LepreCon 28 - Arizona's Annual Art-Oriented Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
featuring the largest SF/F Art Show in the Southwest!
Programming Info Online May 10th!
LepreCon 28 will feature Artist Guest of Honor Monte M. Moore, Author Guest of Honor Peter David,
Local Artist Guest of Honor James G. Reade, and Music Guests Jeff and Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff.
LepreCon 28 will also have an Art Show & Auction, Gaming, Computer Gaming, Charity Auction
benefitting both Reading is FUNdamental and The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, Masquerade,
a Dealer's Room, Con Suite, Video, Anime and more. Special Events include an all-star performance
of Nancy Freeman's Stardust County song cycle, a X-Files farewell party on Sunday night, Junkbox
Wars, SciFi Jeopardy and more. We are working on a couple of surprises as well. Please check
out the rest of the web site for more details on what will be happening at the convention this year.
Additional Participants Announced
We've had additional participants announced with the latest update.
New Artists confirmed include body painter Mark Greenwalt, Alan
Guiterrez, Liz Danforth and Laura Freas. Also coming to LepreCon 28 from Buenos Aires,
Argentina is artist Fernando Molinari, whose works can be seen at
his website at FMolinari.com.ar!
Authors added to the participant list include Henry Melton, Victor Milan,
Daryl F. Mallett, Ernest Hogan, Emily Hogan (Lee Hogan, Emily Devenport,
Maggie Thomas), and David Beaucage. Also announced is Movie makeup artist
Monte M. Moore is Artist Guest of Honor
LepreCon 28 is proud to have Monte M. Moore as our Artist
Guest of Honor. Monte's work has appeared
in many magazines, comics, books, and collectible card games, including
Magic: The Gathering and Harry Potter collectible card games, Dragon Magazine,
RetroVision, the Dungeons and Dragons manuals, Chaos Comics, Harris Comics,
Gypsy Press Comics, and many more. His work will be on display in the Art
Show throughout the con, and there will be works for sale at his table in the
dealer's room. Monte will also participate in art oriented panels and demos.
Peter David is Author Guest of Honor
LepreCon 28 is pleased to announce that Peter David will be our Author Guest
of Honor. Peter is known for many literary works, including best-selling
Star Trek and Babylon 5 novels, screenwriter for Babylon 5, Co-creator of Space Cases,
and writing for many comics, including Hulk, Aquaman, Super Girl, Spy Boy, The Haunted, and many others. His
most recent original novels are Sir Apropos of Nothing and Star Trek New Frontier: Being Human.
Just released is his novelisation of the Spiderman movie opening May 3rd. Hitting the stores at the very
end of May is his updated and revised Knight Life novel. See the Charity Auction for details on
advance copies we'll have there courtesy of Ace.; Peter will be participating in panels, readings and
autograph sessions at the convention.
James G. Reade is Local Artist Guest of Honor
LepreCon 28 is pleased to announce that James G. Reade will be our Local Artist Guest
of Honor. James is the founder of RipRoarin' Comics, publisher of Marked by the Beast
and Blood and Sunder. His other talents include drawing caricatures, creating airbrushed Tshirts
and more. Credits include Doctor What, Torg, Marked by the Beast, Blood and Sunder, The Eternal Soldier,
Big Bertha, The Side Hill Muckets, and Troley Man. Check out his RipRoarin' Comics webpage for
many samples of his art. James will have his art on display in the Art Show and will be participating in
panels and art demos at the convention.
Jeff and Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff are Music Guests
LepreCon 28 is proud to welcome Jeff and Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff as our Music Guests of Honor (Sponsored by
the Phoenix Filk Circle). Jeff and Maya are popular Music Artists with several CD releases. Maya is also
a published author with several novels and short stories including the upcoming
Magic Time: Angel Fire with Marc Scott Zicree. Jeff and Maya will have a concert
Saturday afternoon and will be participating in the nightly Filk Circle as well as the Stardust County performance
on Friday night.
Venue: New Convention Location for LepreCon 28
LepreCon 28 will be held at a new location this year, at the luxurious Embassy Suites
Phoenix North in Phoenix, Arizona. The new hotel features suites for all of its accomodations, with
either a single king sized bed or two doubles, plus a double sleeper sofa. Other benefits
for convention attendees that stay at the hotel include complimentary made-to-order breakfasts,
a nightly happy hour with free drinks, a large heated pool, microwaves and coffee makers
in every room, and a separate childrens' pool. Additionally, their convention
space is larger, with two floors of indoor space and a large pavilion area. All in all, the move
to this new hotel looks to be a very good choice.
Room rates are to be $79 Single/Double, $10 extra per additional adult. Local taxes apply.
Hotel Contact Information:
Embassy Suites Phoenix North
2577 W. Greenway Road
Phoenix, AZ 85023-4222
When calling to make your reservation, please mention LepreCon to get the applicable room rates.