FenCon III - 22-24 September 2006 - Dallas, Texas

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Guests and program participants

Programming - Things to do

Art Show and Art Auction

Cabaret and Costume Contest

Gaming - Play around

Video Room - Pictures that move and talk

Hotel - Where it all happens

Dealers - Stuff to buy

Our Charity - American Diabetes Association

Frequently Asked Questions

Fen Guest of Honor Judith Ward Tribute

Volunteer - It's fun!

Publications and Advertising Sales

Short Story Contest - Rules and Regulations

Writers Workshop

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as of 09/25/2006

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

Guest of Honor: Alan Dean Foster

Music Guest of Honor: Heather Alexander

Fen Guest of Honor: Judith Ward

Artist Guest of Honor: Darrell K. Sweet

Toastmaster: Jim Butcher

Special Guest: Lawrence Watt-Evans

plus many more guests

This is the online archive of our 2006 website. Please also visit our current website.

FenCon News and Notes

Thank you: Thank you, thank you, thank you! We can't say "thank you" enough to all the guests, dealers, volunteers, and of course the fen who made FenCon III our biggest and best convention yet. In a day or two we'll launch the FenCon IV site with wrap-ups from this past weekend, totals from the charity auction, and lots of photos. Yes, even the embarrassing ones of the webmaster deeply unconscious at the Dead Dog Party on Sunday night after closing ceremonies.

FenCon IV: In case you missed the announcement (and haven't made it to the last page of your collectible souvenir program book), FenCon IV will be held September 21-23, 2007, with Guest of Honor Connie Willis, Music Guest Tom Smith, Artist Guest David Mattingly, Fen Guest Kathleen Sloan, and Special Guest Toni Weisskopf leading our third annual writers workshop. Plus a lot more, of course. Look for the FenCon IV website to launch here in a day or two then buy your membership.

Lost and Found: Did you lose a guitar? We found one and it's pretty nice so we know the rightful owner wants it back. Contact us at info@fencon.org with a detailed description so we can arrange to return it.

2006 Short Story Contest Winners: Congratulations to the winners of our 2006 contest! Our readers and judges sorted through the overwhelming number of entries and after much deliberation struggled to pick just three favorites. They are:

     1st: "Double Edge" by Delilah Peeler
     2nd: "All Things Green" by Mary Bowerman
     3rd: "Love Me" by Becky Huffman

We thank all of the writers who participated for making our second annual contest such a success. We encourage everybody to enter our 2007 contest. (Look for details on the FenCon IV site.)

FenCon presents Sci-Fi Camp

Things to do, people to see: Map out your FenCon III experience in advance with our updated gaming schedule, video room schedule, main programming schedule, and our guest list. Get involved in our costume contest, bid on our art show, or just check out our charity. See you this weekend!

Judith Ward, July 4, 1934 - July 3, 2006

Celebrate Judith Ward: Our Fen Guest of Honor Judith Ward died on July 3rd. Join us as we celebrate the life of the "con-suite goddess" in our con-suite (Room 624), which we're permanently renaming "The Admiral's Club" in Judith's honor, on Friday night with a wake. If you can, we're asking folks to bring a dish to share with their fellow fen. Learn more about Judith on our Judith Ward tribute page.

Hungry?: The hotel restaurant, Zaya's, is offering all FenCon members a 15 percent discount when you show your badge. The breakfast buffet is a great way to start the day without hopping in a car. When you're ready to explore farther afield, a fine grouping of restaurants is just a bit west on I-635 at MacArthur. Lots of sit-down places, theme restaurants, fast food, and more. There are also plenty of restaurants on Forest Lane from Josey Lane east to Inwood Road. There's some fast food and a few decent places north of the hotel at Josey and Valley View. And the town of Addison is just a bit east on I-635 and has about 200 places to eat of every imaginable variety and price level.

Arr!  Friday be Talk Like A Pirate Day at FenCon III

Ahoy, Matey!: September 19th was International Talk Like A Pirate Day and FenCon is continuing the celebration on Friday. Check out our pirate-themed programming including a concert by Music Guest of Honor Heather Alexander.

We've got game: Our FenCon III gaming schedule is now available with exciting and challenging games scheduled all weekend. Check it out on our gaming page.

Get dressed up: Our Costume Competition and Show, part of the Saturday night FenCon Cabaret, is looking for people with style, flair, and the guts to stand up in front of hundreds of cheering fen and bask in their applause. Get the registration form, rules, and all the details on our Costume Competition and Show page.

Get a room: Our room bloc is officially closed but our convention hotel still has rooms available. Call the Holiday Inn Select® North Dallas at 972-243-3363 during regular business hours and ask for the "FenCon rate" when making your reservation. Learn more on our FenCon Hotel page.

FenCon Hotel logo

IMPORTANT: Our convention hotel still has rooms, both King and Double, available at the FenCon rate. If any reservations agent tells you otherwise, please politely get their name and let us know by e-mail right away. We're working closely with Holiday Inn Select® North Dallas to make sure you can get the room you want at the "FenCon" rate.

Let's Party: Want to throw a room party at FenCon III? We'd love to have you but we need to know two simple things: First, what is your hotel confirmation number? Second, what night will you be throwing the party? That's it. Just e-mail those two vital bits of info to hotel@fencon.org. This lets us keep the party noise away from folks trying to sleep so the parties can run later without problems with the hotel. Thank you!

American Diabetes Association logo

Give: The American Diabetes Association is FenCon's designated charity for 2006. All the funds raised by our charity auction and our 2006 limited-edition cover art print will go to this important cause. Learn more about the ADA on our Charity page.

Buzz needs you: David Gray is looking for a few good men and women, folks willing to take on the roles of the latest "Buzz Blaster" neo-1950s audio adventure. New for FenCon III is Buzz Blaster Meets the Last Astronaut and David needs lots of voices. As a bonus, you might be featured in a "Making of Buzz Blaster" documentary during the con and you're guaranteed to entertain your friends, family, and total strangers with this old-time radio production. Interested? E-mail David at angelpaw@airmail.net.

There's a lot to do and see at FenCon III

Guest Update: FenCon III has added last-minute guests Andrew Probert, a an artist best known for his design work on science fiction movies and television series, and thriller author Richard D. Weber. We regret to announce that Beverly Hale is ill and will not be attending this weekend. Also, T.M. Wagner has been forced to cancel due to a work-related scheduling conflict he cannot circumvent. We hope to see them both in 2007. You'll find bios, pictures, and news about all of our guests on the FenCon III guests page.

And the nominees are...: The final ballot is out for the 2006 Pegasus Awards, the premier awards for filk music excellence, and FenCon III Music Guest of Honor Heather Alexander is on the ballot with March of Cambreadth up for "Best Battle Song." Recent FenCon guest Bill Sutton is also on that ballot with his Stray Dog Man up for "Best Classic Filk Song." The ballot is available online and voting is open to all through October 16th. The Pegasus Awards will be handed out at the Ohio Valley Filk Festival on October 21st.

Pegasus Award

Guests in the News: FenCon III guest Deborah LeBlanc was elected as president of the Horror Writers Association on Saturday, September 16th. Congratulations to Deborah and we wish her all the best in her term. Congratulate Deborah in person at FenCon III!

FenCon Art Show 2006

Thank you, artists: Space is completely sold out for the 2006 FenCon Art Show. Learn more about this excellent exhbition (and sale) of fannish art on our FenCon Art Show page.

Older news and notes are in the Archive

Contact Information

If you wish to contact us via e-mail, our primary contact address is info@fencon.org. You can find more contact information on the Contact Info page.

We Blog: Do you like reading about FenCon but wish you could comment on the news, share links with your friends, and get inside info we're not putting here on the FenCon website? Check out the FenCon LiveJournal! It's FenCon in a convenient blog format. Tell all of your friends and add us to your Friends list today.

Talk nerdy to us: Now there's a place where you can talk about upcoming conventions, past conventions, and all manner of fannish stuff! We've created the FenCon Discussion Forums just for you. Registration is free and open to everybody.

Spread the word: The final edition of our FenCon III convention flyer is available for download (390kb) as a ready-to-print PDF file. Be sure to make copies for all of your friends.

FenCon III Flyer (390kb)

Last updated 24 September 2006