Year in TALON Fandom: 2007 Guests

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

ConDFW 2007

A Literary Science Fiction & Fantasy Event
February 23-25, 2007
Radisson Hotel Dallas North
Richardson, TX
(Metroplex area)
Guests of Honor: Emma Bull, Will Shetterly, Harry Turtledove.
Artist Guest of Honor: Bob Eggleton.
Featuring: (In alphabetical order) Robert Asprin, Steven K. Z. Brust, David A. Cherry, John Steakley
Also Attending: (In alphabetical order) Paul Abell, David Lee Anderson, C. Dean Andersson, Lou Antonelli, Jane Archer (aka Nina Romberg), Danny Birt, Paul Black, Rachel Caine, Lillian Stewart Carl, Bill Crider, Scott Cupp, Linda Donahue, Carole Nelson Douglas, P. N. Elrod, Rhonda Eudaly, Melanie Miller Fletcher, Brad W. Foster, Christopher Fulbright, Mary Gearhart-Gray, David L. Gray, Beverly A. Hale, Teddy Harvia, Angeline Hawkes, Charlee Jacob, Katharine Eliska Kimbriel, Thomas W. Knowles, Julia Blackshear Kosatka, William Ledbetter, Joy Marie Ledet, Julia Mandala, Lee Martindale, Gloria Oliver, Scott R Padget, Teresa Patterson, Dusty Rainbolt, Selina Rosen, Davette Shands, Rie Sheridan, Bradley H. Sinor, Amy Sisson, Mel Tatum, Richard D. Weber, Martha Wells, K. D. Wentworth, Mel White, Glenn Yeffeth
Art Show, Book Swap, Dealers Room, Panels, Gaming, and more!
For more information, write:
2117 Tulane Drive
Richardson, TX 75081
Or send email
Sponsored by the Texas Speculative Fiction Association

AggieCon 38

Oldest & largest student-run science fiction convention in the U.S.
March 22-25, 2007
Texas A&M Memorial Student Center
College Station, Texas
Media Guest: Richard Hatch (BSG)
Comic Artist GOH: James O'Barr
Writer GOH: Allan Cole
Artist GOH: Ruth Thompson
Gaming GOH: Phil Brucato
Major Guest: James Leary
Major Guest: Todd McCaffrey
Major Guest: Jana Oliver
Voice Actors: Johnny Yong Bosch, Tiffany Grant, George Manley
Musical Entertainers: Eyeshine Band
Regional Guests:
Artists: Lunar Comics, Cat Conrad, William Terrell, Cat Torpedo, Jeff Dee, Bill Fountain, Lars Doucet
Writers: Maureen McHughs, Rhonda Eudaly, Bruce Harlick, Gloria Oliver, Thomas Knowles, Mark Worrell, Alan Porter, Jeff Turner, Scott Cupp, Mark Finn, Bill Crider, Katharine Kimbriel, Joan Upton Hall, Jayme Blaschke, Mel White, David Carren, Rie Sheridan, Rick Klaw, Rachel Caine, Meggan Porter, Joe Landsdale, Becky Haynie-Matthews, Lou Antonelli, Jennifer DiCamillo, Mystic Media Productions, Martha Wells, Julia Kosatka, Beverly A. Hale, and Tony Salvaggio.
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!
Charity Auction, Costume Contest, Cosplay Contest, Anime Rooms, Live Performance of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, Dealer's Room, Network Computer Gaming, Platform Gaming, Board Games, Tabletop RPGs and LARPS 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

SoonerCon 2007

Science Fiction, Fantasy, Gaming Con
June 8-10, 2007
The Biltmore Hotel in Oklahoma City
401 South Meridian (1-40 and Meridian)
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
GOH: Stephen R. Donaldson
Artist GOH: Keith Birdsong
Toastmaster: Selina Rosen
Special Guests: Claudia Christian, Vaughn Armstrong, & Casey Biggs
Additional Guests: Bill Allen, David Lee Anderson, M.T. Bonham, Gary W. Babb, Peter Bradley, James K. Burk, Kimber Chessmore, Tim Chessmore, Deborah Chester, Sherri Dean, William Eakin, Rhonda Eudaly, Jan Sherrill Gephardt, Lazette Gifford, Bennie Grezlik, Talia Gryphon, Beverly A. Hale, W.J. Hodgson, Kevin Hopkins, K. Hutson-Price, Gary Jonas, Mike Kennedy, Julia Blackshear Kosatka, William Ledbetter, Lee Martindale, Mel Odom, Cary Osbourne, Jeff Provine, Ray Roberts, Susan Satterfield, Rie Sheridan, Brad Sinor, Sue Sinor, Glenn Sixbury, Shanna Swendson, Rachel Vincent, Steven Wedel, K.D.Wentworth, Craig Wolf
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.
For more information, write:
6006 S. Western
Oklahoma City, Ok 73139

ApolloCon 2007

Houston's Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Conference
June 22-24, 2007
DoubleTree Hotel Houston Intercontinental Airport
15747 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Houston, TX 77032
GOH: C.S. Friedman
Editor GOH: David G. Hartwell
Artist GOH: Jeff Sturgeon
Filk GOH: Graham and Becca Leathers
Fan GOH: A.T. Campbell, III
Additional Guests: Paul Abell, Julia Blackshear Kosatka, Jayme Blaschke, Rosemary Clement-Moore, John Cramer, Kathryn Cramer, Bill Crider, Linda Donahue, Marianne Dyson, Melanie Miller Fletcher, Larry Friesen, Bennie Grezlik, K. Hutson Price, Kandy Jarvis, Katharine Eliska Kimbriel, Alexis Glynn Latner, Julia Mandala, Lee Martindale, John Moore, Cat Osborne, Dusty Rainbolt, Chris Roberson, Selina Rosen, Rie Sheridan, Shanna Swendson, Martha Wells, Mel. White
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 fourth year.
Panels, Art Show, Masquerade, Dealers Room, Gaming (including LARP), Filking, Book Exchanges, Short Film Contest, Media Room. Writer's Workshop.
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 11

Oklahoma's largest literary science fiction & fantasy con
July 20-22, 2007
Radisson Tulsa
HWY 169 & 41st St.
10918 E. 41st Street
Tulsa, OK 74146
GOH: Laurell K. Hamilton
Artist GOH: John Picacio
Toastmaster: Elizabeth Moon
Fan GOHs: Richard & Michelle Zellich
Special 1632 GOH: Eric Flint
Additional Guests: David Lee Anderson, Lou Antonelli, Gary W. Babb, Robin Wayne Bailey, Michele Bardsley, Paul Batteiger, Maggie Bonham, Peter Bradley, Jaci Burton, P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast, Matt Champine, Deborah Chester, Rob Chilson, Glen Cook, Linda Donahue, Suzette Haden Elgin, Randy Farran, Melanie Fletcher, Eric Flint, Tony Frazier, Jeaniene Frost, Amanda A. Gannon, Talia Gryphon, Beverly Hale, Laurell K. Hamilton, Rachel R Hartman, Carol Hightshoe, Lee Killough, Katharine Eliska Kimbriel, Julia Blackshear Kosatka, Jackie Kramer, Alexis Glynn Latner, Deborah LeBlanc, William Ledbetter, Greg Lower, Julia Mandala, Melissa Marr, Lee Martindale, Deborah Millitello, Elizabeth Moon, John Moore, Gloria Oliver, John Picacio, Dusty Rainbolt, M.T. Reiten, Ray Roberts, Robin Roberts, Selina Rosen, Susan Satterfield, Wm. Mark Simmons, Brad Sinor, Susan P. Sinor, Shanna Swendson, Mel Tatum, Laura J. Underwood, Rachel Vincent, Steven Wedel, Toni Weisskopf, K.D. Wentworth, Michelle Zellich, Rich Zellich, The Bedlam Bards, Queen’s Gambit, The Royal Gauntlet, The Twisted Blades
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.
Conestoga is proud to be host to 1632 Minicon 6. The 1632 fans have been gathering annually at the site of the Ring of Fire for five years. This year, the fans plan a trip to Germany to visit the landing site. Meanwhile the US is not forgotten and the US 1632 minicon will move to Tulsa, Oklahoma in an alternate programming track at Conestoga.
For more information write:
Conestoga, Inc.
PO Box 700776
Tulsa, OK 74170-0776
Or send email

ArmadilloCon 29

Literary Science Fiction Convention.
August 10-12, 2007
Doubletree Hotel North
6505 N. IH-35
Austin, TX 78752
GOH: Louise Marley
Artist GOH: Gary Lippincott
Editor GOH: Sharyn November
Fan GOH: Patty Wells
Toastmaster: Howard Waldrop
Program Participants: Aaron Allston, Michael Ambrose, David Lee Anderson, Kimm Antell, Renee Babcock, Paul Benjamin, Neal Barrett, Jr., Matthew Bey, Jayme Lynn Blaschke, Scott Bobo, Stephen Boucher, Elizabeth Burton, Rachel Caine, Matt Cardin, Lillian Stewart Carl, J. Katheleen Cheney, Deborah Chester, R. Cat Conrad, Bill Crider, Scott A. Cupp, Gail Dayton, Linda A. B. Davis, Bradley Denton, Rhonda Eudaly, Sara Felix, Mark Finn, Janice Gelb, John K. Gibbons, Laura Anne Gilman, Steven Gould, Elze Hamilton, Samantha Henderson, R.T. Hitchcock, James P. Hogan, Al Jackson, Rocky Kelley, Julie Kenner, Katharine Eliska Kimbriel, Ellen Klages, Rick Klaw, Kim Kofmel, Julia Blackshear Kosatka, Jay Lake, Joe R. Lansdale, Alexis Glynn Latner, RJ Leahy, Stina Leicht, David D. Levine, Jim Mann, Laurie Mann, A. Lee Martinez, Maureen McHugh, Karen Meschke, Paul Miles, Tim Miller, CJ Mills, John Moore, Chris Nakashima-Brown, Jess Nevins, Sharyn November, Gloria Oliver, Cary G. Osborne, Aaron de Orive, Bill Parker, Lawrence Person, John Picacio, Alan J. Porter, Jessica Reisman, Carrie Richerson, Chris Roberson, Madeleine E. Robins, Rose Dimond, Josh Rountree, Patrice E. Sarath, Jennifer Schwabach, Rie Sheridan, Sherlock, Sharon Shinn, Willie Siros, Debbie Lynn Smith, William Browning Spencer, James Stoddard, Matthew Sturges, Kathryn Sullivan, Shanna Swendson, Matt Taggart, Robert Taylor, Mikal Trimm, Lynn Ward, Martha Wells, Don Webb, Wendy Wheeler, Jo Whittemore, Steve Wilson
Panels, Art Show, Gaming, Charity, Writer's Workshop, Dealer's Room, and more!
ArmadilloCon is a literary 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!
For more information, write:
ArmadilloCon 29
PO Box 26442
Austin, TX 78729
Or send email
Sponsored by the Fandom Association of Central Texas, a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization

Bubonicon 39

Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
August 24-26, 2007
Wyndham Airport Hotel
2910 Yale Blvd. SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106
GOH: Vernor Vinge
Toastmaster: Jane Lindskold
Artist Guest: William Stout
Confirmed Participants: Daniel Abraham, Doug Beason, Richard Berthold, S.C. Butler, Suzy M. Charnas, Yvonne Coats, Stephen R. Donaldson, Mark Ferrari, Gordon Garb, Steven Gould, Sally Gwylan, Warren Hammond, Betsy James, Matthew Jarpe, Anne & Jeff Lambert, Victor Milan, John J. Miller, Laura J. Mixon, Pati Nagle, John Pelan, Scott Phillips, John Maddox Roberts, Melinda Snodgrass, S.M. Stirling, Robert Vardeman, Carrie Vaughn, Walter Jon Williams, Connie Willis
Panels, Art Show, Dealers Room, Gaming, Auctions, Film, Readings, Autographs, Filking, Science Talk, Costume Contest, Green Slimes, Audience Participation Events, and more!
Each year, proceeds from Bubonicon go to worthy causes. In 2006, proceeds from Bubonicon 38 benefited the Roadrunner Food Bank, the Children’s Hospital of New Mexico and the Williamson Science Fiction Library at Eastern New Mexico University.
For more information write:
NMSF Conference
PO Box 37257
Albuquerque, NM 87176
Or send email

FenCon IV

A Fan-Operated Science Fiction and Fantasy Literary and Filk Convention in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area
September 21-23, 2007
Crowne Plaza Hotel
North Dallas/Addison
14315 Midway Road
Addison, TX 75001
(Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex area)
GOH: Connie Willis
Music GOH: Tom Smith
Fen GOH: Kathleen Sloan
Artist GOH: David Mattingly
Special Guest: Toni Weisskopf
Guests: C.T. Adams, David Lee Anderson, C. Dean Andersson, Lou Antonelli, Bedlam Bards, Paul Black, Maggie Bonham, Rachel Caine, Lillian Stewart Carl, Cathy Clamp, Rosemary Clement-Moore, Cat Conrad, Linda Donahue, Carole Nelson Douglas, P. N. Elrod, Rhonda Eudaly, Melanie Miller Fletcher, Christopher Fulbright, Daniel J. Geduld, Generic Radio Workshop, David L. Gray, Mary Gearhart-Gray, Beverly A. Hale, Candace "Candy" Havens, Teddy Harvia, Angeline Hawkes, Charlee Jacob, Julie Kenner, Julia Blackshear Kosatka, Deborah LeBlanc, William Ledbetter, Joy Marie Ledet, Julia S. Mandala, Lee Martindale, A. Lee Martinez, Gloria Oliver, K. Hutson Price, Dusty Rainbolt, Robin Roberts, Nina Romberg, Rie Sheridan, Libby Smith Singleton, Brad Sinor, Susan P. Sinor, Amy Sisson, John Steakley, Paul Stevens, Kathryn Sullivan, Shanna Swendson, Steven E. Wedel, and Craig Wolf. (More guests to be announced later)
Writers, Filk, Panels, Videos, Lots of fun stuff. Writers Workshop, a Short Story Contest, and an Art Show and Auction. "Of the fen, by the fen, and for the fen...again!"
For more information, write:
P. O. Box 701448
Dallas, TX 75370-1448
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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