Thank you for an awesome convention!

We over at AnomalyCon are in the funny position of wrapping up the 2015 con and moving onto exciting new things for 2016.

FIRST OF ALL: thank you everybody for making 2015 the best year yet! We’ll be back at the Hyatt Denver Tech Center, over March 25-27 2016!

PRE-REGISTRATION:
Even though registration is open until February 29th, 2016, the current registration price is only good until May 31st, 2015. Order early for the best deal!

VENDORS:
Keep an eye out on this main page for a new story. We’re working our way to start taking applications for 2016!

LOOKING FORWARD:
We’re already excited to announce guests for 2016! Look forward to seeing everybody from Shelley Adina to Delilah S. Dawson to The Cog is Dead! The guest pages have been updated, so head on over there for a very full list of guests.

AnomalyCon is Wrapping Up

AnomalyCon is quickly coming to a close. We home everyone had a great time this year. Prd-reg is open for onsite attendees for $15. Pre-reg via the website is available soon for everyone else. AnomalyCon 6 is Friday, March 25th through Sunday, March 27th, 2016. We are going to stay at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center hotel for another year. A link for discounted hotel reservations will be posted shortly. For those of you who are interested in becoming a vendor, we will be posting information in early April. Have a great rest of the convention and we’ll see you at Closing Cedremonies!

Parking

Reminder. Hotel garage parking is available to hotel guests. Ask for more information when checking in, if you have questions. Non-guests can park in the parking garage for $5 per day.

Free parking is available to all attendees. Follow the signs to the AnomalyCon free parking in the lot next to the hotel.

It’s ALIVE!

GREETINGS EVERYONE!

Today is the day, and AnomalyCon is now in session!

Some quick reminders for all of you:
REGISTRATION will be OPEN on site:
FOR PREREG starting at 1pm Friday.
Friday: 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM until 8:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM until 6PM
Registration ON SITE is $35 for the weekend, or $15 for Fri or Sun and $20 for Sat. Children under 8 are free and ages 8-13 are half price.

VENDOR ROOM and ART GALLERY hours:
Fri: 5p-9p
Sat: 10a-8p
Sun: 10a-4p
NO admittance to the vendor’s room without a badge.

Tickets Available at the Door

Greetings all! AnomalyCon is right around the corner and we’re gearing up for a great event! Just a reminder for everyone who has preregistered. All of the preregistration badges have been printed and will be available to be picked up at the registration desk throughout the weekend, starting Friday at 1:00 PM.

Didn’t preregister? No worries! Registration by the day or for the entire weekend will be available for purchase all weekend. At the door registration will be open:
Friday: 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM until 8:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM until closing.

Full and final schedule!

We here at AnomalyCon are proud to present our final schedule! Take a look and plan your weekend ahead of time!

Take a gander HERE. Head on over to the schedule page for a different version of the schedule that breaks panels down alphabetically and with descriptions.

We would also like to remind everybody that online registration is now closed. However, you can still buy passes at the convention!
Friday is $15
Saturday is $20
Sunday is $15
A weekend pass at the door is only $35 for the whole weekend.
Children under 8 are free and ages 8-13 are half price with a registered adult.

Furthermore, requests for press passes are also closed.

We also know that vendors are eagerly looking forward to our 2016 convention. Information will be posted here next month. We’re hard at work making 2015 the best year ever!

Thanks for reading, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Guest Cancellations

Due to other personal commitments, both Zoe Frasure and Robert Elrod have had to cancel their appearances at AnomalyCon. However, since both were involved in creating beautiful art for us this year, we’re leaving their guest info up on the website. We wish them well in their endeavors!

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!

Hotel reminder!

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!

AnomalyCon Guest Announcements!

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 (speclit.org), 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 www.sherrilsmith.com

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.
http://www.jamesaowen.com