The Con is On

The sci-fi convention Snowflake 13: the Return of the Flake brings fantasy, fandom and role-playing to the Ramada Overland Park (7240 Shawnee Mission Parkway) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Billed as “the Cabin Fever Fan Party,” the day includes discussion panels; dealer tables with books, collectibles and memorabilia; a gaming table; a costume contest; a costume workshop; and guests of honor, including anthropomorphic fantasy author Allen Billings, artist Jan Gephardt, and fan fiction notable Keith Dickinson. Movies are open to the public, including a 12:30 p.m. screening of the viral sci-fi sensation Lunopolis, about a conspiracy to protect the secret of an ancient civilization hidden beneath the lunar surface. Convention admission is a membership fee of $20, charged at the door. For more information, call 913-387-3366 or e-mail tekeltner@aol.com.— Brent Shepherd

Sat., Feb. 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 2011