AnomalyCon 2017 Schedules!

Greetings, everyone!

As always, we have lots of amazing content for the 2017 Convention, and we’re excited to share that with you here.
A few reminders, first. 2017 is AnomalyCon’s final year, so make sure you get in on this spectacular event!
Hotel rooms and pre-registration are all open only until February 28th, since the convention is March 17-19 this year. Make sure you pre-register to participate in the AnomalyCards trading card game, with art and stories from some of our great spotlight guests!

Now, on to the exciting schedules!
The Main Schedule Panels and Descriptions:
Excel 2017 Panels with Descriptions_Final
PDF 2017 Panels with Descriptions_Final

The Main Schedule By Room (No Descriptions):
Excel 2017 Schedule By Track and Room_Final
PDF 2017 Schedule By Track and Room_Final

The Gaming Room Schedule
Excel 2017_AC_Game_Room
PDF 2017_Gaming_Schedule

Mini(on)Con (Kids Mini Convention Fri 9a-2p):
Excel (Note two tabs) 2017_Mini(on)Con Schedule & Panels_Final
PDFs: 2017_Mini(on)Con_Descriptions_Final

These should be final schedules, and will also be available in the program at the convention.

We also have the vendor map, check it out!

We can’t wait to see you all there!


News and Tshirt Art!

AnomalyCon 2017 is fast approaching! We have lots of news for you.
As this year’s dates are earlier than usual, we just want to extend a reminder that the hotel reservation deadline is Feb 28th–make sure to get your room at the discounted rate! Last year the rooms filled up pretty early, don’t miss out. Likewise, Feb 28th is the last day to register for the convention, Mini(on)Con, OR the tea–after that you can only register for the con at the door. Pre-registered attendees get a special badge and get to participate in the AnomalyCards, so you don’t want to miss it.

We have our gorgeous tshirt art in! MANDEM, our spotlight artist, did a spectacular job. Check this out:

Of course the shirts will be black, as always. Order yours now to make sure one is waiting for you at the con!

Finally, we have one of the most important announcements to make. AnomalyCon 2017 is our 7th year, and we have enjoyed building this community with you–a convention community as diverse as fandom itself. However, due to life circumstances with a number of our long time staff, 2017 will also be AnomalyCon’s final year. We appreciate how you all have grown with us, both old friends and new, and can’t wait to celebrate this, our best year yet.

See you in March!


AnomalyCon Last Minute News!

Greetings, AnomalyCon! We have some last minute details for you all.

CHUCK WENDIG: Due to unforseen personal illness Chuck has regretfully had to cancel for AnomalyCon 2016. We apologize for this inconvenience and plan to see Chuck at AnomalyCon 2017. We wish him a speedy recovery.

ROBERTO CALAS: Due to unforseen personal circumstances, Roberto Calas will also not be joining us for AnomalyCon 2016. We wish him well/


Pre-registration is closed, and so is registration for Mini(on)Con, Press Passes, Sponsored Passes, and the Tea.

Registration for the convention is available on site, and the convention hours are as follows:
The convention floor is never completely closed, but programming operates:
9am-2pm Friday for Mini(on)Con,
2pm-Midnight Friday regular programming
9am-Midnight Saturday
10am-5pm Sunday

The art room and vendor room hours are:
Friday: 5PM-9PM
Saturday: 10AM-8PM
Sunday: 10AM-4PM

Registration is open:
Friday 1pm-9pm
Saturday 9am-8pm
Sunday 10am-6pm

Don’t miss Opening Ceremonies on Friday at 4pm for a short performance by Frenchy and the Punk and news about cool things over the weekend!
Opening Ceremonies is much like orientation for the convention.

See you there!

AnomalyCon Pre-Registration is Now Closed!

Pre-registration is closed, but you can still join us at the convention!
AnomalyCon registration on-site opens at 2pm on Friday and is $40 for the entire weekend, or $20 for Fri, $25 for Sat, and $20 for Sun. Kids ages 7 and under are free and ages 8-13 are half price (at the door only).

Meanwhile, our gaming room this year has the following press release:

The AnomalyCon Gaming Room will be open Friday from 2pm-11pm, Saturday from 10am-6pm, and Sunday from 10am-4pm!

This year, we have a great collection of board and card games available for you to check out and play with your friends.
Whether you want to play an old favorite or something you’ve never tried before, we’ll have volunteers there to help you get started!

And we’ve got our best role-playing schedule ever! There will be at least two RPGs going on at a time, so whether you’ve never played before or you just want to try something new, we’ve got your game! Beginners are welcome at all of our games.

We’ll be featuring several Steampunk and Victoriana-style games, as well as classic D&D adventures and alt-history too!

Join noted game designers Sean Patrick Fannon and Ross Watson as they demonstrate the feverishly-anticipated Savage Rifts!

Contact Bill Keyes (AnomalyCon Gaming Room Coordinator) at keyes_bill (at) hotmail (dot) com if you have any questions!

Find the complete schedule and release attached!

AnomalyCon Pre-Registration and Advertising!

Greetings, AnomalyCon!

The day of (closed registration) is almost upon us!
Remember that AnomalyCon Pre-Reg closes Fri 3/4/16 at 11:59pm! After that, passes can only be purchased at the convention for $40 for the weekend (daily prices available under the FAQ link) and will not include the cool pre-reg bag, AnomalyCards and other swag.

Also! We’ve received a lot of last-minute advertising requests. Normally we close the deadline for these on January 31st, but we’ve extended the deadline to February 29th. After that no additional advertising applications will be accepted!

For more info, email

Advertisements must meet our respect policy guidelines.

AD sizes and prices are as follows:

$75 for a Quarter Page ad
Quarter page ads should be provided already scaled to the appropriate 4 15/16 inches wide by 7 1/2 inches tall.

$25 for a Single Column ad
Single column ads should be provided already scaled to the appropriate 2 3/8 inches wide by 3 5/8 inches tall.

$10 for a Classified ad
These ads can contain one base URL or base URL plus one file, subdomain or subdirectory.

If you include a URL, it will count as one word toward the 100 word limitation.

Here are examples of URLs we will accept:

example. com

example. com/abc

example. com/abc. html

abc.example. com

The URLs cannot be in the format:

example. com/abc/123

example. com/abc/123. html

abc.example. com/123

All ads except the Classifieds must be provided in the following formats:

Either in a PDF format with embedded fonts,
Or a JPG or EPS image with fonts converted to outlines.
All ads can be black/white only with a 300 dpi resolution.

Tshirt Art for 2016!

This just in! AnomalyCon’s gorgeous new tshirt art for 2016, by Stevie Schafer!

We have adult sizes S-3X and a very limited run of child’s XS (4-5). Order yours online today to make sure you get your size!
All adult sizes are just $20. Child size can only be purchased at the convention (because we have so few) and will be $12.

See you at AnomalyCon!

Here you can check out a preview of the art on the shirt:

Last Day to Pre-Register for Only $25!

Are YOU coming to AnomalyCon?
Pre-registered attendees get loads of fabulous benefits, including lower prices, a cool art badge, participation in the AnomalyCard Trading Game, and a swag bag!

August 31st is the LAST day to take advantage of the $25 rate before the price goes up to $30!

Pop over to the Registration link to register today!

Remember that hotel rooms are still available at the rate of $95/night at the Hyatt DTC. Don’t miss out on AnomalyCon After Dark!

AnomalyCon 2016 Theme Change Announcement

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Due to feedback from various guests and attendees, AnomalyCon 2016 is shifting our theme from “Journey on the Silk Road” to “Dark Underground: Supernatural Steampunk Around the Underworld”

(Faeries, vampires, and gremlins, oh my).

We will NOT be going back on our respect costuming policy, but feel this change will make it less likely to put our guests and attendees at risk for cultural appropriation and harassment.

Let the Underworld Games begin.

AnomalyCon Needs YOU!

AnomalyCon is welcoming offers of volunteer help for staff roles throughout the organization.

AnomalyCon is an established Science Fiction, Steampunk and Alternate History convention in the Denver metro area, occurring the last weekend of March each year, with 1500 attendees in 2015.

In 2016 we have two new programs:
– A Sponsored Pass program to lower the barrier to attendance for financially challenged individuals by providing free passes
– A “Mini(on) Con” – Single day convention-before-the-convention with panel discussions and presentations, science experiments, LEGO, robots, rockets, art and writing workshops all geared for students ages 5-18, completely free to the public.

We are seeking to expand our audience and promote inclusion of traditionally under-represented populations (visibly marginalized, etc.), and so we are seeking Diversity Counsel members, especially non-white fans (Fans of Color).

We have the following positions open due to lateral transfers. This means that volunteers taking on these roles may have access to institutional knowledge:
Volunteer Staff Coordinator, Media Marketing Director, Vendor Liaison, and Contest Director.

We are also seeking volunteers for new roles:

We are seeking a Director of Diversity Oversight, whose responsibility will be to review programming descriptions, plans and schedule for sensitivity and structure conducive to community growth and outreach.

In addition, we need a Sponsored Pass coordinator to assist the Registration Director and a Mini(on)Con Lieutenant to act a second director (to report directly to the Chairwoman) as oversight for the student-oriented activities.

Expectations are unique to each role, but for each position most interaction would be performed via email, so volunteers do not have to be located in Denver. Volunteers are expected to participate in the convention itself (volunteer gifts and freebies include food during the event, tshirt and other items), and local volunteers may be eligible to have their cost of participation in other Denver-area events and conventions covered by AnomalyCon in exchange for fan table service. Those applying should have interest in one or more of the following: science fiction, fantasy, Steampunk, urban fantasy, horror, history, alternate history, science, robotics.

Specific to AnomalyCon 2016, we are seeking panelists with experience in topics relating to marginalized groups during the Industrial Revolution era—(For example, Chinese workers on the Transcontinental Railroad), the industrialization of countries along the Silk Road route from the perspective of those cultures, etc.

For additional details and to volunteer, email and direct your inquiry to Kronda Seibert.

AnomalyCon 2015 Pre-Registration is now CLOSED!

Thanks to everyone who registered before our deadline!
As we make our final preparations, if you didn’t make it to pre-register you can still attend AnomalyCon!

Registration opens at 2pm on Friday, March 27th and continues throughout the weekend.
A weekend pass at the door is only $35 for the whole weekend.
Fri or Sun only are $15 and Sat is $20–remember, you have to be registered to win a contest or participate in the art gallery!
Children under 8 are free and ages 8-13 are half price with a registered adult.

Speaking of contests, the Hotel Contest this year is amazing–with one registered AnomalyCon guest who also stays at the hotel winning a pair of tickets to see the Cirque du Soleil Kurios show in Denver in June–and these are great tickets!
To win, you must stay at the hotel on Fri, Sat or Sun night of AnomalyCon under our code.
The winner will be randomly selected on Sunday and announced at Closing Ceremonies.
Check out the Location link for more details!