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40th Annual MileHiCon,
MileHiCon has been run by local SF fans since its beginning in 1969. The convention, which has approximately 1,000 attendees, is still run and staffed entirely by volunteers. Its purpose is to further interest in reading and writing SF and related genres, although it has long since branched out to include television, film, anime, and gaming.
This year’s guests of honor will be authors Jim Butcher, Tim Powers, and Patricia Briggs, and artist Michael Carroll. Butcher is best known as the author of the Dresden Files, a series of novels about wizard/detective Harry Dresden, which served as the basis for the 2007 television series on the SciFi Channel. Powers’ works are usually based on actual historical events, with a supernatural twist. He received the World Fantasy Award for his novels Last Call and Declare. Briggs has been writing Fantasy since the early 1990s. Carroll, from
In addition to the guests of honor, MileHiCon will be attended by other SF, fantasy, and horror authors, many of them local. They will give readings of work in progress and participate in programs on various aspects of writing and publishing. They and other special guests will also give presentations and participate in panels on various topics, including science, literature, and media. The MileHiCon annual literacy auction of SF-, fantasy-, and horror-related materials, which benefits a local literacy program, will be held on Saturday night, while the masquerade judges deliberate.
All MileHiCon activities will be at The Hyatt Regency Tech Center-Denver, located at
For more information, see the convention website: http://www.milehicon.org/