Traditionally, the fourth of July weekend is a weekend full of cookouts, fireworks, and mosquito bites. Unless you’re a Geek that follows the fan-run convention circuit, then you know this coming weekend is InConJunction! For those not in the know, InConJunction (or “InCon”, to save me some typing) is a fan-run science-fiction and fantasy convention, ran by the Circle of Janus. This fan group was founded in 1979, and has ran InCon since 1981. In that time, InCon has stood out as a convention that recognizes and honors its roots in literary science-fiction and fantasy, but is not afraid of new media, such as television, film, or even social media.
Here’s their press release for their 2017 show:
The longest continuously running sci-fi/fantasy convention in Central Indiana will open the doors of the Indianapolis Marriott East to fans of all ages this Fourth of July weekend.
InConJunction 37 will be held June 30-July 2. The fan-run convention has been held on the first weekend in July since 1981. Areas of interest encompass books, movies, science, games, music and more, through presentations and panel discussions. This year’s theme is “On a Wing and a Song.”
Families are welcome; in fact, some parents bringing their children to today’s conventions started attending as children with their own parents. There is a 24-hour gaming room, an exhibitors hall, an art show, an independent film room and more.
The live charity auction on Saturday afternoon, with donations from attendees and major studios alike, will split its earnings between Indy Reads and the Indiana Raptor Center.
The guest list includes:
Author Guest of Honor Mercedes Lackey, who has written more than 20 book