Our theme this year is Dystopia/Utopia. What better way to convey that theme then with James S. A. Corey’s masterpiece novel series, The Expanse? We’re honored to host both halves of Corey, Daniel Abraham as Writer Guest of Honor, and Ty Franck as Toastmaster. They have released six of the nine projected novels thus far (as well as ancillary short stories and novellas). Their debut novel Leviathan Wakes received both Hugo and Locus nominations, and became an instant New York Times bestseller. The series as a whole was recently nominated for the 2017 Hugo Awards as Best Series. The book series spawned a hit TV show on the SyFy network titled The Expanse, which is currently in its second season. Last December they released the sixth novel of the series, Babylon’s Ashes. This year gives our members a unique opportunity to meet and converse with the masterminds behind BOTH a hit Dystopian science fiction novel series as well as a hit current TV show. Please take the opportunity to purchase your membership this weekend. We’ve got an outstanding line up of guests and events planned for you this year; we hope you’ll join us.
The 2017 Hugo Award finalists have been announced, and our Guests of Honor Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck are on the list! The Expanse has been nominated in the Best Series category. In fact, there are two other past BayCon Writer Guests of Honor on the ballot this year: Seanan McGuire AND Lois McMaster Bujold have also been nominated in the same category. We wish them all the best of luck!
Check out the complete list of Hugo nominees for 2017 here: http://www.tor.com/2017/04/04/2017-hugo-award-finalists-announced/
Daniel and Ty AMA
Have a question for Daniel and Ty? They’re doing an AMA on Reddit, January 26th, Noon ET. Here’s the link: https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/
— James S.A. Corey (@JamesSACorey) January 24, 2017
The programming schedule will be announced here when it goes live. so check back.
Baycon 2017 will be host to a number of exciting and engaging programs, including the return of our popular DIY Room, Artemis, and Gaming! Check back as we update our robust list of guests, main events, and panels, including:
- Guests of Honor
- Artemis—Join the crew of a starship and explore the galaxy!
- DIY Room—Come work on your own craft project or find a new one!
- Gaming Room—Come play a game with your fellow attendees.
BayCon 2017 is excited to have its 4th Annual Variety Show!
We welcome costumers, cosplayers, singers, lip sync performers, dancers and of course anyone who wants to share their talent with the BayCon Community!
You can find out more on our BayCon Variety Page. Click the link here to find out more.