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The URL for this page is: http://www.cam-info.net/concalendar [Note: This listing is ONLY for events to be held in the following states: TX, AR, LA, OK, and NM. More con listings Web sites available at the end of this listing!]


SoonerCon 24

Oklahoma's own ComicCon/Pop Culture Expo
Science Fiction, Fantasy, Gaming Con
June 26-28, 2015
Reed Conference Center
5800 Will Rogers
Midwest City, OK 73110
Sheraton Midwest City Hotel at the Reed Conference Center
5750 Will Rogers Road
Midwest City, OK 73110
Oklahoma City, OK area
Literary GOH: Elizabeth Moon
Artist GOH: Lubov
YA Guest of Honor: Rachel Caine
Toastmaster: Selina Rosen
MC: Peter Pixie
Featured Guests:Robert Picardo & Jamie Marchi
This incarnation of SoonerCon is deliberately designed to celebrate all aspects of fandom. We don’t intend to have a solely "books" or "TV" or "art" emphasis. The emphasis is on FUN. Events include: Film Festival, Art Show, Gaming, Cosplay and Masquerade. Charity. Panel and Workshops. Video Rooms.
We are very happy to announce the creation of the Oklahoma Speculative Fiction Hall of Fame. Beginning in 2013, SoonerCon will induct members into the Hall of Fame, and present them with the newly created "Nucleon Award". Members of the Hall of Fame will be Oklahomans (and those originally from Oklahoma) who have contributed significantly to the development of pop culture and speculative fiction in both Oklahoma and the world.
The 2013 Class of the Oklahoma Speculative Fiction Hall of Fame is John Ferguson, aka Count Gregore, and author C.J. Cherryh.

Texicon: Where the West Begins

Table-Top Gaming is Educational. Gaming con.
June 25-28, 2015
Grapevine Convention Center
1209 S Main St.
Grapevine, Texas 76051
Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area
Texicon supports all three sections of gaming: Miniatures, Role-Playing, and Board gaming. Each year Texicon will focus on a specific section.
Texicon is proud to announce its focus for 2013 - 2015 is Table-Top Gaming is Educational. We decided that it was important to bring this aspect of gaming to the forefront.
Texicon also hosts seminars that focus on every aspect of gaming. In these seminars, experts will speak about various aspects of games and gaming. Some speakers will be seasoned gamers, others will be industry specialists.
We hope you will be brave enough to try a new game.
See also Texicon Facebook page.

Fiesta Equestria

Brony [My Little Pony] con
June 26-28, 2015
Houston Marriott Westchase
2900 Briarpark Dr.
Houston, Texas 77042
Greater Houston, TX area
Texas Brony Convention created solely to entertain all lovers of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. A dealer’s room for you to buy cool stuff in; an artist alley for you to gawk at all the amazing art in the Brony community; various voice actors and actresses to meet and get autographs from. Fiesta Equestria will also have a superb line up of panels that are run by guests just like you. [Note: A few panels might be restricted to age 18+. This is a family friendly event and anyone of any age may come and have fun.]

Tokyo in Tulsa

Anime & gaming con
July 17-19, 2015
Cox Business Center
100 Civic Center
Tulsa, OK 74103
DoubleTree Hotel
616 W. Seventh Street
Tulsa, OK 74127-8983
downtown Tulsa, OK area
Held in historic downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma TnT is a Japanese and Pop Culture convention centered on Japanese Animation. We also showcase music, creative art and writing, gaming (both video and table top) and fashion. Join us for a full weekend of nonstop fun.
Oklahoma’s largest 3 day Japanese cultural event has some awesome things in the work for our 8th year, and you can be a part of our biggest year yet!

MechaCon

Anime con
July 17-19, 2015
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Two Poydras Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
New Orleans-area
"[O]ffers anime and mecha fans of Louisiana and neighboring states a chance to gather in a warm and friendly setting to learn more about the culture of Japan and to share in the experience that is the anime fan culture."
Cosplay, Contests, Gaming, Video Rooms, Panels, Dealers Room, Artist Alley, formal/semi-formal dinner, and more!


North Texas Comic Book Shows

Comics con
July 18, 2015
Doubletree Hotel Dallas Market Center
2015 Market Center Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75207
Dallas, TX area

ArmadilloCon 37

Literary science fiction con.
July 24-26, 2015
Omni South Park Hotel
4140 Governor's Row
Austin, TX 78744
Austin, TX area
Guest of Honor: Ken Liu
Special Guest: James Morrow
Editor Guest: L. Timmel Duchamp (Aqueduct Press)
Fan Guest: John DeNardo (SF Signal)
Toastmaster: Stina Leicht
Panels, Art Show, Gaming, Charity, Full Day Writer's Workshop, Dealer's Room, and more!
ArmadilloCon is a literary science fiction convention held annually in Austin, with several hundred attendees.
We are a place where the smartest people in the world gather to celebrate their uniqueness and intelligence. Oh, and we talk about books too.
The primary focus of ArmadilloCon is literary science fiction, but that's not all we do -- we also pay attention to art, animation, science, media, and gaming. Every year, dozens of professional writers, artists and editors attend the convention. We invite you to attend the convention especially if you are a fan of reading, writing, meeting, sighting, feeding, knighting, and all the other things folks do at a sci-f/fantasy convention.
Sponsored by the Fandom Association of Central Texas, a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization


Space City Comic Con

Space City Comic Con is the Gulf Coast's fan-culture convention and family entertainment, pop-culture expo for all ages. For fans of comics, sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, literature and art.
July 24-26, 2015
Wyndham Houston - Medical Center Hotel and Suites
6800 Main Street
Houston, TX 77030
Greater Houston, TX area
Author Guests: Tracy & Laura Hickman, Naomi Novik, & others
Plus a number of actors, artists, cosplayers, and industry guests.
We love bringing fans together! Your Houston hometown comic con!


Dallas Gaming Expo

Gaming con
July 24-26, 2015
Crowne Plaza Dallas Near Galleria - Addison
14315 Midway Road
Addison, Texas, 75001

Classic Game Fest

Retro Video Gaming con
July 25-26, 2015
Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704
Five hotels located nearby. [No room block.]
Exciting classic video games, retro game tournaments, costume contests, live video game music, and more! Including arcade machines & retro game consoles from the 80's & 90's.
Charity: A portion of all wristband sales will benefit the Dell Children's Medical Center Foundation.

San Japan: 8-Bit

Japanese Anime and Culture Convention
July 31-August 2, 2015
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio Grand Hyatt
600 E. Market Place
San Antonio, Texas 78205
downtown San Antonio, TX area
Dealer's Room, Multiple Panel Rooms, Video/Table Gaming, Artist Alley, 24 Hour Video Room. 2 viewing rooms, gaming (both live action and computer) industry panels, Steampunk Attire Contest and more. Further, trying to emphasize as a cultural convention, we will be bringing you panels, performances, and demonstrations of Martial Arts, Tea Ceremonies, Kabuki, Traditional Japanese games, and more! Come see what it's really all about!

Glitch Con 2015

"A fandom oriented convention focusing on Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming, and Anime."
July 31-August 2, 2015
Springdale Holiday Inn
1500 South 48th Street
Springdale, Arkansas 72764
Springdale, Arkansas area
Our goal is to bring the very best of what these cultures have to offer to Northwest Arkansas to bring the local fandom communities together and provide the very best in entertainment for our attendees while raising money for our charity of choice.

Texas ComiCon 2015

Comics & gaming
August 7-9, 2015
San Antonio Shrine Auditorium
901 N Loop 1604 W
San Antonio, TX 78258
San Antonio, TX area
Celebrities, Dealers, Artist Alley, Gaming, Kids' Costume Contest, etc.

Austin Board Game Bash

August 7-9, 2015
Austin Marriott South
4415 S. IH 35 Frontage Rd
Austin, Texas, 78744
Austin, Texas area
Board Game Bash is a weekend-long board gaming convention designed to get a bunch of gamers together and give them ample opportunity to play. The 2015 convention will be from Friday, August 7th through Sunday, August 9th. The convention will be open all night each night through the weekend, so let biology be the only thing to stop you! We're going to be at the Austin Marriott South, located right off I-35 in Austin just south of 71.


RTX


Where Gaming Meets the Internet
Aug. 7-9, 2015
Austin Convention Center
500 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701
[Check back for hotel room blocks. Currently talking to the Hilton across the street AND the JW Marriott which is two blocks away]
Austin, TX area
Sponsored by Rooster Teeth

Bayou Battles XI

Warhammer Fantasy IndyGT gaming con
August 14-16, 2015
Hyatt North Houston
425 Sam Houston Parkway E.
Houston, TX 77060
Houston, TX
Bayou Battles abides by the principles of the IndyGTs, which place emphasis on Sportsmanship and inclusion of any and all players. Thus, we have different requirements than GW sponsored tourneys.

Anime Overload 7

Japanese Animation, and Pop-Culture Festival
August 14-16, 2015
Holiday Inn Austin Midtown
6000 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, TX 78752
Austin, Texas-area
Dealers Room, Artists Alley, Cosplay,events, panels, workshops and more!

CTC GeekFest 2015

August 14-16, 2015
Mayborn Planetarium & Space Theater
Killeen, TX 76540
Geekfest activities for kids and adults will include video game tournaments, contests, movie screenings, interactive video game demonstrations, presentations and entertainment by local groups and companies, vendor booths and a silent auction. Yes, the Humans vs Zombies competition is back along with two showings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show!

Sasquan, the 73rd World Con

August 19-23, 2015
Spokane Convention Center
Spokane, Washington
GOH: David Gerrold
GOH: Vonda M. McIntyre
Artist GOH: Brad Foster
Music GOH: Tom Smith
Fan GOH: Leslie Turek
Five days of programming on hundreds of topics from books to media, from art to costuming, from movies to television to anime, from science fiction to science fact, as well as an art show, masquerades, the Hugo Awards ceremony, dealer's rooms, and much more!

Bubonicon 47: Women of Wonder (the Pioneering Writers & Characters)

Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
August 28-30, 2015
ABQ Marriott Uptown
2101 Louisiana Blvd NE (Louisiana & I-40)
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Albuquerque, New Mexico area
Co-GOH: Tamora Pierce
Co-GOH: Catherynne M. Valente
Toastmistress: Mary Robinette Kowal
Artist Guest: Ruth Sanderson
Panels, Art Show, Dealers Room, Gaming, Auctions, Film Screenings, Readings, Autographs, Filking, Science Talk, Costume Contest, Green Slime Awards, Fan Programming, and more!
Presented by the NMSF Conference in association with various kind folks of the Albuquerque SF clubs.
Bubonicon 47 will benefit at least the Williamson Library Collection at Eastern NM University, the Roadrunner Food Bank, and the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation.

Delta H Con

54 Hours of anime and gaming.
Gamer and Anime Convention in the South.
August 28-30, 2015
Marriott Westchase
2900 Briarpark
Houston, TX, 77045
Houston, Texas area
Dealers Room, Artist's Alley, Art Auction, Art Show, Anime&DVD Screening Room, Anime Music Video (AMV) Contest (Rules), CosPlay [Graciously put on by Anime No Kai of UH], Manga Reading Room, Live Action Role Playing events (LARP's), Speaker Panels, Workshops, Bubble Room (Kid geared area), Collectable Card Games, PC Game Room, Role Playing events (RPG's), Terrain or Miniture Games (Mini's), & Board Games.

Amazing Houston Comic Con

"[B]est and brightest in comic book and pop entertainment."
September 4-6, 2015
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, TX 77010
Hilton Americas Houston
Houston, TX
(downtown Houston, Texas area)

AnimeFest

Convention and Association for fans of Anime, Music, Manga, and Japanese Pop Culture
September 4-7, 2015
Sheraton Dallas Hotel
4801 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy
Dallas, TX 75244
(downtown Dallas, Texas area)
Japanese Guests, Voice Actors, Manga/Comic Artists, Dealer Room, 24hr Video Theaters, J-Pop, Gaming, Arcade, Art Show & Auction, Panel Discussions, Autograph Sessions, Film/Video Premiers, and much more!

Konsplosion

September 11-13, 2015
Science Fiction, Fantasy, Anime, Gaming, etc. con
Fort Smith Convention Center
55 South Seventh
Fort Smith AR
Holiday Inn City Center ["overflow hotel"]
700 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Ft Smith, Arkansas area
A Joining Of Forces! Anime, Comics, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming, Larp, Pop Culture, and More!
Guests, Activities, Vendors, Artists, Tabletop Gaming, Cosplay, Video Games, Nerf Wars, Live Performances, Dances, Stage Shows, Card Gaming, Prizes, Classes, Panels, and so much more!

Alamo City Comic Con

Comics con
September 11-13, 2015
Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center
200 East Market St.
San Antonio, TX 78205
San Antonio, TX area
Celebration of the comic arts in San Antonio, Texas. You’ll find top-tier talent in the form of comic book artists, writers and publishers. You can also find many of your favorite actors from movies and television to comics and pop culture in general. We offer the opportunity to meet, get autographs, take photos and view panels with some of your favorite celebs, artists and writers. You can also purchase your favorite comics, collectibles, and toys from all our exhibitors.

Weird West Fest

Steampunk
September 19, 2015
Depot Complex
289 W. Railroad
Giddings TX
Held at the 1880’s restored Depot that houses the Union Station Transportation Museum and the Rural Texas Tourism Center, located at 289 W. Railroad, Giddings, Texas.
Git yer gears to Giddings for the 2nd Annual Weird West Fest as steampunk takes over the downtown area including the Railroad Museum, Sterling Theatre, Chamber, Peanut Mill and Landmark Event Center.
There will be lots of music, presentations, vendors, contests and special guests.
Keep up to date on the latest by checking out their website: http://www.weirdwestfest.com
The Weird West Fest is very proud to support Blue Skyes over Autism. they have a long association with this charity and admire their commitment. Blue Skyes over Autism raises funds that provide sponsorship for families to participate in Autism-related vacations and retreats.
The Weird West Fest is a Weird Western-themed one-day convention geared to fans of Steampunk, Victorian and the Old West. We have guests, gaming, music, films, costume and beard contests, panels, and presentations.

Fencon XII

A Fan-Operated Science Fiction and Fantasy Literary and Filk Convention
September 25-27, 2015
Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport Hotel
4545 W. John Carpenter Freeway
[Take Hwy 114 West to the Esters Blvd Exit]
Irving, TX 75063
[NOTE: New hotel for 2015]
(Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area)
GOH: S. M. Stirling
Music GOH: Tricky Pixie
Fen GOH: Tadao Tomomatsu
Artist GOH: Mitch Bentley
Science GOH: Dr. Penny Boston
Special Workshop Guest: Jaye Wells
Special Gaming Guest: Rick Loomis
Art Show & Auction, Dealers Room, Panels, Concerts, Filking, Short Story Contest, Writers Workshop, Children's Programming, Masquerade, Readings, Gaming, Demos, and lots more!
FenCon is a production of the Dallas Future Society, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of science, literature, and music for the future of all mankind.


CONtraflow V / DEEPSOUTHCON 53

Science fiction, fantasy, comics, & literary con.
October 2-4, 2015
New Orleans Airport Hilton
901 Airline Highway
Kenner, LA 70062
New Orleans, LA area
Author GOH: Robert Sawyer
Fan GOH: John Guidry
Special Guest: Seanan McGuire
Publisher GOH: Toni Weisskopf
Memorial GOH: Robert Asprin
Fanzine Lounge and Filk Salon. Focuses on science fiction, fantasy, comics, and related literary genres in any form, including but not limited to writing, visual arts, dramatic arts, and interactive fiction.
Panels, Dealers Room, Gaming, Art Gallery, Fund Raising Auctions, Costume Contest, Dances, Room Parties, Artist Alley, Kids Con, Hearts Tournament, plus much more!
In fulfillment of CONtraflow’s mission to promote all types of Science Fiction and Fantasy literature, the charity is still New Orleans Public Library.
Corporate Sponsor: Bayou Images Screen Printing
Club and Fan Group Sponsors: Area 504, Krewe of the Enterprise, USS Corsair (NCC 26556)

RealmsCon

Comics, Anime, Gaming, Multimedia Convention & Community
October 2-4, 2015
American Bank Center
Emerald Beach Hotel
1102 South Shoreline Dr
Corpus Christi, Texas, 78401
Corpus Christi, TX area
Realm’s Con is a three-day, multimedia convention held annually in Corpus Christi, Texas. If you love anime, gaming, horror, comic books and having a fun time, this is the convention for you!
Anime Dating Game, AMV (Anime Music Video), Anime Jeopardy, Cosplay, Dead or Alive Volleyball Tournament, The Katamari, Movie Rooms, Panels, Pool Party, Rave, Scavenger Hunt, Table Top Tournaments, Video Game Tournaments, Workshops, and SO MUCH MORE!!! NOTE: Realm’s Con is no longer a 24 hr event and will now open and close at the following times. We encourage attendees to eat properly and get some rest during the convention. We hope this change will allow attendees to get some rest without feeling they are missing out on anything fun.
Friday 10:00 AM – Saturday 3:00 AM
Saturday 10:00 AM – Sunday 3:00 AM
Sunday 10:00 AM – Sunday 6:00 PM

Mondo Con

Film, music, art, & toys
October 3-4, 2015
Marchesa Hall and Theater
6406 N I H 35 # 3100
Austin, Texas 78752
Austin, TX area MondoCon brings together unique guests from a variety of areas to celebrate film, music, art, toys with the world’s finest artists, designers, illustrators, painters, toy creators as well as directors, composers and more. The convention includes new artwork and products as well as panels & special screenings.

GaMExpo

Gaming con
October 9-11, 2015
Hilton San Antonio Hill Country Hotel & Spa
9800 Westover Hills Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78251
San Antonio, TX area
Tabletop gaming, video games, and much more. Like our Facebook page, share the Facebook page and we will bring you convention updates, plus fun gaming and more news and info. You can find us on twitter too at: https://twitter.com/TheGaMExpoSA .


Texas Broadside!

Where wargaming and history meet
Gaming con
October 9-11, 2015
Battleship Texas State Historic Site
3523 Independence Parkway South
LaPorte, TX 77571
Stay overnight one (or both) nights aboard the Battleship Texas! Featuring WWI and WWII wargames, on land, sea, and air, including some of the battles involving the USS TEXAS. In addition, attend lectures on military history and wargaming. ALL proceeds will benefit the ongoing preservation of the USS TEXAS.
Texas Broadside! is a cooperative effort by the Battleship Texas Foundation and Houston Beer and Pretzel Wargaming.

Brazos Valley STX Comic Con

Comics
October 10-11, 2015 Brazos County Expo Complex
5827 Leonard Rd
Bryan, TX 77807
Bryan, TX area

Wizard World Austin

Comic Con
October 30-31, 2015
Austin Convention Center
500 East Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78701
Austin, TX area
Comics, Celebrity Guests, Artist Alley, Panel discussions, Masquerade Ball (extra fee), Movies, Comics, Toys, Video Gaming, Games, TV, Horror, Wrestling, MMA, Original Art, Collectibles, Anime, Manga & More!

Oni-Con XII

October 30-November 1, 2015
Galveston Island Convention Center
5600 Seawall Blvd
Galveston, TX 77551
The hotels for Oni-Con attendees are The San Luis Resort, The Hilton Galveston Island Resort, and the Holiday Inn Resort on the Beach. All three hotels are located within a few blocks of the Galveston Island Convention Center.
Galveston, TX area
"Best in Japanese pop culture, from J-Rock/J-Pop and anime to cosplay, maid cafes, cutting edge fashion and so much more!

Izumicon

New Adventures in Anime & Manga
October 30-November 1, 2015
Cox Center
Oklahoma City, OK area
"For three days we’ll come together to celebrate our love for eastern animation, Japanese culture and music."
Cosplay, panels, screenings, dealer's room (including artist alley tables), guests, and more!

Millenniumcon 18

Historical Miniatures Game Convention
November 6-8, 2015
Wingate Hotel & Conference Center
1209 North Interstate Highway 35
Round Rock, TX 78664
NORTH of Austin. This is in the Round Rock / Central Texas area
Millennium 18 is a three day convention that supports Tabletop Wargaming with Historical Miniatures.
We provide a unique event to celebrate our passion for playing wargames and crafting the miniatures and terrain used in these games. While we do focus on games involving historical time periods, our convention caters to many different gaming tastes and styles.
Unlike other conventions that support multiple genres, we don't have one group trying to be all things to all people. There are also a limited number of RPG games but the emphasis is on miniatures games.
Because of our focus on miniatures, we are proud to call Millennium 18 the largest miniature convention in Texas.
How to Submit a Game at MillenniumCon
Please login to http://millenniumcon.gamecon.us/reg/ and click on 'Submit a New Event'. You will need to create an account if you don't have one.
Table Size
Our standard table is 8' x 5'. For smaller games please select a 6' X 18" table. Larger tables are extremely limited.
Convention Pre-registration and event signup will open October 2014. During the pre-registration period, you will register for 3-Day passes only. Single Day passes will be available at the convention.


Aetherfest IV

Texan Retro-Futurist Convention
(Presumably November 2015)
(downtown San Antonio, TX area)
AetherFest is Texas' premier Retro-Futurist convention, put together by fans for fans. Expect informative and fun panels, interactive workshops, fantastic guests of honor and local participants, diverse musicians and dances, and, of course, the decadent shindigs. We cover everything from literature to film and every possible form of Retro-Futurist media, so join us and your fellow Retro-Fans at AetherFest!
Retro-Futurism explores the themes of tension between past and future, and between the alienating and empowering effects of technology....Know everything about Retro-Futurism? Not at all! AetherFest is perfect for newcomers, so be prepared to explore this vast and exciting world!
Presented by SARFA (San Antonio-Austin Retro-Futurist Fan Alliance)

ANT: Anime North Texas

Anime & Cosplay con
November 20-22, 2015
Hilton Fort Worth
815 Main St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
DFW Metroplex area

Dickens on the Strand

Galveston's World Famous Victorian Holiday Festival
WEAR A VICTORIAN COSTUME FOR 1/2 PRICE ADMISSION!
(Presumably December 2015)
Strand National Historic Landmark District
Strand & Mechanic Streets between 20th & 25th
Galveston, Texas
The annual holiday street festival, based on 19th-century Victorian London, features parades, non-stop entertainment on six stages, strolling carolers, roving musicians, bagpipers, jugglers and a host of other entertainers. Costumed vendors peddle their wares from street stalls and rolling carts laden with holiday food and drink, Victorian-inspired crafts, clothing, jewelry, holiday decorations and gift items.
Continuous entertainment on several stages, over 150 craft and food vendors, children’s activities abound at Piccadilly Circus, 3 grand parades, Victorian Bed Races, London Wharf and the Official Tall Ship of Texas ELISSA, GHF Member’s Club, Costume Contests, Scrooge’s Scavenger Hunt and wonderful special events throughout the weekend.

Ikkicon X

Japanese Animation & Pop Culture Convention
January 1-3, 2016
Renaissance Austin Hotel
9721 Arboretum Boulevard
Austin, TX 78759
Austin, Texas area
Anime Idol, Anime Music Video(AMV) Contest, Anime Poetry Slam, Dance Contest, Media Gallery (Artist Alley & Exhibitions), Dealers Room, Art Show, and more!

OwlCon

Gaming, Fantasy, & Science Fiction Convention
(Presumably February 2016)
RMC/Ley Student Center
Rice University
Houston, TX
OwlCon is an annual gaming convention at Rice University, Houston, TX, dating back to 1980. We feature table top and live action role playing games, miniatures games and events, historical miniatures, board games, card games, a dealers' room, and more. OwlCon 32 gaming events will include RPGA and PFS events and specials, official tournaments for Warhammer 40k and Warhammer Fantasy, many tabletop games, several LARPS including Vampire and Call of Cthulhu, and many other games with prizes galore! OwlCon will once again be swarming with official demo folks for various game systems to give you a chance to try some of their great games. We will also have an anime room and a Dealers’ room.

ConDFW XV

A Science Fiction & Fantasy Literary Event
February 12-14, 2016
Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre
5410 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, TX 75240-6276

Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex area
Author GOH: John Scalzi
Author GOH: Seanan McGuire
Science fiction and fantasy convention featuring writing/publishing based programming, science programming, an excellent collection of guests, art show, rooms of board gaming, a charity book swap and auction, a short story contest, a costume contest, and a slew of non-traditional activities such as the Sci-Fi Spelling Bee. We welcome one and all to show up, hang out, meet old friends, make new ones, and have an excellent time!
The Normal Features:
Art Show, Autographs, Dealer's Room, Con Suite, Panel Discussions, Gaming, Gallery Tables, Freebie Tables
And the Abnormalities:
Charity Book Swap, Hard Science Panels, Intergalactic Archaeology, "Late Night Double Feature", Artist Drawing Challenge, Sci-Fi Spelling Bee, Short Story Contest, Spontaneous Sing-Alongs
Be there or be Rhomboicosahedral! Brought to you by the Texas Speculative Fiction Association, a 501 (c)(3) organization. 100% volunteer-run.


Anime Matsuri

Anime, manga, cosplay, and music festival
February 26-28, 2016
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, TX 77010
Hilton Americas Houston
Houston, TX
Greater Houston, Texas metropolitan area
Panels, Gaming, Anime Theaters, Dealers Room, Artist Alley, Contests, Club AM (the ultimate anime dance/rave), and more!

Furry Fiesta

Texas' only furry convention
(Presumably Feb. 2016)
(Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area)
Dealer's Den, Artist Alley, Art Show, Video Room, Charity, and more!

All-Con 2016

Multi-format convention featuring autographs, gaming, comics, & a burlesque show.
March 17-20, 2016
Westin Dallas Park Central
12720 Merit Drive
Dallas, Texas 75251
(Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area)
For three days All-Con provides an umbrella of content supporting fans of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Renaissance, Anime, Costuming, Theater / Performing Arts, Mystery, Art, Crafts, Collecting, and Film Making. To help 'give back' there are several charity events at the convention every year.
All-Con is fan organized and built on community participation. We offer a track dedicated entirely to cross promoting clubs, conventions, and events. The best part is you may cross promote as a panelist for FREE as long as we have space and your content is appropriate. Don't forget to bring flyers for the flyer table.

RevelCon 27

March 18-20, 2016
Houston, Texas
RevelCon is THE only fan-run relax-a-con/zinefest in the Southwest US. It's a fab weekend of vids, panels, art, zines, merchandise, food and frolic! [Note - Revelcon is an adults-only/18-and-over con.]


AggieCon 46

Oldest&largest student-run science fiction convention in the U.S.
(Presumably March 2016)
Hilton Hotel & Conference Center
College Station, Texas
...[D]emos, lectures, workshops, panel discussions, games, and media showings. Dealers Room, Art Show, Gaming, Cosplay, Video Room, Charity, etc.
See also AggieCon Facebook page
Brought to you by Cepheid Variable


MagCon 8

Mad About Games Convention. Gaming con.
(Presumably April 2016)
SAT 9 AM - 2 AM
SUN 9 AM - 7 PM
New Caney ISD Annex
21569 U.S. 59
New Caney, Texas 77357
(Northeast Houston Area / Montgomery County. Northeast up US59 from Greater Houston Area)

CyPhaCon

Southwest Louisiana’s premier Anime, Gaming and Scifi convention
(Presumably April 2016)
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Anime Industry Panels, Anime Screenings, Artist Alley, Board Games, Charity Auction, Cosplay Events With Prizes, Dealer Room, General Cosplay All Over, Guest Panels, Live Action Role Playing, Role Playing Games, Video Gaming, Workshops.
Sponsored by the non-profit Future Possibilities Foundation.

WhoFest 3

A fan celebration of everybody's favorite Timelord.
(Presumably April 2016)
Dallas/Fort Worth MetroPlex
WhoFest is a production of the Dallas Future Society, a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to the advancement of science, literature, and music for the future of all mankind. This material is published by the Dallas Future Society in furtherance of its literary and educational purposes. The opinions expressed are those of the editors and contributors and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Dallas Future Society, its officers, or directors.

Steampunk Express: (Cogs, Leather, Lace & Steam)

(Presumably April 2016)
Palestine Depot (Texas State Railroad)
789 Park Road 70
Palestine, TX 75801
[Located approximately 2 miles east of Loop 256 in Palestine on US Hwy 84. The Texas State Railroad is located approximately 2 ½ hours from Dallas and 3 hours from Houston. Both of our depots are located on US Hwy 84 between the cities of Palestine, Texas and Rusk, Texas.]
Several different excursions are available, each with a different menu. In particular note the Steampunk Express Afternoon High Tea Train.
Pre-registration required (that is, reservations must be made by a certain date before the excursion). See Web site for details.

ReaperCon

Miniatures & gaming con
(Presumably May 2016)
Lewisville, Texas
Dallas/Fort Worth MetroPlex area
4-day convention that’s a celebration of the miniatures hobby! Reaper Miniatures brings in some of the best talent in the industry - World-class sculptors, painters and illustrators - and invites you to join us for four days of classes, seminars, games, and fun! Whether you’re just learning to paint, or you want that final push to go to the next level, or maybe you just want to play some games and meet cool people, ReaperCon is where it’s at!

Corrupted Cog

Steampunk
(Presumably May 2016) Austin, Texas area
"[A]n exciting Steampunk Event in Downtown Austin, Texas – just off Historic East 6th Street" Sponsored by Westernpunk Productions.

South Texas Comic Con

(Presumably May 2016) McAllen, Texas area
Comics, celebrities, art, collectables, cosplay contests. Plus literacy initiative in conjunction with McAllen Public Library fighting illiteracy in South Texas

Yellow City Comic Con

Gaming Con
(Presumably May 2016) Amarillo, TX area
Special Guest: 501st Legion
Guests (including CCP Comics artists), Panels (including fantasy writing), gaming, cosplay, video screenings, and much more!
Official charity: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Chupacabracon

Roleplaying Gaming con
May 13-15, 2016
Wingate Hotel & Conference Center
1209 N. IH 35 North
Round Rock, TX 78664
Greater Austin, Texas
[B]oard games, roleplaying games, strategy games, speakers and panels.[C]onvention for fans by fans to play games, learn from game makers and authors, and just generally have fun.
The mission of Austin Creative Pathways is to inspire and prepare youth for careers in the roleplaying, table top and video game industries through technology, writing and the visual arts education. ChupacabraCon will be our major fundraiser of the year. Proceeds will benefit the charitable organization in its efforts to promote creative careers for Austin's underserved youth.

FanExpo Dallas

Comics, Sci Fi, Horror, Anime, Gaming.
(Presumably May 2016)
(downtown Dallas, TX)
Comics, Celebrity Guests, Artist Alley, Panel discussions, Cosplay/Masquerade, Movies, Comics, Toys, Video Gaming, Games, TV, Horror, Original Art, Collectibles, Anime, Manga & More! Over 60,000 fans in over 600,000 square feet. Presented by Dallas Comic Con.

Arkansas Anime Festival

Anime con for Northwest Arkansas.
(Presumably May 2016)
Springdale/Fayetteville Arkansas area
Cosplay, video games, two viewing rooms, tabletop gaming, anime activities, guest panels, Japanese food, displays by local artists, some local vendors, door prizes (we are working on a dance) and much more!
For more information, send email
Sponsored by Realms Anime at 2579 N. College Ave. in Fayetteville, AR

BGG FAM

Board gaming con
(Presumably May 2016)
DFW Metroplex area

North Texas RPG Con

Role-Playing Gaming con
(Presumably June 2016)
Dallas/Fort Worth MetroPlex area
The North TX RPG Con focuses on old-school Dungeons & Dragons gaming (OD&D, 1E, 2E, or Basic/Expert) as well as any pre-1999 type of RPG produced by the classic gaming companies of the 70s and 80s (TSR, Chaosium, FGU, FASA, GDW, etc). We also support retro-clone or simulacrum type gaming that copies the old style of RPGs (Swords & Wizardry, Castles & Crusades, and others). ANY RPG games are welcome at the Con, be it D&D 4e, Pathfinder, or something we haven't even heard of, just be sure you can fill a table with 5-6 people before you ask to have it added to the schedule...

A-Kon 27

The Southwest's Largest Anime Convention
Anime, comics, cosplay, media, & gaming convention
(Presumably June 2016)
(Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area/ downtown Dallas)
Dealers Room, Guests, Seminars & Workshops, Multiple Video Rooms, Gaming & Tournaments, Premier Film Showings, Art Show & Auction, Autographs, Banquet, Costume Contest, Goodie Bags&Freebies, and Musical Concert
A-Kon is the oldest continually running, anime-based convention in N. America.

HeroCon

Cosplay con
(Presumably June 2016)
Austin, TX area
Dedicated convention FOR cosplayers BY cosplayers. Our goal is a convention dedicated to cosplayers of all levels to meet others and learn how to improve your craft.

Comic Palooza: The Texas International Comic Con

Comics & gaming con
June 17-19, 2016
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, TX 77010
Two host hotels:
Hilton Americas–Houston
1600 Lamar
Houston, Texas 77010
Hyatt Regency Houston
1200 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX 77002
(downtown Houston, TX)
Comicpalooza's mission is to provide the best and biggest annual multi-format pop culture convention in the southwest region of the United States, serving not only the fans of comics, science fiction, fantasy, video and table top gaming, anime, music and film, but also as a trade show and showcase for the studios, publishers, and manufacturers in those industries.
Largest comic con in Texas. Live Art Event, Comicpalooza Film Festival, industry panel discussions, roller derby games, quidditch matches, live music, dancers, circus performers, and much more. Comicpalooza is also one of the largest art events in Houston, featuring scores of artists as well as numerous writers, celebrities, and performers, and much, much more!

ApolloCon 2016

Houston's Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Conference
(Presumably June 2016)
Houston, TX area
Panels, Art Show & Auction, Authors, Artists, Scientists, ApolloKids, Concerts, Demos, Masquerade and Costume Awards, Dance, Dealers Room, Gaming (including LARP), Media Room, Networking, Room Parties. Writer's Workshop.
See also our Facebook page!
Sponsored by the Houston Science Fiction Association, a 501(c)(3) organization.

Bayou Con

Anime, comics, sci-fi
(Presumably June 2016)
Greater Lake Charles, LA area
"Celebration of all things fandom that takes place each June in Southwest Louisiana. The convention combines the very best in anime, sci-fi, comics, and gaming jampacked in a fan produced event." Includes media guests & cosplay!
BayouCon is a non profit organization operating under the legal name of the "Southwest Louisiana Science Education Foundation, Inc.". We are committed to providing a great fan produced convention for the folks of Southwest Louisiana.

Several Unlimited Summer Party

Club event
(Presumably July 2016)
Greater Houston, TX area
Come together with fellow fans!
RSVPs preferred.
And tell your friends!

MidAmeriCon II, the 74rd World Con

August 17-21, 2016
Kansas City Convention Center and Bartle Hall
301 West 13th Street, Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64105
Kansas City, MO
GOH: Kinuko Y. Craft
GOH: Patrick & Teresa Nielsen Hayden
GOH: Tamora Pierce
GOH: Michael Swanwick
Toastmaster: Pat Cadigan
Five days of programming on hundreds of topics from books to media, from art to costuming, from movies to television to anime, from science fiction to science fact, as well as an art show, masquerades, the Hugo Awards ceremony, dealer's rooms, and much more!

Retrospective Cons: Guests at cons in the TALON states (TX, AR, LA, OK, & NM)
Year in TALON Fandom: 2015 Guests
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