The sci-fi and fantasy convention features a lineup of authors, artists, scientists and musicians, role-playing games, a steampunk cotillion, costume contests, an art market and a charity auction benefiting the New Orleans Public Library. Authors Mark Van Name, Robert Saywer and Les Johnson and artist Julie Dillon are featured guests. Daily admission $20; weekend pass $45 in advance, $50 at the door. Children ages 8-13 $10, children age 7 and under free. Visit www.contraflowscifi.org for details.