Come with me to Archon 39!

This year I made my first-ever trip to one of St. Louis’s most iconic cons – Archon! Archon is a fan-run science fiction and fantasy convention, held once per year near the St. Louis area. This year the convention was held in Collinsville, Illinois at the Gateway Convention Center.

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Archon was founded in 1977 and its first convention attracted about 250 guests. Now several thousand fans attend the convention each year to meet up with old friends, hear from celebrity guests, and participate in daily cosplay and the Saturday night Masquerade.

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Great jawa costume at Archon 39

I attended the convention on Saturday, and in the video below you’ll see a little bit of what I saw.

Zombie Squad’s Ben and Georgia in the hotel next to the con.
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Beautiful merch for sale at the con
Wednesday Addams
Wednesday Addams



After hearing so much about this convention from my friends for so many years, I was glad to have a chance to check it out. I can totally see the appeal, between meeting up with folks who share your interests and putting your best cosplay on display, Archon is a lot of fun. Next year will be the convention’s 40th, and it will be held from September 30 – October 2, 2016 at the same location. Check out for more information.

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