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, contact us!

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:

Announcing Even More Artists and Authors for AnomalyCon 2016

Greetings all! I’m pleased to announce a brand new spotlight guest Kevin Hearne! I also have another round of new artists and authors for AnomalyCon 2016! Head on over to the Guests section of the sidebar for all of our great guests!

The full list:
Roberto Calas
W. J. Cherf
Betsy Dornbusch
Kevin Hearne
Shoshanah Holl
Pamela Nihiser
Pink Pitcher
Veronica Roland
Tom Sarmo
M. K. Sauer
Stan Yan

Another New Author Drop

Greetings all! Once again, I’m pleased to announce another round of new artists, authors, and performers for AnomalyCon 2016! Head on over to the Guests section of the sidebar for all of our great guests and performers.

Now, announcing the complete list of new guests:
Alan Brooks
Dion Harris
A.L. Kessler
Christopher M. Salas

New Artists, Authors, and Performers Announced!

Greetings all! I’m pleased to announce another round of new artists, authors, and performers for AnomalyCon 2016! Head on over to the Guests section of the sidebar for all of our great guests and performers.

Now, announcing the complete list of new guests:
Vivian Caethe
J. A. Campbell
Pandora Celtica
Steven Dunn
Jada Dunn
L. J. Hachmeister
Carolyn Kay
Chaz Kemp
Terry Kroenung
Paul Lell
Stant Litore
Sarah Menzel
T. L. Morganfield
Stevie Schafer
Janet Smith
Dr. Karen Stollznow
Sarin Tatroe

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, contact us and direct your inquiry to Kronda Seibert.

Vendor news

We’ve crunched the numbers and calculated the space, but unfortunately all vendor spaces are full for our 2016 convention. We will release a complete list of attending vendors in August. Thank you for your understanding and we apologise at the tardiness of this announcement.