If you're in Wisconsin this weekend, check out Odyssey Convention 2006.
For example, kicking off the event will be a discussion on "The Darwin Awards of 2150: Discovering new and clever ways to kill ourselves." Other programs include "Narnia Chronicles: universal tale, or Christian propaganda?," "Bouncing Boomerangs Batman!: Outrageous comic heroes and villains," and "Brains! Need brains!: zombies and their foul kin." And speaking of Cthulhu, one panel is dedicated to remembering August Derleth, the Sauk City native who invented the term "Cthulhu Mythos." OddCon also - most likely unintentionally - expresses the new guard in fandom. Gone are panels dedicated to Gene Rodenberry and Star Trek, replaced by multiple panels dedicated to Joss Whedon and his creations Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Firefly.