LoneStarCon 2, the 1997 Worldcon Progress Report Zero
This Progress Reports contains some outdated information and is included for archival purposes only.
Being the Zeroeth Progress Report of
The Second Occasional LoneStarCon Science Fiction Convention
and Chili Cook-off
Variously known as The 55th World Science Fiction Convention
and LoneStarCon 2, the 1997 Worldcon
To be held from August 28th through September 1st, in the year 1997
To be held at
The Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center,
Marriott Rivercenter and Marriott Riverwalk
in the City of San Antonio, Republic of Texas (United States of America)
Our Honored Guests:
Algis Budrys & Michael Moorcock
Our Honored Fan Guest:
The Master of Toasts:
Neal Barrett, Jr.
Our Committee thus far...
Karen Meschke [email@example.com]
Fred Duarte, Jr. [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Dennis Virzi [email@example.com]
Tom Hanlon [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Carrie Richerson, Asst. [email@example.com]
Earl Cooley III
Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
America OnLine: SMOFBBS
FidoNet: Earl Cooley (1:382/111) Red October Bravo BBS
The SMOF-BBS: 512-467-7317 (sysop)
WWW URL: http://io.com/user/shiva/
Debbie Hodgkinson [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Douglas Allen [email@example.com]
Algis Budrys (aka A.J.) is a genuine triple-threat: a renowned SF writer, critic and editor. His best-known novels include Rogue Moon, Michaelmas, Who? and Falling Torch. In the mid-1960s, he began doing regular book reviews, many of which appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. During the 1980s and early 1990s, he was involved with the Writers of the Future project, a contest that introduced such writers as Karen Joy Fowler, Robert Reed and David Zindell to the field. He has also served as an administrator for the Philip K. Dick Award, and now edits Tomorrow SF magazine.
Michael Moorcock is well-known for his heroic fantasy series, such as Elric of Melnibone', Warrior of Mars, and Hawkmoon, which featured the recurring character of the Eternal Champion. He also edited New Worlds magazine for many years, during which time he brought many "New Wave" writers --- including the likes of J.G. Ballard, Samuel R. Delany, Thomas M. Disch, John T. Sladek, and Norman Spinrad --- to the public spotlight. He won the Best Novella Nebula award in 1967 for "Behold the Man," and the 1979 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Gloriana.
Roy Tackett is a member of First Fandom. He single-handedly founded Albuquerque fandom, and is generally regarded as the Godfather of the extensive New Mexico SF community. More than all that, he's also the person responsible for unleashing Robert Vardeman onto the SF community. A contributor to FAPA [Fantasy Amateur Press Association], the world's oldest APA, he also pubs Dinatron.
Neal Barrett, Jr. began publishing SF in the late 1950s, but his work is not easy to categorize, as it spans the spectrum from SF, historical novels, magical realism, and westerns, all the way to "gonzo" semi-mainstream fiction. Regardless of the genre, his work is generally darkly humorous and intensely human. In the late 1980s, he published Through Darkest America and its sequel, Dawn's Uncertain Light, which brought him considerable attention. His most recent books include The Hereafter Gang, Pink Vodka Blues and Dead Dog Blues.
Handy-dandy Membership/Conversion Rate Chart for Voters, Pre-supporters & Other Sundry Folk:
Who you are & What you want to do: Jo(e) Phan Pre-Support/Oppose Non-voting - Attending $65 $60 Non-voting - Supporting $25 $25 Voted $25 - Attending $40 $35 Voted $25 - Supporting $0 $0 Voted $60 - Attending $0 -$5 Who you are & What you want to do: Defender Spirit Non-voting - Attending $50 $30 Non-voting - Supporting $25 $25 Voted $25 - Attending $25 $0 Voted $25 - Supporting $0 $0 Voted $60 - Attending -$15 -$35Please make checks payable to LoneStarCon 2, the 1997 Worldcon. Refunds for pre-supporters must be requested in writing. For information requests, please enclose an SASE.
LoneStarCon 2, the 1997 Worldcon
PO Box 27277
Austin TX 78755-2277