LepreCon 42 Annual Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention Merchant Spotlight: Jean's Beads
Jean’s Beads will have hand made lampworked glass art work by Jeannie Cox. Jeannie makes small sculptures including her signature Dragon Eyes, little figures, cosmic and floral marbles, vessels, and beads of all kinds.
Grendelmen Publishing helps authors with many services: Professional Editing, Web Design and Hosting, Merchandising, and navigating the publishing industry.
All books on sale at LepreCon come from featured author Simon Driscoll, and the merchandising to go with those books comes from Creator Christie. She is continually coming up with new merchandising ideas.
Leprecon, Inc. also thanks resigning corporate director and corporate web auditor Donald Jacques for his five plus years of service in various roles and capacities. He is a past webmaster, database administrator, quartermaster, co-vice president, co-president, president, and vice-chairman of the board. He was co-COO (chief opperating officer) of LepreCon 39 and COO of LepreCon 2014.
Join us in wishing both gentlemen well in each of their new endeavors!
LepreCon 42 Annual Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention is proud to announce local artist Dain Q. Gore as our latest Guest of Honor!
Dain Q. Gore is a current Faculty Adjunct at ASU and Phoenix College, completing his MFA in 2009. Having studied End-Times myths of his culture, he presents Bible stories mixed with Apocryphal and other controversial philosophies, such as the Tarot, in a humorous way.
His cast of absurd characters shifts between the religious and secular worlds to suit his own vision of the supernatural realm. His recent area of interest has included puppetry, emulating the humor and questioning of his paintings in a manic sculptural and often bawdy performance-based setting. His art has exhibited in downtown Phoenix since 2002 and as far away from Phoenix as Himeiji and Beijing.
He has performed puppetry part-time for the Great Arizona Puppet Theater since 2007, at both Adult Puppet Slams and the kid-friendly Imagine This!, having also constructed puppets that performed in his solo shows at Eye Lounge in 2010-2011 and Trunk Space in 2012, as well Phoenix Comicon in 2012-2015 and the Phoenix Art Museum. He is also a current contributor to the new Meow Wolf project, The House of Eternal Return, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
His most current investigations include merging paintings with his interest in puppetry, which refer to a childhood fascination with Bible stories told through puppets and their illusion of a subjectively formed, artificial reality. This began with a solo show in 2014 at Hot Box gallery, The ECSTATIC TRUTH.
The puppets and wall pieces are not just flat: they are built up in puzzle-like pieces that include kinetic and dimensional features. The choice of material is reflective of the beliefs that still haunt him: impermanent, fragile, ever-changing, and not altogether full in form.
Look at the great line up of guests we have so far at Westercon 70. We're working to bring you more awesome guests soon!
Our Artist GoH is Julie Dillon, Local Artist GoH Tom Deadstuff, and Special Artist GoH is Larry Elmore.
Our Local Author GoH is Gini Koch and our Filk GoH is Tim Griffin. Our Toastmaster is Weston Ochse.
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D. C. Fontana has numerous credits as a writer on such diverse television series as STAR TREK, BONANZA, THE BIG VALLEY, HIGH CHAPARRAL, LONESOME DOVE, BABYLON 5, STAR TREK ANIMATED, STAR TREK – THE NEXT GENERATION, STAR TREK DS 9, THE WALTONS, THE STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO, and DALLAS. She has served as story editor on the original STAR TREK series, FANTASTIC JOURNEY and LOGAN’S RUN, as Associate Producer on STAR TREK ANIMATED and STAR TREK-THE NEXT GENERATION, and as Producer on a series of science fiction comedy sketches for Galaxy Online. She has written children’s shows, science fiction, Westerns, action adventure, mysteries, animation, and interactive games. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, the Writers Guild of America, west, and Writers Guild of Canada.
Dorothy was nominated for a Writers Guild Award in 1969 for her THEN CAME BRONSON script, “Two Percent of Nothing;” and she won a Filmcon (Science Fiction Movie Convention) Award for her STAR TREK ANIMATED script, “Yesteryear.” Both her SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN scripts, “The Rescue of Athena One” and “Straight On ‘Til Morning,” were nominated for Filmcon Awards. In 1987 she wrote the two-hour premiere episode of STAR TREK-THE NEXT GENERATION, “Encounter at Farpoint,” which was nominated for science fiction’s Hugo Award in 1988.
In 1997 and again in 2002 Dorothy was honored with a Writers Guild Morgan Cox Award for service to the Guild. She was twice elected as a member of the Board of Directors of the Guild and has served on many committees. In August 2001 Dorothy was inducted into the American Screenwriters Association Hall of Fame. In December 2006 she was inducted into the “SHE MADE IT” program of the Museum of Television & Radio (now The Paley Center for Media), a program honoring outstanding women in radio and television. She has taught television and film writing at the American Film Institute since 1998.
Dorothy has published three novels, THE BRAZOS RIVER (with Harry Sanford), THE QUESTOR TAPES, and VULCAN’S GLORY, an original series novel. A short story titled “Cut To: Murder” is included in the mystery anthology MURDER IN LOS ANGELES, published by William Morrow.
She has been married to Oscar-winning visual effects cinematographer Dennis Skotak since 1981.
D. C. Fontana is appearing courtesy of a co-sponsorship with the United Federation of Phoenix.
The United Federation of Phoenix is the southwest’s (and one of America’s) oldest Star Trek and science fiction fan organization, continuously operating since 1975. The club meets every two weeks at various locations around the Phoenix metropolitan area. As a group the UFP have picnics, go to museums, watch science fiction, see movies, play games, as well as other things. The UFP also have a monthly newsletter, Subspace Chatter, which highlights science fiction and sci-fi media happenings, as well as other events that pertain to fandom.
The United Federation of Phoenix will be celebrating STAR TREK’s 50th Anniversary with fandom at LepreCon this year.
For more information on the United Federation of Phoenix visit their website at http://www.u-f-p.org/
Handcrafted original & museum replica Jewelry (bronze/white bronze/sterling/other), Sci-Fi collectibles, Steampunk & Pagan related, Fan-art, novelty backpacks, soaps & balms, Unique original fan art “Fantasy ID” badges – created on site – related to fan-favorite science fiction series/movies, period clothing & ritual wear.