The World Science Fiction Convention will return to Texas — San Antonio to be precise — for the first time since 1997. On Aug. 20, voters at Renovation, the 2011 Worldcon, awarded the right to host the international conference to the Texas in 2013 bid.
LoneStarCon 3 -– the 71st World Science Fiction Convention -– [Read it all...]
Austin Rogers of Redbeard Comics
On January 22nd, First Storm Manga is holding their first Mezasu Mini-Con at C4 Workspace. This is not your typical anime convention, but aimed at people who are interested in creating comics and supporting original art from local comics and manga artists. We made it our mission to find [Read it all...]
Well, here it is summer and science fiction and fantasy conventions are in full swing. I just attended ApolloCon last weekend in Houston with writer Guest of Honor (GOH) Catherine Asaro. I was on four panels ranging from the e-Book revolution, Frankenstein films of the last 100 years, the DC Comics 75th anniversary, and more. [Read it all...]
Hey SA, get your self ready for an intense weekend of gaming and good times because Chimaeracon is coming up soon. This annual staple of the south Texas gaming scene runs April 9-11, 2010 at the beautiful San Pedro Village Event Center. This year’s con features a space odyssey theme and is raising money for [Read it all...]
Clockwise from top left: Japanese eggs, Andy Anderson's Fighting Generica Art, just one of many cosplayers, steampunk optical gear, origami demonstration (photographs by Soren Vaughn)
This past weekend I took the family out to Our Lady of the Lake University on the shore of Lake Elmendorf in San Antonio’s near west side to enjoy [Read it all...]
(L to R): Capricon 31 Guests of Honor: John Scalzi, John Picacio, Janice Gelb, Stephen Boucher
Capricon 31 announced its Guest of Honor lineup this week. John Scalzi will be Author Guest of Honor; John Picacio will be Artist Guest of Honor; and Janice Gelb and Stephen Boucher will be Fan Guests of Honor. [Read it all...]
From San Japan 2009. Photo ©2009 SkyPirate.
San Japan, San Antonio’s major Japanese Culture and Anime Convention, has announced the first round of guests for its July 2010 convention. The convention is proud to announce that voice actors Carrie Savage, Chris Ayres and Josh Grelle will be making return appearances to San Antonio. San [Read it all...]
Hey, San Antonio sf/f fans — how many of you have been begging for a great science fiction/fantasy convention to happen here in SA? Well, if you haven’t heard, San Antonio will be one of the bid sites for the 2013 World Science Fiction Convention. The people who will be running that bid are in [Read it all...]
top left: Jordu Schell's Werewolf sculpture / top right: Julie Bell paints. / Bottom: A view of IlluXCon 2.
Remember that FIELD OF DREAMS line “Build it and they will come”? Pat and Jeannie Wilshire have done just that — built the best annual sf/fantasy art event of the year in their hometown of [Read it all...]
Well, your golden opportunity is coming this December. Currently, San Antonio is a top bid contender for the 2013 World Science Fiction Convention. For anyone who ever dreamed of running a convention like this, SMOFcon 27 in Austin might be the answer to your dreams. This year’s SMOFcon is December 4-6 at the Hilton Garden [Read it all...]