Welcome to Archon, we are in our 40th year.

Programming

"Hey doll, is this guy boring you? Come and talk to me. I'm from a different planet."
— Zaphod Beeblebrox in Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Tom Seymour (with J.D. Streett IV) presents an indepth discussion of gravity and Star Trek: Out of Darkness. The story, set design, and special effects.Archon features a wide variety of panels! Programming is broken into tracks to help guide attendees.

Our full programming tracks include: Artist, Author / Craft, Author / Fan, Costuming, Fandom, General, Media, Science, Several gaming and filk panel options as well.

Events will be held at the Gateway Center and Doubletree Hotel.

Panel and presentation events start at the top of every hour and last for 50 minutes. A “5 minute warning” tone will sound in the Gateway Center when there are 5 minutes remaining in the current panel session.

During the convention, any updates or modifications to the printed Pocket Program will be posted in several locations: In the daily newsletter, on the Archon website, on the Archon Facebook Page and on the Archon Twitter feed.

Should you have any questions about programming, please visit Con HQ, which is located near Registration.

Our Guests of Honor have designated autograph times in the main hallway. If you desire an autograph from one of our other panelists, we request that you ask them at the end of their panels.

Our Media Guest of Honor will be signing at their table in the main hallway, whenever they are not otherwise engaged. Look for them in the Center Hall of the Gateway Convention Center.

If you would like to become part of the program for Archon, please visit us in the Programming Batcave in the Gateway Center (exact location to be determined) or contact the Programming Team.

As we get closer to the event, the programming schedule will be posted below, as well as on the Archon Facebook page and in the Archon Twitter feed.

For Groups and Clubs

If your group or club would like to host a 30 minute informational panel in order to entice new members or to host an open group/club meeting, please contact us.

Program Schedule

  • Pocket Program Schedule (PDF)
  • Programming Updates (PDF, check back frequently for updates)
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday Newsletters
  • Gateway Center Map #1, showing the general layout of the convention center with typical department locations, subject to change.
  • Gateway Center Chart, showing the general hours particular activities are in each room at the Gateway Center, subject to change.
  • DoubleTree Map
  • You might want to check out these additional activities happening at the con: Hall Costume Contest, Room Parties, the DANCE, Reading Group

    Would you like to be a presenter or panelist?

    We are now taking submissions for 2017.

    If you are attending Archon and have a great idea that would contribute to our programming, now is your chance.

    Just send us an email with the following:

  • panel title
  • short, three-sentence description of your proposed panel
  • names and email addresses of the panelists that would like to be part of the panel, if any.
  • All panels must be acceptable for general audiences. Remember, Archon is an all-ages convention.  Please note, we are generally unable to provide complimentary memberships for panelists.

    More Information

    Patricia McFadden, Erin McFadden
    programming@archonstl.org