New York, N.Y. - The New York Science Fiction Society – the Lunarians (2), Inc. is pleased to announce that its next annual convention, Lunacon 2017, will be held a few weeks later in the Spring, on the weekend of April 7 - 9, 2017, at a new/old location, the Westchester Marriott Hotel, 670 White Plains Road, Tarrytown, NY 10591-5104, the home of Lunacon ‘86 through Lunacon ‘90.
“After Lunacon 2016, we spent some time reviewing everything that happened during the convention and we realized that even though our hotel had hosted 22 of the previous 24 Lunacons, it no longer fit the convention’s needs or that of our attendees,” said Stuart C. Hellinger, Lunarians (2) President.
“There were issues with the function space, the hotel layout, other concerns that worked against the convention and its enjoyment by our members. Accordingly, we decided to reevaluate what we were doing and reach out to other hotels to see if we could find a better property that would enhance the Lunacon experience.
“The Westchester Marriott will nicely fits our needs. The primary function space is on one level, with only a handful of smaller, breakout rooms on another floor, easily accessible by the hotel’s elevators. In addition, the Marriott has more than enough bedrooms and two excellent restaurants on site. There is even a major supermarket practically next door. In the event that there are additional bedrooms needed, there are other hotels a short distance away, including a Courtyard by Marriott.” Mr. Hellinger continued, “When the Marriott advised that our preferred dates in March were not available, but offered the first full weekend in April 2017, we looked at a calendar and made the decision that, while the date change would not be ideal, the later dates had many advantages to benefit Lunacon and its attendees.” John W. Upton, the Lunacon 2017 Chair, is currently putting together his guest list now that the dates and location of the convention have been finalized. These Guest of Honor will be announced as soon as they have been confirmed.
Memberships rates to Lunacon 2017 will be announced and will be available for purchase online and via the mail shortly. In the meantime, you can follow us at: www.lunacon.org, on our Facebook group, on Twitter: @lunaconsf, or you can contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to us at: Lunacon 2017, P. O. Box 3137, New York, NY 10163-3137.
The New York Science Fiction Society – the Lunarians (2), Inc. is a New York State Not for Profit corporation and has applied for recognition under IRS section 501(c)(3).