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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!]

AggieCon 46

Oldest&largest student-run science fiction convention in the U.S.
March 27-29, 2015
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

Anime Matsuri

Anime, manga, cosplay, and music festival
April 3-5, 2015
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!

MagCon 7

Mad About Games Convention. Gaming con.
April 11-12, 2015
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)


Family-friendly anime, gaming, and sci-fi convention in southwest Louisiana
April 17-19, 2015
Lake Charles Civic Center
900 Lakeshore Drive
Lake Charles, LA 70601
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Hotel
Lake Charles, Louisiana
CyPhaCon is proud to announce the following groups/performers for CyPhaCon 2014: Carnival Epsilon, Airship Horizons, The D20 Girls Project, Bedlam Bards, The Suzaku 7, SWLA Browncoats, Lafitte’s Ladies, USS Orleck Navel Museum, and the Houston Browncoats!
We’re also happy that fan groups 501st, Red Stick Rebellion, The Rebel Legion, Louisiana StarGators, Hunters Den, and the USS Lafitte of Starfleet International have once again committed to joining us.
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 2

A fan celebration of everybody's favorite Timelord.
April 24-26, 2015
Westin D/FW Airport
4545 W. John Carpenter Freeway
[Highway 114 at Esters]
Irving, TX 75063
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)

April 24-26, 2015
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.


Miniatures & gaming con
April 30-May 3, 2015
Hilton Garden Inn Lewisville
785 SH 121 Bypass
Lewisville, Texas 75067
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

May 9-10, 2015
Coppertank Event Center
504 Trinity Street
Austin, TX 78701
Austin, Texas area
"[A]n exciting Steampunk Event in Downtown Austin, Texas – just off Historic East 6th Street" Sponsored by Westernpunk Productions.

Comic Palooza: The Texas International Comic Con

Comics & gaming con
May 22-25, 2015
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!

FanExpo Dallas

Comics, Sci Fi, Horror, Anime, Gaming.
May 29-31, 2015
Dallas Convention Center
650 South Griffin Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Holiday Inn Express
333 West John W Carpenter Freeway [SH 114]
Irving, TX 75039
(Closest fan hotel to convention center)
(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.

North Texas RPG Con

Role-Playing Gaming con
June 4-7, 2015
DFW Airport Marriot South
4151 Centreport Boulevard
Fort Worth, Texas 76155
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 26

The Southwest's Largest Anime Convention
Anime, comics, cosplay, media, & gaming convention
June 5 – 7, 2015
Hilton Anatole
2201 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, Texas 75207
(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.

ApolloCon 2015: Embracing the unknown

Houston's Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Conference
June 19-21, 2015
Westin Houston Memorial City
945 Gessner Rd
Houston, TX 77024
[NOTE: New hotel for 2015]
The hotel is located across the street from Memorial City Mall & is connected to the mall by an air-conditioned skyway.
Houston, TX area
GOH: Jim C. Hines
Music GOH: Tim Griffin
Artist GOH: Maria William
Fan GOH: Randall Shepherd
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
June 19-21, 2015
West-Cal Arena & Events Center
2900 Ruth Street
Sulphur, LA 70665
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.

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
GOH: Elizabeth Moon
Artist GOH: Lubov
Guest: Rachel Caine
Guest: Selina Rosen
Guest: Peter Pixie
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.
Jun. 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.

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!

Several Unlimited Summer Party

Club event
(Presumably July 2015)
Greater Houston, TX area
Come together with fellow fans!
RSVPs preferred.
And tell your friends!

MechaCon XI

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!

ArmadilloCon 37

Literary science fiction con.
July 24-26, 2015
Omni South Park Hotel
4140 Governor's Row
Austin, TX 78744
Austin, TX
Guest of Honor: Ken Liu
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.
As an added bonus, we are the week after DetCon 1, the 2014 North American Science Fiction Convention (or NASFiC). Swing by Austin on your way home and meet the group that previous Fan Guest of Honor Patty Wells calls "those crazy Texans".
Sponsored by the Fandom Association of Central Texas, a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization

San Japan

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!

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.

The Houston Con

Celebrities, Comics, Cosplay
(Presumably August 2015)
(Houston, TX area)
"[M]ulti-genre pop and fan culture event, for all ages! A geek and nerd festival with free parking, held at the beautiful Hilton Houston North convention hotel near IAH."
Masquerade, Star Trek: Prelude to Axanar, More than Human, Gaming, Dealers Room, etc.

Anime Overload 6

Japanese Animation, and Pop-Culture Festival
(Presumably August 2015)
Austin, Texas-area
Dealers Room, Artists Alley, Cosplay,events, panels, workshops and more!

Heat of Battle VIII

World War II Wargaming con at the National WWII museum
(Presumably August 2015)
National WWII Museum
945 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
In 2007, The National WWII Museum inaugurated Heat of Battle, a new concept. To our knowledge, the Museum was the first to integrate historical wargames as a World War II teaching tool for the visiting public. Each year since, the event has grown. The board and miniatures games feature battles and campaigns from every fighting front of the war, and include action on land, sea and air.

Delta H Con

54 Hours of anime and gaming.
Gamer and Anime Convention in the South.
(Presumably August 2015)
Houston, Texas area
We are proud to be hosting our seventh convention.
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.

Bayou Battles XI

Warhammer Fantasy IndyGT gaming con
(Presumably August 2015)
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.

CTC GeekFest 2014

(Presumably August 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

Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
August 28-30, 2015
ABQ Marriott Uptown
Albuquerque, New Mexico area
Special Guests: Tamora Pierece, Catherynne M. Valente, Mary Robinette Kowal and artist 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.
Benefiting ENMU's Williamson Library Collection & Roadrunner Food Bank.

Austin Board Game Bash

(Presumably August 2015)
Austin, Texas

Glitch Con 2015

"A fandom oriented convention focusing on Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming, and Anime."
(Presumably August 2015)
Springdale, Arkansas
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.

Amazing Houston Comic Con

"[B]est and brightest in comic book and pop entertainment."
(Presumably August 2015)
(downtown Houston, Texas area)


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!


(Presumably September 2015)
Science Fiction, Fantasy, Anime, Gaming, etc. con
Fort Smith Convention Center
55 South Seventh
Fort Smith AR
Courtyard By Marriott (Downtown Fort Smith)
900 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, Ar. 72901
Ft Smith, Arkansas
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!

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)
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.


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)

Wizard World Austin

Comic Con
(Presumably October 2015)
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!


Anime, Gaming, Multimedia Convention & Community
(Presumably October 2015)
Corpus Christi, TX
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!!!


Gaming con
(Presumably October 2015)
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
(Presumably October 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.

Oni-Con XII

(Presumably November 2015)
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!


New Adventures in Anime & Manga
(Presumably November 2015)
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
(Presumably November 2015)
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!

Dickens on the Strand

Galveston's World Famous Victorian Holiday Festival
(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.

Arkansas Anime Festival

Anime con for Northwest Arkansas.
(Presumably December 2015)
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

Ikkicon X

Japanese Animation & Pop Culture Convention
(Presumably January 2016)
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!


Roleplaying Gaming con
(Presumably January 2016)
Austin, Texas
ChupacabraCon 2015 is dedicated in loving memory to game designer, writer and inspiration, Aaron Allston.
[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.


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.


Anime con (FOR AGES 18&up)
(Presumably February 2016)
Round Rock, Texas
Ushicon returns to help mature anime fans relax and remember what it was like to be a fan. It is a con for anime fans to have fun and socialize with other grown-ups.
Panels, gaming, video, dealers room, artists alley.


A Science Fiction & Fantasy Literary Event
(Presumably February 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
Artist GOH:
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.

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.
(Presumably March 2016)
(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

(Presumably March 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.]

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
Year in TALON Fandom: 2012 Guests
Year in TALON Fandom: 2011 Guests
Year in TALON Fandom: 2010 Guests
Year in TALON Fandom: 2009 Guests
Year in TALON Fandom: 2008 Guests
Year in TALON Fandom: 2007 Guests
Year in TALON Fandom: 2006 Guests
Year in TALON Fandom: 2005 Guests
Year in TALON Fandom: 2004 Guests

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