FenCon VIII - September 23-25, 2011 - Dallas, Texas


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

FenCon Convention Hotel

Our 2011 room block is closed, but...

Crowne Plaza Near The Galleria logo

Crowne Plaza Hotel
North Dallas/Addison
14315 Midway Road
Addison, TX 75001

Reserve your room at 972-980-8877.

Make reservations: Our room block for FenCon VIII in the Crowne Plaza is officially closed. However, rooms are still available at the great FenCon rate of just $95/night for one to four guests in a king or double standard room. All of our "executive king" suites are sold out. Call 972-980-8877 or reserve online and but you'll need the booking code FC1 when making your reservation.

Ah, the atmosphere: The hotel is 100% smoke-free, including in guest rooms.

FenCon will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel® North Dallas/Addison. This centrally-located hotel is on Midway Road, just north of I-635/LBJ, and in the heart of the Addison restaurant and entertainment district. With newly-updated guest rooms and suites, larger convention facilities, and all the amenities at reasonable prices, we're thrilled to return to this great location. Plus, they offer a complimentary scheduled shuttle to and from locations within a three mile radius of the hotel.

Hotel photo

The hotel provides free wireless broadband internet connections to guests in the lounge area and restaurant. In-room access is available for an additional fee.

Hotel Lobby

Hotel Panel Room

Hotel Lounge

Hotel King Room

Hotel Double Room

Click a picture above to see inside our hotel. Plus you can learn more at the official Crowne Plaza Hotel® website, take a photo tour, or even take a video tour.

"How do I book a room at the FenCon rate?"

Whether reserving online or on the phone, you must use FenCon booking code FC1 to get the special FenCon rate. We have negotiated rates of just $95/night for one to four guests in a king or double standard room. Our "executive king" suites are sold out. These rates do not include the applicable city and state taxes.

"How do I get to the hotel?"

The Crowne Plaza offers a customizable map and driving directions on their corporate website. If you're flying in, while the Crowne Plaza does not offer a free shuttle there are several options available. SuperShuttle offers convenient service for just $18 each way per person from both D/FW and Love Field. Yellow Checker Shuttle offers shared service for $19 each way per person from both D/FW and Love Field. They also offer exclusive service that would be more economical for groups of 4-10 persons.

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Crowne Plaza Hotel
North Dallas/Addison
14315 Midway Road
Addison, TX 75001

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"Can my group throw a room party?"

We'd love to have you or your group throw a party at FenCon VIII but we need to have you register with us first. There's a simple form to fill out that lets you know the rules and lets us know you know the rules. Just e-mail the FenCon hotel liaison at hotel@fencon.org for all the details. Thanks!

"Can we get a suite for our room party?"

There are a limited number of executive suites available each night of FenCon and they're sure to sell out quickly. E-mail the FenCon hotel liaison at hotel@fencon.org for further details.

"I live locally, why should I stay at the hotel?"

  • You are supporting the convention. We need to reach a certain number of 'room nights' to keep the cost of the convention space as low as possible.
  • It's safer. You don't have to worry about driving home after a long day at the con.
  • You have a place to crash during the day, a place to change outfits, and a place to store your many purchases from the dealers room.

FenCon Hotel Map and Programming Layout:

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FenCon VIII Hotel Map and Programming Layout (basic)

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Last updated 27 September 2011


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