What is Albacon?

Albacon is a gathering of fans and creators of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Games, Anime, Web Comics; pretty much anything Geek related. We are not limited to literature but include movies, games, costumes, and almost anything else you can think of. Come for one day or all weekend. There will be panel discussions, art exhibits, dealers, interviews, films, games, readings, autographs! Plus lots of just hanging out with other people who share your interests and individual discussions and maybe even some debates (did Han Solo really shoot first).

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Our Guest of Honor is 2013 John W. Campbell Award winner Mur Lafferty (left). She is a pioneer in podcasting (she hosts I Should Be Writing and is an Editor at Large at Escape Pod) and an exciting new voice in urban fantasy. In January 2014 she graduated from the Stonecoast program at the University of Southern Maine with an MFA in popular fiction.

Our Ghost of Honor is one of Albacon’s founders, jan howard finder a.k.a. wombat (right) who passed away in 2013.


Recent News

Albacon 2016 Scheduled! (7/10/2015) - Albacon 2016 is scheduled, and David Weber will be our Guest of Honor.  It will be held March 4-6, 2016 at the Best Western Airport Inn — the same place as last year.  More news to come!
Costume Prizes Awarded (5/10/2015) - Photos of the costume prize winners. 3rd place, earlier in the day they were characters from Sailor Moon.   2nd place (courtesy of Cameron Calkins) 1st place Some of the other entries:
Publications are posted (5/10/2015) - The Program Book and At-Con Newsletters, as well as other publications, are now available for download. Click here.
Friday is Over… (5/9/2015) - But there is still lots to do at Albacon On Saturday and Sunday. We had 115 people pick up their registrations on Friday. By 3:15 PM on Saturday another 48 had joined us, brining the total number to 163. On Friday we had the Writer’s Workshop, the Ice Cream Social, Art Show opening reception, and our Guest of Honor had a chance to practice with her team for Saturday’s Starship Horizons mission.
Play Starship Horizons (5/4/2015) - BridgeSimulators.com will be presenting the Starship Horizons Bridge Experience! Starship Horizons is a multi-player bridge simulation experience allowing 2-5 players to work together as the ships Bridge Officers. The core gameplay experience is designed around players commanding their own Starship as the bridge officers in the roles of Captain, Flight, Tactical, Science and Operations. Sign up now!
Preliminary Schedule Online (4/29/2015) - The preliminary schedule for the convention is now available (.pdf):  Pocket Program Grid
Albacon is looking for wombat stories (3/31/2015) - Albacon is honoring “the wombat”, jan howard finder, in a special way this year. jan was one of the founders of Albacon and passed away in February of 2013. He is our Ghost of Honor this year. To honor and remember him we are asking for short stories about your encounters with “the wombat”. Please send us your “wombat stories” via our web site and we will publish as many as we can both on […]
Cash for Costumes at Albacon (3/25/2015) - This year Albacon will be awarding cash prizes for the best costumes worn at the convention on Saturday. Anyone with an Albacon membership (full convention or one day) wearing a costume in public during the convention on Saturday is eligible; Cosplay, Anime, SteamPunk, traditional costume. Our secret judges will choose the winners. The prizes will be $100 for best, $50 for second, and $25 for third. Each person is only eligible to win one prize, […]