Year in TALON Fandom: 2016 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 12-14, 2016
Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre
5410 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, TX 75240-6276
DFW Metroplex area
Author GOH: John Scalzi
Author GOH: Seanan McGuire
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
Be there or be Rhomboicosahedral! Brought to you by the Texas Speculative Fiction Association, a 501 (c)(3) organization. 100% volunteer-run.

SoonerCon 25: The Silver Age

Oklahoma's own ComicCon/Pop Culture Expo
Science Fiction, Fantasy, Gaming Con
June 24-26, 2016
Reed Conference Center
5800 Will Rogers Rd
Oklahoma City, OK 73110
Sheraton Hotel
Oklahoma City, OK area
Literary GOH: David Weber
Artist GOH: Nene Thomas
Toastmaster: Selena Rosen
Master of Ceremonies: Peter Pixie
Writers Workshop Clinician: Toni Weisskopf
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.

ArmadilloCon 38

Literary science fiction con.
July 29-31, 2016
Omni South Park Hotel
4140 Governor's Row
Austin, TX 78744
Austin, TX area
Guest of Honor: Wesley Chu
Special Guest (Artist): Dominick Saporano
Artist Guest: Christina Hess
Editor Guest: Joe Monti
Fan Guest: Ken Keller
Toastmaster: Joe McKinney
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 XIII: Magical Journeys

A Fan-Operated Science Fiction and Fantasy Literary and Filk Convention
September 23-25, 2016
Westin DFW Airport
4545 West John W Carpenter Freeway (SH 114 at Ester's Road)
Irving, TX 75063
(DFW Metroplex area)
Guest of Honor: Jim C. Hines
Music Guest of Honor: Bill and Brenda Sutton
Artist Guest of Honor: Kristina Carroll
Fen Guest of Honor: Sara Felix
Science Guest of Honor: Michael S. Brotherton
Toastmaster: Ester Friesner
Special Workshop Guest: Cat Rambo
FenCon XIII will also be hosting this year's 1632 MiniCon with Guest Eric Flint
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: 9/27/2016