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Preliminary Schedule Online

The preliminary schedule for the convention is now available (.pdf):  Pocket Program Grid

Albacon is looking for wombat stories

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

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, […]

Want a free book? Come to Albacon!

Albacon 2014.5 will be giving away copies of the NESFA Press hardcover book, “Here Comes Civilization: The Complete SF of William Tenn, Volume 2” by William Tenn to convention attendees. This book is a $29 value and there are a limited number available which will be given out on a first come basis at the convention. Albacon and LASTSFA thank NESFA and NESFA Press for this generous donation. From the NESFA Press web page on […]

Writer’s Workshop details finally ironed out

We have been ironing out the final details of our Writer’s Workshop, and we are very happy to announce that we will be holding it in conjunction with Albacon again. It will be all day Friday and includes lunch. Note that the Workshop is an add-on to Albacon and has an additional fee (to cover the cost of lunch).