OmegaCon

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OmegaCon was a science fiction and fantasy convention held March 14-16, 2008 at the Sheraton Birmingham. Shaun Knopf was the convention president.

The program featured eight simultaneous program tracks, including Celtic, Literary, Star Wars, Gaming, Paranormal, Art, Hard Science, and Music. The Celtic track overlapped with Birmingham's St Patrick's Day celebrations.

Celebrity guests included Peter Mayhew, Kevin Sorbo, Richard Hatch, Ray Park, Chase Masterson, Yaphet Kotto, Suzi Lorraine, Rena Owen, Veronica Cartwright, Bill "Splat" Johnson, Julie Caitlin Brown, and Patrick Burns. George Takei and The Ghost Hunters canceled their scheduled appearances.

The event's organizers pulled out at the last minute, leaving the convention's staff of volunteers to bring off the event. Around 3,700 attendees came to the BJCC, far more than is typical for a first-year event.

References

  • Coman, Victoria L. (December 27, 2007) "Birmingham plans science fiction convention to rival DragonCon." Birmingham News.
  • Diel, Stan (March 14, 2008) "OmegaCon convention brings sci-fi fans to Birmingham, Alabama." Birmingham News
  • Walton, Val (March 16, 2008) "Costumed fans turn out at OmegaCon sci-fi convention in Birmingham." Birmingham News
  • Gray, Jeremy (March 22, 2009) "ImagiCon bringing sci-fi to Magic City." Birmingham News

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