March 30 - April 1, 2007 :: Blacksburg, VA 24060|
Holiday Inn: University - Blacksburg
A Convention Celebrating the Arts of Science Fiction and Fantasy
Featuring Guests of Honor: John Ringo & David B. Mattingly!
Check the text schedule for detailed descriptons of all events (coming soon)!
Technicon hosts a variety of programming throughout the weekend. Do you have an idea for an event, panel, workshop, or something else you would like to host at Technicon? Contact our programming director and let him know about it! We're always looking for new things to add to our schedule. Until the schedule is filled up, here's a list of some of the events we have planned:
Anime: Three full days of fabulous Japanese Animation await in our Anime Room. Come watch an old favorite, or experience something new! Hosted by The Animation Society of Virginia Tech
Art Show: Filled with beautiful works from local and regional artists, you're sure to find something that strikes your fancy in our Art Show. Just visit our artshow page to find out more!
Autograph Sessions: Bring a pen and something you want signed, and our Guests of Honor will gladly autograph it for you at the convention (free!). This is your chance for the ultimate personalized collectible!
Concert: Come and listen, or even sing along, at the White Plectrum Filk Concert. Keith Brinegar strums out familiar tunes with a sci-fi twist. These folksong parodies are sure to have you rolling in the aisles! (Yay Goo!)
Masquerade: Have a costume you'd like to show off, or a skit that needs performing? Enter our Masquerade and compete in a host of categories. Not a performer? Come see knights and ladies in regalia, marvel at the expert craftsmanship, laugh yourself silly at the humorous sketches, and help defeat the all-powerful Vile One!
Independent Film: Technicon is proud to feature a variety of local filmmakers who join us to present their latest projects. Are you a student who would like to present a film project? Just email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask about joining the film festival!
Panels and Workshops: Have questions about Science Fiction and Fantasy? Want to get involved in the industry, but don't know where to start? We offer panels and workships in writing, art, publishing, and other areas. Come and learn more! These panels feature our guests of honor - successful professionals in art and literature! Who better to show you the ropes?
Iron Costumer: Special this year, we'll be hosting an event known as Iron Costumer! Join us for an amazing display of costumery! See the experts in action! Will the Challenger win and claim the honor of an Iron Costumer? Will the Iron Costumers successfully defend their honor? Fans will be chosen from the audience to have a costume piece expertly tailored to them. Judges will scathingly evaluate the finished piece. And, of course, sportscasters will deliver running commentary.