Year in TALON Fandom: 2005 Guests

[Note: This listing is ONLY for events to be held in the following states: TX, AR, LA, OK, and NM.]


A Science Fiction & Fantasy Event
February 25-27, 2005
Radisson Hotel Dallas North
Richardson, Texas
(Metroplex area)
GOH: Steven K. Z. Brust
GOH: Patrick Nielsen Hayden
GOH: Teresa Nielsen Hayden
AGOH: David A. Cherry
Also Featuring: Robert Asprin, Bill Fawcett, Jody Lynn Nye, John Steakley
Art Show, Book Swap, Dealers Room, Panels, Gaming, and more!
For more information, write:
3009 Eric Lane
Farmer's Branch, TX 75234
Or send email
Sponsored by the Texas Speculative Fiction Association

AggieCon 36

Oldest & largest student-run science fiction convention in the U.S.
April 21-24, 2005
Texas A&M Memorial Student Center
College Station, Texas
Author GoH: Elizabeth Moon
Media GoH: Red Vs. Blue
Special GoH: Michael Moorcock
Author: Todd McCaffrey
Media Guests: FUNimation Voice Actor Greg Ayres
FUNimation Voice Actor Daniel Katsuk
FUNimation Voice Actor Caitlin Glass
Musical Guest: Brobdingnagian Bards
Panels, Art Show, Gaming, Scavenger Hunt, Masquerade Ball, Costume Contest, Dealers Room, Writer's Workshop, Anime Room, Computer Gaming, and more!
For more information write:
AggieCon (958460)
P.O.Box 5688
College Station, Texas 77844
Or call (979)268-3068
Brought to you by Cepheid Variable

ApolloCon 2005

Houston's only general Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Con
June 24-26, 2005
Hyatt Regency Houston Airport Hotel
15747 John F. Kennedy Blvd. (near Beltway 8)
Houston, TX 77032
GOH: Robert J. Sawyer
Artist GOH: Victory
Filk GOH: Juanita Coulson
Fan GOH: Kathy Thornton & Derly Ramirez
Guests: Bradley Denton, Melanie Miller Fletcher, Bennie Grezlik, Scott A. Johnson, Julia Blackshear Kosatka, Lee Martindale, Dusty Rainbolt, Selina Rosen, Rie Sheridan, Martha Wells, Mel. White, Amy Sisson, Rebecca Elsenheimer, & Jayme Lynn Blaschke
Panels, Art Show, Masquerade, Dealers Room, Filking, Book Exchanges, Film Screenings. A relatively new convention guaranteed to carry you worlds away into the realm of Fantasy and SF.A place where fun and imagination come together.
For more information, write:
P.O.Box 541822
Houston, TX 77254-1822
Or send email
Sponsored by the Houston Science Fiction Association, a 501(c)(3) organization.

Conestoga 9

Oklahoma's largest literary sf & fantasy con
July 15-17, 2005
Sheraton Tulsa
10918 E. 41st Street
Tulsa, OK 74146
GOH: George R.R. Martin
Artist GOH: Brad Foster
Toastmaster: Brad Denton
Fan GOH: Margene Bahm, Paula Helm Murray, and Jim Murray
Short Story, Film, & Costume Contests; Art Show; Panels; Gaming; Video; Filksinging; Dealers Room; Con Suite; and oh, so much more!
For more information write:
Conestoga 9
440 S. Gary Avenue
P.O. Box 45
Tulsa, OK 74104
Or call 1-918-445-2094
Or send email


Austin's NEW Mystery Convention
July 22-24, 2005
Doubletree Hotel
Austin, Texas
GOH: Earlene Fowler
GOH: Jon A. Jackson
Toastmaster: Joe R. Lansdale
Fan Guest: Kate Derie (
Professional GOH: Linda Landrigan (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine)
Scintillating Panels! Parties! And a Banquet!
For more information write:
P.O.Box 27277
Austin, TX 78755

Crescent City Con XX

August 5-7, 2005
Best Western Landmark Hotel
2601 Severn Avenue
Metairie, LA
(New Orleans area)
Author GOH: Peter David
Media Guest: John Billingsley
Toastmistress: Margali Morwentari and Danny Frolich
Artist Guest: Will Warner and Tedd Wallley
Author Guests: Mercedes Lackey, Larry Dixon, Marv Wolfman, Darlene Bolesny, Andrew Fox, Bret Funk, Sharon Green, Debbora Wiles, and Wendy & Richard Pini.
Dealer's Room, Panels, Exhibitors, Art Show & Auction, 24 Hour Gaming Room, RPG & CCG Tournaments, Live-Action Role-Playing, Trivia Contest, Saturday Night Costume Ball, Hall Costuming, Costume Contest, Charity Auction, Meet the Guests Party, Video Rooms, & 24 hour Hospitality Suite, and more!
For more information write:
Crescent City Con
Box 52622
New Orleans, LA 70150
Or call (504) 488-0489
Or send email

ArmadilloCon 27

Literary Science Fiction Convention.
August 19-21, 2005
Doubletree Hotel
Austin, Texas
Guest of Honor: Charles Stross
Artist Guest: Ctein
Special Guest: Sean McMullen
Editor Guest: Jim Minz
Fan Guests: Laurie & Jim Mann
Toastmaster: Charles de Lint
Other Guests/Program Participants: Joseph Abbott, David Lee Anderson, Kimm Antell, Renee Babcock, Neal Barrett, Jr., Kurt Baty, Tom Becker, Paul Benjamin, Jodi Berls, Jayme Lynn Blaschke, Scott Bobo, Tabitha A. Bradley, Brobdingnagian Bards, Damien Broderick, Rusty Burke, Elizabeth Burton, Rachel Caine, Deborah Chester, R. Cat Conrad, Bill Crider, Scott Cupp, Michael DeMeritt, Bradley Denton, Aaron de Orive, P.N. Elrod, Rhonda Eudaly, Mark Finn, K.T. FitzSimmons, Brad W. Foster, Andrew Fox, Beverly Hale, Joan Upton Hall, Scott A. Johnson, Julie Kenner, Katharine Eliska Kimbriel, Rick Klaw, Joe R. Lansdale, Alexis Glynn Latner, Eric Marin, Lee Martindale, Wil McCarthy, Dennis L. McKiernan, Karen Meschke, C.J. Mills, John Moore, Nancy Jane Moore, Chris Nakashima-Brown, Patrick Nielson Hayden, Gloria Oliver, Cary G. Osborne, Spike Parsons, Lawrence Person, John Picacio, Alan J. Porter, Doug Potter, Dusty Rainbolt, Jessica Reisman, Carrie Richerson, Faye Ringel, Chris Roberson, Josh Rountree, Patrice Sarath, Rie Sheridan, Sherlock, Sharon Shinn, Willie Siros, Caroline Spector, Warren Spector, Matt Taggart, Mikal Trimm, Victory, Pat (Mueller) Virzi, Howard Waldrop, Lynn Ward, Don Webb, Martha Wells, Wendy Wheeler, Mark London Williams, & Walter John Williams.
Panels, Art Show, Gaming, Charity, Writer's Workshop, Artist's Workshop, Dealer's Room, and more!
For more information, call 512-477-6259
Or write:
ArmadilloCon 27
P.O. Box 27277
Austin, TX 78755
Or send email
Sponsored by the Fandom Association of Central Texas, a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization

Bubonicon 37

Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
August 26-28, 2005
Wyndham Airport Hotel
Yale Blvd. & Gibson SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico
GOH: Stephen R. Donaldson
Artist Guest: Mark Ferrari
Toastmaster: Jack McDevitt
Other Guests Attending Bubonicon 37: Daniel Abraham, Bruce D. Arthurs, Nancy V. Berberick, Richard Berthold, Ben Bova, Suzy McKee Charnas, Douglas Clark, Yvonne Coats, Terry England, Andrew Fox, Gordon Garb, Steven Gould, Sally Gwylan, Nancy Holder, Dr. Steven D. Howe, Anne & Jeff Lambert, Jane Lindskold, Patricia Shaw Mathews, Vic MilŠn, John J. Miller, Laura J. Mixon, Pati Nagle, Scott Phillips, John Maddox Roberts, Melinda Snodgrass, Richard Speck, Robert Vardeman, & Walter Jon Williams
Panels, Art Show, Dealers Room, Gaming, Auctions, Film, Readings, Autographs, Filking, Science Talk, Costume Contest, Green Slimes, Audience Participation Events, and more!
For more information write:
NMSF Conference
Box 37257
Albuquerque, NM 87176
Or call (505) 266-8905
Or send email
Benefits the Red Cross and the Williamson Library Collection at Eastern New Mexico University.

FenCon II

A Fan-Operated Science Fiction and Fantasy Literary and Filk Convention in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Of the Fen, By the Fen, For the Fen...Again!
September 23-25, 2005
Holiday Inn Select North Dallas
2645 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, Texas 75234
(Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex area)
GOH: S. M. Stirling
Artist GOH: Larry Dixon
Filk GOH: Leslie Fish
Fan GOH: Randy Farran
Toastmaster: David Gerrold
Special Guest: Mike Resnick
Other guests include: C. Dean Andersson, David Lee Anderson, Jane Archer, Paul Black, Jayme Lynn Blaschke, Margaret H. Bonham, Peter Bradley, Renee Brown, Rachel Caine, Lillian Stewart Carl, David Cherry, Cat Conrad, Scott Cupp, Carole Nelson Douglas, P. N. Elrod, Rhonda Eudaly, Melanie Fletcher, Generic Radio Workshop, Joe Giacoio, David Gray, Beverly A. Hale, Angeline Hawkes-Craig, Charlee Jacob, Scott A. Johnson, Julia Blackshear Kosatka, Joe R. Lansdale, Joy Marie Ledet, Lee Martindale, Ardath Mayhar, Margaret Middleton, Sasha Miller, John Moore, Tracy S. Morris, October Country, Gloria Oliver, Teresa Patterson, Rob Preece, Dusty Rainbolt, M. T. Reiten, Selina Rosen, Rie Sheridan, Wm. Mark Simmons, Libby Smith Singleton, Brad Sinor, Susan P. Sinor, Spriggan, Catherine Spangler, John Steakley, Bill Sutton, Brenda Sutton, Shanna Swendson, Jeff Turner, Carla Ulbrich, T.M. Wagner, Steven E. Wedel, Mel. White, & Glenn Yeffeth
Writers, Filk, Panels, Art Show, Art Auction, Cabaret, Costume Contest, Dealers Room, Gaming, Short Story Contest, Writers Workshop (with Mike Resnick), Video Room, and more!
For more information, write:
P. O. Box 560576
The Colony, TX 75056-0576
Or send email
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.

Linucon Episode II: Fandom Strikes Back

Combination science fiction convention & Linux/Open Source Expo
September 30-October 2, 2005
Four Points by Sheraton Austin
7800 North I.H. 35 (North IH 35 at HWY 183)
Austin, Texas 78753
GOH: John Quarterman
Guests: James Ernest, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Steve Jackson, and Eric Raymond
Art Show, Dealers Room, Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Every Half-Hour In Con Suite, Linux Installfest, Live Action Celebrity Kill Dr. Lucky, Firefly Marathon, 24 Hour Video Rooms, 24 Hour Board/Paper Gaming, Panels, Cosplay!, LAN Gaming by the Texas Gaming Festival and AMDZone, And Many Other Things In The Same Vein That Havenít Been Announced Yet, But Will Be Soon!
For more information, see Linucon

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