Amos Ben Israel poses for a photo at the Olamot convention, Tel Aviv, April 23, 2019. Tomer Appelbaum

At Tel Aviv Sci-fi and Fantasy Conference, the Offbeat Is the Norm

Once a hub for social outcasts, annual convention has morphed into colorful, unapologetic celebration. Even those who used to mock the geeks joined the party

At the entrance to Ironi Alef High School in Tel Aviv, people attending the Olamot Convention for Science Fiction and Fantasy are greeted by Moaning Myrtle, one of the ghosts in the Harry Potter books. She...

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