LuxCon is the premiere Science Fiction (Sci-Fi), Fantasy & Horror Convention in Luxemburg and the first Luxemburgish National Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention.
The event will be quadrilingual (Luxemburgish, English, German, French).
LuxCon is opening its doors at 10:00 on Saturday, the 29th of March and closing them at 18:00 Sunday, the 30th of March 2014.
LuxCon will be located at the ‘Schungfabrik’ (Shoefactory) cultural centre in Tétange.
GoHs are Claude Peiffer (Author of the SF saga Ceratan), Michael Tillman (writer), Peadar (Author of “The Inferior”), Alexander Knörr (Author of “UFOs in the 21st Century”), Sandra Baumgärtner (Author of the vampire saga “Seraphim”), Pierre Heinen (Author of the fantasy saga “Payla”), Natascha Schmit (Author of the fantasy novel “Second Soul – Königin der Vampire”/”Second Soul – Empress of the Vampires”), Ann-Kathrin Karschnick (Author of “The Chefs – Pantry of Feasting”), Andy Genen (Comics Artist, known for “Der Letzte Ritter” and “De Roude Puma” (The Last Rider & The Red Puma) albums and…Lieven L.Litaer, Klingon Teacher. So jump at this fabulous opportunity to learn Klingon ! You never know, it may make you rich and famous because EU’s richest citizens live in Luxemburg.
Luxcon’s aim is to get the fans and fan groups of Luxemburg and neighbouring regions together and celebrate the various facets of the genres, to invigorate the local scene as well as build a network for fans of the genre from all over the World.
There are panels from the various industries i.e. Books, Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Movies, Tabletop Games, Roleplaying Games (RPG), Collectible Card games and more.
There will be more attending Guests & Communities, panels, presentations, roundtables, gaming tables.
Luxcon will take place in Cultural Center “Schungfabrik” from Tétange :
The origins of this building can be traced back to the years 1912-13 and on 19th of January 1990, the building was officially opened to the public and became the Cultural Center Schungfabrik (Shoefactory) for the villages of Kayl and Tétange.
The old shoe factory thus became a meeting place for the local cultural organisations. This success is due to the different halls able to accomodate all kinds of cultural activities. Unfortunately, the frontside of the building was less attractive, a fact that changed only recently. Now, the frontside being restored, the building looks splendid, with a lot of care given to details such as ornaments and the window borders finished in red bricks.
The Luxemburgish Science Fiction & Fantasy Society aims to offer an environment where every fan of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, can meet like-minded individuals.
To do this SFFS provides a monthly meeting (every second Sunday of each month) and organizes trips to various events of interest. In addition to this there is a regular set of events that aim to please more specific sets of preferences, like regular sessions of Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator, Boardgame Afternoons, Roleplaying sessions, etc. Anybody interested can come by and suggest other acitvities.
The society is looking back on nearly 20 years of existence. Originating in 1995 under the name ‘Magic Association Luxembourg’, the society allowed Magic: The Gathering players to enjoy official tournaments, counting towards international rankings, national championships, sending the winners to the world championship events. and prerelease events, a first in Luxembourg. Subsequently, through the growing exchange with many interested parties, and the influence of the excellent, but now defunct, Fantasy Bazaar in Esch, the society and its members hosted and attended roleplaying events and grew interested in the vast spectrum of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror culture. Adding to firsts, a series of live roleplaying events were organized and lead to the society ialso being a long time participant in the ‘Butschebuerger Buergfest’ where kid-friendly entertainment is provided.
Since 2008, SFFS’s activities have really picked up pace, helped by the fact that a lot of its members returned from university at that point, and/or started to live a more stable life. In a move to attract some attention and show the versatility of our hobbies, SFFS approached Radio ARA with the concept of a radio show dedicated to Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror. The result, Sci-Fan, can be heard every other week, on Saturday, from 13:00 to 14:00, on Radio ARA’s wavelenghts (103.3, 105.2 or online at www.ara.lu) The team around it has now produced over one-hundred shows in which news of the genres in all possible media are covered, along with reviews, and reports on various events, trends and past icons.
The organization of a national convention was always on the wishlist, one which has become reality with LuxCon.
SFFS hopes that you will enjoy the convention, meet new people and hope to see you again at one of our meetings, events or next convention.
So stay tuned and hope to see you at LuxCon 2014!
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