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Sci Fi Summer Con 2011, June 10 - 12, 2011

If you weren't able to make this years show, here's the Sci-Fi Summer Con 2011 Program Book (PDF format) for you to look through to see all of the amazing events we had. 
We also have many pictures and attendee reports below.  If you were one of the many attendees to make this years con we would love to link to your pictures and any feedback you have.
There were 3 different Sci fi summer con atlanta commercials this year -
- the standard web commercial HERE
- the 'yeehaw' version of the web commercial, HERE
- and the AM790-THE ZONE radio commercial for the KIA car promotion HERE
Thanks to Jesse for production on the web commercials and the folks at AM790-THE ZONE for those!
There was a lot of fun to be had at the 2011 show! We had good guests and great contributions by fans, patrons, and staff, and supporters in many different and interesting ways!
The results of the sexiest sci fi actor and actress vote was - Woody Harelson and Mila Jojovich.
We had costume contestasnts, with some interesting new entries, and old stand-bys. The contest winners were a mix of themes such as vampires, spiderman, and captain planet. The guy playing 'El Presidente' even caused a 'toxic spill' during the contest, which we had to immediately clean up.
The winners received some good semi-fabulous prizes. Thanks to all those contestants and judges, as well as the sponsors. The winners also get membership admission at half price for the 2012 show.
We had the first ever 'Sci fi coffee house' limericks contest, with coffee and jazzy background music by Sassparilla. Baudy but lots of fun.
The hotel function space was tight but good as last year.
The consuite was again run by the Dead Pirates of Sci Fi Fandom, and they again did an outstanding job, keeping everyone fed, entertained, and providing the area to take a break.
We had some good long time staffers and some new staffers this year, and thanks to all those who did such good work!
We had lots of good films and vids, including some good, funny, goofy, and new indie film entries. Thanks to all indie directors and producers and actors for those submissions, such as the SG Lost Colony folks, SFSG folks, and thanks to James Jarrett for moderating. We premiered the first ever SFSCon indie film, "Ace the Zombie", made here in GA.
There will be more like that in the 2012 show!

We had some good indoor / outdoor stuff, such as nerf targets, supersoakers, and so on.
There was an art jam on Saturday run by Kerry Maffeo and John Adelung, and a comics art jam on Sunday ran by Lysa Shin. Thanks to those guests who ran it!
We had some good performances from New York Disco Villains, Vince the Dog, JACJune5 running the rave, acoustic with Sassparilla the Singin' Gorilla.
We had a really good selection of local writers, artists, dealers, fan groups, and other folks of note at this year's show, including the Jendayi Bellydancers. Many thanks to them for attending, and hoping that they all had fun as well!
We also a good lively CBR, and a good charity texas holdem tourney for raising donations and awareness for the Shriner's Children's burn hospital. We had some interesting panels, including paranormal from Norcross Ghost Tour folks and Shawn Sellers, scary stories, and tales of fandom. Those were popular enough to bring back for 2012!
There were also good panels on costuming, time travel, origami, good Star Trek panels from Eric of the USS Republic, and a good panels on Star Wars, Poe, and post holocaustic movies from Rob Kimmer, Voice-over acting panels by Bob and September Carter, and much more...
If you have any interesting SFSC2011 stories to tell, please don't be shy in writing those to us.
We look forward to seeing everybody back again at the same location for more fun and foolishness at the 2011 con!

Photo Galleries (thanks to all who submitted them!)



Sci Fi Summer Con 2010, June 11 - 13, 2010

If you weren't able to make this years show, here's the Sci-Fi Summer Con 2010 Program Book (PDF format) for you to look through to see all of the amazing events we had. 
We also have many pictures and attendee reports below.  If you were one of the many attendees to make this years con we would love to link to your pictures and any feedback you have.
There was a lot of fun to be had at the 2010 show! We had good guests and great contributions by fans, patrons, and staff, and supporters in many different and interesting ways!
We had costume contestasnts, with some interesting new entries, and old stand-bys. The contest winners were a mix of themes, .
The winners received some good semi-fabulous prizes. Thanks to all those contestants and judges. The winners also get membership admission at half price for the 2011 show.
The hotel function space was tight but good.
The consuite was run this time by the Dead Pirates of Sci Fi Fandom as well as Girls of the Con, and they again did an outstanding job, keeping everyone fed, entertained, and providing the area to take a break.
We had some good long time staffers and some new staffers this year, and thanks to all those who did such good work!
We had lots of good films and vids, including some good, funny, goofy, and new indie film entries. Thanks to all indie directors and producers and actors for those submissions, such as the Sassparilla folks, SG Lost Colony folks, SFSG folks, Zombie western folks, and thanks to James Jarrett for moderating. We premiered the SFSCon short indie film, "Space Mercenary Corps Infomercial", first part of the sequel to 'SFS Girl's Off Day'.
A link to it is HERE .
Plus, the short indie film sketch shot right after the SFS Girl shoot, called 'Lance Mcgrudder directs the bubbles crew and interview'. A link to it is HERE .
There will be more like that in the 2011 show!

We had some good indoor / outdoor stuff, such as nerf targets, supersoakers, and so on. USS Republic folks put on a good Saturday night party, as well as Girls of the Con!
We had some good performances from New York Disco Villains, JACJune5 running the rave, and Jeff from the Cemetary Surfers (performing acoustic with Sassparilla the Singin' Gorilla and Andy Womack), and doing some lively trivia as well. Thanks also to one of the other Surfers who ran karaoke in the con suite!
We had a really good selection of local writers, artists, dealers, fan groups, and other folks of note at this year's show, including the Jendayi Bellydancers. Many thanks to them for attending, and hoping that they all had fun as well!
We also a good lively CBR, and a good charity texas holdem tourney for raising donations and awareness for the Shriner's Children's burn hospital. We had some interesting panels, including paranormal from Roswell Ghost Tour folks and Shawn Sellers, scary stories, and tales of fandom. Those were popular enough to bring back for 2011! There were also good panels on costuming, good Star Trek panels from Eric of the USS Republic, and a good surprise panel on Star Wars from Rob Kimmer...
If you have any interesting SFSC2010 stories to tell, please don't be shy in writing those to us.
We look forward to seeing everybody back again at the same location for more fun and foolishness at the 2011 con!

Photo Galleries (thanks to all who submitted them!)



Sci Fi Summer Con 2009, June 12 - 14, 2009

If you weren't able to make this years show, here's the Sci-Fi Summer Con 2009 Program Book (PDF format) for you to look through to see all of the amazing events we had. 
We also have many pictures and attendee reports below.  If you were one of the many attendees to make this years con we would love to link to your pictures and any feedback you have.
There was a lot of fun to be had at the 2009 show, despite the gas price hikes and hotel tribulations that occurred before and during the show. We had good guests and great contributions by fans, patrons, and staff, and supporters in many different and interesting ways!
We had costume contestasnts, with some interesting new entries, and old stand-bys. The 90s and hallway contest winners were a mix of themes, like musketeers, watchmen, japanese classical, Dr. Who, and so on.
The winners received some good semi-fabulous prizes, as well as swag from Comcast, and a couple received 'special wienner' ribbons. Thanks to all those contestants and judges. The winners also get membership admission at half price for the 2010 show.
The hotel function space was tight but good, tho spread over 2 floors, similar to the 2008 show.
The consuite was again run by Mark w. and his crew, and they again did an outstanding job, keeping everyone fed, entertained, and providing the area to take a break.
We had some good long time staffers and some new staffers this year, and thanks to all those who did such good work!
We had lots of good films and vids, including some good, funny, goofy, and new indie film entries. Thanks to all indie directors and producers and actors for those submissions, such as the Sassparilla folks, SG Lost Colony folks, SFSG folks, Zombie western folks, and thanks to James Jarrett for moderating. We premiered the first ever SFSCon short indie film, "Sci Fi Summer Girl's Off Day".
A link to it is HERE .
There will be more like that in the 2010 show!

We had some good indoor / outdoor stuff, such as nerf targets, supersoakers, and Dragorhir demos!
We had some good performances from Hyperdrive, Professor Satyre's Sci-Fried Sideshow, Sassparilla the Singin' Gorilla, Extraordinary Contraptions, JACJune5, and and Jeff from the Cemetary Surfers, doing some lively trivia as well.
We had a really good selection of local writers, artists, dealers, fan groups, and other folks of note at this year's show, including the Jendayi Bellydancers. Many thanks to them for attending, and hoping that they all had fun as well!
We also a good quick CBR, and a good charity texas holdem tourney for raising donations and awareness for the Shriner's Children's burn hospital. We had some interesting panels, including paranormal from Roswell Ghost Tour folks, scary stories, and tales of fandom. Those were popular enough to bring back for 2009! There were also good panels on costuming, and panels on some of the newer tv series by the folks from potentiallyoffensive.com...
If you have any interesting SFSC2009 stories to tell, please don't be shy in writing those to us.
We look forward to seeing everybody back again at the same location for more fun and foolishness at the 2010 con!

Photo Galleries (thanks to all who submitted them!)



Sci Fi Summer Con 2008, June 6 - 8, 2008

If you weren't able to make this years show, here's the Sci-Fi Summer Con 2008 Program Book (PDF format) for you to look through to see all of the amazing events we had. 
We also have many pictures and attendee reports below.  If you were one of the many attendees to make this years con we would love to link to your pictures and any feedback you have.
There was a lot of fun to be had at the 2008 show, despite the gas price hikes and hotel tribulations that occurred before and during the show. We had good guests and great contributions by fans, patrons, and staff, and supporters in many different and interesting ways!
We had costume contestasnts, with some interesting new entries, and old stand-bys. The 80s-90s contest winners were calypso, members of ac/dc, wheel of time characters, dr.who and rose. they were grilled well by kim from prof satyre, who asked them very intense questions about their costumes. Other good entries were indiana jones and sidekick from the most recent indiana film. The 80s costume contest was held in the panel room this time, and was almost full to capacity and very lively. The winners received some good semi-fabulous prizes, as well as swag from the new Incredible Hulk movie, and a couple received 'special wienner' ribbons. Thanks to all those contestants and judges. The winners also get membership admission at half price for the 2009 show. Some of the other prizes went to support the Warriors Challenge contest held saturday - thanks to Patti and Gayle for that good contest! Winners were Kevin and Clay who got some good prizes.
The hotel function space was tight but good, tho spread over 2 floors, similar to the 2007 show.
The consuite was again run by Mark w. and his crew, and they again did an outstanding job, keeping everyone fed, entertained, and providing the area to take a break.
we had some good long time staffers and some new staffers this year, and thanks to all those who did such good work!
As to any hotel or con problems that came up, we found out that there were some hotel room problems, as well as the power going out on saturday, and the bar was closed because of license issues. We have been promised that those issues would be corrected for 2009 show! We asked before and will ask again, please dont wait to let us know if anyone encounters any hotel problems. We need to know that stuff if and as soon as it happens, so we can try to fix it!
We had lots of good films and vids, including some good, funny, goofy, and new indie film entries. Thanks to all indie directors and producers and actors for those submissions, such as the sassparilla folks, Chris Thomas, Blake Myers, and James Jarrett, and Adrian Havens for moderating. There will be more like that in the 2009 show!
We had some good indoor / outdoor stuff, such as nerf targets, supersoakers, and Blake Myers blood spray demo!
We had some good performances from Hyperdrive, Professor Satyre's Sci-Fried Sideshow, Sassparilla the Singin' Gorilla, and the Cemetary Surfers.
We had a really good selection of local writers, artists, dealers, fan groups, and other folks of note at this year's show, including the Jendayi Bellydancers, and members of BigCityBurlesque, and Susie the Flusie of Church of the Subgenius. Many thanks to them for attending, and hoping that they all had fun as well!
We also a good quick CBR, and a good first time charity texas holdem tourney for raising donations and awareness for the Shriner's Children's burn hospital. We had some interesting panels, including paranormal from Roswell Ghost Tour folks, scary stories, and tales of fandom. Those were popular enough to bring back for 2009! There were also good panels on steampunk from the outlanders, and panels on some of the newer tv series by the folks from potentiallyoffensive.com...
If you have any interesting SFSC2008 stories to tell, please don't be shy in writing those to us.
We look forward to seeing everybody back again at the same location for more fun and foolishness at the 2009 con!

Photo Galleries (thanks to all who submitted them!)


Sci Fi Summer Con 2007, June 8 - 10, 2007

If you weren't able to make this years show, here's the Sci-Fi Summer Con 2007 Program Book (PDF format) for you to look through to see all of the amazing events we had. 
We also have many pictures and attendee reports below.  If you were one of the many attendees to make this years con we would love to link to your pictures and any feedback you have.
There was a lot of fun to be had at the 2007 show, despite the gas price hikes and hotel tribulations that occurred before and during the show. We had good guests and great contributions by fans, patrons, and staff, and supporters in many different and interesting ways!
We had 2 different costume contests, the hallway and the 70s costume contest, with some interesting new entries, and old stand-bys. The 70s contest winners were the LandShark (lots of fun, Jimmy!), the heroes from Logan's Run, a Klingon attacked by a dog, and one of the Battle of the Planets girls. Other good entries were such as the mountain man and warhammer klingon. The hallway winners were the stargate atlanta mascot Sebastian (yeah, you know what happens when cute furry animals compete), the warhammer klingon, the . the 70s contest was held in the very nice prefunction open area next to the ballrooms. we ran psycadelic images on the mirrors and walls during it. lots of fun and a party atmosphere. winners received some good semi-fabulous prizes, or prizes from the contest sponsors. Thanks to those sponsors, by the way. they also received membership admission at half price for the 2008 show. the remaining prizes went to support the Scifi Jeopardy contest held sunday - thanks to Lewis for that good show!
The sexiest sf/f/h actors voted for for 2007 were Jessica Alba and Gerard Butler.
The hotel function space was actually quite good, tho spread over 2 floors.
The consuite was run by mark w. and his crew, and they did an outstanding job, including the late night kereoke! thanks also to chattacon for an addition consuite party. we also had another couple of good parties, such as that run by Gaylaxicon.
we had some good long time staffers and some new staffers this year, and thanks to all those who did such good work!
As to any hotel or con problems that came up or come up, such as the problems with the schedule posters, I asked before and will ask again, please dont wait to let us know if you encounter any hotel problems. We need to know that stuff if and as soon as it happens, so we can try to fix it!
We had lots of good films and vids, including some good, funny, goofy, and new indie film entries. thanks to all indie directors and producers for those submissions, such as the sassparilla folks, and chris thomas for PAS. There will be more like that in the 2007 show!
We had some good outdoor stuff, such as nerf targets, supersoakers, cars and movies vehicles on display, tho the wind tried to . Thanks Adrian for putting that on!
We had some good performances from The Ten Penny Travelers, Hyperdrive, Professor Satyre's Sci-Fried Sideshow, and Sassparilla the Singin' Gorilla.
We had a really good selection of local writers, actors, directors, dealers, fan groups, and other folks of note at this year's show. many thanks to them for attending, and hoping that they all had fun as well!
If you have any interesting SFSC2007 stories to tell, please don't be shy in writing those to us.
We look forward to seeing everybody back again at the same location for more fun and foolishness at the 2008 con!

Photo Galleries


Sci Fi Summer Con 2006, June 16 - 18, 2006

If you weren't able to make this years show, here's the Sci-Fi Summer Con 2006 Program Book (PDF format) for you to look through to see all of the amazing events we had. 
We also have many pictures and attendee reports below.  If you were one of the many attendees to make this years con we would love to link to your pictures and any feedback you have.
There was a lot of fun to be had at the 2006 show, despite the gas price hikes and hotel tribulations that occurred before and during the show. We had good guests and great contributions by fans, patrons, and staff, and supporters in many different and interesting ways!
We had 2 different costume contests, the hallway and the retro rockets, with some interesting new entries, and old stand-bys. The retro rockets winners were the Dutch noble lady, the drunken red pirate, and dr. who with sidekicks. The hallway winners were King jong il and Team america (f... yeah!), the Planet of the apes gorilla soldier.
The hotel function space was actually quite good and colocated, but there were probs with the hotel, to include the front desk. Apologies for the probs, and as i asked and will ask again, please dont wait to let me know if you encounter any hotel problems. We need to know that stuff if and as soon as it happens, so we can try to fix it!
We had lots of good films and vids, including some good, funny, and goofy new indie entries. There will be more like that in the 2007 show!
We had some good outdoor stuff, such as a good laser tag match. Thanks Adrian for putting that on!
We had some good performances from ARTC, Hyperdrive, Professor Satyre's Sci-Fried Sideshow, and Gordon Shriver.
We look forward to seeing everybody back again for more fun and foolishness at the 2007 con!

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Sci Fi Summer Con 2005, June 10 - 12, 2005

We kicked off the summer of 2005 in grand style, once again. We had a smaller crowd this year (over 300), due to the nearby music festivals and other events that occurred just prior to the con this year. It was held in the wonderful Doubtree Roswell Hotel, and we had a blast. Friday the con was started by the great Atlanta Radio Theater Company followed by Hyperdrive and Space Seed.

We had 10 guests which included Mitchell Graham, Cindy Morgan, and many others. The fan clubs came out in force which filled the fan area with such groups as ASFS, Klingon Assault Group, Atlanta Stargaters, and others. Lots of great movies and video's including a Spy Theme list on Friday night, and a lot of great 16mm episodes from many TV shows, as well as a showing of Tron 20th anniversary edition. We had a huge turnout for gaming to play games from Steve Jackson Games, Looney Labs, Wiz Kids, and many other vendors. Power Up Games brought some great pinball and video arcade games which were free to play! This had an interesting selection of dealers from GA and the US southeast, such as Dragon's Horde, Digital Illusions, Atlantis Pearl, T&K Jewelry, and many others.

There were great room parties both Friday and Saturday night, hosted by Kevin S., Hallowcon, ASFS, Stargaters.

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Click here for Reviews of the 2005 con


Sci Fi Summer Con 2004, June 11 - 13, 2004

We kicked off the summer of 2004 in grand style. With the largest crowd we have ever had (over 600) and in the wonderful Crowne Plaza Powers Ferry Landing Hotel, we had a blast. Friday the con was started by the great Atlanta Radio Theater Company followed by Celtic band Emerald Rose. There were many first's this year. This was the first year we had multiple program tracks (which were all very well attended), the first time we premiered nationally released movies (Behold the Raven, and new clips from Miss Maniac), and many others.

We had 20 guests which included John Ringo, Donald Farmer, and many others. The fan clubs came out in force which filled the fan area with such groups as Starfleet, Klingon Assault Group, Atlanta Stargaters, and others. Lot's of great movies and video's including Dark Side of the Rainbow (Watch the original Wizard of Oz while listening to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. Many strange coincidences). We had a huge turnout for gaming to play games from Steve Jackson Games, Holistic Design, and many other vendors. Power Up Games brought some great pinball and video arcade games which were free to play! This was the largest dealers room we ever had with many dealers from around the southeast.

The art show had over 25 artists from around the country and we exhibited over 600 pieces of art. In addition to the traditional mediums we had art made on computer and jewelry.  One of the biggest hits of the whole con was the hotel itself.  Many attendees took the time to tell us they were very pleased at the quality of the rooms especially at the low convention rate.  There were great room parties both Friday and Saturday night and the winner of the best party went to Kevin "The bartender".  He won $50, a "Best party" certificate and two memberships to Sci-Fi Summer 2005.

If you weren't able to make this years show here's the Sci-Fi Summer 2004 Program Book (PDF format) for you to look through to see all of the amazing events we had.  We also have many pictures and attendee reports below.  If you were one of the many attendees to make this years con we would love to link to your pictures and any feedback you have.

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Click here for Reviews of the 2004 con


Sci Fi Summer Con 2003, MAY 30 - JUNE 1, 2003

This by far our best show ever.  We had a new management team that really knew how to promote and put on a great show.  We were once again in the Double Tree hotel.  The con had approximately 500 attendees which is more than the first two Sci-Fi Summers combined.  This shows the fan momentum behind the show is really gaining speed.  We had about 10 guests that included authors, series directors, model builders, and musicians.  We had many dealers and fan clubs from around the area.  It was an excellent way to start the summer of fandom in 2003!  Below are some pictures and fan reports from the show.

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Reviews

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BUSINESS NOTE - SCI FI SUMMER CON was established as the new name for the con in 2003. It was registered as a trade name in Gwinnett County, GA, in Feb 2004.

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Sci Fi Summer 2002, JUNE 14 - 16, 2002

 

This was our second year of the con and the first year at the Double tree hotel.  George Lowe returned as our main guest and we all had a great time.  Below are some pictures and fan reports from the show.

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Sci Fi Summer 2001, JULY 5 - 7, 2001

 

The year we started it all.  Sci-Fi Summer was launched with the idea of having a great show at the end of the school year/beginning of summer time frame where we could all let loose and have a great time.   George Lowe who is the voice of Space Ghost was our main guest and the fans responded well.  

If you have pictures or a web site with pictures and/or reviews of any Sci-Fi Summer Con shows please send them to director@sfscon.net so we can list them on this web page. Thanks.

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