PLEASE NOTE: FROM THIS POINT ON – ALL BADGES MUST BE PURCHASED AT THE DOOR. There is no additional charge for badges at the event! If you have purchased online — your badges will be waiting for you at the entrance! Roberson Museum and Science Center is proud to announce we’ll be hosting
Roberson Science Fiction Convention
Sunday, September 29 from 9am – 4pm
You can click here right now to buy RoberCon Admission Badges!
First 100 paid guests through the door will receive a FREE RoberCon Vulcan Hand Foam Finger. The giveaway is sponsored by “What’s Goin’ on Binghamton?
We invite you to be part of Binghamton, NY’s first ever SciFi Convention being held at Roberson Museum and Science Center. Roberson features great amenities with tremendous space including a three story museum, an historic mansion and a Digital Planetarium. It’s the perfect setting as we host fans of every age and imagination.
RoberCon will feature a special guest appearance by Anne Serling, daughter of “The Twilight Zone” creator, Rod Serling. She will appear at RoberCon from 1-3pm offering a reading of her book “As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling.” Serling will also participate in an audience Q&A and sign and sell copies of her book.
A combination of over 30 business vendors and Fan Groups representing SciFi, fantasy, games, videos, comics, podcasts, art, steampunk, costuming and more will take part in the event at Roberson.
RoberCon guests will be able to interact with vendors and fan groups, participate in a costume contest, enjoy multiple gaming opportunities, experience 17th Century battle and have access to Roberson’s various exhibitions. The Bellydance Ensemble of the Southern Tier will also be hear at 11am to entertain our guests!
Additionally, several SciFi enthusiasts will take part in a variety of panel discussions relating to local film making, SciFi literature, costume building, Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who and the legacy of Rod Serling and “The Twilight Zone.” Special demonstrations will also take place in Roberson’s Digital Planetarium throughout the day.
Game Time Express will be set up outside the museum from 10am-1pm with their multi-game and multi-player unit. They’re equipped with a full library of video games. Guests can enjoy 20 minutes of open game time for just $3.
Robot City Games will have several arcade games on site available for play.
To cap off RoberCon, we’ll be screening “Europa Report,” a sci-fi thriller that premiered in June of this year at the Hayden Planetarium in NYC. We’ll be featuring it in our Digital Planetarium at 4pm. Please note seating is limited. Thank you to A.J. Leto & Sons for Sponsoring the screening of “Europa Report.”
Stay tuned to this page as well as our RoberCon Facebook page for more updates and event info.