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Convention Tuesdays: Chattacon 45, Rocket City Gamefest 2020

Welcome to Convention Tuesdays! Every Tuesday, I will feature and highlight conventions happening during the upcoming weekend in Alabama, or within short driving distances from Alabama.

January 24-26 — Chattacon 45 — Chattanooga, Tennessee

Chattacon is a convention for fans of science fiction and fantasy in all media held in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Chattacon was founded by Chattanooga native Irv Koch, and the first Chattacon was held in January 1976.

Chattacon is a Chattanooga staple, being the one of the first Science Fiction Conventions on the scene, beginning in 1976. From Irv Koch and his buddies gathering to chat about their latest Sci-Fi novel with friends, to the long standing fellowship surrounding the love of Science Fiction Literature, Chattacon has never lost it’s purpose. We love books. We love Science Fiction. We love people. Our purpose remains, even when pushed to change; a focus on literary love. Read something everyday!

Chattacon is held annually in January at one of the many downtown Chattanooga hotels with available function space. It is a usual occurrence for our host hotel to be sold out and we then move into overflow facilities. Chattacon is always held during a full weekend in the winter, starting on Friday and wrapping up Sunday afternoon. The convention never completely closes down during this time, providing members with access to a fully immersive experience for the duration of the event.

Major guests include Faith Hunter, Melissa Gay, Robert McCammon, and more.  Major events include an art show, cosplay contest, gaming, and more.  Learn more at:

January 24-26 — Rocket City Gamefest — Huntsville, Alabama

Rocket City Gamefest is a board gaming convention held each January in Huntsville Alabama.  We are the SMALL CON WITH THE BIG LIBRARY!  Learn more at:

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