Year in TALON Fandom: 2017 Guests


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

ConDFW XVI

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.


SoonerCon 26: Welcome to the Show

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.

ArmadilloCon 39

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


Bubonicon 49: Back in Time (Time Travel)

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!

Fencon XIV: Beyond the Stars

A Fan-Operated Science Fiction and Fantasy Literary and Filk Convention
September 22-24, 2017
Westin DFW Airport
4545 West John W Carpenter Freeway (SH 114 at Ester's Road)
Irving, TX 75063
(DFW Metroplex area)
Special Guest: Kevin J. Anderson
Music GOH: Vixy and Tony
Artist GOH: Tom Kidd
Fen GOH: Ben Yalow
Special Workshop Guest: Cat Rambo
Special Gaming Guest: J.R. Honeycutt
Special Music Guest: Leslie Hudson
Toastmaster: Selina Rosen
Special Science Guest Speaker: Astronaut Stanley G. Love
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.


CONtraflow VII

Science Fiction & Fantasy Literary Convention with a New Orleans Flair.
October 6-8, 2017
New Orleans Airport Hilton
901 Airline Highway
Kenner, LA 70062
New Orleans, LA area
Author GOH: Yoon Ha Lee
Artist GOH: Sam Flegal
Fan GOHs: Alicia and Timothy Dardar
Fanzine Lounge and Filk Salon. Focuses on science fiction, fantasy, comics, and related literary genres in any form, including but not limited to writing, visual arts, dramatic arts, and interactive fiction.
Panels, Dealers Room, Gaming, Art Gallery, Fund Raising Auctions, Costume Contest, Dances, Room Parties, Artist Alley, Kids Con, Hearts Tournament, plus much more!
In fulfillment of CONtraflow mission to promote all types of Science Fiction and Fantasy literature, the charity is still New Orleans Public Library.
Corporate Sponsor: Bayou Images Screen Printing
Club and Fan Group Sponsors: Area 504, Krewe of the Enterprise, USS Corsair (NCC 26556)

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