November 19-21, 2010

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Cherry Hill, NJ

Featuring fantasy author Peter S. Beagle, writers, artists, scientists, fans, gamers, and 48 hours of fun of all kinds.


Program Participants and Schedule

The list of Program Participants and the Schedule are now posted.

The schedule contains the current info and will be updated if changes are made.


Preregistration is for Philcon 2010 is Closed

You can buy memberships at Philcon and one-day memberships will be available.

Full Weekend at-the-Door
Adult: $50.
Child (age 7-17): $20.
Student: $35.
Active military: $35.

Adult Day Memberships

Friday $25
Saturday $35
Sunday $25


Our Principal Speaker

Peter S. Beagle

Author of many works, including The Last Unicorn (1968), screenwriter for Ralph Bakshi's Lord of the Rings (1978) and Star Trek: The Next Generation "Sarek" (1990), guitarist and folk singer.

[Peter Beagle at U.C. Berkeley]


Artist Guest of Honor

Mitchell Bentley

Co-proprietor (with Catherine McCormick) of Atomic Fly Studios, and president of ASFA, the Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists.


Fan Guest of Honor

Jeff Mach

Hello! I'm Jeff; I'm thirty-five, and I'm an inordinately tremendous geek. I've been writing plays since I was thirteen. I'm probably best known for the event I put on, the Wicked Faire, or possibly for the event I co-developed, the Steampunk World's Fair, or possibly for the Alternative Bridal Expo, or the Dark Fantasy Faire, or Halloween in December, or…well, I’ve done a lot of events. I’m also the author of several musicals, including my latest, Absinthe Heroes: A Completely Lovely Steampunk Tale.


Nicole Diecket in Concert

Hello, The Future! will be rocking Philcon with a selection of awesome songs from both Webcomics Webconcert and *Infinity Right Now*, so be prepared for songs about comics *and* video games! Learn why T-Rex has feelings, reminisce about the TI-99, set your wagon for a grueling pace, and have your smartphone ready to pull up the lyrics for XKCD Loves The Discovery Channel. This show will ROCK YOUR CON!


Special Science Program

Exploring Mars, the Search for Life, and a Journey in 3-D

By Dr. Ken Kremer -  NASA Ambassador, The Planetary Society & Spaceflight Magazine

Witness the ongoing 6 Year NASA Rover Mission to Mars in this interactive program covering the explorations and adventures of Spirit and Opportunity as these amazing robots have journeyed many miles across the surface of the Red Planet.  Comprehensive talk includes the latest news from Mars and many of Dr. Kremer’s widely published and custom created Mars mosaics.  Spectacular 3-D images place you “On Mars”.


Easy access from NYC and DC!

Our venue, the Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, is easily reached from New York City and Washington, D.C. Located in southeastern New Jersey, just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, there are public transit connections from Amtrak at Philadelphia 30th Street Station.  For details, please see our Directions page. 


Benefits for students!

Attend Philcon for a $35 weekend rate.  Are you a student artist?  Enjoy reduced display rates in the art show (panels and tables), and take advantage of our portfolio review.  A writer?  Consider our Young Writers Contest and the Writers' Workshop.


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