Balticon 2013 this past Memorial Day weekend was a great event. Farpoint always has a publicity table there, and it’s always great to see old friends and make new ones. This year, we used our Balticon presence to announce our first celebrity guest for 2014, actor Phil LaMarr (“Baxter” – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles / “Hermes” – Futurama). We will be announcing additional celebrity guests along with our first programming track guests (authors, science, media, youth/children, and live performances) at ShoreLeave.
Balticon had a wonderful selection of programs to choose from this year. Programs of particular interest to Farpoint fans would be the readings and discussions that included our good friends Steve Wilson, Bob Greenberger, Keith DeCandido, Phil Giunta, Ethan Wilson, Helen Madden and Nobilis. Several current and former Farpoint committee members also work at Balticon and did a fantastic job this weekend – congrats to Brian Sarcinelli, Sarah Yaworsky, Cindy Shockey, Chris Shockey, Steve Lesnik, Eta Hack, and Marty Gear for a job well done!