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Event: 'Millenicon'

Fan-Based Conventions
Fandom get-togethers with or without guests of honor
Date: Friday, March 16, 2007 At 08:00:00 AM
Contact Info:
Ramada Plaza, Cincinatti, OH

MILLENNICON® is a literacy based, science fiction convention in the long standing run by fans for fans tradition, with 20 years of providing midwest fandom with a fine science fiction convention for fans of all ages. Programming items include science fiction literature and fantasy subjects, science, space, technology, writing, art, costuming, collecting, gaming, children's programming, film and media interests. Activities include a dealers room, art show and auction, masquerade contest, a dance, filking, gaming demonstrations, tournaments, open gaming, video and anime room, consuite, contests and door prizes.

In addition, MILLENNICON® supports regional science fiction fandom by providing a seperate track of programming reserved for regional science fiction based fan groups and organizations. The fans may present panels and activities of their own choosing to showcase their favorite subjects. MILLENNICON® offers free information tables for these groups so they can advertise their organization and activities, support their favorite charities, and solicit new members.

MILLENNICON® is the primary fund raiser for the Miami Valley Fandom for Literacy®. The Miami Valley Fandom for Literacy (MVFL) is a non-profit public charity, 501(c) 3 status, recognized in the state of Ohio and by the Internal Revenue Service. It was created in 1995 due to two main factors: general statistics of declining literacy and science achievement of American young people, and the lack of young people among groups which enjoyed science fiction and fantasy literature.

The main purpose of MVFL is to promote an interest in the sciences, math and space sciences, in the literature of science fiction and fantasy and in creative writing. This is achieved through providing literature and funds to non-profit institutions such as schools, hospitals, and libraries.

Other avenues of promotion are through sponsoring seminars and talks by authors and scientists and promoting amateur publications for creative writing. These activities are achieved primarily through our annual fund-raiser MILLENNICON.

Since the last MILLENNICON we have joined alliances with the Forest Park Women’s Club in gathering and distributing books through MVFL. We have already joined forces and donated books to the Oncology and Hematology Care facility here in Cincinnati for the patients that are undergoing treatment with them. We will be delivering more books to them in the near future.