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More than 300 attend sci-fi festival (1983)

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — More than 900 wanderers on the space-time continuum gathered at a hotel here to share starry fantasies and speak of other worlds.

The event was Omnicon, a fantasy and science-fiction festival. "I wanted a release from the every day." said Ann Malcolm. who came here from Naples for the weekend fantasy adventure.

The 27-year-old airline employee dressed in a long scarf, black floppy hat and red velvet coat to impersonate Doctor Who, the British television time traveler who seemed to dominate the fest.

Among the films shown were 21 complete Doctor Who adventures from the British Broadcasting Corp. and the movie Star Trek II — The Wrath of Khan. Trekkies were a major influence on the festival, too, but the sci-fi buffs mostly mobbed Peter Davison, the fifth and most recent actor to play Doctor Who, and producer John Nathan-Turner.

"This may seem like a party," said sci-fi historian David Kyle. "But there will be serious elements — the space program. the future of the world, the perfection of mankind."

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  • APA 6th ed.: Koff, Rochelle (1983-02-07). More than 300 attend sci-fi festival. Galveston Daily News .
  • MLA 7th ed.: Koff, Rochelle. "More than 300 attend sci-fi festival." Galveston Daily News [add city] 1983-02-07. Print.
  • Chicago 15th ed.: Koff, Rochelle. "More than 300 attend sci-fi festival." Galveston Daily News, edition, sec., 1983-02-07
  • Turabian: Koff, Rochelle. "More than 300 attend sci-fi festival." Galveston Daily News, 1983-02-07, section, edition.
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