Can’t wait for CopperCon? Classic sci-fi film screenings to herald summer convention

The special events continue leading up to summer’s CopperCon Revolution. Following last month’s special screening of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and the original series episode “Space Seed” and fresh off recent guest announcements, the Central Arizona Speculative Fiction Society will screen two classic sci-fi films Aug. 1: 2001: A Space Odyssey and the far campier Plan […]

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Guests announced for summer’s CopperCon Revolution

A while back after I posted about CopperCon Revolution’s promotional screening of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, event chairman Michael Fett emailed to thank me and dropped the first official guest list for the Aug. 8-11 convention of the Central Arizona Speculative Fiction Society: L.E. Modesitt Jr. (pictured), a bestselling author of more […]

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MaricopaCon turns to Kickstarter for gaming convention funding

MaricopaCon is set for Aug. 3-4 at the Mesa Convention Center, and the gaming convention is seeking crowdsourced funding through Kickstarter to make it an event to remember. The convention will include board games, card games, tabletop wargaming and roleplaying games for all tastes and ages. It’s being spearheaded by Jason Youngdale with help from […]

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Auction at CopperCon to benefit East Valley homeless charter school

It’s been a while since we checked in on CopperCon 32, the Central Arizona Speculative Fiction Society’s celebration of science fiction and fantasy. At the convention, now set for Aug. 31 to Sept. 3 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Avondale, there will be a charity auction to benefit Children First Academy, a charter school […]

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CopperCon 32: Early savings and guests announced

CopperCon 32? Didn’t CopperCon 31 just happen? Yes, but next year’s Arizona celebration of science fiction and fantasy is already brewing. Convention organizers recently announced the two primary guests. Ari “Mouseferatu” Marmell (pictured) is known in RPG circles as a freelance writer of gaming books for Wizards of the Coast (Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 and […]

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