For Immediate Release
May 12, 2023
LOS ANGELES, California — Loscon 49 “Enchanted Loscon”
Loscon 49 is a gathering of writers and fans of all ages, with common interests in Fantasy, Science Fiction, Cosplay, Film, Art and Music. Held over Thanksgiving weekend (November 24-26, 2023). A presentation of the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society (LASFS), the world’s oldest continuously active science fiction and fantasy club,calling to order a meeting of the membership every Thursday night, since its founding on Oct. 27, 1934.
Author and screenwriter, Peter S. Beagle is the Writer Guest of Honor. Generations of readers have enjoyed his magic of unicorns, haunted cemeteries, lascivious trees and disgruntled gods. His best-known work is “The Last Unicorn”, in April 2023, “The Way Home” was released, where he returns to that world with two novellas, “Two Hearts,” a Hugo Award winner originally published in 2006, and an original sequel “Sooz,”.
Echo Chernik, the Artist Guest of Honor, is commercial artist and instructor of digital media, specializing in art nouveau-influenced poster design, advertisements, package design and book covers. As an illustrator coordinator judge she commented. “I believe it’s important to help up-and-coming artists. Illustration is a passion driven and exciting career, but can be daunting to young illustrators. The Illustrators of the Future Contest really gives them a step up and I’m thrilled to be a part of that process.”
Elayne Pelz is the Fan Guest of Honor and is active in a variety of convention roles, often found behind the registration table. She has worked at Worldcons, Loscon, Gallifrey One, Anime cons, SFWA Nebula Conference, and many more, as an essential staff member for decades.
Loscon is excited to partner with Nerd Mafia Group for a cosplay contest during the convention.
Loscon is hosted at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott, on Century Boulevard near Los Angeles International Airport. Weekend memberships and room reservations are currently available at discounted rates.
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Loscon 49: Nov 24-26, 2023 Los Angeles area’s longest running Science Fiction Fan Convention. Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel 5855 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045.