Texas A&M-Commerce presents LEOCON—their first annual sci-fi, fantasy, anime/manga, and gaming convention!
LEOCON is the first science fiction and fantasy con at A&M-Commerce, organized by Sigma Phi Phi (Syphers). Our organization aims to cover all the genres, areas, media, and types of science fiction and fantasy, and we have special interest groups in anime/manga, costuming and cosplay, steampunk, tabletop gaming, card games, online gaming, live action role playing, superheroes, and more!
LEOCON will take place on Saturday, April 14, 2012 in the Hall of Languages (mostly) at A&M-Commerce.
The Guest Speakers include Tolkien scholars Douglas A. Anderson and John D. Rateliff, as well as costume designer and cosplayer Ashley Evans.
Jason Fisher, editor of Tolkien and the Study of His Sources: Critical Essays, discussed his involvement on his blog. “Bringing two experts on The Hobbit to North Texas is no accident,” he said. “Part of the aim of Leo Con 2012 is to celebrate the 75th anniversary of that classic, genre-making work of fantasy.
“In addition to introducing John and Doug and moderating the Q&A portions of their presentations, I will also be giving a talk of my own […] an introduction to source criticism as applied to the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien.”
The con is open to the public, so if you happen to be in or near Commerce, be sure to register to attend! General admission is $15 if you register by April 13; tickets at the door will be $20. They also offer discount prices for families! If you are interested in participating in the Costume Contest, have a quick glance at the rules and fill out your contest form before arrival.
If you want to make a few friends before you go, check out the Facebook page for Sigma Phi Phi (Sypher).