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Sci-Fi Valley Con
Status Active
Genre Multi-genre
Venue Blair County Convention Center
Location(s) Altoona, Pennsylvania
Country United States
Inaugurated 2012
Attendance Almost 4,000 in 2015
Organized by Assett Conventions LLC

Sci-Fi Valley Con (formerly Sci-Fi in the Valley Con) is an annual three day multi-genre convention held during June at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, Pennsylvania.


The convention typically offers board gaming, charity auction, costume contest, film festival, guest panels, role-playing gaming, table-top gaming, trivia tournaments, vendors, video gaming, and workshops. The 2012 charity auction raised $1200 for The Machine Gun Preacher's Save the Children Foundation. 2013's charity auction benefited Shriners Hospitals for Children and raised almost $1500.


Sci-Fi in the Valley Con 2012 was moved from the Cambria County War Memorial Arena in Johnstown, Pennsylvania to the North Central Recreation Center in Ebensburg, Pennsylvania. This occurred due to a local fee that would affect the conventions dealers. In 2013, the convention moved to the Jaffa Shrine and used the bottom floor. It used both of the Jaffa's floors in 2014. The convention used half of the Blair County Convention Center in 2015, and the whole facility in 2016. Sci-Fi Valley Con 2020 was moved from June to August due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and later cancelled.

Event history

Dates Location Atten. Guests
May 18–20, 2012 North Central Recreation Center
Ebensburg, Pennsylvania
1,000 (est.) or
Jeremy Ambler, Joshua Emerick, Chiara Fattorusso, Garrett Free, Jeremy McHugh, Mark Tierno, Tod Allen Smith, and April A. Taylor.
May 17–19, 2013 Jaffa Shrine
Altoona, Pennsylvania
2,000 Brian O'Halloran
June 27–29, 2014 Jaffa Shrine
Altoona, Pennsylvania
Almost 3,000 Rusty Gilligan, The Mandalorian Mercs, Robert Bruce, Brian O’Halloran, and Scott Schiaffo.
May 15–17, 2015 Blair County Convention Center
Altoona, Pennsylvania
Almost 4,000 Blair Murphy
June 10–12, 2016 Blair County Convention Center
Altoona, Pennsylvania
Brian O'Halloran, John Rhys-Davies, Zach Galligan, Alaina Huffman, John Morton, Alex Vincent, and Fred Williamson.
June 9–11, 2017 Blair County Convention Center
Altoona, Pennsylvania
Nicholas Brendon, Dameon Clarke, David Eddings, Donald Fullilove, Harry Waters, Jr., Jeffrey Weissman, Bob Gunton, Sam Jones, and Martin Klebba.
June 8–10, 2018 Blair County Convention Center
Altoona, Pennsylvania
Nicholas Brendon, Melissa Fahn, Richard Horvitz, Brian O'Halloran, Rob Paulsen, Rikki Simons, Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons, Lee Arenberg, Olivia d'Abo, and Tracie Thoms.
June 7–9, 2019 Blair County Convention Center
Altoona, Pennsylvania
Rodger Bumpass, Seth Gilliam, Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, Billy West, Adam Fergus, David Haydn-Jones, Mark Pellegrino, David Lee Madison, and John Russo.
June 18–20, 2021 Blair County Convention Center
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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