CONvergence 2007, July 6-8

It’s right around the corner, folks! For those who aren’t “in the know” with something that I personally like to call GeekFest (as it covers pretty much every possible genre, something for everyone), you may want to check out this page, which goes over the basics of what CONvergence is, and some of the offerings. This year’s theme? Creature Feature, hence the Con’s mascot, Connie, dressed up as dear ol’ Frankenstein (art by Christopher Jones).

This year’s special guests include:

* Lois McMaster Bujold – Science Fiction and Fantasy Author
* Emily Hagins – Young Filmmaker
* Bernie Wrightson – Comic Book Artist and Illustrator
* Brian Keene – Horror Author
* Wally Wingert – Voice Actor
* John Kovalic – Dork Tower, Out of the Box Games

Registration for the entire weekend is $55 at the door. I fully support everyone registering in order to check out the panels, free coffee bar, gaming tables, Theater Nippon (where I’d likely spend A LOT of my time–72 hours straight of anime!), and the Masquerade, as a small sampling of the planned activites.

However, if you’re not sure if you want to attend the whole convention, but want to catch some of the vibe, you can just pop in and scope out the plethora of free room parties and hang out with the geeks there. Many of them have drinks (alcoholic and non) as well as some food goodies. Most room parties, in my experience, have a requested donation for beverages, most of those going towards a local charity. Hey, geeks with heart, you can’t go wrong!

If you plan on going this year, what’s your biggest pull?

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