SOLAE, The Science Oriented Literature, Art, and Education Foundation® is a 501(c)3 educational non-profit organization based in Columbus, Ohio. SOLAE uses the excitement of Fantasy and Science Fiction conventions to create a greater interest in science, art, costuming, and literature.
For 57 years our convention, Marcon, has gathered fans to celebrate literature, science, and the arts. Our guests include noted authors, editors, scientists, and artists.
SOLAE has awarded thousands of dollars of scholarships at State Science Day for projects “Turning Science Fiction into Science Fact”, as well as raising funds for other non-profit organizations.
SOLAE is financially supported by its member conventions, fundraising, and donations. Our events do not discriminate with regard to race, religious belief, age, abilities, sexual orientation, or national origin. All staff are volunteers.