Hal-Con 2017: A recap

A photo essay by Karli Zschogner

Crowds gather at HalCon’s Lightsaber Tournament Finals. Presenter: Eastern Watchmen.
Dalhousie Professor is Madame Vastra of Doctor Who (Series Six) for HalCon 2017.
Dalhousie Professor and her husband as Madame Vastra (Doctor Who Series Six) and Count Dooku (Star Wars).
John from Turo handmade an impressive Sam Flynn (Tron Legacy) costume and Light Cycle.
Husband and wife John and Robin of Turo pair up as Sam Flynn and Quorro of Tron: Legacy. John fulfills his dream of riding his Light Cycle at HalCon 2017.
Respected fiction author Tamora Pierce is featured on the panel 'Believable Evil', about sympathizing and understanding a villain's and real-life psychopaths’ motivations in a way that an audience can understand. Attendees learned to identify what makes a villain evil and how to write evil in a way that it is believable.
Friends Emily (Harley Quinn) and Jenna ( Joker) of Halifax said their favourite part of the weekend was volunteering to hold up signs for a stranger’s surprise marriage proposal.
Couple Ashley Sarrasin and Bem Potchier own Razorthone Studio
Saint Mary’s University Astrophysicist and author John Read and Wayne Harasimovitch of Halifax Amateur Radio Club discuss the upcoming events for Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.
Halifax’s Jason Hubbard tans his own deer hides to play The Hobbit’s Radagast The Brown.
Dalhousie Professors Brad Congdon, Julia M. Wright and Jason Haslam, and speak at Sunday’s HalCon panel on  Cli-Fi Science Fiction, Environment; Humanity. They discuss the history of Sci-fi challenging environmental and social issues though: Global Warming; The Kraken, Conan the Barbarian; USA Racist Eugenics, and fossil fuels and the Science of the Anthropocene.
Bruce Buck hosts Sunday’s HalCon Lord of the Rings/ The Hobbit Fan Panel opening up the full room from all ages to discuss the books and the films.
Bruce Buck hosts Sunday’s HalCon Lord of the Rings/ The Hobbit Fan Panel opening up the full room from all ages to discuss the books and the films.

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