Upcoming Convention: Chattacon

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Here is information on an upcoming convention:

 WHO:

Name of association or organization: Chattanooga Speculative Fiction Fans, Inc (CSSF,inc.)
Name of convention: CHATTACON       
Location of event: Chattanooga Choo Choo     
Date(s) of convention: January 24-26, 2014
Estimated attendance: 1,000
Economic Impact: $424,800
Website: chattacon.org
Open to public? Yes
Admission cost & details: Pre-registration is $40; or you can pay $50 at the door. Admission price is good for the whole weekend. 
 
BRIEF OVERVIEW OF ORGANIZATION:

Chattacon will be celebrating its 39th year this month. Guests from around the world will join together and enjoy a film festival, interesting panels, readings, discussions, demonstrations, an artshow, costuming, role playing, robot battles and a whole lot more. There is something for everyone at Chattacon 2014. 

Guest of Honor is Tobias Buckell. Featured guests include: John Kaufmann, Jean Johnson, Robert Buettner, Toastmistress Wendy Webb and special music guest, Matthew Ebel. Find more information on each guest online.
 
RESTAURANT OPPORTUNITIES:
Attendees will be eating out for all meals Jan. 24-26. There are no specific times but lunch and dinner will have the heaviest traffic.

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