04/07/2014 - 23:06

Preregistration is now available for AnomalyCon 2015! Get over and preregister for the unbelievable price of $15, for now.


03/31/2014 - 01:52

Thanks to everyone who showed up at AnomalyCon. We had a great time running the convention for you! If you were not able to pre-reg at the con, don't fear! We're opening up pre-reg for 2015 next week. It's still a great low price, so don't forget to check back before the price goes up.

We would also like to thank all of our great author, artist, band, and other guests who put on such great panels. Finally, no great convention would be anywhere without our vendors. Thanks to everyone who showed up. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!


03/28/2014 - 05:00

WELCOME TO ANOMALYCON!

Remember, pre-reg pickup opens at 1pm today, and the first 300 people to pick up their badges will receive a FREE signed hardback copy of Kevin J. Anderson's book The Martian Wars!

For those of you who were unable to pre-register, regular registration opens at 2pm!

A few last minute updates:

Opening Ceremonies is in Main Events in the Rocky Mountain Event Center at 4pm. Lots of great announcements and fun entertainment will happen during that hour, so don't miss it!

The concert tonight will start at 7PM (not 6pm)!

Mysteriously, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot did not make it onto our printed schedule. This panel will occur Saturday evening at 9pm in Maroon Peak, and is a take on the history best told with profanity. Expect irreverent humor.

Strange Artifact's Fashion Show will be a catwalk presentation of the American take on Steampunk, presented to their fans back home in Japan. If you're interested in participating, hit Main Events at 9:30AM on Sunday!

Remember to email us or link us on Facebook to your galleries of photos throughout the weekend so we can share them with the other attendees!

Also follow us on TUMBLR for our liveblog of the events!

SEE YOU AT THE CON!


03/09/2014 - 08:37

Preregistration is over, but AnomalyCon is just around the corner!

The details you'll want to know:

The art gallery's hours are the same as the vendor room.
KIDS programming runs all weekend, as does the Mystery.
Kids under 8 are free, and kids 8-13 are 1/2 price with a paying adult!
The Tea Duels begin on Friday and continue through the weekend!

On site the full weekend is still just $35, or Fri and Sun are $15 each and Sat is $20.

Preregistration pickup opens at 1pm on Friday and regular registration opens at 2pm.
The vendor's room is open from 3pm-8pm for preregistered attendees, and 4pm-8pm for other attendees.
On Friday programming starts at 2pm and the big concert starts at 6pm.

On Saturday registration opens at 8am and will remain open until 8pm.
The vendor's room is open 9am-8pm.
Programming starts at 8am and runs until midnight, with the costume contest at 6pm and the big concert starting at 7pm.

On Sunday registration is open from 9am-5pm but switches to pre-reg for next year at 2pm.
The vendor's room is open from 10am-4pm.
Programming starts at 9am, ends when closing ceremonies starts at 4pm, and includes the Lego Contest, the Balcony judging, and the Grand Tea (which starts at 12 noon).

Of course these are just a few highlights--make sure you check out the complete schedule under "Main Programming."

During the course of the convention, keep an eye on our tumblr at http://anomalycon.tumblr.com/ to see our Live Blogger's pictures!


03/05/2014 - 13:48

Good news, everybody! We have released our program for our 2014 convention! As always, it's subject to change, but this will give you a good idea of what's going on!

Check it out HERE, and we offer a brief reminder that SATURDAY MARCH 8 is the last day to pre-register!


02/22/2014 - 17:55

We regret to inform our attendees that James A. Owen has contracted pneumonia and will be unable to attend AnomalyCon 2014. We wish him well on his road to recovery, and are working around the clock to find a suitable replacement--if such a person exists.


02/11/2014 - 11:34

This is a friendly reminder that AnomalyCon is hosting many a contest! We've probably even added a few since you last checked in with us. This year, our featured contests are as follows:

COSTUME CONTEST:
- Now featuring three categories and you can bring your own music!

BALCONY CONTEST:
- Decorate your balcony in our 'revolution' theme!

MOUSTACHE CONTEST:
- Not limited to just the male types.

LEGO CONTEST:
- Bring your own or build on site!

INTRODUCING
HOVERCRAFT CONTEST:
All that we ask is that you make a simple hovercraft such as shown here. Bring it to Anomaly Con and we will have a race!

DOCTOR WHO TRIVIA:
Come test your knowledge of Doctor Who with questions covering all fifty years of the show's rich history. See how well you know both modern and classic Who, as well as Torchwood, The Sarah Jane Adventures, and even the lesser known corners of the Doctor Who universe. Prizes include T-shirts and DASFA membership.

For more information, click on the handy dandy links to your left.


12/30/2013 - 12:42

Kevin J. Anderson has been asked by his publisher to attend one of the largest comic cons in the US as their author guest of honor to launch MENTATS OF DUNE (with Brian Herbert also attending) and his steampunk graphic novel CLOCKWORK ANGELS from Boom! As such he will not be able to attend AnomalyCon, but James A. Owen of Imaginarium Geographica and Starchild fame has graciously agreed to take his place.

Additionally, pre-registration is only $25 through the end of the year. On 1 January prices go up to $30 for the weekend. The first 300 pre-registrations TO PICK UP THEIR BADGE at the convention will get a free signed hardcover copy of Kevin J. Anderson's epic novel "The Martian War."


12/16/2013 - 11:29

It's that time of year again! Time to start thinking about being an awesome volunteer for AnomalyCon! You get to be a roll model for the other guests AND we feed and give you awesome stuff. We just ask that you attend one of the 6+ meetings before the con.

Sunday, January 5th 1:30 - 3:30
Castlewood Library
Paul Manion Meeting Room (The only meeting room)
6739 S. Uinta Street Centennial, CO 80112

Saturday, February 1st 1:30 - 3:30
Lone Tree Library
Community Meeting Room (The only meeting room)
8827 Lone Tree Pkwy., Lone Tree, CO 80124
- This volunteer meeting is funded and presented by AnomalyCon and is not sponsored by Douglas County Libraries. For more information, please contact us http://www.anomalycon.com/contact.

Thursday, February 6th 6:30 - 8:30
Castlewood Library
Paul Manion Meeting Room (The only meeting room)
6739 S. Uinta Street Centennial, CO 80112

Saturday, February 8th 1:30 - 3:30
Koelbel Library
Meeting Room A
5955 S. Holly Street Centennial, CO 80121

Saturday, March 1st 9:30 - 11:30
Koelbel Library
Meeting Room B
5955 S. Holly Street Centennial, CO 80121

Saturday March 8th, 11:00-12:30
Village Inn
395 West 120th Avenue Westminster, CO 80234
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10/10/2013 - 21:04

We have a whole bundle of new guests to announce--including the fact that Pandora Celtica is once again joining us! We're excited to have them!

This year's Spotlight Guests now include Kevin J. Anderson, Tracy Hickman, and Trai Cartwright!

Tracy Hickman is well known to the gaming and fantasy community, especially for his Dragonlance novel series. He also hosts a really cool event called Killer Breakfast, and this year we're bringing it to AnomalyCon! Saturday morning at 9AM for an extra $5 attendees can join Tracy for donuts, coffee, and the chance to pit their level one characters against ultimate death! Here's a cool explanation of what Killer Breakfast looks like.

Kevin J Anderson is probably one of the most published writers of our time. He's well on his way to overtaking Isaac Asimov, and he's certainly one of the best sources we can think of for both self publishing and big name publishing. He's written Dune, Star Wars, Steampunk, and so much more.

Trai Cartwright is singlehandedly the coolest lady you haven't met yet. She's been batting in the big leagues of Hollywood for years, written, edited and pitched every genre under the sun, and she teaches amazing masterwork classes to teens and grownups alike. She knows how to hit it big, and she's here to share the knowledge.

Peter J Wacks is the local expert on time travel, or so his doppelganger would have you believe. We've heard from his writing side, but this year he's here to talk about self publishing, editing, and more.

Our programming this year is growing by leaps and bounds, and we're so excited to share all of our writing, editing, publishing and business tracks with our audience. Don't miss all the fun! Pre-registration is still only $25 for the whole weekend, and tickets for Killer Breakfast are available at registration!

BY CHANCE YOU HAVEN'T READ THE ANNOUNCEMENT HIGHER UP ON THIS PAGE:
Kevin J. Anderson has been asked by his publisher to attend one of the largest comic cons in the US as their author guest of honor to launch MENTATS OF DUNE (with Brian Herbert also attending) and his steampunk graphic novel CLOCKWORK ANGELS from Boom! As such he will not be able to attend AnomalyCon, but James A. Owen of Imaginarium Geographica and Starchild fame has graciously agreed to take his place.