Year in TALON Fandom: 2009 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 20-22, 2009
Crown Plaza Suites Dallas - Park Central
7800 Alpha Road
Dallas, TX 75240
(Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex area)
Guest of Honor: Jim Butcher
Guest of Honor: David Weber
Guest of Honor: Janimation, Inc.
Panelists: Adrian Simmons, Aelle Ables, Amy Sisson, Angeline Hawkes, Bill Crider, Brad W. Foster, Bradley H. Sinor, C. Dean Andersson, Carole Nelson Douglas, Chris Donahue, Christopher Fulbright, Darlene D. Bolesny, David Cherry, David L. Gray, Dusty Rainbolt, Frances May, Gabrielle Faust, Gloria Oliver, J M McDermott, John Steakley, Joy Marie Ledet, Julia S. Mandala, K. Hutson Price, Kerry Tolan, Lee Martindale, Linda Donahue, Lou Antonelli, Martha Wells, Mel White, Melanie Fletcher, Michael Finn, Michelle Muenzler, Nina Romberg (a.k.a. Jane Archer), P.N. Elrod, Patrice Sarath, Paul Abell, Paul Black, Peggy Dee, Priscilla Spencer, R. Cat Conrad, Rachel Caine, Rhonda Eudaly, Richard D. Weber, Rie Sheridan Rose, Scott R Padget, Selina Rosen, Shanna Swendson, Shannon K. Butcher, Steven Brust, Sue Sinor, Taylor Anderson, Teddy Harvia, Teresa Patterson, Thomas W. Knowles, William Ledbetter, Lillian Stewart Carl, Scott Cupp, Beverly A. Hale, Katharine Eliska Kimbriel, Glenn Yeffeth, Thomas M. Wagner

The Expected Activities:
Art Show, Autographs, Dealer's Room, Con Suite, Panel Discussions, Gaming, Readings, Freebie Tables
And the Unexpected:
Annual Sci-Fi Spelling Bee, Pro Artist Drawing Challenge, Charity Book Swap, Hard Science Panels, Short Story Contest, Beauty Pageant...of Sorts..., "Late Night Double Feature", Sci-Fi Pictionary
Sponsored by the Texas Speculative Fiction Association

AggieCon 40

Oldest & largest student-run science fiction convention in the U.S.
March 26-29, 2009
Texas A&M Memorial Student Center
College Station, Texas
Media GOH: Ellen Muth
Anime GOH: Tiffany Grant
Artist GOH: Carl Lundgren
Author GOH: Todd McCaffrey
Guests: Darlene Bolesny, Mark Worrell, Mel. White, Preston DuBose, Rachel Caine, R. Cat Conrad, Scott Cupp, Steven Brust, Tom Knowles, Bill Crider, Gloria Oliver, John Ringo, Kerry Tolan, Mel Hynes, James Grant, Joe M. McDermott, Jeff Turner, and more!
Brought to you by Cepheid Variable

Conestoga 13

Oklahoma's largest literary science fiction & fantasy con
April 24-26, 2009
Radisson Tulsa
10918 E. 41st Street
Tulsa, OK 74146
Guest of Honor: Robin Hobb
Artist Guest of Honor: Real Musgrave
Fan Guest of Honor: Diana Bailey
Toastmaster: Frank Wu
Featuring: Art Show, Panel Discussions, Writers Conference, Dealers Room, Short Film Contest, Gaming, Fangs Fur & Fey Mini-Con, Friday night concert, Filksinging, Author Readings, Masquerade, Charity Auction, Panels, Podcasts, and the inexplicably popular Penguin Playhouse Theatre! Of course, this is only some of the many activities and events we have planned.

ApolloCon 2009

Houston's Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Conference
June 26-28, 2009
DoubleTree Houston Intercontinental Airport
15747 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77032
Houston, TX area
GOH: Wil McCarthy
Artist GOH: Pat Rawlings
Music GOH: Amy McNally
Fan GOH: Al Jackson
Special Guest: Stanley G. Love (NASA astronaut) Also Attending: Paul Abell, Jayme Lynn Blaschke, Lillian Stewart Carl, Rosemary Clement-Moore, Bill Crider, Scott Cupp, Gail Dayton, Bradley Denton, Linda Donahue, Marianne Dyson, Rhonda Eudaly, Larry Friesen, Kimberly Frost, Bennie Grezlik, K. Hutson Price, Kandy Jarvis, Rocky Kelley, Julie Kenner, Alexis Glynn Latner, Julia S. Mandala, A. Lee Martinez, Joe McKinney, Nancy Jane Moore, Chris Nakashima-Brown, Cat Osborne, Lawrence Person, Rie Sheridan Rose, Patrice Sarath, Caroline Spector, Lee Thomas, Kathy Thornton & Derly Ramirez, II, Martha Wells, & Mel. White
Celebrating speculative fiction in Houston and the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
Panels, Art Show, Masquerade, Dealers Room, Gaming (including LARP), Filking, Book Exchanges, Short Film Contest, Media Room. Writer's Workshop.
Sponsored by the Houston Science Fiction Association, a 501(c)(3) organization.

ArmadilloCon 31

Literary Science Fiction Convention.
August 14-16, 2009
Doubletree Hotel North
6505 N. IH-35
Austin, TX 78752
Austin, Texas area
GOH: Scott Lynch
Artist GOH: Stephan Martinere [CANCELLED]
Editor GOH: Chris Roberson
Fan GOH: Karen Meschke
Special Guest: Joan Vinge
Toastmaster: Scott A. Cupp
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. 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!
Sponsored by the Fandom Association of Central Texas, a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization

FenCon VI: Sci-Fi DIY

A Fan-Operated Science Fiction and Fantasy Literary and Filk Convention in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area
September 18-20, 2009
Crowne Plaza Hotel
North Dallas/Addison
14315 Midway Road
Addison, TX 75001
(Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex area)
GOH: Lois McMaster Bujold
Music GOH: Carla Ulbrich
Artist GOH: Kurt Miller
Fen GOH: Warren Buff
Toastmaster: Paul Cornell
Special Guest: Keith R.A. DeCandido
Special Guest: Howard Waldrop
Plus many more guests!
Beam us up: FenCon VI is proud to serve as this year's host site for the Starfleet Region Three Summit, a gathering of Star Trek fans from across Texas and Louisiana. We'll host their ceremonies plus offer lots of Trek-themed programming open for every FenCon member to enjoy. We're even joining forces to make this year's charity auction an event to remember. Check out the Region Three Summit page for more info and Starfleet member Summit registration.
Fan-run convention featuring dedicated Filk Track and Costuming Tracks, Demos, Gaming, an Art Show & Auction, Panel Discussions, Science Programming, our annual Short Story Contest, Open Filking, the legendary FenCon Cabaret, a Writer's Workshop, over 100 Program Participants, and Much 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.

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