Year in TALON Fandom: 2015 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 Literary Event
February 13-15, 2015
Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre
5410 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, TX 75240-6276
[NOTE: New hotel for 2015]
Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex area
Author GOH: Sherwood Smith
Author GOH: Rachel Manija Brown
Artist GOH: Galen Dara
Science fiction and fantasy convention featuring writing/publishing based programming, science programming, an excellent collection of guests, art show, rooms of board gaming, a charity book swap and auction, a short story contest, a costume contest, and a slew of non-traditional activities such as the Sci-Fi Spelling Bee. We welcome one and all to show up, hang out, meet old friends, make new ones, and have an excellent time!
The Normal Features:
Art Show, Autographs, Dealer's Room, Con Suite, Panel Discussions, Gaming, Gallery Tables, Freebie Tables
And the Abnormalities:
Charity Book Swap, Hard Science Panels, Intergalactic Archaeology, "Late Night Double Feature", Artist Drawing Challenge, Sci-Fi Spelling Bee, Short Story Contest, Spontaneous Sing-Alongs
Brought to you by the Texas Speculative Fiction Association, a 501 (c)(3) organization. 100% volunteer-run.

ApolloCon 2015: Embracing the unknown

Houston's Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Conference
June 19-21, 2015
Westin Houston Memorial City
945 Gessner Rd
Houston, TX 77024
[NOTE: New hotel for 2015]
The hotel is located across the street from Memorial City Mall & is connected to the mall by an air-conditioned skyway.
Houston, TX area
GOH: Jim C. Hines
Music GOH: Tim Griffin
Artist GOH: Maria William
Fan GOH: Randall Shepherd
Panels, Art Show & Auction, Authors, Artists, Scientists, ApolloKids, Concerts, Demos, Masquerade and Costume Awards, Dance, Dealers Room, Gaming (including LARP), Media Room, Networking, Room Parties. Writer's Workshop.
See also our Facebook page!
Sponsored by the Houston Science Fiction Association, a 501(c)(3) organization.

SoonerCon 24

Oklahoma's own ComicCon/Pop Culture Expo
Science Fiction, Fantasy, Gaming Con
June 26-28, 2015
Reed Conference Center
5800 Will Rogers
Midwest City, OK 73110
Sheraton Midwest City Hotel at the Reed Conference Center
5750 Will Rogers Road
Midwest City, OK 73110
Oklahoma City, OK area
Literary GOH: Elizabeth Moon
Artist GOH: Lubov
YA Guest of Honor: Rachel Caine
Toastmaster: Selina Rosen
MC: Peter Pixie
Featured Guests:Robert Picardo & Jamie Marchi
This incarnation of SoonerCon is deliberately designed to celebrate all aspects of fandom. We donít 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.
We are very happy to announce the creation of the Oklahoma Speculative Fiction Hall of Fame. Beginning in 2013, SoonerCon will induct members into the Hall of Fame, and present them with the newly created "Nucleon Award". Members of the Hall of Fame will be Oklahomans (and those originally from Oklahoma) who have contributed significantly to the development of pop culture and speculative fiction in both Oklahoma and the world.
The 2013 Class of the Oklahoma Speculative Fiction Hall of Fame is John Ferguson, aka Count Gregore, and author C.J. Cherryh.

ArmadilloCon 37

Literary science fiction con.
July 24-26, 2015
Omni South Park Hotel
4140 Governor's Row
Austin, TX 78744
Austin, TX area
Guest of Honor: Ken Liu
Special Guest: James Morrow
Editor Guest: L. Timmel Duchamp (Aqueduct Press)
Fan Guest: John DeNardo (SF Signal)
Toastmaster: Stina Leicht
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.
We are a place where the smartest people in the world gather to celebrate their uniqueness and intelligence. Oh, and we talk about books too.
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. We invite you to attend the convention especially if you are a fan of reading, writing, meeting, sighting, feeding, knighting, and all the other things folks do at a sci-f/fantasy convention.
Sponsored by the Fandom Association of Central Texas, a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization

Fencon XII

A Fan-Operated Science Fiction and Fantasy Literary and Filk Convention
September 25-27, 2015
Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport Hotel
4545 W. John Carpenter Freeway
[Take Hwy 114 West to the Esters Blvd Exit]
Irving, TX 75063
[NOTE: New hotel for 2015]
(DFW Metroplex area)
GOH: S. M. Stirling
Music GOH: Tricky Pixie
Fen GOH: Tadao Tomomatsu
Artist GOH: Mitch Bentley
Science GOH: Dr. Penny Boston
Special Workshop Guest: Jaye Wells
Special Gaming Guest: Rick Loomis
Art Show & Auction, Dealers Room, Panels, Concerts, Filking, Short Story Contest, Writers Workshop, Children's Programming, Masquerade, Readings, Gaming, Demos, and lots 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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Last Modified: 10/3/2015