Recursor.TV attended the 43rd annual LOSCON (Los Angeles Science Fiction Convention) over Thanksgiving weekend November 25-27, 2016 at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott.
LOSCON 43 honored David Gerrold as the Guest of Honor for his significant literary contributions. Over the course of his career to date, Gerrold has authored over 50 books, including The Man who Folded Himself and Worlds of Wonder: How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy. He is also the writer of the classic Star Trek episode “The Trouble with Tribbles” — an undisputed favorite among Trekkies.
As you can imagine, the event provided a rich source of science fiction fun and creativity for science fiction lovers in and around Los Angeles. Aiming to appeal to a wide range of fans, the list of panels included an impressive variety of options that fans don’t always find at cons. Sound Effects in SF&F Film and TV, Elvish Language Workshop, How Game of Thrones Will End, and The Social Politics of Romantic Fantasy, for example, were among the numerous choices over the course of the three day convention.
And of course, so were filking and Nanowrimo write-in sessions. This was November, after all. The event also featured a dealers room, guest artists, and several game tournaments.
LOSCON is brought to you by LASFS (the Los Angeles Science Fiction and Fantasy Society), which celebrated its 82nd anniversary on October 27, making it the world’s oldest science fiction club.
Next year, LOSCON 44 will be held on November 24-26. Make plans to go if you can. It’s well worth your time.