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Tue July 15, 2014
Sci-Fi and fantasy convention, "DetCon1," is coming to Detroit
This week the science fiction spotlight will shine on Detroit.
The Motor City will host the 2014 North American Science Fiction Convention from July 17 to July 20.
Jim Hines is a fantasy novelist from Michigan who is also serving as one of the three Masters of Ceremonies for the big convention that’s known as "DetCon1."
“You’ve got a convention center full of authors and fans, and basically just a hotel packed full of geeks,” Hines said when describing DetCon1.
Hines said this is different from ComicCon, who focuses more on the media and anime, where DetCon1 focuses on the literary, novels, stories and authors.
Hines won a Hugo Award in 2012. He said what he loves about science fiction and fantasy the most is the possibility.
“Whether it’s reading or creating the story, those moments when you just have to ask, ‘well what if this?’ And run with an idea that creates that sense of wonder. There’s nothing like it,” Hines said.
Hines is currently working on a series based in Michigan about a librarian from the Upper Peninsula who can pull anything from books that can fit through the pages.
The 2014 North American Science Fiction Convention will be at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center. You can get details at their website here.
*Listen to the full interview above.