Year in TALON Fandom: 2006 Guests

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


A Literary Science Fiction & Fantasy Event
February 24-26, 2006
Radisson Hotel Dallas North
Richardson, Texas
(Metroplex area)
Guests: Don Maitz, F. Paul Wilson, and Janny Wurts
Featuring: Bedroom Bards
Also Attending: (In alphabetical order) C. Dean Andersson, Paul Black, Renee Brown, Lillian Stewart Carl, Bill Crider, Scott Cupp, P. N. Elrod, Rhonda Eudaly, Melanie Miller Fletcher, Brad W. Foster, Bill Fountain, Christopher Fulbright, Bob Gunner, Beverly A. Hale, Angeline Hawkes-Craig, Charlee Jacob, Katharine Eliska Kimbriel, Julia Blackshear Kosatka, Lee Martindale, Gloria Oliver, Teresa Patterson, Dusty Rainbolt. Nina Romberg/Jane Archer, Selina Rosen, Davette Shands, Rie Sheridan, Bradley H. Sinor, T. M. Wagner, Richard D. Weber, Martha Wells, K. D. Wentworth
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 37

Oldest & largest student-run science fiction convention in the U.S.
March 23-26, 2006
Texas A&M Memorial Student Center
College Station, Texas
Writing GOH: Steven Brust
Comic Artist GOH: Brian Stelfreeze
Media GOH: James Charles Leary
Media GOH: Peter Mayhew
Regional Guests:
Writer Guests: Aaron Allston, Lou Antonelli, Jayme Lynn Blaschke, David Carren, Cat Conrad, Bill Crider, Scott Cupp, Mark Finn, Melaine Fletcher, Becky Matthews Haynie, Katharine Kimbriel, Rick Klaw, Thomas Knowles, Todd McCaffrey, Rie Sheridan, Jeff Turner, Martha Wells, Mel White, Mark Worrell
Artist Guests: Lunar Comics, Jeff Dee, Bill Fountain, Cully Hamner, Teresa Patterson, Joe Singleton
Media Guests: Clarine Harp, Sonny Strait, Sean Teague
Dealers' Room, Artshow, Tabletop Gaming, Computer Gaming, Masquerade Ball, Costume Contest, Writer's Workshop, Scavanger Hunt, Charity Auction, Rocky Horror. From sci-fi to fantasy, from anime to filking, from gaming to Rocky Horror Picture Show, Aggiecon has it all: dealer's room, computer gaming, masquerade ball. And of course, some great panels with the guests!
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 2006

Houston's General Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Con
June 23-25, 2006
DoubleTree Hotel Houston Intercontinental Airport
(formerly Hyatt Regency Houston Airport)[SAME HOTEL AS LAST YEAR]
15747 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Houston, TX 77032
GOH: Peter S. Beagle
Artist GOH: Alain Viesca
Fan GOH: Tim Miller
Filk GOH: Steve Macdonald
Special Guest: David Franklin (Sponsored by Houston Scapers)
Special Guest: Greg Edmondson (Sponsored by Houston Browncoats)[Composed music for Firefly]
Guests: Paul Abell, Julia Blackshear Kosatka, Cedric of the Bedlam Bards, Jayme Blaschke, Bradley Denton, Rhonda Eudaly, Melanie Fletcher, Bennie Greslik, Beverly Hale, Katherine Eliska Kimbriel, Alexis Glynn Latner, Lee Martindale, John Moore, Chris Nakashima-Brown, Derly Ramirez & Kathy Thornton, Selina Rosen, Rie Sheridan, Martha Wells, and Mel. White
Houston's only general Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Con! Presented by the Houston Science Fiction Association (HSFA). A single event for fans of speculative and imaginative fiction of all kinds, including literary, media, and interactive. Combining interesting and informative programming on literary, media, science and culture topics, networking opportunities for clubs and individual fans, art exhibits, and sales of books and other SF/F/H items. Now in our third year.
Panels, Art Show, Masquerade, Dealers Room, Filking, Book Exchanges, Film Screenings.
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.


Mystery Convention
July 14-16, 2006
Doubletree Hotel North
6505 N. IH-35
Austin, Texas 78752
GOH: Margaret Maron, James Crumley
Toastmaster: Bill Crider
Professional GOH: Dennis McMillan (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine)
Fan Guest: Jan & Elmer Grape
Scintillating Panels! Parties! And a Banquet!
For more information write:
P.O.Box 27277
Austin, TX 78755

SoonerCon 2006

Science Fiction, Fantasy, Gaming Con
July 15-16, 2006
Bricktown Central Plaza Hotel
2001 E. Reno Avenue (Eastern and Reno)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73117
Guests: Beverly Hale, P.C. Cast, Richard Cox, Christian Beranek, Selina Rosen, Gina Showalter, Lou Antonelli, Brad Sinor, Susan Sinor, Bill Fountain, Lee Martindale, Steven Wedel, Bradley Wynn, Panel and Workshops run till Midnight. Video Rooms open from 10am Saturday til 4pm Sunday. Masquerade 7PM Saturday. Art Show. Gaming.

Conestoga 10

Oklahoma's largest literary & science fiction & fantasy con
Celebrating 10 years of Conestoga + Meisha Merlin Publishing + Yard Dog Press
July 28-30, 2006
Sheraton Tulsa
10918 E. 41st Street
Tulsa, OK 74146
GOH: David Drake
Artist GOH: Don Maitz
Toastmaster: Robyn Wayne Bailey
Fan GOH: Lynn Stranathan & Selina Rosen
Special Guest: James P. Hogan
Guests:Bill Allen, David Lee Anderson, Lou Antonelli, Margene Bahm, Paul Batteiger, Maggie Bonham, Peter Bradley, Warren Brown, james k. burk, Glen Cook, Richard Cox, Scott Cupp, Sherri Dean, Bradley Denton, Larry Dixon, Linda Donahue, William R. Eakin, Suzette Haden Elgin, Rhonda Eudaly, Randy Farran, Melanie Fletcher, Tony Frazier, Tim Frayser, Amanda A. Gannon, Bennie Grezlik, Talia Gryphon, Beverly Hale, Nikki Hartline, Lance Hawvermale, Carol Hightshoe, James Hollaman, Gary Jonas, John Kaufman, Lee Killough, Julia Blackshear Kosatka, Mercedes Lackey, Deborah LeBlanc, Greg Lower, Julia S. Mandala, Lee Martindale, Deborah Millitello, Tracy S. Morris, Jim Murray, Paula Helm Murray, Jody Lynn Nye, Stephen Pagel, Dana Patillo, K. Hutson Price, Dusty Rainbolt, M.T. Reiten, The Royal Gauntlet, Charles Sasser, Susan Satterfield, Bradley H. Sinor, Susan P. Sinor, Glenn R. Sixbury, Carolyn Spector, Mel Tatum, Jeffrey Turner, The Twisted Blades, Laura J. Underwood, Jeff Verona, Martin (T.M.) Wagner, Steven Wedel, Martha Wells, K.D. Wentworth, Craig Wolf, and Janny Wurts
The Royal Gauntlet, Art Show, Writers’ Conference, Dealers’ Room, Short Film Contest, Gaming, Filksinging, Author Readings, Masquerade, Charity Auction, Panels, Podcasts, and Penguin Playhouse Theatre! Of course, this is only some of the many activities and events we have planned.
For more information write:
Conestoga 10
440 S. Gary Avenue
P.O. Box 45
Tulsa, OK 74104
Or call 1-918-445-2094
Or send email

ArmadilloCon 28

Literary Science Fiction Convention.
August 11-13, 2006
Doubletree Hotel North
6505 N. IH-35
Austin, TX 78752
GOH: Julie Czerneda
Artist Guest: Ellisa Mitchell
Editor Guest: Diana Gill
Fan Guest: Grant Kruger
Toastmaster: Esther Friesner
Special Guest: James P. Hogan
Participants: Joseph Abbott, David Lee Anderson, Kurt Baty, Paul Benjamin, Carol Berg, Jayme Lynn Blaschke, Scott Bobo, Elizabeth Burton, Bill Crider, Scott Cupp, Bradley Denton, Aaron de Orive, Rhonda Eudaly, Mark Finn, Brad Foster, Bill Fountain, John K. Gibbons, Beverly A. Hale, Joan Upton Hall, Scott A. Johnson, Julie Kenner, Katharine Eliska Kimbriel, Rick Klaw, Joe R. Lansdale, Lee Martindale, C. J. Mills, Elizabeth Moon, John Moore, Chris Nakashima-Brown, Gloria Oliver, Cary G. Osborne, Lawrence Person, John Picacio, John S. Quarterman, Jessica Reisman, Carrie Richerson, Chris Roberson, Josh Rountree, Patrice Sarath, Rie Sheridan, Sherlock, Willie Siros, Caroline Spector, Warren Spector, Mikal Trimm, Howard Waldrop, Lynn Ward, Martha Wells& Wendy Wheeler

ArmadilloCon is a science fiction convention held annually in Austin, with several hundred attendees. 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. Sometimes they come to make deals, but more often they come to have fun!
Panels, Art Show, Gaming, Charity, Writer'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 38

Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
August 18-20, 2006
Wyndham Airport Hotel
Yale Blvd. & Gibson SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico
GOH: Ben Bova
Co-Toastmasters: Cathleen Cogswell & David Mattingly
Guest Artist: Kathleen Lowe
Confirmed Participants: Daniel Abraham, Doug Beason, Nancy V. Berberick, Richard Berthold, Suzy M. Charnas, Douglas Clark, Yvonne Coats, Stephen R. Donaldson, Terry England, Steven Gould, Sally Gwylan, Nancy Holder, Betsy James, Anne & Jeff Lambert, Jane Lindskold, George RR Martin, Victor Milán, John J. Miller, Laura J. Mixon, Harry O. Morris, Pati Nagle, Scott Phillips, John Maddox Roberts, Fred Saberhagen (as health permits), Melinda Snodgrass, S.M. Stirling, Robert E. Vardeman, Sage Walker, & 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 III

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 22-24, 2006
Holiday Inn Select North Dallas
2645 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, TX 75234
(Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex area)
GOH: Alan Dean Foster
Music GOH: Heather Alexander
Fen GOH: the late Judith Ward (1932-2006)
Artist GOH: Darrel K. Sweet
Toastmaster: Jim Butcher
Writer's Workshop with Lawrence Watts-Evans
Confirmed program participants: C.T. Adams, C. Dean Andersson, Lou Antonelli, Jane Archer, Bedlam Bards, Paul Black, Margaret H. Bonham, Rachel Caine, Lillian Stewart Carl, Cathy Clamp, Cat Conrad, Carole Nelson Douglas, P.N. Elrod, Rhonda Eudaly, Leslie Fish, Melanie Miller Fletcher, Brad W. Foster, Christopher Fulbright, Generic Radio Workshop, David Gray and Mary Gearhart Gray, Angeline Hawkes, G. Scott Heckenlively, Julie Kenner, Julia Blackshear Kosatka, Deborah LeBlanc, William Ledbetter, Joy Marie Ledet, Lee Martindale, T.D. McKinney, John Moore, James O'Barr, October Country, Gloria Oliver, Teresa Patterson, Rob Preece, Andrew Probert, Dusty Rainbolt, Ravenar, Selina Rosen, Rie Sheridan, Wm. Mark Simmons, Brad Sinor, Susan P. Sinor, Catherine Spangler, John Steakley, Kathryn Sullivan, Shanna Swendson, Richard D. Weber, Steven E. Wedel, K.D. Wentworth, and 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.

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