Fencon.org is a yearly science fiction/fantasy convention in Dallas, Texas, hosting fans, authors, editors, publishers, scientists, and more.

FenCon IX will be held September 21-23, 2012, at the Crowne Plaza North Dallas/Galleria. (That's at 14315 Midway Road in the north Dallas suburb of Addison, Texas.)

C.J. Cherryh

John Anealio

Teresa Patterson

Donato Giancola

Dr. David Hanson

Peter A. David

Karl Schroeder

more guests

NTSFW will co-host a room party with the National Space Society of North Texas Saturday night at the con. Look for our room party announcements for the assigned room.

What we need:


drinks (sodas, beer, liquor OK, must be legal)

ice/ice chest (I will bring one ice chest, but we'll need one more)

volunteers (set up, take down, room monitor, rotating these around helps a lot)


R2D2! Will be making another special guest appearance. Come early to get your pic with this universal star!

MR SPOCK! Will be his usual quiet self, a literal wall flower.

See you there,


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  • Lazybluestar

    Hi Alley, looking forward to Fencon. How should we find you/the group tomorrow or over the weekend? Do you still need help for Saturday night?

    September 20, 2012

    • Alley

      We can always use help! :) For me, I'll be there about 3pm Friday (today). I'm a large woman with short blonde hair, jeans, with a gray shirt with sparkly design. email me i'll send you my cell number (if I can find my phone!)

      September 21, 2012

    • Alley


      September 21, 2012

  • Connie

    Thinking about attending, could you give me a little more info on what it's like?

    1 · August 12, 2012

    • Alley

      there are panels of authors, editors, agents, scientists, etc. depending on the topic, talking about particular topics and the audience can chat with them, everything from learning how to write, learning more about science fiction, to learning about science and space with NASA scientists and even astronauts, in the evenings, esp sat night, are "room parties" where we chat

      August 14, 2012

  • Connie

    OH and is this something I should attend all three days?

    1 · August 12, 2012

    • Connie

      Thanks. Not sure I can go all three day, although I'd love too! Not sure my husband would go for keeping the kids, actually, I am not sure he'd even no what to do with them! LOL I will either do Sat or Sunday. Are you in Dallas?

      August 13, 2012

    • Alley

      you can just go saturday, that's the perfect day for a one day. I take my grandkids with me, they are 14 ans 15 and have been attending fencon since they were 10

      August 14, 2012

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