MystiCon

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MystiCon
Status Active
Genre Science fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Paranormal
Venue Tanglewood Holiday Inn
Location(s) Roanoke, Virginia
Country United States
Inaugurated 2011
Organized by MystiCon Inc
Website
http://www.mysticon-va.com/

MystiCon is an American science fiction convention held in Roanoke, Virginia. The name "MystiCon" was chosen by the membership as a tribute to an earlier series of Virginia conventions with that name.[1][2] The organizers include members that left SheVaCon, another Virginia-based science fiction convention, citing concerns with management and operations.[1][3]

Past events[edit]

MystiCon 2011 was held from February 25-27, 2011, with David Gerrold as the author guest of honor, Randy Asplund as the artist guest of honor, and scream queen Brinke Stevens as the media guest of honor.[2] The convention took place at the Tanglewood Holiday Inn in Roanoke, Virginia.[1][2][4]

MystiCon 2012 was held from February 24-26, 2012, at the Tanglewood Holiday Inn in Roanoke, Virginia. The official attendance was 866[5] people. Guests included Sherrilyn Kenyon as the author guest of honor and Ursula Vernon as the artist guest of honor. Nicki Clyne was the media guest of honor. Richard Hatch was a late addition as a media co-guest of honor.[5] With the convention doubling is size from the previous year[5] it received regional[6] as well as national[7] coverage.

MystiCon 2013 was held from February 22-24, 2013, at the Tanglewood Holiday Inn in Roanoke, Virginia. Guests included Orson Scott Card as the Author Guest of Honor, Peter Davison as the Media Guest of Honor, and Larry Elmore as the Artist Guest of Honor.[8] Additionally, Bella Morte returned as the Musical Guest of Honor. Steven S. Long was the Gaming Guest of Honor.[9]

MystiCon 2014 was held from February 21-23, 2014, at the Tanglewood Holiday Inn in Roanoke, Virginia. Guests included Todd McCaffrey as the Author Guest of Honor, John de Lancie as the Media Guest of Honor and John Jennings as the Artist Guest of Honor. Additionally, Bella Morte returned as the Musical Guest of Honor. Kenneth Hite was the Gaming Guest of Honor.[10]

Upcoming events[edit]

MystiCon 2015 event is scheduled to be held from February 27 through March 1, 2015, at the Tanglewood Holiday Inn in Roanoke, Virginia. Alan Dean Foster is to be the Author Guest of Honor, and Bella Morte is returning as the Musical Guest of Honor. Other guests will be named later. [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kirttredge, Kevin (February 19, 2011). "Sci-fi times 2: Roanoke hosts 2 science fiction conventions in 2 weeks". The Roanoke Times. Retrieved April 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Graham, Lerone (February 28, 2011). "MystiCon sci-fi conventioneers land in Roanoke". The Roanoke Times. Retrieved April 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Following Suit". File 770. February 23, 2011. Retrieved April 1, 2011. 
  4. ^ Green, Kyle (March 7, 2011). "Faces of Fantasy". The Roanoke Times. Retrieved April 1, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c Gonzalez, George (May 4, 2012). "Roanoke’s MystiCon sci-fi and fantasy convention takes fans to another world". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 13, 2012. 
  6. ^ Smith, Linda (March 21, 2012). "Lynchburg Live (Episode 77) at Mysticon convention 2012". Lynchburg Live. Retrieved May 15, 2012. 
  7. ^ Martin, Michel (May 7, 2012). "Ready To Step Into Your Favorite Superhero's Shoes?". Tell Me More (National Public Radio). Retrieved May 15, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Mysticon 2013 kicks off in Roanoke". Roanoke, VA: WDBJ-TV. February 22, 2013. Retrieved November 9, 2013. 
  9. ^ Wardle, Suzanne (February 21, 2013). "Are you attending MystiCon this weekend?". The Roanoke Times (Roanoke, VA). Retrieved November 9, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "Official Website". MystiCon. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 

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