South Eastern Convention Fandom, Inc. presents the three-day ConCarolinas science fiction convention. The event features sci-fi writers Mike Resnick, Faith Hunter, David B. Coe among others. Boogie Knights will play music in Middle-Age-style attire. More highlights of the convention include appearances by Suzie Plakson (who starred on Star Trek: The Next Generation) and Gary Jones (who co-starred on Stargate SG-1 and a number of other sci-fi productions). $10-$35. Friday, 3 p.m.-12 a.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-12 a.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Marriott Executive Park, 5700 Westpark Dr. 704-527-9650. www.concarolinas.org.