How did SFFCon come to be?
It goes without saying that 2020 was a difficult year in human history. From the pandemic to wildfires, the world had a trying time.
Sci-fi and fantasy have long been a means of escape for fans. These works pull readers and viewers into an alternative reality where they can follow heroes as they overcome obstacles.
Unfortunately, with the state of the world, most in-person gatherings were canceled in 2020. This left many friends without a gathering place to share in their nerdom and escape the trials of real life.
So, SFFCon was born—something for people to look forward to as a bright point in an otherwise dark year. 2020 marked the first SFFCon, but it was only the beginning.
To provide a fun and inviting gathering place for science fiction and fantasy creators and fans to share their love of the genre. Leave politics at the door and focus on what unites us.
Amy (A.K.) DuBoff
A.K. (Amy) DuBoff has always loved science fiction in all its forms, including books, movies, shows, and games. If it involves outer space, even better! She is a Nebula Award finalist and USA Today bestselling indie author specializing in space-based science fiction and fantasy. Dubbed the modern “Queen of Space Opera” by her readers, she is most known for her acclaimed Cadicle Universe. Amy’s short fiction has been published by NewCon Press, Seventh Seal Press, and in numerous indie publications. She is the Supervising Editor of Dawnrunner Press, the indie book publishing arm of Dawnrunner, Inc.
Native American and Californian, James Fox is a natural storyteller. After graduating from the Academy of Art in San Francisco, with a BFA in Directing, he became the Founder of Dawnrunner Inc. and has championed the company through numerous award-winning projects over fifteen years. As a writer, Fox devotes his energies to the careful crafting of compelling characters and diverse worlds. In addition to writing, directing, producing, he is dedicated to philanthropy. He is also the founder of Dawnrunner Press, the indie book publishing arm of Dawnrunner, Inc.