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

Who We Are

An illustration by John Perkins.

Archon, an internationally known, highly regarded and well attended science fiction and fantasy convention. The Archon convention is a locally organized and locally staffed event, presented each year by St. Louis area science fiction and fantasy fans. It includes internationally known media guests, scientist, writers, artists, merchandise dealers and performers and a world recognized Masquerade; its goal is to bring to Saint Louis and science fiction fandom everywhere, a celebration of your imagination.

We are an Institutional Member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc.


Is a “fan run” convention set in the Midwest (St. Louis, Missouri), near the convergence of several interstate highways, a major metropolitan area and international airport. Archon has a personal touch where we want EVERYONE who visits to have the best time, meet fellow fans, great guests and go back home eager to return the following year. Not as extensive as some of the massive conventions, but less crowded with just as much quality. And FAR less expensive! In 2007, Archon was chosen to host the North American Science Fiction Convention. Thank you for your support and we hope to see you at the next Archon.

Archon Hall of Fame History

The Archon Hall of Fame award was established to recognize outstanding contributions to Archon by fans and professionals who are not members of the convention staff or committee. The award was instituted in 1997, with a special Grand Master Hall of Fame award going to Wilson "Bob" Tucker; the Pro award went to Glen Cook, and three Fan awards were given to J.D. Streett IV, William "Bear" Reed, and Cindy Payant.

The Nickelberry Award

Established to recognize outstanding contributions to the Archon Masquerade. The first award, in 1998, was a tie, awarded to Mike Evans and Kevin Dulle.