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Panelist Applications Are Now Open!

Have some knowledge you'd like to share? Want to join us and be a panelist for one or more of our suggested topics? Click here to see our list of panel suggestions and volunteer to become a panelist: Panel Volunteer Page!


OddContest Winners Announced!

The judging for Odyssey Con's OddContest, the Flash Fiction/Prose Poetry Contest, has finished and we are pleased to announce our winners for 2017.  Turn out was great for the contest this year, with 57 adult entries and an amazing 153 youth entries!

For a list of the winners and their submissions, go out our Contest Page by clicking here.


Lead Judge Announced for Costume Contest!

Stace Feldmann

The lead judge for this year's Costume Contest for Odyssey Con 17 will be Stace Feldmann.  Award-winning cosplayer and owner of Strange Land Costuming, she will be a welcome addition to the convention's list of guests. 

Two other judges will be joining her to judge this year's contest.

Learn more about her, and the contest, on our Contest Page by clicking here.

 


Pre-registration special at Capricon!

Weekend special for Odyssey Con pre-reg. Come find us at Capricon to sign up for Odyssey Con and get a special discount. Or go to our website, www.odysseycon.org, and get our special rather there. This is probably the last chance to get the special rate before Odyssey Con!!

For more information about registration and to sign up, click here.


OddContest Deadline Extended

The deadline for entries for the OddContest writing contest for flash fiction/poetry prose has been extended to January 31st, 2017.  Get your entries in now!

For more information about her and our contest, go to our OddContest page by clicking here.


Odyssey Con Room Reservations are now Open - Book Your Room at the Radisson!

You can now book your room at the Radisson for Odyssey Con!  This year's rates are $106/night. Space is limited so get your room now!  Check out our Venue page for more information here.

 


 

Who Do You Know Wants to Have a Room Party?

Interested in promoting your group, club, or organization?  Want to meet new and interesting people, and have exciting times?  Why not host a party at Odyssey Con?  For more information, click here.


Announcing Our Third Confirmed Guest of Honor - Tad Williams

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Literary Guest of Honor

Tad Williams is a California-based fantasy superstar. His genre-creating (and genre-busting) books have sold tens of millions worldwide. His considerable output of epic fantasy and epic science-fiction series, fantastical stories of all kinds, urban fantasy novels, comics, scripts, etc., have strongly influenced a generation of writers have strongly influenced a generation of writers: the Otherland epic now plays as an MMO on steam.com. Tad is currently immersed in the creation of The Last King of Osten Ard, planned as a trilogy with two intermediary novels.

To read more about him, check out our Guests page by clicking here.

And stay tuned for more guest announcements coming soon!


Suggestions for Panels are now being accepted!

Have an idea of programming or a panel?  Submit your idea to us for Odyssey Con 17.  Programming time and space is limited, so we're encouraging you to send us your ideas now so we can work them into our 2017 convention year. 

To submit your suggestion click here.  For more information about our programming or to contact our Programming Head, click here.


Mary Soon Lee

Mary Soon Lee

 

2017 Odd ConContest Judge Announced!

Mary Soon Lee will be out judge for this year's OddContest for speculative (science fiction, fantasy, or horror) stories or prose poems.

For more information about her and our contest, go to our OddContest page by clicking here.



Applications for Dealer's Tables are now being accepted!

Applications for vendor tables are now being accepted for Odyssey Con 17.  Vending space is limited, so if you are interested in becoming a vendor apply now now!  To apply or for more information click here.


This Year's Artwork is Revealed!

Forbidden Pasture

Odyssey Con 17: Forbidden Pasture will be this year's theme, and we can now show off the new artwork.  Bossy the Cowbot is the main character with the "MOOnster from the UD(der)" creeping up in the background.

We thank our in-house artist, Georgie Schnobrich, for providing a masterful piece to go with our theme.  She has been creating the theme art for Odyssey Con each year, giving us a wonderful visual to go along with our themes.  This year is no exception.

The logo will be available in t-shirt form later this year and at our registration table at the convention.

To see some of our past years' themes and art, visit our History page.

 


Announcing Our Second Confirmed Guest of Honor - Christopher R. Mihm

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Media Guest of Honor

Christopher R. Mihm s the writer, director, and producer of the films of the "Mihmiverse," a series of award-winning, loosely interlinked feature-length films which pay homage to 1950s-era "drive-in cinema."

Mr. Mihm's filmmaking career began in 2006 with the release of his first retro-styled film, "The Monster of Phantom Lake." Made on a nearly non-existent budget, the film went on to garner much critical acclaim, appear in numerous film festivals, win multiple awards and, to this day, continues to screen across the world.

To read more about him, check out our Guests page by clicking here.

And stay tuned for more guest announcements coming soon!

 


 

Announcing Our First Confirmed Guest of Honor - Monica Valentinelli

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Literary/Game Design Guest of Honor

Monica Valentinelli is a writer, editor, and game developer who lurks in the dark. She writes both original and media tie-in fiction and works on games and comics, too. To date, she has over seven dozen creative credits with more on the way. She is best known for her work related to the Firefly TV show by Joss Whedon. She was the lead writer and developer for the award-winning line of Firefly RPG books, and also wrote the Firefly: The Gorramn Shiniest Language Guide and Dictionary in the ‘Verse which was released from Titan Publishing in April 2016.

To read more about her, check out our Guests page by clicking here.

And stay tuned for more guest announcements coming soon!

 


Odyssey Con Society Inc Annual Meeting ...

Odyssey Con Society Inc. (OCSI), a Wisconsin not-for-profit corporation, is the parent organization of Odyssey Con. It exists in corporate form to (a) provide legal recognition, (b) protect individuals from financial liability, and (c) exempt us from taxation under §501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All the actual work of putting on the convention is performed by the concom, but we still have to observe all the legal niceties with regard to OCSI, including holding an annual membership meeting. Accordingly …


 
The 2016 Annual Meeting of
Odyssey Con Society Inc.
will be held
Saturday July 9 from 10 AM to noon
in Meeting Room A of the
Sequoya Branch Library
4340 Tokay Blvd. (just off Midvale Blvd.)
Map: http://tinyurl.com/5ze6u6

 
All are welcome to attend, but only OCSI members may participate. To become a member, you must pay $10 in annual dues. You may do so by sending a check to OCSI, PO Box 7114, Madison, WI, 53707-7114, or by paying in person at the annual meeting using either cash or check (no credit cards, PayPal, etc.).

 
The members present will elect officers (president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and ombudsperson), review the finances for Fiscal 2016 (which will end on June 30), adopt a budget for Fiscal 2017, and consider any business introduced from the floor by any member.

 
If you are unable to attend the annual meeting in person, you may authorize a proxy to vote on your behalf.

For more information, please visit our OCSI Page.

 


Odyssey Con 16 has passed ...

The convention is over for this year, but check back here for photos, contest winners, and more from 2016.  Also announcements for Odyssey Con 17 will be coming soon.

Early bird registration for Odyssey Con 17 has opened.  For more details, check out the Registration Page by clicking here.


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