Laughing Moon Con, becoming a growing tradition in the west Phoenix area, is about to get under way on Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 11am to 11pm. This economically priced convention—only $5 to get in the door—is proof that it is not necessary to charge steep prices to put on a quality sci-fi and fantasy convention.
Under the direction of fantasy author, Todd Van Hooser, the Laughing Moon Con goal is to introduce a new generation to the sci-fi, fantasy, comic book, and gaming convention scene. The event will be held at Desert Edge High School in Goodyear, AZ. All proceeds from the convention go to extracurricular clubs at Desert Edge HS. Last year the Desert Edge marching band was able to attend the Fiesta Bowl along the Arizona 501st thanks to funds raised from Laughing Moon Con.
This convention is designed for adults, students, and families to enjoy with the entire local community. A showcase of authors, speakers, gaming, and popular icons like On-Site Photography by DragonlenZ Imaging—Arizona Men in Black running Steve Jackson games—The Guise Knights—“Burn Out” featuring KITT from Knight Rider and the A-Team Van sponsored by Willitmakeit.com add to the fun. The Laughing Moon Con attendees get a well-rounded experience all in one day! And more!
Wear your favorite super hero, sci fi, horror, or fantasy costume. Lots of photo opportunities!
The “story tellers” theme promises to illustrate the tremendous educational, literary, social, and entertainment value in this event. This event also promises to be great fun! Come spend the day under the Laughing Moon!
Special Guest Speakers at this event include:
Horror Author 12:00 to 1:00pm
Paranormal Investigator/Author 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Barry Brad Memorial
“At the Movies” 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Open Minds: UFO Investigatons 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Comic Book Illustrator 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Gaming Events Include:
Adventures Under the Laughing Moon, Deadlands, High School Drama, Phase 10, Dutch Blitz, Fluxx, Lunch Money, DOOM!, Drakkon, Tsuro, Zombies!!, Apples to Apples, Dutch Blitz,Werewolves of Miller’s Hollow, Dixit, Ticket to Ride, HexHex, Nexus Ops, Wreckage, SmallWorld, Bananagrams, Mystery of the Abbey, Settlers of Catan, Al-hambra Dungeonville, Pandemic, Tomb, Robo Rally, Blokus, Rumis, Steve Jackson Games–(run by The Men in Black
Desert Edge High School
15778 W Yuma Rd
The cost is $5 per person.
Debe Branning [email protected]