News & Announcements!
August 30th, 2016
Special Guest Geoff Notkin, Neil Gaiman's friend since childhood, will present the new documentary NEIL GAIMAN: DREAM DANGEROUSLY from RESPECT! films at TusCon 43. Geoff will be doing a Q&A following the special screening.
August 16th, 2016
There will be two autograph sessions for George R R Martin, currently schedule for Saturday at 3PM and Sunday at 11AM, with limited attendance per session as per Mr Martin.
In order to get as many people autographs as possible Mr Martin has set an autograph limit of one item per badged convention attendee.
Badges will be punched at time of autograph.
Convention staff will be available to take pictures with your camera/phone during your autograph, please have your camera ready. No "selfies" will be allowed.
Do not line up more than 15 minutes before the session, no cuts and no holding spaces.
August 6th, 2016
Are you thinking about having some sort of room party at TusCon 43? If so, we would highly recommend that you send in your room party request form NOW. The hotel is almost (or might already be) sold out. Which means the party block rooms are going to attendees who do not have any interest in having a room party.
June 21st, 2016
We are NOT selling any memberships/tickets at-the-door this year. We would like to say that we are sorry to those who were unable to purchase a membership/ticket for TusCon 43. TusCon has always maintained a small attendance to afford an intimate relationship between our attendees and our guests. Many of our guests come to TusCon because we are a smaller convention and not of a "Comic-Con" size. This is our 43rd year, and next year promises to be just as much fun as our previous years.
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 43 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 43
Hello, fellow fans. Welcome to TusCon, Arizona! More specifically, welcome to TusCon 43, our 43rd annual Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror convention in Tuscon... ah, we mean rather 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.
This coming year our Author Guest of Honor is George R.R. Martin, author of the international bestselling series of epic fantasy novels, A Song of Ice and Fire which was adapted for cable television by HBO as “Game of Thrones”.
Our Artist Guest of Honor is Peri Charlifu, an artist of over 30 years who has won dozens of awards and is founder and guild master of the Arts and Artisans of Colorado guild.
Our Special Media Guest is Master of Horror writer/ director/ producer/ actor William Malone, who in addition to being one of the most creative horror visionaries is also the foremost authority/ collector of the 1956 landmark sci-fi film “Forbidden Planet”.
Our Special Guest is Geoff Notkin star of the multi-award-winning television series Meteorite Men for Science Channel and a host of the STEM Journals for Cox Media.
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 43 will be held November 11th-November 13th 2016 at our new location the Radisson Hotel Tucson Airport in Tucson, Arizona. This is a new hotel for us, but rest assured they have all the amenities you have come to expect at TusCon. 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!
By special arrangement, complimentary breakfast will be available for all members of TusCon who are registered guests at the hotel.
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.