|Archive of Previous Years||3-6 Sep, 2021 in Tempe, AZ|
CoKoCon is a traditional science fiction/fantasy convention in the Phoenix, AZ metropolitan area, which returns to the Labor Day weekend for a fourth year in 2021 in a virtual format, because of limitations imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. We expect CoKoCon 2022 to be physical.
CoKoCon 2021 is Now Virtual
Due to ongoing limitations tied to the COVID-19 pandemic, we've taken the tough decision to change CoKoCon 2021 from the physical convention we had planned into a virtual event. Having cancelled CoKoCon 2020 outright, we didn't want to follow suit in 2021 and have always had the possibility of a virtual event in our minds as we planned this year's convention.
CoKoCon Virtual 2021 will happen on the same dates we've previously advertised with as much as we can possibly translate from the physical event. In addition to all the programming we're putting together, there will be a virtual ConSuite throughout the four day weekend so that anyone can pop in at any time and socialise.
As we take honoring our guests seriously and can't do much of that at a virtual event, all our previously announced guests for CokoCon 2021 have kindly agreed to roll to CoKoCon 2023, where we can treat them properly as Guests of Honor. However, they've also kindly agreed to be included in our programming as Featured Panelists for CoKoCon Virtual 2021. You'll be able to see them this year, even if you'll have to wait until 2023 to meet them in person.
As the costs of hosting a virtual event are low, we've taken the decision of making the event FREE for all attendees. Anyone who already had a membership has been automatically rolled over to CoKoCon 2022.
CoKoCon Conversations in ConSuite Social on Sunday, June 27!
Note: Conversations in ConSuite is not a virtual convention. We're thinking of it like a monthly virtual ConSuite, which many see as the heart of any con, where you'll meet all the people that you didn't know you needed to meet. Bring your own snacks and/or drinks and hang out with the CoKoCon family at any point between 2pm and 6pm.
This month we'll be meeting on the CoKoCon server in Discord. We recommend that you download the Discord client for a fuller experience, but you don't have to. Either way, click on this invitation link to take you to the CoKoCon server. That'll be in Discord if you have the client installed, or in your browser if not. We'll be in the Con Suite Video room.
Sunday, June 27, from 2pm to 6pm, Arizona time (MST not MDT).
Panels! Workshops! Filk! Gaming! Events! Art Show! Dealers' Room! Charity Auction! Virtual ConSuite!
We'll be hosting whatever we can translate into a virtual event! That means two panel rooms, with others for events, workshops, filk and gaming. We'll have a virtual art show and dealers' room. We'll host a charity auction to benefit Joshua Tree Feeding Program. And a virtual ConSuite will be open throughout the weekend for you to pop in and just chat, even if we can't serve you food and drink there this year.
Our mobile-friendly programming grid is online and will gradually populate over the coming year.
Our previously announced Guests of Honor for CoKoCons 2020 and 2021 will now be Featured Panelists at Virtual CoKoCon 2021 and return to be Guests of Honor at CoKoCons 2022 and 2023.
Click here to read about our Featured Panelists.
We'll run throughout the Labor Day weekend, from September 3-6, 2021.
That's four days, Friday to Monday.
Now that we've gone virtual, all memberships are free, but you do still need to register.
Membership gets you full access to all four days of the convention and to everything happening within it.
Donations are welcome. Both our sponsoring bodies