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FenCon II (2005)


A Fan-Operated Science Fiction and Fantasy Literary and Filk Convention in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area

Art Show

Workshop countdown

FenCon launched in 2004 with a simple mission statement: "Keep it simple, get it right, then find out what people want us to add." You have spoken in overwhelming numbers so this year FenCon will host an Art Show and Art Auction. We welcome artists from across the great southwest or around the world to join us this year either in person or by mail-in.

Space in the FenCon Art Show is available on a first-come, first-served basis. We have both 4'x4' panels and 6'x15" tables available in full and half sizes. (UPDATE: All of our panels have sold out!) We also have Print Shop space available. We welcome original paintings, prints, sculptures, jewelry and other forms of artwork.

Our few remaining table spaces are running out quickly so please contact us right away if you are interested in participating this year. Scroll down for detailed pricing and submission information.

Art Show Setup

  • Thursday: 5:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00am to 3:00pm

Art Show Hours

  • Friday: opens at 3:00pm, closes at 8:00pm
  • Saturday: opens at 10:00am, closes at 6:00pm
  • Art Auction (Saturday): starts at 7:00pm, ends about 9:00pm
  • Sunday: opens at 10:00am, closes at 5:00pm

Art and Artists, too!

Now you know about our Art Show but do you know about the artists who are particpating? We've got art from Artist Guest of Honor Larry Dixon, of course, plus we've also got art from Fan Guest of Honor Randy Farran and attending artist guests David A. Cherry, Joy Marie Ledet, Cat Conrad, and David Lee Anderson.

We also have commitments for artwork from Amy "Kay" Purcell, Moifa, Betsy Mott, Dylan Edwards, G. Scott Heckenlively, Nicole Pellegrini, Joy Lanterman, Alain Viesca, Xonrad, Teresa Mather, Christi Hayden, Sarah Clemens, Daniel Cortopassi, Therri Moore, Christopher Ledford, Beth Willinger, Joleen Flasher, MaryAnne Campbel, and many more top fannish artists. We thank them all for helping to make FenCon's inaugural art show a success.

Art Show and Print Shop pricing

  • Half Panels (2' wide by 4' high) - $6 each
  • Full Panels (4' wide by 4' high) - $10 each
  • Small Bay (3 4'x4' panels) - $25
  • Half Table (3' long by 15" wide) - $6 each
  • Full Table (6' long by 15" wide) - $10 each
  • Print Shop Reservation - $5
  • Mail-In Fee - $10 per artist

Art Show Forms

Art Show Rules for FenCon II

Art Show Reservations for FenCon II

Art Show Rules (95k)

Art Show Reservations (86k)

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The Art Show rules and Art Show reservation form are available above as PDF documents which require the Acrobat reader from Adobe. Click here to download this free utility.

If you are unable to print these documents or if you have any questions or comments about this year's Art Show, please contact Art Show director Jimmy Simpson by e-mail at, by phone at (817)939-9012, or by postal mail at:

     FenCon Art Show
     PO Box 560576
     The Colony, TX 75056-0576

We will happily answer questions by phone or e-mail but we must have fees in hand to guarantee your space in the Art Show.

And what about the Art Auction?

We'll start with a silent auction in the Art Show all day Friday and well into Saturday. Items with two or more bids will move to the live auction on Saturday evening. We'll start at 7pm with Art Auction items interspersed with Charity Auction items. Our goal is to wrap up the entire auction in less than two hours while still making lots of money for our artists and raising lots of money for disaster relief. David Anderson and Cat Conrad are tagged as auctioneers.

FenCon's official charity for 2005 is The Salvation Army

Doing our part: The proceeds of the FenCon Charity Auction and any other fundraising we do during FenCon II will go to the Salvation Army to aid their relief efforts in the hurricane-devastated Gulf Coast region. To give now, see the links at the bottom of our home page. Thank you.

Last updated 21 September 2005