Long, long ago in a tiny hotel by the interstate, a convention known as Kubla Khan was Nashville’s only annual gathering of science-fiction geekdom. And although science-fiction movies and television shows (what few there were) would be discussed, the convention’s focus was primarily on writers and artists. Today, fan conventions have become massive, celebrity-centered money-making events that seem to pop up every other weekend, but a few of the old school “cons” are still out there. HyperiCon, Nashville’s inheritor of the Kubla Khan mantle, continues to observe the tradition by featuring actual writers like Robin Hobbs and Glen Cook as their guests of honor. Sure, there will be plenty of Star Wars and Doctor Who discussions, but for science-fiction or fantasy readers, it’s the place to be this weekend. For more info visit the HyperiCon Facebook page.