Guests of Honor
Artist Howard Tayler
Creator of the Schlock Mercenary
Emily & Ernest Hogan
Special FX/Makeup Artist David
Artist Liz Danforth
ADDED* Special Appearance by Chase
Masterson including a screening of her new film
Was a Lie
See LepreCon 34
News Page for More details
LepreCon 34, Arizona's annual
science fiction and fantasy convention, will feature
the Largest Science Fiction and Fantasy Art Show in
the Southwest with many artists doing demos and workshops,
Programming with Panel Discussions & more.
Events and Activities include Dealer’s Room, Hospitality
Suite, Charity Auction and more.
Francisco Grande Hotel
& Golf Resort
26000 W. Gila Bend Highway
Casa Grande, Arizona
34 Additional Information
LepreCon 34 is almost upon us. It is happening
next weekend, May 9-11, 2008 at the Francisco Grande
Resort in Casa Grande, Arizona.
Francisco Grande Hotel & Casa Grande
The Francisco Grande Hotel and Resort is almost full.
They have a handful of rooms left for Friday and Saturday
night and you can still reserve them at the convention
rates by calling the hotel's reservation line at 800-237-4238.
If you miss out on the remaining Francisco Grande rooms,
there are several other hotels at the west edge of
Casa Grande with room rates under $100 a night.
Food options at the hotel include the Legends Restauraunt,
the Dukes Bar, and they will also be providing an express
food service/concession stand during the day.
During the convention there will be a special LepreCon
menu that will be available through Legends or Dukes
until 11 pm on Friday and Saturday. They will
be having a special Mother's Day brunch on Sunday in
the Legends Restaurant with normal food service and
the LepreCon menu available through the bar. If
you'd like to make reservations for the Mother's Day brunch,
call Thomas Goodreau and 520-208-0682.
If you are staying at the hotel, they have asked that
we convey to our members that you should use your Do
Not Disturb sign if you do not want your room made
up early in the morning. Once you are up, you may call
down and let the front desk know when they can get into
the room to make it up.
Note that Casa Grande has grown a bit since the last
time LepreCon was there, they now have a large shopping
center, The Promenade, along I-10 which is having special
celebrations the same weekend as LepreCon for their
opening of Phase II. Details at http://www.promenadeatcasagrande.com
Registration will be located in the main hotel lobby.
It will be open on Thursday night at 5 pm for pre-registration
badge pickup and will open at 11 am on Friday and programming
starts at 2:30 pm. At the door membership rates are
as follows: $45 full weekend, $40 Sat/Sun, $15
Friday only, $25 Saturday only, $15 Sunday only.
Kids 7-12 are half price and kids 6 and under are free
with an adult membership.
Art Show, Con Suite, Filk & Charity Auction
Our art show will have a variety of art on display
from many of your favorite artists as well as some new
ones. Check out the Art Show page for links to
the website of some of the artists to get a preview of
what we'll have for you to bid on.
Fixed functions will include Con Suite and Filk Room
in spacious suites on the 8th floor of hotel tower.
Anime and Film Festival will be splitting time in their
room. Our Charity Auction is being run as a silent
auction with proceeds going to the American Cancer
Society in memory of Barry Bard and Ray Gish and in
honor of cancer survivor Nicole Snyder (Chair Liz Hanson's
daughter). A list of some of the donated items
is on the website and they will be on display in the
art show Friday and Saturday with final bidding happening
LepreCon 34 Special Events
We'd like to make sure you are aware of some of the
special events we are having at the convention, some
of which may require some advance planning.
Balcony Decorating Contest!
In the Francisco Grande tower, everyone has a balcony
– so give it a little thought and bring down your supplies
(or buy them in town) and dress up your balcony! (Just
keep things secure because it’s known to get windy
there.) We’ll take photos of the finalists’ efforts
on Saturday, and post them in the lobby for you to
vote on on Sunday.
Ice Cream Social on Friday Night!
Come partake of chilly sweet goodness in ConSuite
on Friday night – with Meet the Pros only a flight
of stairs away! (And if you can’t do ice cream, how
about a snowcone?)
Regency Dance on Friday Night!
Dress up or not, but come learn to do Regency dancing
with Marty & Alice Massoglia on Friday night in
the Eagle’s Nest.
Attn Paper Airplane Engineers!
Come create up to three designs and give them a test
flight off the 8th floor balcony on Saturday afternoon
– competition for accuracy, distance and hang-time.
Treasure Hunt Saturday Afternoon!
Quetzalcoatl and his evil dragon minions are plotting
to destroy the world on December 21, 2012! You and
your team of up to 3 others are challenged to foil
their plot and save humanity. You’ll need to think creatively,
solve puzzles, act cooperatively, and have a little
luck if you want to save the world and win the prize!
The game will run throughout Saturday afternoon –
your team may save the world in under an hour, or you
may prefer to puzzle it out on and off throughout the
day. The team with the most tokens wins!
Day - Saturday Night Stargazing
Saturday is National Astronomy Day. We are planning
on having at least one telescope set up on Saturday
night where we hope to take advantage of the lower light
pollution in the area. If you would like to bring a
telescope to set up, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Modern Dance on Saturday Night!
"If you've done six impossible things this morning,
why not round it off with breakfast at Milliway's —
the Restaurant at the End of the Universe!" - Douglas
Come boogie the night away dressed in your finest
costume at Milliway's (Eagle's Nest), and join in the
festivities as we celebrate the end of the Universe
in its grand splendor. Park your Heart of Gold, TARDIS,
or Firefly outside and join us for an evening of costumes,
music, costumes and fun, oh yeah, and costumes. You
don’t have to dress up, but it’s more fun if you do!
Even if you can think of something better to do, there
won’t be time! Ours is at the end of days!
(Remember, “no covering is NO COSTUME” please
keep your outfits PG-13.)
Go Fly a Kite Sunday morning!
Bring a kite and take advantage of the lack of omnipresent
electrical and phone wires! Of course, beware kite-eating
trees, though. ;) A few inexpensive kites will be available
for sale if you’re unable to bring your own.
We hope to see you in Casa Grande next weekend.
We'll be updating information on the website as it
becomes finalized, so check it out often. If
you have any questions, send an email to email@example.com
or call 480-945-6890.