Cirque des Bêtes, the very popular Steampunk Circus and Burlesque troupe, are returning for TusCon 44!

January 22nd, 2017
Announced events and guests are subject to change and/or cancellation without notice.


Timothy Zahn (Author Guest of Honor) & Theresa Mather (Artist Guest of Honor) have been confirmed for TusCon 44!

January 7th, 2017
Announced events and guests are subject to change and/or cancellation without notice.


Meet Our Guests

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Timothy Zahn

Author Guest of Honor

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Theresa Mather

Artist Guest of Honor

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Ed Bryant

Toastmaster

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Cirque des Bêtes

Special Guests

About TusCon

     TusCon is an annual science fiction convention sponsored by the Baja Arizona Science Fiction Association (BASFA), a Southern Arizona section 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization. The primary focus of TusCon is science fiction, fantasy and horror, but we also pay attention to art, animation, science, media and gaming.

     Every year, dozens of professional writers, artists, editors, performers, and filmmakers attend the convention. We invite you to attend the convention, especially if you are a fan of reading, writing, gaming, and generally having fun. Besides, we have a Cookie Fairy in our ConSuite.

     What else does TusCon 44 offer? How about an Art Show & Artist Alley, Panel Discussions, Vendors Room, Gaming, Anime Room, Round-the-Clock Video Room, Q&A with Film Makers, Science Presentations, Masquerade / Cosplay, Live Performances, Learn from The Pros, and So Much More!!

     TusCon attracts between 300 to 500 attendees each year. Our attendees are an eclectic and diverse bunch, ranging from pre-teens to senior citizens. Income and education levels for TusCon attendees vary widely. The common denominator is a love for the written word, especially fantasy and science fiction.

Welcome to TusCon 44

     Hello, fellow fans. Welcome to TusCon, Arizona! More specifically, welcome to TusCon 44, our 44th annual Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror convention in Tucson, Arizona. Attendees of TusCon are among the most dedicated fans of science fiction, fantasy, and horror and many attendees are professional writers, film producers, artists, and reporters who keep others informed about the goings on in the industry.

     Our Author Guest of Honor is Timothy Zahn, the author of more than forty science fiction novels. He has also written many short stories, as well as Cascade Point, which won the Hugo Award for best novella. His other works include the Dragonback series, of which Dragon and Thief was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and the bestselling Star Wars novel, Heir to the Empire.

     Our Artist Guest of Honor is Theresa Mather, creator of fantasy works featuring a variety of unusual creatures. She is best known for her pieces painted on feathers and stone, integrating her paintings with the natural colors and textures of the surface, Theresa draws much of her inspiration from the world around her.

     And our Toastmaster is the ever humble, and popular, Ed Bryant who is best known as a multi-award-winning author of horror & science fiction.

     TusCon 44 will be held November 10th-November 12th 2017 at our new location the Radisson Hotel Tucson Airport in Tucson, Arizona. The hotel offers FREE Wi-Fi, FREE parking, Guest Laundry, Cocktail Hour, Pet-Friendly (subject to availability upon request), and the Hotel is accessible to individuals with disabilities!

     Please make sure to register early; we like to keep this convention small and intimate so that everyone has a chance to interact with our amazing guest authors, artists, and panelists. Attendance is limited to 500 registered attendees annually.

     At TusCon, we do things a little differently. We have a relaxed, friendly atmosphere surrounding three days of fascinating events and up close and personal discussions with some of today’s finest Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror creators.