Pioneer Con to be held online Oct. 15

Published 3:31 pm Friday, October 9, 2020


Pioneer Con—Jefferson State’s half comic con, half academic conference—will be held virtually on Thursday, Oct. 15.

The event, themed “Virtually Magic,” is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and admission to all sessions is free.

The online event will be hosted at

Jefferson State’s Pioneer Con 2020, themed “Virtually Magic,” will be held virtually on Oct. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Contributed)

Pioneer Con 2020 will feature keynote author T.K. Thorne, interactive trivia, a remote cosplay contest, video panels, live streaming roundtables, an art gallery, online Dungeons and Dragons campaigns, faculty presentations, writing contests, a creative writing workshop and more.

Thorne’s presentation, “Putting Magic in Your Mystery,” will answer the question: “What happens when you mix a little magic with your murder?”

Thorne is a retired police captain and award-winning author.

Thorne will also hold a creative writing workshop limited to six students.

A full schedule and link to pre-registration can be found at

For more information, contact organizers Katie Boyer ( or Jamie King (

Pioneer Con is hosted by Jefferson State’s Eta Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Kappa Delta, the English honor society for two-year colleges.