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|Location(s)||Albany, New York|
Albacon is the largest "Con" in upstate New York. It is hosted by LASTSFA, or Latham-Albany-Schenectady-Troy Science Fiction Association, a local science fiction fandom group. The Albacon website lists itself as:
a weekend gathering of fans and creators of Science Fiction or Fantasy, including literature, movies, games, and other mediums ... three days of panel discussions, interviews, films, games, readings, autographs, an art show, dealers room, debates, conversation, socializing, and such ....— Albacon website
The con has hosted many special guests. In 2006, the Guest of Honor (GoH) was Peter David, a novelist most famous for his short stories, television shows and The Incredible Hunk comic book; the Artist Guest of Honor was Omar Rayyan. Additional guests in 2006 included on-line cartoonist J. Jacques, Nick Sagan (son of Carl Sagan and a science fiction writer in his own right), and Klingon linguist and psychologist Lawrence M. Schoen.
Other guests at recent Albacons have included filker Erwin S. Strauss (Filthy Pierre), humorist-novelist Esther Friesner, Shannara creator Terry Brooks, Lois McMaster Bujold, novelist Don Sakers, web cartoonist Jeph Jacques, and science fiction researcher and fan Jan Howard Finder ("The Wombat").
Albacon was not held in 2007, because LASTSFA co-hosted the World Fantasy Convention in Saratoga Springs, New York, with Guests of Honor Carol Emshwiller, Kim Newman, Lisa Tuttle and artist Jean Giraud (Moebius).
Guests of Honor & Special GuestsEdit
The next Albacon will be Albacon 2019 to be held September 13-15 2019 in the Ramada Plaza (Ramada Albany).
- Albacon web site. Retrieved April 14, 2007.
- Peter David's web site
- "Studio Rayyan - the Art of Omar Rayyan". www.studiorayyan.com. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
- J. Jacques' Questionable Content on-line cartoons
- "Albacon Guests". www.albacon.org. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
- "Albacon 2005 Science Fiction Convention". www.albacon.org. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
- "Albacon 2003". www.albacon.org. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
- "Albacon 2000". www.albacon.org. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
- World Fantasy Convention 2007 site.