Year in TALON Fandom: 2010 Guests

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

Con-Jour 2.0

Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Convention
January 29-31, 2010
Con itself held on the University of Houston, Clear Lake campus.
[Hotel rooms at con rate: Candlewood Suites Houston-Clear Lake Extended Stay Hotel]
Houston, Texas
Greater Houston metropolitan area
GOH: Steven Brust
Musical GOH: Ghost of a Rose
Guest: Glen Welch
Guest: Simon Nightingale
Guest: Linda Nightingale
Discussion Panels, Media Rooms, Feature Films, Scheduled and Open Gaming, Cosplay, LARPS, Dealers Room, Masquerade Ball, Con Suite, and more!
Presented by the UHCL Gamers' Guild.

AggieCon 41

Oldest & largest student-run science fiction convention in the U.S.
February 5-7, 2010
College Station Hilton Hotel
College Station, Texas
Writer GOH: Steven Gould
Editor GOH: Ellen Datlow
Artist Guest of Honor: David Lee Anderson
Media Guest of Honor: Marv Wolfman
Toastmaster: Selina Rosen
Special Guest: Martha Wells
Special Guest: Noel Wolfman
Regional Guests: Brad Denton (writer), Caroline Spector (writer), Chris Donahue (writer), Ciara Gold (writer), Gloria Oliver (writer), Jason Fisher (scholar), Jayme Lynn Blaschke (writer), Jeff Turner (writer), Julia Mandala (writer), Kathryn Sullivan (writer), Kerry Tolan (writer), Laura J. Mixon (writer), Linda Donahue (writer), Mel White (web comics), Melanie Fletcher (writer), Randy Hoyt (scholar), Rhonda Eudaly (writer), Rie Sheridan Rose (writer), Robert Stikmanz (writer), Rocky Kelley (artist), Rosemary Clement-Moore (writer), Scott Cupp (writer), Steven Wedel (writer), Stina Leicht (writer), Tom Knowles (publisher), Warren Specter (videogames)
...[D]emos, lectures, workshops, panel discussions, games, and media showings. Dealers Room, Art Show, Gaming, Cosplay, Video Room, Charity, etc.
See also AggieCon or Death!
Brought to you by Cepheid Variable


A Science Fiction and Fantasy Event
February 12-14, 2010
Crowne Plaza Suites Dallas
(Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex area)
Author GOH: Jack McDevitt
Special GOH: Elizabeth Moon
Artist GOH: Vincent Villafranca
Panelists: Paul Abell, Aaron Allston, David Lee Anderson, C. Dean Andersson, Lou Antonelli, Paul Black, Darlene D. Bolesny, Rachel Caine, Lillian Stewart Carl, David Cherry, R. Cat Conrad, Bill Crider, Crystalwizard, Scott Cupp, Peggy Dee, Chris Donahue, Linda Donahue, Carole Nelson Douglas, P.N. Elrod, Rhonda Eudaly, Bill Fawcett, Michael Finn, Melanie Fletcher, Brad W. Foster, Christopher Fulbright, Mary Gearhart-Gray, Ciara Gold, David L. Gray, Teddy Harvia, Angeline Hawkes, Kevin Hosey, T.M. Hunter, Katharine Eliska Kimbriel, Thomas W. Knowles, William Ledbetter, Joy Marie Ledet, Julia S. Mandala, Lee Martindale, A. Lee Martinez, Frances May, Michelle Muenzler, Gloria Oliver, Scott R. Padget ,Stephen Patrick, Teresa Patterson, K. Hutson Price, Dusty Rainbolt, Chris Roberson, Nina Romberg (a.k.a. Jane Archer), Rie Sheridan Rose, Selina Rosen, Patrice Sarath, Adrian Simmons, Bradley H. Sinor, Sue Sinor, Amy Sisson, Glenn R. Sixbury, John Steakley, Robert Stikmanz, Shanna Swendson, Kerry Tolan, Richard D. Weber, Jaye Wells, Mel White
2010 sees the ninth ConDFW science fiction and fantasy convention, dedicated to promoting the advancement of education with emphasis on sci-fi/fantasy/horror literature, publishing and writing, and science, to Dallas-Fort Worth, TX!
The Normal Features:
Art Show, Autographs, Dealer's Room, Con Suite, Panels & Readings, Gaming, Readings, Gallery Tables, Freebie Tables
And the Abnormalities:
Charity Book Swap, Hard Science Panels, Intergalactic Archaeology, "Late Night Double Feature", Ms. Celestial Starburst, ProArtist Drawing Challenge, Sci-Fi Spelling Bee, Short Story Contest
Sponsored by the Texas Speculative Fiction Association

Conestoga XIV

Oklahoma's largest literary science fiction & fantasy con
April 23-25, 2010
Radisson Tulsa
10918 E. 41st Street
Tulsa, OK 74146
GOH: S.M. Stirling
Artist GOH: Bob Eggleton
Fan Guest of Honor: Leonard Bishop
Toastmaster: Travis S. Taylor
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 2010

Houston's Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Conference
June 25-27, 2010
DoubleTree Hotel Houston Intercontinental Airport
15747 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77032
Houston, TX area
GOH: Catherine Asaro
Artist GOH: Keith Thompson
Music GOH: Dave Weingart
Fan GOH: Pat Virzi
Special Guest: Rob Balder
Also attending: Paul Abell, Lou Antonelli, David Carren, Rosemary Clement-Moore, Bill Crider, Scott Cupp, Rhonda Eudaly, Larry Friesen, Kimberly Frost, Bennie Grezlik, Teddy Harvia, K. Hutson Price, Julia Mandala, A. Lee Martinez, C. J. Mills, Cathey Osborne, Lawrence Person, Patrice Sarath, Lee Thomas, Kathy Thornton & Derly Ramirez, II, Victory, Donald Wolcott
Panels, Art Show, Masquerade, Dealers Room, Gaming (including LARP), Filking, Media Room. Writer's Workshop.
Sponsored by the Houston Science Fiction Association, a 501(c)(3) organization.

ArmadilloCon 32

Literary Science Fiction Convention.
August 27-29, 2010
Renaissance Austin Hotel
9721 Arboretum Blvd
Austin, TX 78759
Austin, Texas area
GOH: Rachel Caine
Artist Guest: Cat Conrad
Editor Guest: Anne Sowards
Fan Guest: Elspeth Bloodgood
Toastmistress: Nancy Kress
Urban Fantasy Special Guest: Ilona Andrews
Steampunk Special Guest: Michael Bishop
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 VII:

A Fan-Operated Science Fiction and Fantasy Literary and Filk Convention in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area
September 17-19, 2010
Crowne Plaza Hotel
North Dallas/Addison
14315 Midway Road (Near the Dallas Galleria)
Addison, TX 75001
(Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex area)
Guest of Honor: Spider & Jeanne Robinson
Music Guests of Honor: Jeff & Maya Bohnhoff
Fen Guests of Honor: Kevin Roche & Andrew Trembley
Artist Guest of Honor: John Picacio
Science Guest of Honor: John Randall
Toastmaster: Joe R. Lansdale
Special Guest: Jessica Wade
Special Guest: Robert J. Sawyer
plus many more guests...
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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