Thursday, April 17, 2014

LibertyCon Information

LibertyCon 27
June 27-29, 2014

Literary Guest of Honor
Jody Lynn Nye

Artist Guest of Honor
Kurt Miller

Science Guest of Honor
Dr. Travis Taylor

Master of Ceremonies
Jim Minz

Special Guest
David Cherry

Chattanooga Choo-Choo
1400 Market Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402


LibertyCon will once again be hosted at the historic Chattanooga Choo-Choo hotel. Those of you familiar with LibertyCon know that we have a tendency to sell out our hotel quite early.

We are rapidly filling our discounted room block ! Because of this we highly recommend that you make your reservation as soon as possible. Be sure to say that you’re with LibertyCon to not only get our $112 per night rate ($181 standard), but also to make sure that you actually get a room! If you don’t get into the Choo-Choo, please check our website for info about other close hotels.

If you’re planning on throwing a room party or have any special requirements, you can let us know on our website (“Room Parties” under the Registration menu). We’d love to have you host one and if you give us your info, we can not only make sure that you are placed in the right part of the hotel, but we will also advertise your event in our various schedules. The Chattanooga Choo-Choo 1400 Market Street Chattanooga, TN 37402 Toll-Free: (800) 872-2529 Local Call: (423) 266-5000

Right in the middle of downtown, the Choo-Choo is within easy walking distance of quite a number of restaurants, and houses the terminal for the free CARTA bus line which allows for easy access to the Aquarium, Creative Discovery Museum, and the rest that downtown has to offer. The hotel offers a complimentary airport shuttle, as well as limited transportation assistance for fans with mobility impairments.


Feel free to use our online registration at:
 Adults: $40 until May 31, 2014 and $50 thereafter.
 Children 7 - 12 years old: $20 until May 31, $30 after.
 Children 6 and under are free
Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a LEGAL GUARDIAN.
Children under 7 are welcome at LibertyCon, but they must be accompanied by parent or guardian at all times.
A valid photo ID is required for an Adult Badge.


We love our Art Show, and from what we hear, you guys do too! This year two of our main guests will be featured there. Artist Guest, Kurt Miller, and Special Guest, David Cherry, are only a couple of the artists that you will see on display this year.

Over the last few years our Art Show has grown and it continues to grow. This year we expect it to be even bigger and better to allow for all of the great pieces that will be on display. Please join us Friday night for our Artists’ Meet & Greet. If you haven’t met our guests, you owe it to yourself to do so.

While some conventions charge as much as 15% commission on art sales and a hanging fee to show your work, LibertyCon is happy to be different.

Our Art Show fees are:
 4' x 4' panel $12
 Half table (4’ x 30”) for 3D Art $8
 Mail-In Art handling fee $10
 Print shop fees $15 per artist

Additionally, the Art Show sponsors the Charity Auction. The Charity Auction is an event in which guests, artists and fans donate items to be auctioned during the Art Show auction Saturday night. All items created in Saturday’s ‘Iron Artist’ session will be included in the Charity Auction, so you can even buy artwork that you watched being created and support local causes! This year we’ve selected the Chattanooga AIM Center, and all money raised from the Charity Auction (along with other events) will go directly to them.

For more information about the Art Show, please contact the Art Show Director, Shannon Souvinette. Email soon, space is going quickly. Also, if you’d like to volunteer, drop Shannon a line. With such a large show, she could definitely use the help!

LibertyCon 27 Art Show
Shannon Souvinette


Returning to LibertyCon this year will be the Atlanta Radio Theatre Company. These fine folks are purveyors of New Old-Time Radio, and famous for their serial, “Rory Rammer, Space Marshal.” If you are a fan, then you already know how great they are. For the rest of you, you're in for a treat. For more information on ARTC, please go to their website at


LibertyCon 27 will have a minimum of five tracks of programming each day of the con (we keep adding to it!). These include autograph sessions, panels on Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Art, and one of the best Science tracks you’re likely to see. You can keep up to date with our Programming Schedule, as well as information on our guests, on our website, If you want to in participate or help out in programming, please contact us at


Munchkins, zombies, and Cthulhu – oh, my! “Rev. Bob” Hood, and the gang will have board, card, and role-playing games, specializing in the very latest releases from Steve Jackson Games. For more info, or to volunteer, please contact Bob at

Kevin ‘Fritz’ Fotovich and Daniel Jean will be bringing their ‘Large Dice’ gaming to LibertyCon 27. You think you’ve played Zombie Dice before? Not with dice like these you haven’t! Just wait till you’ve seen the Yellow Sign on a Cthulhu Dice the size of a soccer ball!

Computer Gaming will once again be set up in the Southern Room during the convention. Please remember, Computer Gaming IS NOT a babysitting service. It is a great place to frag the heck out of your friends.

Kids 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult in gaming areas.


LibertyCon’s Dealer’s Room will again be located in the Choo-Choo’s Imperial Ballroom. With almost 40 tables housing books, collectibles, weaponry, and just about everything else you can think of, we’re sure that you’ll love it. There will even be tables that our authors will cycle through to make it easy for all the fans to get their books personalized, or to just say hello.


LibertyCon is well known as being a family friendly convention. As a matter of fact, a lot of people say that the kids are running the show now!
With that in mind, we haven’t left the little ones out. LibertyCon 27 will be running a series of Children’s Programming events which will include the popular ‘Make It & Take It’, magic and balloon ‘twistology’ with Darrell ‘Doctor’ Osborn, and the puppetry of James Ward.

Be sure to check the website for a complete list!


The Choo-Choo is a pet friendly hotel, but please notify the hotel if you will be bringing your pet with you to the convention.


LibertyCon believes that fans are mature and responsible people. Weapons are permitted, but they must be peace bonded at all times. In case of actual projectile weapons, they MUST BE UNLOADED AS WELL! The only exceptions to this policy are during Programming Events and Dealers displaying their wares. LibertyCon Security Forces will peacebond your weapons for you at the registration desk.


Advertising space is available in the LibertyCon Program Book. If you want to become a salesperson and help pay your membership costs, do we have a deal for you!

Our Program Book Ad Bounty Program will allow you to apply 10% of the cost of any and all ads you get for the LibertyCon 27 Program Book toward your LC27 memberships. There is no limit for each household, so you can apply the bounties to memberships for you, your spouse and/or your children.

Program Book Ad Prices:
 Professional advertisers (Full Page ≈ 6” x 7.5”) $100 - full page
 Half Page (≈ 6” x 3.75”) $60 - half page
 Quarter Page (≈ 3” x 3.75”) $40 - quarter page
 Amateur advertisers and fan conventions 50% off rates
For more information email


Once again Mark Paulk is in charge of the Killer Cutthroat Spades Tournament. Be sure to register for the tournament at the con and pit your skills across the card table against some of the most fearsome opponents in the country. Do you feel lucky, punk? Now do ya? For more information on the tournament, check out our webpage at


LibertyCon loves parties, but some people do not like room parties next door to them. To accommodate those who wish to party all night, as well as those who actually want to sleep, ONLY certain sections of the Hotel Building 2 will be used for parties.

To hold a party, you must request a "PARTY ROOM" when making your reservations. After you make your reservation, let us know via the Room Parties link on our website. We will use the information to not only make sure you’re placed in the right section, but also to promote your party in our Schedule! (Or you can email Brandy at

The drinking age in Tennessee is 21, and all party hosts are required to observe Tennessee laws. We are making a special request of the hosts of room parties this year:

"Please card anyone receiving alcoholic beverages at your party!"


In accordance to Tennessee laws, there is no smoking in the hotel or the LibertyCon Function Spaces. Designated guest rooms and the outside areas of the hotel are the only places smoking will be allowed at the convention. And please, use the butt cans provided and do not throw butts on the ground.


Once again Michael Ankenbrandt will be the host at the Road Kill CafĂ© and Y’all Come Back Saloon. There will always be great eats for guests and fans. He’ll be cooking up homemade soups and pasta dishes, as well as a salad bar and Pimento Cheese sandwiches. Add all the snacks and soft drinks and you won’t have to go far to find something to fill that empty spot. Also, for those with an adult badge and proper ID, the consuite will be serving two brands of beer.

If you are interested in slav…er…working for Michael in the consuite, need more information about the consuite, or just want to chat, you can contact him at:


Literary Guest of Honor
Jody Lynn Nye

Artist Guest of Honor
Kurt Miller

Science Guest of Honor
Dr. Travis Taylor

Master of Ceremonies
Jim Minz

Special Guest
David Cherry

You can find out more information about all of our guests, as well as updates and changes to our attendee list as we hear about them on our website at

Also Expected to Attend:

Atlanta Radio Theatre Co.
Larry Atchley, Jr
Scott W. Baker
L.R. Barrett-Durham
Glenn Baggott
Scott Baker
Jim Beall
Barbara Beck
Michael Bielaczyc
Paul Bielaczyc
Tim Bolgeo
Walt Boyes
Susan Brady
David L. Burkhead
Paul Cagle
Anna Grace Carpenter
Rigel Carson
Sabrina Chase
Stephen E. Cobb
David B. Coe
Jason Cordova
K.S. Daniels
Anna Kathryn Davis
Ben Davis
Ernest Dempsey
David Drake
Bill Fawcett
Jack Finley
Fritz Fotovich
Mark Fults
Melissa Gay
Charles E. Gannon
Peter Grant
Ed Graham
Rich Groller
Michael H. Hanson
Sara M Harvey
Louise Herring-Jones
Dan Hollifield
G. R. Holton
Daniel M. Hoyt
Robert A. Hoyt
Sarah A. Hoyt
Daniel Jean
Les Johnson
Paula S. Jordan
Robert Kennedy
Bart Kemper
Jeremy Levitt
D. Allen Lewis
Robert Lightfoot
Tamara Lowery
Cindy MacLeod
John Manning
Gail Z. Martin
Holly McClure
Joe McKeel
Anita Moore
Darrell 'Doc.' Osborn
Stephanie Osborn
Beth Waggoner Patterson
Kevin Pulliam
Louis Puster
T. D. Raufson
Reinhardt Legacy
Fight Team
John Ringo
Tedd Roberts
Richard T. Rorabaugh
Ken Roy
Jaye Roye
Cedar Sanderson
Stephen J. Simmons
Cathe Smith
Chris Smith
Sumie Tsuboi
Patrick Vanner
Mark Wandrey
James Ward
Toni Weisskopf
Michael Z. Williamson
Philip Wolrab
Jim Woosley
Tim Zahn


June 27-29, 2014
You may register for the convention online at:

Or else send this form to: LibertyCon 27
P. O. Box 695
Hixson, TN 37343-0695

NAME: ________________________________________________________ AGE: _________
NAME TO APPEAR ON BADGE: __________________________________________________
ADDRESS: ______________________________________________________________________
CITY: _______________________________________ STATE: _______ ZIP: ______________
PHONE: (___) ___ - ________ EMAIL: ______________________________________________

Others at this address attending the Con and being registered on this form. For other attendees not at this address, please copy this form and send in additional memberships on copies.
NAME: _______________________________________________________ AGE: __________
NAME TO APPEAR ON BADGE: __________________________________________________
NAME: _______________________________________________________ AGE: __________
NAME TO APPEAR ON BADGE: __________________________________________________
NAME: _______________________________________________________ AGE: __________
NAME TO APPEAR ON BADGE: __________________________________________________

Use separate sheet of paper for additional registrations in this household.

NUMBER REGISTERING ________ X (see prices below) $ _________
until May 31, 2014: Adults - $40.00, 7 –12 - $20, 6 and under - free
after May 31, 2014: Adults - $50.00, 7 –12 - $30, 6 and under - free

All checks and Money Orders must be in US Dollars

(Sorry, there will be a $45 charge on all returned checks.)

Do you want a copy of your receipt e-mailed to you? Yes [ ] No [ ]


For general information, please contact us at or call us at 423-842-4363.
No Pre-Registrations will be processed if postmarked after June 1, 2014

LibertyCon 27 T-Shirts

There will be a limited number of T-shirts available at the convention. To make sure you get the one you want, please pre-order your T-shirt. You may use the T-shirt order form on the previous page or order online at
The T-shirt art will be the amazing Kurt Miller piece that you see at the beginning of this mass mailing.
Shirts will be offered in 5 styles:
Short Sleeve (SS), Long Sleeve (LS), Polo Shirt (PS) (S-4X only) **
Tall Short Sleeve (TALL) ( XL-3XL only), Girl Cut Short Sleeve (GC) (S-3X only) (**Polo’s are printed on the back only)
The shirt colors are: Black (Staff Only), Grey, Navy, Brown, Green, & Red
Availability in adult sizes and prices according to style and size listed below:
Short Sleeve (SS) Long Sleeve (LS) Polo Shirt (PS)
Logo on Front Logo on Front (Pocket/Logo on Back) S (small) $18.00 $18.00 $27.00
M (medium) $18.00 $18.00 $27.00
L (large) $18.00 $18.00 $27.00
XL (extra-large) $18.00 $18.00 $27.00
2X (double X) $18.00 $18.00 $28.00
3X (triple X) $19.00 $19.00 $29.00
4X (quad X) $19.00 $19.00 $30.00
5X (five X) $19.00 $19.00 $30.00
All Prices include Sales Tax
TALL Style Short Sleeves are XL-2XL only, $20.00
‘Girl Cut’ styles are also available: (S-2X, $18.00) and (3X $19.00)
LibertyCon Shirts may also be pre-ordered online at:

NAME: _____________________________________________________________________
ADDR: ________________________________________________________
CITY: ________________________ STATE: ___ ZIP: ___________

Send this order form with a check or money order to:
LibertyCon, P.O. Box 695, Hixson, Tennessee 37343-0695.


T-shirts will be available for pre-order for the following prices in the styles and adult sizes listed (All prices include sales tax):
Sizes: S – small, M – medium, L – large, XL – extra large
Style & Price: SS – short sleeve, LS – long sleeve, PS – Polo
GC – Girl Cut Short Sleeve TALL – Tall Short Sleeve (XL-3XL)
SS: S-2XL-$18, 3XL-5XL-$19, TALL: XL-3XL-$20(XL-2XL Only in TALL)
LS: S-2XL-$18, 3XL-5XL-$19, GC: S-2XL-$18, 3XL $19
PS: S-XL-$27, 2XL-$28, 3XL-$29, 4XL--$30 (Polo Printed on Back Only)
Specify number & type of each shirt size in color block below:
Size Black Navy Grey Red Amount
(staff only) specify # & specify # & specify # &
specify # & type type type
S _____ _____ _____ _____ $_____
M _____ _____ _____ _____ $_____
L _____ _____ _____ _____ $_____
XL _____ _____ _____ _____ $_____
2X _____ _____ _____ _____ $_____
3X _____ _____ _____ _____ $_____
4X _____ _____ _____ _____ $_____
5X _____ _____ _____ _____ $_____
Check or Money Order Total $_____

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