Eagle-Con 2018 - Theme: Aliens, Monsters, and Others

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Saturday, March 10, 2018 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Golden Eagle Ballrooms 2 & 3*


Saturday, March 10, 2018 | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Golden Eagle Ballrooms 2 & 3, University-Student Union*
*Attendees must have a valid Eagle-Con badge for Saturday's convention, panels, and presentations.
Times, locations, and programming are subject to change.


Eagle-Con is a three-day convention that brings together science fiction, fantasy, comic books, and superheroes, as well as insider views of these highly creative genres. Nested on the campus of Cal State LA, home of the Golden Eagles, Eagle-Con explores issues of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, identity, and representation in science fiction and fantasy across media while also celebrating the boundless imaginations of artists and writers that turn ordinary humans into lifelong devotees of these genres. With generous support from our founding sponsor, the Art Directors Guild, Eagle-Con is an event where people from all walks of life can come together to learn, explore, and grow in an inclusive atmosphere that celebrates diverse voices and visions.
Mission Statement:
Eagle-Con at Cal State LA is a student-centered, community-welcoming event that celebrates science fiction and fantasy across media.  Eagle-Con’s mission is three-fold:
  1. Education: To educate the students of Cal State LA and members of the Greater Los Angeles community about the history, impact, and continued necessity of the contributions of women, people of color, the LGBTQIA-identified, the differently-abled, and the variously-aged to the science fiction and fantasy genres; and to explore diverse identity representations and expressions within these genres while creating spaces for new voices, creators, and small and independent publishers and producers of the same.

  2. Professionalization: To provide opportunities for students to learn about these genres from artists, writers, and professionals working in southern California’s entertainment industries, network with these professionals, and imagine how they might one day join their ranks.

  3. Fun: To celebrate science fiction and fantasy through entertaining events involving art, fashion, storytelling, games, screenings, and special presentations.

Eagle-Con Code of Conduct and Harassment Policy:
The following will be considered harassment, including but not limited to: physical or verbal threats; unwelcome attention; stalking; pushing, shoving, or use of physical force; behavior that creates a disturbance or is dangerous, including lewd or generally offensive behavior or language; using sexually explicit or offensive language or conduct; excessive profanity; obscene gestures; use of racial, religious, sexual, gender, ability, or ethnic slurs.
General Con Policies
  • Eagle-Con is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged property, or for injuries sustained during the course of the convention.
  • You must wear your valid Eagle-Con badge at all times to be admitted to all con events.
  • We reserve the right to ask you to leave the convention or events if you are acting outside the code of conduct.
  • Please keep in mind that Eagle-Con is an all-ages event. We strive to maintain a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for children and adults.
  • If you are taking photographs of attendees, please respect those that do not wish to be photographed or recorded by asking permission to take pictures. Always request permission before snapping a photo. Although we are providing measures, in no way are we insuring that this will not happen. We will do our best.
  • Have fun, be safe, and be respectful.


Octavia E. Butler Memorial Award Recipient: Nalo Hopkinson

Nalo Hopkinson
Nalo Hopkinson is the 2018 recipient of the Octavia Butler Memorial Award at Eagle-Con at California State University, Los Angeles.
Hopkinson is a critically acclaimed science fiction and fantasy author and creative writing professor at UC Riverside and a member of its faculty research cluster in science fiction.
She has published numerous short stories and six novels, including her first, Brown Girl in the Ring, which won the Warner Aspect First Novel contest. Throughout her career, Hopkinson has received many awards for her work, including the Campbell and Locus Awards, the World Fantasy Award, the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic and the Prix Aurora Award. Hopkinson was born in Jamaica and lived in Jamaica, Guyana, the United States and Trinidad before moving to Canada as a teenager. Read more about Hopkinson on her website nalohopkinson.com.
Hopkinson will receive the honor at Eagle-Con on the Cal State LA campus on March 8 at 4:30 p.m.
The Eagle-Con Octavia E. Butler Memorial Award is given in recognition of impactful contributions to the world of science fiction, fantasy and speculative fiction, with the spirit and conviction demonstrated by multi-award winning author and Cal State LA alumna Octavia E. Butler.
Prism Award Recipient: Cheo Hodari Coker
Cheo Hodari Coker
Cheo Hodari Coker is the 2018 recipient of the Prism Award at Eagle-Con at California State University, Los Angeles.
Coker is the creator, executive producer and showrunner of Marvel's Luke Cage. A Stanford graduate, Coker started his career in journalism, writing entertainment profiles for the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Premiere, Vibe, The Source, XXL, Essence and numerous national publications. He is the author of the book Unbelievable: The Life, Death, and Afterlife of the Notorious B.I.G. 
Coker co-wrote 2009's Notorious, and segued into television writing, starting out as an executive story editor on SouthLAnd, where he eventually rose to supervising producer and won an NAACP award for the Season Four episode “God’s Work.” Coker worked as a supervising producer on CBS' NCIS: Los Angeles and co-executive producer for Fox's Almost Human and Showtime's Ray Donovan. His other feature film credits include 2017’s Lowriders and the upcoming Creed 2.
The Eagle-Con Prism Award is given in recognition of the envisioning and projection of a diverse and representative spectrum of people into the future through artistic media.




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Updated: March 10, 2018