THE HOME OF NOSTALGIA
BLAIR COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER
SCI-FI VALLEY CON
WHO ARE WE?:
Sci-Fi Valley Con is more than just a convention of 300 exhibitors and thousands of attendees, it’s a family. We put so much love, hard work, and attention into our show throughout the year to develop a heartfelt and memorable experience for everyone to adore. We invite you to join us on August 28-30 in Altoona, PA at the Blair County Convention Center. We pride ourselves on not being like the other corporate, cookie-cutter celebrity guest flea markets. Sci-Fi Valley Con is designed for everyone to have a more personal and intimate experience with all our celebrity guest actors, the exhibitors, and the staff. You will cherish the memories and relationships that will blossom here. Mark your calendars; it’s time to finally come home. We are the convention with culture.
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Friday: August 28
Saturday: August 29
Sunday: August 30
Friday: 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Blair County Convention Center
One Convention Center Drive
Altoona, PA 16602
Our mission at Sci-Fi Valley Con is to enhance the community by providing a high quality, family oriented convention showcasing the work of many talented individuals. We strive to ensure that all our visitors have a first rate experience by submerging them in their passion for all things science fiction, fantasy, horror, and alternative history. Our commitment to grow, develop and expand Sci-Fi Valley Con is of the utmost importance. Science fiction is the imagined future that has not yet been realized.
An artist table can only sell merchandise that they solely created and/or have the exclusive intellectual property or copyrights to the merchandise. No commercial merchandise is allowed to be sold at an artist table.
Such items include: self-published books, homemade jewelry, freelance artwork, indie films, etc.
A promotional table can only be used for promotional purposed only. Merchandise should not be sold at a promotional table. These are primary used for advertising your business, products or services. In addition to generating leads and client registration. Such items include: informative displays, brochures, flyers, business cards, free give-a-ways (pens, stickers, etc), signup forms, donation buckets, etc.
Promo tables are great for: clubs, websites, bloggers, charities, etc.
A dealer table can sell any type of merchandise; specifically, commercial merchandise that was not produced solely by the dealer. Such items include: DVD’s, Comic Books (Marvel/DC), HeroClix, Trading Cards, Board Games, etc. Food vendors are also considered “dealers” and should purchase a dealer table if they intend on selling any type of commercial and/or homemade food goods.
NOTICE: Bootleg recordings and other bootleg material are strictly prohibited. Specifically, DVD’s, Blu-rays, music, etc.
Casey B. Bassett is the founder and promoter of Sci-Fi Valley Con & Momento Con. He created Assett Conventions LLC in August 2011 to be the parent company for the annual science fiction convention we all know and love as ‘Sci-Fi Valley Con’. He has grown Sci-Fi Valley Con’s popularity over the years from a tiny event in an ice rink to one of the largest convention centers in the state. Ask anyone who loves Sci-Fi Valley Con, they will tell you the same thing “It feels less like a convention and more like a family. You can see how much love the staff has for the show, the attendees, the exhibitors, and the guests.”
Casey prides himself on how much heart he puts into the shows. He oversees and controls every aspect of the convention personally. When you call or email Sci-Fi Valley Con, you will be talking to him. When you visit the website or read the newsletter or see promotional material about Sci-Fi Valley Con, you can bet that it was all created personally by Casey.
And yes, even this blurb written about Casey Bassett, was written by Casey Bassett. And yes again, it is weird to write about yourself in the third person… so I’ll stop now. 🙂
I hope you all realize how much your support means to me. We have all grown the convention so much together over the years. We’ve all, especially me; have gotten to meet so many talented and absolutely amazing people since 2011.
Since then, we’ve created our newest and most ambitious convention called Momento Con coming this August 1-2 to Pittsburgh at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
No longer will we be constrained by the limitations of the venue space. It’s taken us 9 long years to grow big enough to share our convention experience with a whole new audience in the big city. Now that we have unlimited space to grow, expand, and flourish, it affords us the opportunity to make Momento Con THE premier celebrity guest convention of Pittsburgh, PA!
This has been such a huge leap forward for us. It has been life changing for me, my family, and all my friends and volunteers involved. I live Sci-Fi Valley Con & Momento Con 365 days a year.
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