Panel suggestions are now CLOSED!

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!

Volunteer Meetings!

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.

Vendor Room is Full!

We’ve received multiple requests for the vendor room. At this point, AnomalyCon’s vendor room is completely full. We have a long waiting list already so it’s not very likely we can accommodate any additional vendors for 2015. We’ll make announcements for the 2016 vendor room shortly after AnomalyCon 2015 closes. Thank you for your understanding.

New Hotel!

Due to management changes at the DTC Marriott and feedback we’ve received from attendees, we have made the decision to change venues to the DTC Hyatt. Rooms are now available for reservation for $89/night $90/night, and you can reserve under the AnomalyCon reservation rate for Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun nights. Click HERE or visit our location page to make your reservation while rooms are available!

COMING IN 2015 – THE SILVER STEAM FILM FESTIVAL

AnomalyCon is well-known for being a home for Steampunks and all walks of science fiction. We thrive on invention and innovation, and so the only logical next step is to hold our own film festival!

Yes, a special event is coming to AnomalyCon next year and YOU can help make the Silver Steam Film Festival great–and win prizes and the Golden Cog while you’re at it! We are partnering up with Girls of Geek12 to bring you this awesome event, to expand AnomalyCon’s horizons AND give budding filmmakers or professional filmmakers a chance to have their hard work seen!

AnomalyCon is well-known for being a home for Steampunks and all walks of science fiction. We thrive on invention and innovation, and so the only logical next step is to hold our own film festival!

Yes, a special event is coming to AnomalyCon next year and YOU can help make the Silver Steam Film Festival great–and win prizes and the Golden Cog while you’re at it! We are partnering up with Girls of Geek12 to bring you this awesome event, to expand AnomalyCon’s horizons AND give budding filmmakers or professional filmmakers a chance to have their hard work seen!

The criteria for this event are as follows:
We are dividing the festival by category and by length. Short Films can be anywhere from 10-30 minutes while features can be 30 minutes or longer.
We are looking for entries in Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy (urban fantasy is OK) and Steampunk.

Your entry does need to be in high definition, since we want to show off your incredible work in the best quality out there.
If your film would be considered Rated R, we do need know in advance why when you submit it.
For this year only we will accept submissions of films we have previously screened (priot to AnomalyCon 2015), since the judges will not have seen them.
Your film must adhere to our harassment policy.
Finally, the only people that can submit a feature to this festival, are the people involved with the production. That also means anything submitted in your film, you must own any and all applicable copyrights, this includes music and the like and by submitting the film you agree to let Anomaly Con screen the film, with no further obligations.

Now that we have the rules out of the way, we’re ready to see your work! We want to get as many entries in as early as possible so that we can determine the lineup and publish everything in our online and physical programs for 2015. We ask that you submit a full length digital copy via Google Drive to girlsofgeek12@gmail.com. If you want to submit a hard copy via DVD or thumb drive, email the same address for more information on where to send the hard copy.

The cut off for entries is the last week of February so we can get your films into the schedule for AnomalyCon 2015 and to give you plenty of time to fine tune your masterpiece. Oh, and we probably should mention…this isn’t just for fun. There will be awards for the best films in their respective categories! A panel of judges will examine each film and vote on the winner in each length category (and each genre if we receive enough submissions) to receive a Golden Cog.

We can’t wait to see what amazing motion pictures you have put together and we wish you the best of luck on being best in show next year at The Silver Steam Film Festival!

AND A REMINDER: PRE-REGISTRATION IS ONLY $15 THROUGH MAY 31! ON JUNE 1 IT WILL COST $20 FOR A WEEKEND PASS.

We have a program!

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!

Contests Contests Contests

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:

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.

More guest announcements!

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.

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.”

Volunteer Meetings: dates and times

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

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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