ArmadilloCon 42

Welcome to ArmadilloCon

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The con starts at 6 PM on Friday. August 28. Sign up: ArmadilloCon Registration

Honored Guests

  • Special Guest: Tobias S. Buckell
  • Artist Guest: Priscilla Kim
  • Fan Guests: Clif & Margaret Davis
  • Featured Writer: Catherynne M. Valente
  • Featured Writer: Cadwell Turnbull
  • Featured Writer: Libia Brenda

Book Launch

ArmadilloCon joins Malvern Books in celebrating the launch of Donna Dechen Birdwell’s Song of All Songs (Earthcycles, Book One). Donna will be in conversation with Patrice Sarath Friday from 7 to 8 PM. 

Malvern website

Mars Perseverance is on the way!

On July 30th, at the first launch opportunity, an Atlas 5 carried the Perseverance Rover into space and on its way to Mars. The spacecraft still needs to survive nearly seven months of interplanetary cruise, and then “seven minutes of terror” to enter Mars’ atmosphere and slow from enormous speed down to a gentle landing. If it manages that, it will join a fleet of other research robots on and around the red planet, and more that are also on their way this year, to learn the secrets of this barren but intriguing world—and to prepare for future missions, including human voyages!

Read More “Mars Perseverance is on the way!”

Art Show Update


The ArmadilloCon Art Show will be virtual on Facebook this weekend! Watch for it to start at about * 6 PM CST on Friday Aug 28 and end at 6 PM on Sunday Aug 30! This will include Quick Sales if no other bids have been made on an item.* Time subject to a little shift based on our Art Show Director Scott Zrubek’s house, but that is not expected to be much at all. PREVIEW here:

ArmadilloCon 2020 to Feature Reading by Award-Winner Usman T. Malik!

Usman T. Malik is a Pakistani-American writer and doctor. His short fiction has been reprinted in several Year’s Best anthologies including the Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy series and has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award, the storySouth Million Writers Award, and twice for the Nebula Award. He has won the Bram Stoker Award as well as the British Fantasy Award. His debut collection Midnight Doorways: Fables from Pakistan is forthcoming from Kitab press in early 2021. Twitter @usmantm and Website:
Join us! Pakistan: 8 pm Pakistan time on Friday!
US: Saturday August 29 at at 10 AM US Central time!