ART SHOW & AUCTION
The Polaris Art Show invites all science fiction and fantasy artists, professional and amateur alike, to display and sell their artwork during the convention. For the past 20 years, the Art Show has been organized by The Team Eh – a local group of art show volunteers with many years experience.
Now in its second year, Cinema Polaris is back, just getting better and better. In cooperation with several fannish production companies, we are able to share a number of fan films and documentaries. Last year’s selections included “Horrible Turn”, “Browncoats: Redemption”, “Return of the Ghostbusters” and “The Hunt for Gollum”. Stay tuned for what this year will bring.
FRIDAY NIGHT PARTY
Our popular Friday Night Party is back for Polaris 26. The end of the world? Just a date on the Mayan calendar? Or just a great reason for a party?
SATURDAY NIGHT DANCE
After the Masquerade ends on Saturday night, don’t turn into a pumpkin… Come dancing instead! The Saturday Night Dance is the place to be for a rocking good time.
DISCUSSIONS AND ACTIVITIES
We’re excited to be offering a collection of fantastic discussions and activities throughout the convention weekend this year related to a variety of fandom interests. Whether you write fanfiction, call yourself a Trekker, make Joss your master, create elaborate costumes or props, swoon over Edward and Bella or make geeky crafts, we work hard to ensure that we offer programming that everyone can enjoy.
The Geek-Offs are Polaris’ answer to the uberquestion: Who is the Geek to beat? We take several universes of Trivia, take their best and brightest, and then pit them against each other in a bloody no-holds-barred grudge match (but not really, because we have to mind the carpets). All for bragging rights and the certification approved by the Chairs that we have found the Geek-Off Champion for the year.
Challenge your imagination. Show off your creativity. We have been a fun and rewarding part of Polaris for many years. We offer you a chance to show everyone just how much of a fan you are! With us there are no boundaries, very few rules, and unlimited opportunities to explore what you have only dreamed you could do.
Have you ever thought about knitting your own Klingon or crocheting your own Sonic Screwdriver? How about making your own geeky clothespin doll? Or maybe you’re looking for a few tips and tricks from a professional writer while you pen the next big science fiction novel. Come join us for some fun and creative workshops!