About nonCon

The Non-Human Student Organization, a campus club for fans of science-fiction, fantasy, gaming, and Japanese animation, or "anime", hosts NonCon (also known as "No Such Convention") at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY on the weekend of February 27-29, 2004. NonCon is a convention that aspires to bring together many divergent interests in the "geek" field, and reflects the widely divergent interests of the members of the NSO, and the convention-going population at large.

Several divergent activities are planned to entertain each kind of fandom. In the past, discussion panels have ranged from authors discussing their works to open forums on role-playing experiences. There will be an open anime viewing room, showing classics as well as more obscure series. Also open all weekend will be the "Open Gaming Room", well stocked with a plethora of board, card, dice, and other table-based games. During the convention, role-playing games in systems as diverse as Advanced Dungeons and Dragons, World of Darkness, M-Force, GURPS, and Live Action Role-Playing will be offered.

There will also be a dealer's room, where past offerings have included comic books, role playing games, fandom-related buttons and bumper stickers, fantasy-themed jewelry and more.

The guests this year will be announced in the future. Previous guests have included the authors India Edghill, Rosemary Edghill, Kurt Lancaster, and Tony Ruggiero, the game creators Jason Marin and Googleshng, the voice actor Jamie McGonnigal, and representatives of Zenforfree Productions, a Hudson valley based movie studio.

To see what we've done other years you can look at our old websites for 2001, 2002, and 2003.

Registration is $10 a person through February 14th; after that the price becomes $15. Make all checks payable to Vassar College, and send them to Nonhuman Student Organization Box 3817, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604-3817.

Feb 27 - Feb 29
Poughkeepsie, NY
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