, San Diego's longest-running science fiction convention, returns to the Handlery Hotel
in Mission Valley on Friday, February 27 through Sunday, March 1.
Full membership is $45 before the convention, and may go up at the door. One-day memberships will be available, price TBA.
Guest of Honor: Todd McCaffrey
This year's programming theme will be "Heroes and Villains". We will explore many aspects of this subject with proposed panel topics including "What is evil", "Classic and not so classic hero archetypes", "Why should villains have all the fun", "Creating a non vanilla hero", and "And be a villain: Strategy and tactics for dealing with heroes".
There will also be a minor theme on the growing genre, now actually a sort-of movement, known as Steampunk. For those not familiar, Steampunk is based in Victorian superscience. Think Jules Verne and "The Wild Wild West". We will try to explore topics such as "Steam Pastiche: Punking Holmes and other Victorian characters", "Steampunk costuming character concepts: More than goggles and gears", and, of course, "Heroes and Villains of Victorian Fantastic Fiction".
Additionally, we will be presenting the usual broad spectrum of topics of interest to ConDor attendees, covering literature, movies, television, comics, SF, Fantasy, Horror, anime, costuming, science and technology, fandom and even some philosophy.