COSine 2021 Postponed

When you run conventions, you have to plan for various different contingencies. For 2021, we budgeted for the obvious: Zombies. Dinosaurs run amok. Zombies riding dinosaurs. The usual stuff. Unfortunately, we didn’t plan for a pandemic–extraterrestrial or otherwise. Build a giant underground research facility, they said. Have you even seen Resident Evil, we said? In … Read more

Photos from COSine 2020

Well, we all survived COSine 2020! I think it actually went really well–nothing important was burned down, and the people I spoke with seemed to be enjoying themselves–or were nice enough to lie convincingly about it! I intend to do a post with stats from the con (which were all good), but in the meantime, … Read more

COSine 2020 Day Rates

A few people have asked for the day rates for the con, so here they are: Adult Friday Only: $20 Saturday Only: $30 Sunday Only: $20 Full Weekend: $50 Student Friday Only: $15 Saturday Only: $25 Sunday Only: $15 Full Weekend: $40 Child (5-12) Friday Only: $5 Saturday Only: $5 Sunday Only: $5 Full Weekend: … Read more

COSine 2020 On-line program book

This year, thanks to Danyda Feldman’s1 diligent efforts2, we have an electronic version of the program book! You can download the app for your appropriate electronic buddy from EventsXD, or just search for EventsXD in your app store. Once you’ve downloaded it, you will need to create an account, then just search for COSine. The … Read more

Charity Raffle

Some of you may recall an earlier blog post where I said that the raffle for 2020 would be the Pikes Peak Observatory. Well, PPO is a project of NSSTI, and they told us that they are currently waiting on various approvals before moving forward, but their other related project, MESO—The Mobile Earth + Space … Read more

2020 Schedule

The COSine 2020 schedule is now available! This gives you more than a week to memorize it for the entrance quiz (don’t worry – you can still get in if you score at least 93%). Actually, there might be minor tweaks between now and the con, but we think it is basically correct! There will … Read more

COSine 2020 Program/Badge Artwork

Wow – Peri (our Artist Guest of Honor) just delivered the first version of the artwork for the program book, and it is awesome! The image is done in the style of a 14-15th century oil painting, and shows the COSine rocket landing next to a castle. I could easily see this as the cover … Read more

MileHiCon 2019

MileHiCon was this weekend up in Denver, and COSine had a table (currently manned by Ted in the picture–note the Tie Fighter bowtie). We had a lot of fun, talked to a lot of people, and signed up a bunch of people for COSine 2020! The picnic basket on the left was serving duty as … Read more

Pikes Peak Observatory

Every year at COSine we hold a charity raffle, and for 2020 the charity we will be supporting is the Pikes Peak Observatory. The goal of the Pikes Peak Observatory initiative is to build a 1-meter research-quality observatory telescope on the summit of Pikes Peak, along with educational exhibits. The observatory was part of the … Read more

Flyers at Worldcon

Here’s a shot of COSine 2020 flyers on the freebie table at Worldcon in Dublin! A lot of people have come from the US to Dublin2019, so it seems only fair that a few people make the pilgrimage to Colorado Springs :-). And here’s a gratuitous shot of a time-traveling DeLorean stationed in front of … Read more