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Confirmed Guests

TusCon 45

Joe R. Lansdale

Author Guest of Honor

Joe R. Lansdale

Author Guest of Honor

Author of more than forty novels and numerous short stories, including Paradise Sky, the Edgar Award-winning The Bottoms, Sunset and Sawdust, and Leather Maiden. He has received nine Bram Stoker Awards, the American Mystery Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Grinzane Cavour Prize for Literature. He lives in Nacogdoches, Texas with his wife, dog, and two cats.

Dr. William K. Hartmann

Artist Guest of Honor

Dr. William K. Hartmann

Artist Guest of Honor

A noted astronomer, author and artist. He is senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson. He was an investigator on the Mariner 9 Mars probe which mapped the Red Planet for the first time in 1972. An asteroid (#3341) is named for him. He has written and illustrated several widely-used textbooks on astronomy, and also co-authored and co-illustrated five pictoral books of space art, The Grand Tour, Cycles of Fire, Out of the Cradle,The History of Earth, and In The Stream of Stars:The Soviet-American Space Art Book.

Frank Powers

Special Guest

Frank Powers

Special Guest

Local cartoonist and creator of Pissed OFF Panda, FRANK!Powers is himself a living cartoon character. He's your BF!F- that's Best FRANK! Forever and is doing his best to make more fun art fueled events around Tucson and entertain you endlessly by raising money to buy a bus and turn into the Incredible Comic Bookmobile: WINNER of the Startup Tucson small business competition GRAND PRIZE just last month. #TootTootTucson!

Weston Ochse

Toastmaster

Weston Ochse

Toastmaster

Weston Ochse is a former intelligence officer and special operations soldier who has engaged enemy combatants, terrorists, border crossers, narco-bad guys, and human smuggling punks. His personal war stories include performing humanitarian operations over Bangladesh, being deployed to Afghanistan, and a near miss being cannibalized in Papua New Guinea. His work has been praised by USA Today, The Atlantic, The New York Post, The Financial Times of London, Publishers Weekly, Peter Straub, Joe Lansdale, Jonathan Maberry, Kevin J. Anderson, Tim Lebbon and Christopher Golden. His work has also won the Bram Stoker Award, been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and won multiple New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards. A writer of more than 26 books in multiple genres, his military supernatural series SEAL Team 666 has been optioned to be a movie starring Dwayne Johnson. His military sci fi series, which starts with Grunt Life, has been praised for its PTSD-positive depiction of soldiers at peace and at war. Weston likes to be called a chaotic good paladin and challenges anyone to disagree. After all, no one can really stand a goody two-shoes lawful good character.They can be so annoying. It's so much more fun to be chaotic, even when you're striving to save the world. You can argue with him about this and other things online at Living Dangerously or on Facebook at Badasswriter.

About TusCon

What is TusCon 45?

     Hello, fellow fans. Welcome to TusCon, Arizona! More specifically, welcome to TusCon 45, our 45th 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.
     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 45 offer? How about an Art Show, Panel Discussions, Vendors Room, Gaming, Round-the-Clock Video Room with Eclectic & Unusual Films plus Anime, Q&A with Film Makers, Science Presentations, Cosplay Fashion Show, 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.
     Our Author Guest of Honor is Joe R. Lansdale, the author of more than forty novels and numerous short stories, including Paradise Sky, the Edgar Award-winning The Bottoms, Sunset and Sawdust, and Leather Maiden. He has received nine Bram Stoker Awards, the American Mystery Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Grinzane Cavour Prize for Literature. He lives in Nacogdoches, Texas with his wife, dog, and two cats.
     Our Artist Guest of Honor is Dr. William K. Hartmann, a noted astronomer, author and artist. He is senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson. He was an investigator on the Mariner 9 Mars probe which mapped the Red Planet for the first time in 1972. An asteroid (#3341) is named for him. He has written and illustrated several widely-used textbooks on astronomy, and also co-authored and co-illustrated five pictoral books of space art, The Grand Tour, Cycles of Fire, Out of the Cradle,The History of Earth, and In The Stream of Stars:The Soviet-American Space Art Book.
     TusCon 45 will be held November 9th-November 11th 2018 at the in Tucson, Arizona.
     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.

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SPONSORS FOR TusCon 45

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Last Year's Sponsors

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Last Year's Artists

Thank you to our Artists


Theresa Mather

Christy Grandjean

Sandra SanTara

Jill Bauman

Eliza Bohnen

Catherine Roop

Karen Roop

Tabitha Ladin

Sarah Clemens

Larry Vela

Natalia Lopez

Lubov Yegudin

Nicole Liberty

John Kaiine

Mira Domsky

Jasmine Gordon

There will NOT be an Artist Alley this year. Please apply to the Dealers Room if you are interested in selling at TusCon 45.

Art Show Info

Last Year's Dealers

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Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites will provide a 20% discount on food in The Glowbal Restaurant
for all TusCon attendees staying overnight at the hotel!

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