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The Midwest's Premier Science Fiction and Fantasy Event.
The Midwest's Premier Science Fiction and Fantasy Event.

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Archon 42 is excited to announce Phil LaMarr as our Media Guest of Honor.

Mr. LaMarr played the role of Marvin in Pulp Fiction, and was one of the original cast members of Mad TV. He has done extensive voice-over work including the character of Bail Organa on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels, Aquaman and King Orin on Young Justice, and Samurai Jack on Samurai Jack. His voice work as Ratbag on the Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor video game earned him a NAVGTR (National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers) award for best supporting actor. His stage work includes the award winning production of “We Are Proud to Present…” at The Matrix Theater. He also portrayed “Cowboy Curtis” in The Pee-wee Herman Show, both on Broadway and in the Emmy-nominated HBO special.

Currently, in addition to writing, producing, and starring in the web series “Inside The Legend” (youtube.com/user/InsideTheLegend) and the animated series “Goblins” (goblinsanimated.com), Phil is performing monthly with The Black Version (theblackversion.com), appearing in Netflix’s “Kulpari”, the record-setting Incredibles 2, and starring in Tyler The Creator’s animated series, The Jellies for Adult Swim.
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Saint Louis Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Film Festival Submissions– through March 30, 2018

http://www.cinemastlouis.org/saint-louis-science-fiction-fantasy-short-film-festival

Cinema St. Louis (CSL) and the Saint Louis Science Center are excited to announce the first edition of a science fiction and fantasy short film contest – an opportunity for regional filmmakers to let their imaginations shine. This juried competition will award cash prizes to the top three entries: $500 for Best of Fest, $200 each for Best Sci-Fi and Best Fantasy selections. The winning shorts will then be featured at the Science Center’s First Friday program on Friday, May 4, 2018, and will screen in the Science Center’s OMNIMAX® Theater. In addition to the three cash-prize winners, additional works will be chosen to screen throughout the First Friday program.

http://www.wearemoviegeeks.com/2017/12/cinema-st-louis-saint-louis-science-center-announce-st-louis-science-fiction-fantasy-short-film-festival/
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Archon Presents the First Friday Mini-Masquerade on December 1, 2017 at 9:00pm! Bring in your best Doctor Who character costume and win prizes including one free Archon membership for Archon 42.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1864653543845603/
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For those that like to get an early start, registration for Archon42 Bookseller's Row (archonstl.org/glassworm.html) and the Dealer's Room (archonstl.org/hucksters.html) are now available.
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VOLUNTEERING AT ARCHON 41

Whether you can give one hour or 20, we want your help!

We are looking for support Thurs.-Sun, 9/28 - 10/1. Let us know if you are interested and we’ll send you details and answer any questions. We always have some great perks for our volunteers!

To get included on the distribution list, please email us or leave a comment on this post and we will PM you back. At the con you can stop by the Archon Volunteer room located in the West Box Office of the Gateway Center.

Thanks for your interest, and we’ll see you in just a few days!

http://archonstl.org/volunteers.html
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Archon 41 Programming Schedule Released – CHECK OUT OUR NEW MOBILE APP!

We are now utilizing the Grenadine Mobile App to allow attendees to view the Archon 41 Programming Schedule. Attendees can even save the items they want to attend to their own personal list, accessible anywhere via their mobile device! Attendees with the mobile app will always have access to the most up-to-date schedule and will even receive push notifications for last-minute schedule changes during the convention.

HERE’S HOW: Go to your mobile device’s app store and search for “Event Guide” or click here: https://vvy4n.app.goo.gl/5r2l . The Grenadine app should pop up. Use Event Code ARCHON41 and you’ll be able to access the entire Archon 41 schedule!

The schedule is also viewable on our website here: http://archonstl.org/progs_schedule.html

The Pocket Program will be published and released shortly and will be available at the convention for those of you who prefer paper.

We’re so excited to see you at Archon 41!
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ARCHON41 PUBLIC PLANNING MEETING

Archon, in its 41st year, is announcing several dates that will allow its fans and the public at large to participate in the coming year's planning process to:

•Share ideas about what they would like to see happen at Archon;
•an opportunity to meet those that run it;
•jump on board with us to help run the event

In order to accommodate those with traveling and scheduling restrictions, we will be having these public meetings at two different locations to better cover the St. Louis region.

3/20/17 7pm Oak Bend Branch – St. Louis County Library
5/1/17 7pm Oak Bend Branch – St. Louis County Library
6/6/17 7pm Thornhill Branch – St. Louis County Library

Future public meetings may be scheduled and announced, if necessary. We look forward to seeing you there! For those that might not be able to attend, please consider emailing us with
your ideas or interests in volunteering at info@archonstl.org.

Be sure to share this informational flyer: http://archonstl.org/documento/A41_MEETFLYER.pdf

Team Archon

Dear Fellow Archonian, R.I.P.

Columbus book dealer Larry Smith (b.1946) died on January 20. Smith co-chaired the Columbus in 1976 Worldcon bid as well as chairing Marcons III-XII. He served as a vice-chair for Chicon IV in 1982. He also co-charied OVFF in 1998 and World Fantasy Con in 2010. In the early 1990s, he purchased Dick Spelman’s book business and, along with his wife, Sally Kobee, has sold books and most conventions in the Midwest and East Coast. He has managed the dealer’s room at numerous Worldcons and other conventions.

Source:
https://www.sfsite.com/news/2017/01/20/obituary-larry-smith/

Related:
http://www.locusmag.com/News/2017/01/larry-smith-1946-2017/

http://www.nerdandtie.com/…/prolific-convention-bookseller…/

Image: http://www.midamericon.org/photoarch…/chicon7/12chicon23.htm

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Come join us, this Friday, December 2nd, at the St. Louis Science Center. This month's theme is Dr. Who.

Learn more at: http://www.slsc.org/node/1281
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