Archon is a premier fan-run Science Fiction/Fantasy convention that began in 1977. Previous guests have included George R.R. Martin, Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Ray Harryhausen, Robert Jordan, Laurell K. Hamilton and many, many more. Archon is held in the Midwest (Collinsville, Illinois), near the convergence of several interstate highways, a major metropolitan area (St. Louis), and an international airport. Archon has a personal touch -- we want EVERYONE who visits to have the best time, meet fellow fans and great guests, and go back home eager to return the following year.