I received - and have accepted - an invite to be a panelist at ConDFW next February. This will mark the tenth anniversary of my first con, which was ConDFW in 2003. Before then I didn't even know such things existed.
Here is some information from their email:
The dates for this year's convention are February 15-17, 2013.
ConDFW is sponsored by the Texas Speculative Fiction Association, a gathering of fandom located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. ConDFW is primarily a literary-fiction convention, with additional focus on art and gaming. It has consistently grown in attendance since its start and is well appreciated for its open, friendly atmosphere. The Guests of Honor for this year's convention are Hugo award winner Jo Walton and graphic artist Brian Stelfreeze.
ConDFW will be moving to a new hotel this year. We're still going to be at a Crowne Plaza, but this time we will be at the Crowne Plaza North Dallas/Addison. This hotel has a long and positive history of working with conventions, and ConDFW is glad to become a part of that. Additionally, the hotel will have completed a multi-million dollar renovation in the months prior to the convention.
Programming for the convention will run from early afternoon on Friday through late afternoon on Sunday.
Their new hotel is the one that hosts FenCon.
I hope that by February I will be able to clear my schedule so that I can attend the whole con; as I have noted on this blog before, I normally work Saturdays and it's hard for me attend cons these days. When I attended SoonerCon in Oklaoma City in June, I didn't get there until 5 p.m. Saturday. I wasn't able to attend ArmadilloCon at all, and I only will be able to make FenCon on Sunday this weekend.