Lunacon

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Lunacon
Genre Science fiction/Fantasy
Location(s) Rye Brook, New York
Country United States
Inaugurated 1957
Organized by The Lunarians
Website
http://www.lunacon.org/

Lunacon is an annual science fiction and fantasy convention organized by the New York Science Fiction Society / The Lunarians, Inc. First held in May 1957, it is the oldest science fiction convention in New York state, and is generally held on the third weekend of March.

The programming is a typical fannish convention, including panel discussions on a variety of topics, anime, filk music, crafts workshops, an art show and auction, a games room, and a large masquerade.

The original logo for Lunacon was illustrated by Wally Wood and is known as "The Loonie." Each year the artist guest of artist creates their own variation on the logo for the convention.

In 1983 Lunacon was the first science fiction convention to feature an anime room which was called the "Starblazers Video Room" and, according to the program book was run by Michael Pinto, Moya Price, and Robert Fenelon.

Lunacon 2014[edit]

Lunacon 2014,[1] the 57th annual science fiction and fantasy convention to be held by the Lunarians, at the Hilton Westchester, in the New York City suburb of Rye Brook, New York on March 14–16, 2014.

The Guests-of-Honor:

Lunacon 2013[edit]

Lunacon 2013,[2] the 56th annual science fiction and fantasy convention held by the Lunarians, took place at the Hilton Westchester, in the New York City suburb of Rye Brook, New York on March 15–17, 2013.

The Guests-of-Honor:

Lunacon 2012[edit]

Lunacon 2012,[3] the 55th annual science fiction and fantasy convention held by the Lunarians, took place at the Hilton Rye Town, in the New York City suburb of Rye Brook, New York on March 16–18, 2012.

The Guests-of-Honor were:

  • Writer Guest of Honor: John Ringo
  • Artist Guest of Honor: Howard Tayler
  • YA Writer Guest of Honor: Tamora Pierce

Lunacon 2011[edit]

Lunacon 2011,[4] the 54th annual science fiction and fantasy convention held by the Lunarians, took place at the Hilton Rye Town, on March 18–20, 2011.

The Guests-of-Honor were:

  • Writer Guest of Honor: Lawrence M. Schoen
  • Artist Guest of Honor: Rachael Mayo
  • Special Guest: Eric "in the Elevator" Zuckerman
  • Gaming Guests of Honor: Kristin and Andrew Looney

Lunacon 2010[edit]

Lunacon 2010,[5] the 53rd annual science fiction and fantasy convention held by the Lunarians, took place at the Hilton Rye Town, on March 19–21, 2010.

The Guests-of-Honor were:

  • Writer Guest of Honor: Tanya Huff
  • Artist Guest of Honor: Theresa Mather
  • Musical Guest of Honor: Allison Lonsdale
  • Special Guest: Mercedes Lackey
  • Fan Guest of Honor: Dominick Corrado

Lunacon 2009[edit]

Lunacon 2009, the 52nd annual science fiction and fantasy convention held by the Lunarians, took place at the Hilton Rye Town, on March 20–22, 2009.

The Guests-of-Honor were:

  • Writer Guest of Honor: Dave Freer
  • Artist Guest of Honor: Larry Dixon
  • Special Guest: Mercedes Lackey
  • Toastmaster: Eric Flint
  • Fan Guest of Honor: Leigh Ronald Grossman – Erstwhile Lunacon Co-Programming Head

Lunacon 2008[edit]

Lunacon 2008, the 51st annual science fiction and fantasy convention held by the Lunarians took place at the Hilton Rye Town, on March 14–16, 2008.

The Guests-of-Honor were:

  • Writer Guest of Honor: Jacqueline Carey, author of The Kushiel series
  • Artist Guest of Honor: Johnna Y. Klukas, sculptor extraordinaire
  • Fan Guest of Honor: Joseph D. Siclari, preserver and archivist of Fannish history
  • Special Guest of Honor: Winston A. Howlett, author and costumer

Lunacon 2007[edit]

The 2007 Lunacon was officially named Lunacon 50 in honor of being the 50th held by the Lunarians. It also marked the return after two years in New Jersey to the convention's long time venue at the Hilton Rye Town, referred to by the fans as "The Escher Hilton" due to its construction which includes the infamous "Transdimensional Warp Corridor" that allows the attendees to walk from the fourth floor to the function areas on the seventh floor without needing to use any stairs or elevators. The convention occurred March 16–18, 2007.

The Guests-of-Honor were:

  • Writer Guest of Honor: Christopher Moore
  • Artist Guest of Honor: Dave Seeley
  • Fan Guest of Honor: Frank Dietz

Lunacon 2006[edit]

Lunacon 2006 occurred March 17–20, 2006 in the Hilton Hasbrouck Heights/Meadowlands, in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey. It was generally considered to go off well, unlike the year before, at a different hotel, considering that the hotel was still under renovation. This was the 49th Lunacon.

The Guests-of-Honor were:

  • Writer GoH: Jim Butcher
  • Artist GoH: David B. Mattingly
  • Fan GoH: Byron Connell
  • Costuming Guest of Honor: Lisa Ashton

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