For Immediate Release
Amazing Stories and RavenCon Announce 100 Year Anniversary Celebration of Science Fiction
2026 Celebration Will Be Both Live and Virtual
Dateline: Virginia & Florida
The Publishers of Amazing Stories magazine and the Producers of RavenCon announce a partnership to produce the most exciting event to hit the Science Fiction World since the Moon Landing!
On March 10th of 1926, the world’s first magazine devoted exclusively to the publication of Science Fiction – Amazing Stories – was released to newstands, and the world just hasn’t been the same!
Not only did that first issue offer us the original definition of our genre, it would go on to support the creation of Science Fiction Fandom. Its cover art would set the bar for SF illustration, its stories would inspire technological advancement and innovation and the community it helped to create would come to dominate popular culture in our own era.
You can’t live in this world without being touched by Science Fiction’s influence. And now you have the unprecedented opportunity to join your fellow Fans in celebrating the first 100 Years of the Science Fiction Age!
RavenCon, a Virginia-based, traditional Science Fiction Convention has partnered with Experimenter to host the in-person celebration at RavenCon 19, April 2026. RavenCon is a well-respected and long-running, traditional, Fan-run con, making it a perfect choice for a celebration of the magazine that started it all, the Fandom that supported it all, and the genre that we all love!
The 100 Years of Science Fiction celebration at RavenCon is expected to fill to capacity, and to do so rapidly. In anticipation of over-flow crowds, plans are being made to offer Slan Shack Parties that will be virtually linked to the RavenCon event, while allowing just about anyone to attend a local celebration.
Lists of potential guests, special events, displays and programming subjects are currently being created, as is merchandise and crowdfunding platforms to help us make this the biggest, most exciting and out of this world celebration of Science Fiction that the world has ever seen!
If you are interested in any aspect of this event – be it attending, volunteering, offering a presentation, appearing as a guest (virtual or in person), hosting a local Slan Shack party, joining the quest to recover the Enchanted Duplicator, donating Lime Jello, or even seeking to be appointed the event’s Official David Kyle so you can tell everyone where to sit, sign up for our mailing list at www.RavenCon.com or www.AmazingStories.com.
We’re really excited about this and hope to make it an event that will reverberate down through the corridors of Science Fiction time. We’re actively working on bringing in guests that will excite you, events that will intrigue you (how about a scavenger hunt to find the Yellow Flyers that led to the Great Expulsion Act of 1939?), connect you to the roots of this genre, with panels on the history of the genre, the history of fandom, exploring the ways that Science Fiction has changed the world and to celebrate the people and the things that are creating the world we live in today…and in the future!
Don’t get left out, sign up for our newsletter today, follow our progress as we bring this celebration to a fantastic, wonderous, startling, astounding, nay, an AMAZING conclusion at RavenCon 2026!