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Pioneer Con


Pioneer Con is part Comic-Con and part Academic Conference. In 2016, SKD created Pioneer Con as an opportunity for Jefferson State Community College students, faculty, and staff to express themselves through discussions and events centered around science fiction and fantasy. What started as a little movement has turned into a wonderful event hosted every October to give our students, faculty, staff, and members of the community a chance to release their inner geek.

*Pioneer Con 2024 will be on Wednesday, October 23 and Thursday, October 24

at the Shelby-Hoover and Jefferson-Centerpoint Campuses of Jefferson State Community College.

More details will be posted closer to the date of the event. Please check back for more information.

The Pioneer Con 2023 theme is LORE.

"Lore" is an all-encompassing term for the traditions and beliefs that help define a group. This can be the folklore that we grow up hearing, the urban legends we tell at night, or the myths and legends we learn of past civilizations. It can also refer to the history and world-building that exists for all of our favorite fictional entertainment, including television shows, books, movies, and video games. So when we say "lore," we mean the myths that define our past, the traditions that unify our families, and the stories that keep us entertained. 

Special Thanks

A special thanks to the following people and organizations who helped with Pioneer Con 2023: