“I’ve done a bit more art and costuming programming this year, so there will be additional art demos and hands-on stuff,” promises programming director Rose Beetem. “I like the fact that people who attend can do things. We have a panel called the challenge panel, where if a member of the audience has a sufficiently good idea, they can supplant someone on the panel and take their place.”
Throw in old favorites like the costume contest, the Critter Crunch – i.e., robots battling for supremacy -- and the Literacy Auction, and you have the makings of a con for the ages. The con starts at 2 p.m. today and runs all weekend at the Hyatt Regency DTC, 7800 East Tufts Avenue. Memberships are $46 for the full weekend, with day passes starting at $18. For more info, visit milehicon.org.
Oct. 24-26, 2014