2011 Archon Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention

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Jon Gitchoff

An Archon attendee showing off his fangs in the Doubletree Hotel in Collinsville, Illinois, on September 30, 2011.

Science Fiction and Fantasy fanatics dressed up as their favorite hero (or villain) and took over the Doubletree Hotel and Gateway Center in Collinsville, Ill. this weekend as Archon held it's 35th annual convention. Jon Gitchoff was there at Friday night's opening, catching it all for you in pictures. While you're at it, check out Mike Seely's 2004 RFT feature on Archon, "Geeks Gone Wild."