The annual Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention, RavenCon, will be held in historic Williamsburg from April 20 to 22.
RavenCon comes to Williamsburg’s Doubletree hotel on April 20 and will provide attendees with over 300 hours of programming over the course of the three-day event.
Founded in 2006, RavenCon features more than 100 writers, musicians, filmmakers, costume makers, scientists, and gamers who will be holding panels, discussions, readings and signing autographs for fans. This convention also features a 24-hour gaming room and activities which include role-playing, miniature games, and board and card games, as well as musical guests and workshops.
Anime Mid-Atlantic will be presenting countless anime videos, while late-night activities at the con will feature a DJ dance party on Friday night featuring DJ Drae and his mix of ’80s, ’90s, alternative, goth, and industrial music. Charlottesville’s own The Vailix (a one-of-a-kind rock band who base their music on a sci-fi storyline titled “The Tales of the Cloud Ocean”) will perform Saturday night.
Other attractions include a cosplay competition, the RavenConnie competition for the best party room, Settlers of Catan national tournament qualifications, and the displayed work of illustrators, photographers, craftsmen, and sculptors for purchase at RavenCon’s famous Art Show.
The 2018 Raven Con Guests of Honor include New York Times Best-Selling Author Chuck Wendig (Star Wars: Aftermath), the multi-talented actor/cartoonist/impresario/magician/master sculptor Mark Kline, and master game developer/musician/artist/cosplayer Eric Wile.
Weekend registration is $45 for adults, $15 for teens aged 12-17, and kiddos 11 and under are FREE! One-day badges are also available for $15 on Friday, $30 on Saturday, and $15 on Sunday. Military and student discounts are available. Visit RavenCon’s website for more info.
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