Collinsville City Councilman Jeff Stehman, who also serves as Deputy Mayor of Collinsville will present a “Key to the City”
along with a Proclamation to the main organizers of the Archon Convention at the event’s Opening Ceremonies at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 30th.
Archon in an internationally known, highly regarded and well attended science fiction and fantasy convention that has been held annually in Collinsville.
The Archon Convention at Gateway Center draws over 3,000 annually to Collinsville for more than two decades and over the years it has generated millions of dollars in sales tax revenue for the local community. In 2015, Archon produced $1,232,020 in direct economic impact and $2,464,040 in direct, indirect and induced economic impact to the City of Collinsville.
“We are thrilled that the City is helping us recognize Archon on its 40th Anniversary,” said Cynthia Warke, Gateway Center’s Executive Director. “We have a few other secrets up our sleeve to help demonstrate our gratitude to Archon for selecting Collinsville as its convention destination for so many years.”
For more information about Archon 40, go to http://archonstl.org/who.html.
About Gateway Center: Gateway Center (www.gatewaycenter.com) is a multi-purpose convention center that hosts events of various sizes and types. The Center is located 10 minutes from downtown St. Louis, on Highway 157, just north of I-55/70, in Collinsville, Illinois.