FenCon VI - September 18-20, 2009 - Dallas, Texas



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

FenCon 2009 Designated Charity

We love to give: Thanks to all the fen who, over the years, have helped us give more than $9,000 to several worthy causes. Our annual charity efforts, born out of necessity in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, now seek to help a local North Texas group that can effect positive change in our community.

Genesis Women's Shelter logo

2009: FenCon is pleased to announce that our charity for 2009 will be the Genesis Women's Shelter of Dallas. This fine organization exists to provide quality safety and shelter to battered women and their children through crisis intervention and short term crisis therapeutics and to reduce the occurrence of violence against women and children in the greater Dallas area.

Your donations this year will help the Shelter purchase much needed computers and other equipment that are in desperately short supply.

FenCon is proud to assist the Genesis Shelter this year!


Our 2009 charity efforts will include a limited edition signed and numbered art print by our Artist Guest of Honor, Kurt Miller. Sixth in the highly collectable FenCon charity print series, the printing costs of these works of art are paid by FenCon so your entire $10 donation for each print goes directly to the charity. We'll also have our annual charity auction on Saturday night, in conjunction with our art auction, plus a donation jar so you can give directly to this worthy cause.

FenCon Designated Charity Results:

2008: Our designated charity for FenCon V was Reading & Radio Resource. Our charity auction and the limited-edition Real Musgrave cover print raised a total of $2130 for this worthy cause. Reading & Radio Resource is a non-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer agency, dedicated since 1969 to providing alternatives to reading for those who are visually or physically disabled and/or learning differenced.

Reading and Radio Resource logo

North Texas Food Bank logo

2007: Our designated charity for FenCon IV was the North Texas Food Bank. Our charity auction and the limited-edition David Mattingly cover print raised a total of $2000 for this worthy cause. The North Texas Food Bank passionately pursues a hunger-free community. In 2006, the NTFB distributed 32 million pounds of food to 764 feeding and education programs in 13 North Texas counties, including after-school programs, residential treatment programs, food pantries, emergency shelters, soup kitchens, senior citizen centers and low-income daycare centers.

2006: Our designated charity for FenCon III was the American Diabetes Association. The total raised by our charity auction and our 2006 limited-edition Darrell K. Sweet cover art print was over $1400! Thank you for helping us honor the memory of Judith Ward with your generous support of this worthy cause.

American Diabetes Association logo

Salvation Army logo

2005: In the wake of Hurricane Katrina we announced that the designated charity of FenCon II would be the Salvation Army to aid their disaster relief efforts. The FenCon Charity Auction raised over $2800. Signed, limited-edition prints of our first two program book covers by Cat Conrad and Larry Dixon plus some cash donations raised nearly $700. That's a grand total of $3500! Wow. Thanks to all the fen for their generosity.

FenCon Charity Cover Art Prints:

2004 FenCon cover print (limited edition of 50, signed by Cat Conrad)

FenCon I
art by
Cat Conrad


2005 FenCon cover print (limited edition of 50, signed by Larry Dixon)

FenCon II
art by
Larry Dixon

FenCon III
art by
Darrell K. Sweet

2006 FenCon cover print (limited edition of 50, signed by Darrell K. Sweet)


FenCon IV
art by
David Mattingly

2007 FenCon cover print (limited edition of 50, signed by David Mattingly)

Last updated 02 September 2009




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