Year in TALON Fandom: 2017
[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 10-12, 2017
Radisson Hotel Fort Worth Fossil Creek
2540 Meacham Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76106
DFW Metroplex area
Author GOH: Rachel Caine
Artist GOH: R. Cat Conrad
Literary science fiction & fantasy convention featuring writing/publishing based programming, science programming, an excellent collection of guests, art show, a charity book swap and auction, & a slew of non-traditional activities such as the Sci-Fi Spelling Bee.
Brought to you by the Texas Speculative Fiction Association, a 501(c)(3) organization. 100% volunteer-run.
Oklahoma's Greatest Pop Culture Experience
Science Fiction, Fantasy, Gaming Con
June 23Ė25, 2017
Reed Conference Center
5800 Will Rogers
Midwest City, OK 73110
Oklahoma City, OK area
Literary GOH: Timothy Zahn
Artist GOH: Peri Charlifu
Toastmaster: Selina Rosen
Master of Ceremonies: Peter Pixie
Writers Workshop Clinician: Jody Lynn Nye
Featured Guests: Matt Frank, Larry Nemecek
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.
Austin's SF/Fantasy Convention for Readers and Writers
August 4-6, 2017
Omni Austin Hotel South Park
4140 Governors Row
Austin, Texas 78744
Austin, TX area
Guest of Honor: Nisi Shawl
Toastmaster: Don Webb
Fan Guest: A.T. Campbell, III
Artist Guest: Mark A. Nelson
Editor Guest: Trevor Quachri
Special Guest: Tamora Pierce
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
Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
August 25-27, 2017
Albuquerque Marriott Uptown
2101 Louisiana Blvd NE (Louisiana & I-40)
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Albuquerque, New Mexico area
Co-GOH: C.J. Cherryh
Co-GOH: Sherwood Smith
Toastmaster: Ursula Vernon
Artist GOH: Elizabeth Leggett
Science Speaker: Dr. Kathleen Kitts
Panels, Art Show, Dealers Room, Gaming, Auctions, Film Screenings, Readings, Autographs, Filking, Science Talk, Costume Contest, Green Slime Awards, Fan Programming, and more!
Presented by the NMSF Conference in association with various kind folks of the Albuquerque SF clubs.
Bubonicon 48 will benefit at least the Williamson Library Collection at Eastern NM University, the Roadrunner Food Bank, and the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation. Bubonicon 47 gave away $6,000 to the charities/non-profit organizations!
Last Modified: 9/5/2017