Marscon draws sci-fi and fantasy fans to Williamsburg

Jedi knights, elves and more will descend on Williamsburg to attend Marscon Jan. 12-14.

The annual science fiction and fantasy convention, which features a werewolves theme this year, will offer a wide range of entertainers, activities and vendors to entertain fans of the genres at Doubletree Williamsburg Hotel.

Entertainers at the convention include the Blibbering Humdingers, a duo that performs music inspired by ’80s New Wave and musical theater, as well as Luna-C, a comedy troupe that performs sketch comedy based on science fiction movies and television shows, according to the event’s website.

A Doctor Who-themed tea party hopes to attract Doctor Who cosplayers and tea enthusiasts alike with a menu of scones, tea sandwiches and other treats in two sessions Jan. 13. Seats cost $5 per person and can be reserved prior to the convention or purchased at the event.

The convention also features a costume contest on Jan. 13. Gaming, including card games and role-playing games, will take place every day. Authors such as Carrie Vaughn and Maria Snyder will attend the convention.

Admission is $50 at the door for the weekend, $25 for Jan. 12, $35 for Jan 13 and $20 for Jan 14. Children up to 5 years old can be registered for free with an adult and children 6-12 years old with an adult can be registered at half price. Registration starts at noon Jan. 12. Doubletree Williamsburg Hotel is located at 50 Kingsmill Road. For more information, visit

Jacobs can be reached by phone at 757-298-6007.

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