Fri, 02/27/2015 - 08:56

Are you waiting to book your room at the Hyatt? TIME IS RUNNING OUT. Our special $90/night rate is only good through March 6! Book your room HERE

As a reminder, we will be randomly selecting one lucky hotel guest to win TWO Cirque du Soleil's 'KURIOS' show! Book your room now and you're automatically entered!

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 06:29

Greetings, Adventurers and Scientists!

Unfortunately, we have to announce that Alaya Dawn Johnson will not be able to join us this year, because of some happenings in the school system where she teaches.

However! We are excited to announce a few additions who have graciously agreed to take her place!

Mary Anne Mohanraj

Mary Anne Mohanraj is author of Bodies in Motion (HarperCollins), The Stars Change (Circlet Press) and ten other titles. Bodies in Motion was a finalist for the Asian American Book Awards, a USA Today Notable Book, and has been translated into six languages. The Stars Change is a science fiction novella, and finalist for the Lambda, Rainbow, and Bisexual Book Awards. Previous titles include Aqua Erotica,Wet, Kathryn in the City, The Classics Professor, The Best of Strange Horizons, Without a Map, The Poet’s Journey, and A Taste of Serendib (a Sri Lankan cookbook).

Mohanraj founded the Hugo-nominated magazine, Strange Horizons, and was Guest of Honor at WisCon 2010 and Maneki Neko Con. She serves as Executive Director of the Speculative Literature Foundation (, has taught at the Clarion SF/F workshop, and is Clinical Assistant Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Sherri L. Smith

By day she works in a monster factory, at night she writes by the glow of her laptop. Sherri L. Smith is the author of five award-winning young adult novels, including the 2009 California Book Awards Gold Medalist, Flygirl—a World War II adventure the Washington Post named a best book of the year. Her latest novel is Orleans, a "cli-fi" adventure set in a future, post-disaster New Orleans where the survivors have gone tribal, separated by blood type to stem the spread of deadly disease. Sherri was a judge for the 2014 National Book Awards in Young People’s Literature and a three-time writer-in-residence at Hedgebrook, a women writers’ retreat in Washington State. She’s worked in comic books, animation and construction. Her newest book, The Toymaker’s Apprentice, is an historical clockwork fantasy based on “The Nutcracker,” in stores this fall. Learn more at

James A. Owen

James A. Owen is an author, illustrator, and speaker. He created two dozen StarChild comics, and was named to trade magazine Hero Illustrated’s list of the one hundred most influential people in the Comic Book Industry in 1994 and 1995.

James drew over 200 illustrations, as well as the covers, for his epic seven book series of young adult novels, the Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica. More than a million copies of his publications are in print, and are sold all over the world.

Often asked to speak at schools, James rarely discusses his books, instead focusing on stories from his own life – examples of overcoming obstacles and adversity, how making choices in life is like drawing a Dragon, and how he came to do what he loves most for his job. These stories are the inspirational non-fiction book, Drawing Out The Dragons, the first of three books called The Meditations.

Fool's Hollow, the first of a five-volume YA series, will come out in 2013. It's both a literary homecoming for James as well as a starting point for a bold, new adventure, because Fool’s Hollow will be a grand retelling and completion of the StarChild saga with dozens of new, original illustrations

James is the founder and executive director of the Coppervale Studio, a 14,000 square foot, century-old restored church in Arizona.

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 14:37

AnomalyCon is happy to announce that we have a preliminary schedule up! Keep in mind that all panels are subject to change, but it's a lovely opportunity to see what we're offering at the convention.

Head on over to the schedule page!

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 14:30

Hullo all!

We've done a rather large update and overhaul of the FAQ and Policy page. Please consider taking a gander over there, as many of your questions can be answered there (yes, please volunteer- we'll love you forever. And please wait until after AnomalyCon 2015 to inquire about vendor information for AnomalyCon 2016)

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 17:50

AnomalyCon is modifying our art show this year. That's right, we heard your voices and we listened (though our top scientists are investigating this strange phenomenon and assure us they will get to the bottom of the voices in our heads)! This year we are proud to present a profit-earning art room.

For more information, head on over to our new Art Show page!

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 09:31

Thank you to everybody who submitted a panel idea! We have some good news: the schedule is in the drafting stages, so stay tuned for a super special awesome schedule preview!

And an additional reminder:
There are only TWO MONTHS to pre-reg for AnomalyCon! By pre-registering, you get a lovely laminated badge and a re-usable tote bag full of con goodies and extras from our guests! Hurry now and get your weekend pass for only $30!

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 07:55

This weekend only, starting today and going through the end of Monday (December 1), we're doing a special deal on preregistration badges! AnomalyCon is giving away one of our awesome iron on patches with every preregistration badge sold! Buy a badge this weekend and you'll be able to claim your patch at the convention automatically! What are you waiting for? Register today!

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 09:12

We've received a few queries about volunteering and now we finally have dates for meetings! Everything will take place at Castlewood Library (6739 S Uinta St, Centennial, CO 80112).

1/3 -- 1:00p - 4:00
2/7 -- 11:00a - 1:00
3/7 -- 11:00a - 1:00

If you want to volunteer, attending just ONE of these meetings is mandatory. We'll have a lovely overview of responsibilities and bribes.