Oh boy, it’s time for a giant convention in New York City devoted to cult fiction and sci-fi properties! Of course we’re talking about….Wintercon, scheduled for this November. NYC has more than one of these.
The big attraction at Wintercon this year will be a 20th anniversary panel bringing together the cast of Farscape, the treasured Sci-Fi Channel show that a lot of today’s sci-fi showrunners cite as an influence. All the refugees of the Moya will be there, including Ben Browder (John Crichton), Claudia Black (Aeryn Sun), Anthony Simcoe (Ka D’Argo), Virginia Hey (Zhaan), Gigi Edgley (Chiana), and Lani Tupi (Bialar Crais).
But that’s not all the folks you’ll meet at Wintercon. Another event celebrates the 40th birthday of Ridley Scott’s original Alien and invites Ton Skerritt (Dallas) and Veronica Cartwright (Lambert) to the party. You can also meet and take selfies with Tami Stronach (The Neverending Story), Noah Hathaway (The Neverending Story, Battlestar Galactica), Dirk Benedict (Battlestar Galactica, The A-Team) and Laurette Spang (Battlestar Galactica).
Wintercon will also have the trappings of any other con — panels, cosplay contests, special performances, art shows, and an Artists Alley with over 150 tables full of indie creations.
The last question is….when exactly does it begin? This year’s Wintercon will be held at Resorts World Casino NY (110-00 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11420) on Friday, November 22nd (5PM-10PM), Saturday November 23rd (10AM-7PM) and Sunday, November 24th (10AM-5PM).