GLBT science fiction convention coming to Twin Cities

The 20th anniversary of Gaylaxicon just happened this past weekend in the Washington DC area, so it’s only a year until the convention comes to the Twin Cities for the first time. I’ve never been to one, but some friends of mine go every year, and for the TC event, they’ve talked me into helping out with it. We’re getting authors Margaret Weis, Andy Mangels and Lawrence Schimel in, as well as local out gay wrestler and Scooby-Doo comics writer, Terrance “The Spider-Baby” Griep as the guests of honor, as well as many local writers and artists. It’s going to be at the Saint Louis Park Doubletree on October 9th through 11th, 2009.

Today is the last day for early registration, so if you register for the convention today, you can save a few bucks. With which you can buy more beer. Doesn’t that sound like a great idea?

3 Comments so far

  1. yoshi on October 13th, 2008 @ 8:08 am

    Ah – this is October 9-11, 2009! And early registration ends today?!?! I don’t get it… Most trade shows I deal with don’t kill off early registration until a few months prior to the show. Heck most trade shows I deal with don’t advertise one year ahead….

  2. JasonT (minn_jasont) on October 13th, 2008 @ 8:16 am

    It’s not a trade show. It’s a fan-run science fiction convention, which is really a completely different animal. The closest thing to compare Gaylaxicon with is the WorldCon sci-fi convention, where people start registering as far back as 2+ years prior to the event. Even the local ongoing sci-fi conventions let you register a year in advance and the price goes up every so often.

  3. JasonT (minn_jasont) on October 13th, 2008 @ 8:18 am

    Updated to include that this is happening October 9th through 11th, 2009. Thanks, Yoshi!

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