the United States, will take place from November 20th to the 22nd. You are cordially invited. And once again it will be awesome. However, due to Covid-19 and the State of New Jersey restrictions […]
East Meets West This year’s Philcon, the 83rd edition, was a rotund success. Whenever people are happy and enjoy themselves; whenever you have a large event and you do not need to call 911; and whenever attendance is up from the previous year, yes that is a success in my book. The annual congregation of […]
We Request the Pleasure of Your Company… Here is my annual open invitation to Philcon. You can read last year’s here. Open because you do not need to RSVP (but you save money and time when you do preregister). Your presence is requested for a special celebration. A celebration a year in the making. Lots […]
Meet Philcon 2019’s Musical Guest As this year’s Philcon 2019 chair (the real me is) I am excited to present you our musical guest, This Way to the Egress. And what an honor for our con to have these fan-favorite recording artists! This Way to the Egress is a musical band whose sound is described […]
Who is Heather Shaw? Heather Shaw is this year’s Philcon Special Guest. She is a science fiction writer whose fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, The Year’s Best Fantasy, Escape Pod, PodCastle, Fantasy and Science Fiction, Polyphony, and other places. She is also an editor or former editor of Flytrap magazine and Persistent Visions. Again, […]
You Are Cordially Invited… There is an annual event in my hometown, a really cool event. You may have read my previous reviews. You may have read my top ten reasons to attend list. This is a special event, one you may not want to miss. It is made by fans for fans. It will […]
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