Sci-Fi Valley Con facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSci-Fi Valley Con
|Venue||Blair County Convention Center|
|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.
|May 18–20, 2012||North Central Recreation Center
|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
|June 27–29, 2014||Jaffa Shrine
|Almost 3,000||Rusty Gilligan, The Mandalorian Mercs, Robert Bruce, Brian O’Halloran, and Scott Schiaffo.|
|May 15–17, 2015||Blair County Convention Center
|Almost 4,000||Blair Murphy|
|June 10–12, 2016||Blair County Convention Center
|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
|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
|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
|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
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