All Types of Media Arts Convention (ATOMACON) returns to North Charleston for its seventh annual 3-day convention from May 7th to 9th, 2021 (the November 2020 convention was cancelled due to COVID-19). The family-friendly convention will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn International Blvd.
Attendees will to enjoy panels on Costuming (Cosplay), Fringe Sciences, Science and Technology, Art and Music, Literature, Filmmaking, and general Fandom such as Star Trek, Dr. Who, Star Wars, Marvel and DC Universes, and much more.
The 3rd annual Independent Short Film Festival will show short films in the Sci-fi, Fantasy, and Horror genres. This year’s festival will feature the South Carolina premiere of Jaysen Buterin’s award winning feature: Kill Giggles on Friday, May 7th at 8 pm.
ATOMACON will feature Guest of Honor Catherine Asaro, who has written more than 25 books in science fiction, fantasy, and near-future thrillers. She earned her doctorate in chemical physics and master’s in physics, both at Harvard. Her works The Quantum Rose and The Spacetime Pool are both Nebula® Award winners. In addition, the event will feature over 35 other guest authors, paranormal experts, artists, and film making professionals.
Other features include a charity auction and raffle to benefit Toby’s Fund for sick and abused animals, Costume Contest, Vendor Room, Concerts, Virtual Reality Game demos, and over 130 hours of workshops, discussion panels, movie screenings, kid’s activities, and many more interactive events.
Convention hours are Friday, 3 pm – midnight; Saturday, 10 am – Midnight; Sunday 10 am – 2 pm. Advance early bird passes are available until March 31st for $35, children under 12 are free with a paying adult. Single day passes are also available. Due to COVID restrictions, face coverings must be worn and only advance tickets will be sold. Each attendee will get their own hand sanitizer and there will be frequent sanitation of high touch areas.
ATOMACON, Inc. (http://atomacon.org) is a nonprofit educational corporation dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for science fiction, fantasy, and science through related literary and other popular art forms. This is accomplished primarily through a convention to celebrate the history of and on-going contribution of science fiction, fantasy, science and related genres to art and popular culture.
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