Press Release: ConJour 2010 – A Fantasy, Horror and Science Fiction Convention
What: ConJour 2010 – A Fantasy, Horror and Science Fiction Convention
When: January 29-31, 2010
Where: The University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area BLVD, Houston, TX 77058
Pre-reg $15 Weekend pass
$15 Weekend pass at the door student or UHCL Faculty price with ID
$20 Weekend Pass at the door for everyone else.
$15 for a day pass at the door.
Children under 10 free with Adult ticket purchase.
Guest of Honor: Steven Brust
Steven Karl Zoltán Brust (born November 23, 1955) is an American fantasy and science fiction author of Hungarian descent. He was a member of the writers’ group The Scribblies, which included Emma Bull, Pamela Dean, Will Shetterly, Nate Bucklin, Kara Dalkey, and Patricia Wrede; he also belongs to the Pre-Joycean Fellowship. He is best known for his novels about the assassin Vlad Taltos. His novels have been translated into German, Russian, Polish, Dutch, Czech, French, Spanish, Hebrew and Bulgarian. Most of his short stories are set in shared universes. These include Emma Bull’s and Will Shetterly’s Liavek, Robert Asprin’s Thieves’ World, Neil Gaiman’s Sandman and Terri Windling’s Borderland Series.
Musical Guests of Honor: Ghost of a Rose
Meeting in a bardic circle at ApolloCon 2007, by the end of the evening Dene & Sundara were talking about singing as a performing duo…and Ghost of a Rose was born. Their debut performance was at Fencon IV, three months later. They have performed at SCA events, Coffee Oasis, Waldo’s Coffee House, in concert at Apollocon 2008 & 2009, at FenCon IV, V, & VI, as one of the featured groups at CMA’s Samhain 2008 and 2009 celebrations, at “Lights in the Heights”, in concert at The St. Andrew’s in the Heights’ “Gathering of the Celts”, St. Patrick’s Day at Outriggers in Kemah, and as the Friday night Headliner at CMA’s Beltaine 2009. This was their first year to play at the Houston Highland Games.
Film Guests of Honor: OEGP
OEGP is a local independent film company with true grass roots and a love of blood and gore. They’re releasing their first feature film, Crimson Photo, in 2010 and will be previewing the film with a 10 minute short cut especially for their appearance at ConJour 2010. Brandon Phillips, Jack Armstrong, and Elle Velie will be representing the company at ConJour speaking on filmmaking and using special f/x makeup.
The con will also feature: Elle Velie (Photographer/Makeup Artist), Brandon Phillips (Director/Filmmaker), Jack Armstrong (Producer/Filmmaker), Simon Nightingale(Graphic Designer/Webcomic Artist), Linda Nightingale(Author), David Doub (Graphic Novelist), A.P. Stephens(Author), Trey Wickwire(Comicbook Writer), Glen Welch(Comicstrip Artist/Game Master), Kerry M Tolan(Author), Robert Stikmanz (Author), Tey Wickwire (Author), Dr. Larry Friesen (Physicist/Professor), Louise Riofrio (Nasa scientist), Paul Abell (Nasa astrophysicist), Scott Padget (Nasa engineer), Ben Wittmeyer (film collector) Glenda Boozer (Costumer),Tony Sweeny(Author). Member of Darth Vader’s 501st Legion and the Rebel Legion.
This con comes complete with a Vendors room and Artist Ally, writing panels, science panels, movie making panels, and NASA scientists! Breakfast lunch and dinner are served for free!
We’ve been working so hard on this con and we have only four weeks left till the big day!
Attn: UHCL Gamers’ Guild
University of Houston-Clear Lake
2700 Bay Area Blvd. –Box 198
Houston, Texas 77058
Any individual who requires a special accommodation for a disability to take advantage of or participate in this even should contact the Guild Mistress for the UHCL Gamers’ Guild, Deborah Kent (email@example.com. Subject line should state Attn: Disability Services) at least one week prior to the event to arrange for the accommodation.