Rustycon is an annual science fiction and fantasy convention, held locally in the greater Seattle Area, with approximately 500 – 700 people in attendance. We have multi–track programming, a dealer’s room, an art show, and a hospitality room for the general membership. As a focal point for Northwest Science Fiction/Fantasy fandom, we try to provide something of interest for everyone.
Considering how our membership has grown, we are proud to say that the staff of Rustycon has been successful in accomplishing the goals of the convention. A large part of those goals are accomplished through convention programming. Hence, Rustycon’s programming is as diverse as the genre. We offer tracks of programming for games, videophiles, technology buffs, amateur writers, science buffs, filk singers and local musicians, art lovers, SF/F poets, creative costumers, and a whole host of other people.
Rustycon is an annual meeting place for such groups as the Élan Empire, Clan Burnout, & Imperial Starbase Seattle. Rustycon attracts members for such SF/F literary groups as the Enumclaw Writers Group, and the Northwest Science Fiction Society. As you may be able to tell by now, Rustycon is a convention for a large group of people with an amazing variety of interests within the SF/F genre.
Rustycon has seen a number of changes and growth over its now 30 year history and this year will be no different.