FenCon X - Infinite Possibilities

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


FenCon News Archive

Selling out: We're a bunch of sell-outs. No, we still have integrity, but we've sold out of dealer tables, art show space, program book covers, fan tables, writers workshop slots, and Friend of the Fen memberships. (We'll have plenty of regular weekend and single-day memberships for sale at the convention.) Thanks for all of your support which makes FenCon possible each year.

Attention publishers: The Small Press Roundtable is an opportunity for writers, readers, and small publishers to connect. The event is open to small publishers attending FenCon who meet certain criteria, detailed here

Get a room: Our room block at the Crowne Plaza is officially closed but you can still reserve your room at the great FenCon rate for a limited time. Reserve by phone (972-980-8877) and use reservation code FVN. See our hotel page for all the details.

Join us: Advance registration for FenCon IX is closed but we offer weekend memberships for adults, young adults, and children at the door plus single-day memberships.

World party: The FenCon party crew has been all over Texas and Oklahoma. We've been to Louisiana, Tennessee, Missouri, Alabama, and North Carolina. But tonight we go global: we're at Chicon 7, the World Science Fiction Convention, in Chicago and we've come to party! Fun begins at 9pm tonight in Room #3371. Be there!

Join now: Your chance to buy regular, Friend of the Fen, young adult, and kid's memberships for FenCon IX is now. Advance registration ends on Tuesday, September 4th so get yours today!

Write faster: The deadline to enter FenCon's 8th annual short story contest has been extended to August 1st. The winning entry will be published in our 2012 souvenir program book and there are great prizes for runners-up. So put pen to paper, fingers to keys, or quill to parchment and get to work!

We like to party: The FenCon party crew is at ApolloCon this weekend. Come party with us starting at 9pm on Saturday in Room #769. We'll have snacks, beverages, and a great deal on memberships.

Reach the fen: Want to get the word out about your organization or event? Got a new book or album? Bent on global domination and in search of minions? Then you need an ad in our 2012 souvenir program book! Produced like a magazine, this collectible book will put your message into the hands of the hundreds of fen who attend FenCon plus all of their friends lucky enough to flip through its pages. Get all the details, including special discount "fan" rates, on our publications page. Ad sales close on September 7th.

Mark your calendars: This weekend is Nebula Awards Weekend where the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America will honor authors for excellence in science fiction and fantasy. They'll also present Connie Willis with the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award for her contributions to literature.

Do you have FenCon videos or pictures? We have a YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/FenConVideo) and a Flickr account (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fencon/). If you would like share your photos or video, please send files or links to info@fencon.org.