June 6 – 8 , 2014 at The Hilton Anatole Dallas

Anime and Academic Programming Track FANS Conference

Anime and Academic Programming Track FANS Conference

04/14/14

              We are happy to announce our second installment of FANS, a group for Fandom and Neomedia Studies!  A-Kon’s newest effort is to encourage people to write about their favorite aspects of fandom and media.  For us, fandom can be as simple as watching your favorite show or as complex as elaborately recreating...

Darren Gendron & Obsidian Abnormal, they’re Comics artists & writers

Darren Gendron & Obsidian Abnormal, they’re Comics artists & writers

03/17/14

              According to the internet, Darren J. Gendron’s  mustache has been declared a lethal weapon in 22 states. One of Dern’s eyes is fake. Even he isn’t sure which one. His Kevin Bacon number is four. Dern is magic. Dern is the writer of Bonebreakers (www.CommissionedComic.com) Hello With Cheese...

Anthony Brownrigg at A-Kon 25

Anthony Brownrigg at A-Kon 25

02/24/14

              Anthony Brownrigg is a filmmaker, actor, musician and all around media specialist. For over thirty years he has been in the video and film production industry producing and directing the award winning Red Victoria, Silent Interchanges, Dark Evolution and many others. His recent projects include the werewolf...

A-Kon 2014: Helen McCarthy

A-Kon 2014: Helen McCarthy

02/17/14

              Helen McCarthy loves conventions; this year she celebrates four decades of congoing since the first British Star Trek Convention in 1974. Her first American convention was Boskone in 1977, where she looked her most ladylike in long gloves and pearls at the Regency tea dance. Her first anime convention was ANIME...

Starlog Publisher Kerry O’Quinn will be at A-Kon 25

Starlog Publisher Kerry O’Quinn will be at A-Kon 25

02/12/14

              In 1972, after working as Art Director for two different New York magazine publishers, Kerry launched his own publishing company with partner Norman Jacobs. They started with DAILY TV SERIALS, a soap opera magazine that became the most respected publication covering the 14 daytime, 5-day-a-week dramas. In 1976...

Writer Jack Campbell comes to A-Kon 25

Writer Jack Campbell comes to A-Kon 25

02/10/14

              Jack Campbell (John G. Hemry) is the author of the New York Times best-selling Lost Fleet series and Lost Stars series, as well as the Stark’s War and Sinclair/”JAG in space” series, and the stand-alone alternate American Civil War novella The Last Full Measure.  His most recent books are Lost Stars –...

Comic writer Terrance Griep returns to A-Kon 25

Comic writer Terrance Griep returns to A-Kon 25

02/10/14

              Anime is all about animation, and so is writer Terrance Griep Terrance has written Redakai: The Tiger Terror, an anime graphic novel based on the popular animated television series.  During the past decade, Terrance has also written DC Entertainment’s comic book version of that cartoon icon, Scooby-Doo. ...

Robin Wayne Bailey at A-Kon 25

Robin Wayne Bailey at A-Kon 25

02/10/14

              Robin Wayne Bailey is the author of numerous fantasy and science fiction works, including DragonKin, his best-selling series and his on-going series of FROST novels and stories.  His other well-known works include SHADOWDANCE, the Brothers of the Dragon series, and his Fritz Leiber-inspired Fafhrd and Gray Mouser...

Esther Friesner at A-Kon 25

Esther Friesner  at A-Kon 25

02/01/14

Nebula Award winner Esther Friesner is the author of thirty-seven novels and over one hundred eighty-five short stories, in addition to being the editor of ten popular anthologies.

Meet Lee Martindale at A-Kon 25

Meet Lee Martindale at A-Kon 25

02/01/14

            Lee Martindale wears several hats in the science fiction and fantasy genre. Since her first professional sale to Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Snows of Darkover, Lee’s short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies and venues, including Turn The Other Chick, Witch Way To The Mall, and Fangs For The Mammaries (all edited...