Thank you to everyone who helped make FenCon XII a success this year.
To the Fen who followed us to the new hotel: Thank you for your support. We can't hold this convention without you!
To the Guests and Program Participants: Thank you for attending and helping us provide great programming!
To the Staff and Volunteers: Thanks, and get some sleep!
To everyone we missed in this post (yep, we're sleep deprived today): Thank you.
We'll be rolling over to a new site soon, and in the meantime here's a list of guests we have lined up so far:
Guest of Honor: Jim C. Hines
Music Guests of Honor: Bill and Brenda Sutton
Fen Guest of Honor: Sara Felix
Toastmaster: Esther Friesner
Science Guest of honor: Michael S. Brotherton
And more to come!
Our theme: Magical Journeys.
Unfortunately, the Heather Dale Band is unable to attend FenCon this year. This is due to circumstances beyond their and our control. We hope to have them back at FenCon another time.
The Dallas Future Society stands in support of Ahmed Mohamed, his family, and all other young people who are curious, inquisitive, and love to create. We celebrate the scientific and Maker spirit embodied by Ahmed and fine young people like him, and we encourage anyone in authority -- teachers, principals, police officers, or mayors -- to learn more about technology and the Maker movement so that they can support the scientists and engineers of the future rather than mistakenly fearing them, and so that tragic incidents like Ahmed's arrest never occur again.
The mission of the Dallas Future Society is to promote the advancement of science, literature, and music in North Texas and surrounding regions by bringing together top people in the fields of science, science fiction, fantasy, music, and art. Our goal is to make a better future through development and dissemination of ideas in science and the arts.
We've been filling in the grids and publishing schedules to the website. Take a look in the programming section for more info!
Did you know that FenCon is an all-volunteer organization? It's true. People just like you help us make FenCon such an awesome event every year. If you work at least 12 hours at the con, you can earn a free membership for next year! Check our or Volunteer page for information.
(Psst! Certain activities can earn you extra hours! Contact our volunteer coordinator for details!)
Our room block closes at 5:00 PM CST today (September 3). Rooms may not be available at our great rate after this time.
And what, you may ask, is that great rate? $99 for up t four people in a standard room, or $129 for a suite. The price includes free in-room wi-fi access.
We're at the Westin Dallas-Fort Worth airport, a short distance from - you guessed it - DFW Airport. And yes, there is an airport shuttle!
Book your room here.
Hurry, because time is running out...
Our Pre-Registration period ends September 1st. After that you will no longer be able to get a Friend of the Fen membership!
And regular memberships will only be available at the door!
A Friend of the Fen will enable you to :
- choose between a convention T-Shirt or Tote Bag
- Have an an exclusive Friend's only autograph session with the Guests of Honor
- Goody Bags!
All for only an additional $15 over your regular attending membership.
Our cutoff date is fast approaching - don't let Time catch up with you! Register today!
Aspiring Writers! The deadline to enter this year's FenCon Short Story Contest has been extended to August 1, 2015! Submit your story now!
Update: the Young Author's short story contest deadline has been extended to September 10th!
As we near the end of the school year, FenCon's Young Author Division of the Short Story Contest wishes to remind everyone that the deadline for the student story contest is June 15. See http://www.fencon.org/page/young-author-contest for the entry form and rules / guidelines.
Write some stories, and show us what you've got!