Program Book News

We’ve added a new page with information about Program Book Advertising.

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Hotel Pricing News

Some ArmadilloCon members who tried to book a room for 3 or 4 people via our Hotel page have reported prices higher than advertised. Our Hotel Liaison straightened this out with the Omni. Thus rooms are $123/night for 1 or 2 people and $133/night for 3 or 4 people, as they were supposed to be.

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Guest News

Writer/editor Patrice Caldwell has confirmed as our Editor Guest. She’s published Middle Grade and Young Adult books at Scholastic and Disney. She edited an upcoming speculative fiction anthology, A Phoenix Must Burn, and is currently working on a vampire novel.

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Programming News

Howard Waldrop has confirmed that he will be a program participant at ArmadilloCon 41.

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Hotel News

Our Hotel Liaison has talked with our contact at the Omni. Our room block has been adjusted to include more double rooms. So ArmadilloCon members can once again reserve rooms with two beds at the convention rate.

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Hotel Alert

Some ArmadilloCon members have reported difficulty reserving rooms with more than 1 bed at the convention hotel. Our hotel liaison is looking into the problem, and he expects to resolve the situation soon.

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Armadillocon Writing Workshop Manuscripts Due Soon and Maybe Sooner…

by Rebecca Schwarz

Photo: Drew Coffman/Flickr

The workshop last year was nearly at capacity. Honestly, if I had my druthers I would love to coordinate an infinitely scaleable writing workshop, but alas we are bound by space and time i.e. the hotel’s undeniably solid walls and finite number of tables and chairs.

While we may not reach capacity (I don’t predict infinite growth being a regional convention/workshop after all), I will be cutting off enrollment at 70. If we do go beyond that vaulted number, I will initiate a waiting list. If that does come to pass, I’ll post more specifics about how that will work after the submission deadline.

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New Workshop Teacher

K. Tempest Bradford

K. Tempest Bradford is the latest addition to our Writers’ Workshop teaching faculty.

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Programming Second Wave

We’ve added several more Regional Guests who will be panelists at ArmadilloCon.

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Guest News

Dr. Moriba K. Jah, from the University of Texas Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, has agreed to be our Science Guest. His expertise is in space object detection, tracking, identification, and characterization, as well as spacecraft navigation.

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