Monday, May 19, 2008

To Do This Weekend: Balticon 42

Looking for a way to indulge your geekier side this holiday weekend? Consider heading up to Balticon, one of the region's largest and longest-running science fiction and fantasy conventions. This year marks the 42nd annual Balticon – with special "Ghost of Honor" Douglas Adams (get the reference? You'll love the con!).

The convention runs all four days of Memorial Day weekend at Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn in Hunt Valley, MD, just off I-83 (super easy to get to!), making it one of the only four-day conventions in the science fiction and fantasy fandom world. You can hobnob with your favorite authors and artists – this year's author guest of honor is Connie Willis, and you can see the long list of notable attendees expected at the Balticon website. Balticon features over 300 hours of programming, from panels on writing and publishing to scientific seminar-style discussions and presentations, as well as gaming, anime, a fantastic art show, and special events. Most importantly, you can check out the fantasy-themed jewelry and accessories (see photo) of BEST member Anapurna in the dealer's room!

Post written by Anapurna.

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