Hal-Con, Halifax’s sci-fi, fantasy and gaming convention, may not be until November (Nov 8-10 see hal-con.com for more info, but it’s not too early to get excited about the impressive line-up for this fall. The announcements have already started streaming in and will have fans of Doctor Who, Star Wars and Star Trek alike pining through the whole summer.
Fans of the cult classic TV show, Doctor Who, will have an opportunity to visit with the Doctor himself. Peter Davison, the fifth actor to take on the famous character, will be making an appearance. Up until 2009, Davison was the youngest person to take on the role and claims that he is still a fan today.
Star Wars Day (May 4th—cue corny “May the fourth be with you” joke here) may be over but Hal-Con is keeping the force alive. Billy Dee Williams, of General Lando Calrissian fame, will be making an appearance on Saturday and Sunday. As Williams portrayed Harvey Dent in Tim Burton’s Batman, he has even more fan-geekdom potential. And if that Batman-Star Wars combination wasn’t enough, he also wrote a sci-fi thriller called Psi Net, which could be a useful addition to your summer reading list.
Other exciting announcements include appearances by actors Jewel Staite (Serenity, Firefly), Garrett Wang (Star Trek Voyager), J. August Richards (Angel), Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica) and illustrators Christopher Jones (Young Justice) and Robert Bailey (more Star Wars!)
With six more months left, the buzz for Hal-Con has only just been begun. It’s never too early to start preparing costumes...