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Are you only living in 2016 because you missed the Ring of Fire? Do you wish you could use up-time info to devise cool, weird tech? Do you really want to sell some Barbie dolls in Vienna?

Sounds like you need a Ring of Fire fix!

No better place than FenCon in Dallas, September 23-25, 2016.  Many of your favorite RoF writers, fun 1632-based panels and the biggest ever chocolate tasting! Strut your 1632 cosplay! Learn how to become a 1632 writer! Be one of the first to hear upcoming plot twists and hear about the new books from Eric Flint’s Ring of Fire Press! Form a team to win the first ever Ring of Fire Trivia Contest with a real prize!

Authors attending the Minicon include Eric Flint, Walter Hunt, Virginia DeMarce, David Carrico, Iver Cooper, Walt Boyes, Joy Ward, Kevin and Karen Evans, Bjorn Hasseler, and many more.

We have some great panels this year.

  • As always, we present the weirdest tech around. Rick Boatright, Walt Boyes, and Kevin Evans talk about the strange trips technology is taking in the 1632 Universe.
  • Writing for 1632: Walt Boyes, Joy Ward, David Carrico, and Bjorn Hasseler teach a short master class in writing for the Grantville Gazette—a professional SFWA venue paying professional rates.
  • Virginia DeMarce will present her Sexuality in the Seventeenth Century panel
  • David Carrico will show and tell how music is likely to change in the 1632 Universe.
  • Dance master Iver Cooper will talk about how dance will evolve in the 1632 Universe.
  • We will be introducing the New Improved Eric Flint’s Ring of Fire Press with new titles and new authors.
  • Of course we will be Snerking the Plots.
  • And in the evening, we will have a 1632-style chocolate tasting with a 1632 trivia contest, so bring your tastebuds and your memory!
  • We will also offer a prize for the best 1632-inspired costume at Snerking the Plots, so get your seventeenth-century duds on and shine!

Bring your books for autographs, bring yourselves for fun in the 1632 Universe!

And we are already hard at work on the 2017 Minicon, which will be co-located with Balticon 51 in Baltimore over Memorial Day Weekend. This is a Four-Day con, and the 1632 Minicon will be offering FOUR WHOLE DAYS OF PROGRAMMING, JUST FOR YOU!!!

Meanwhile, mark your calendar for the 2017 Minicon at Balticon May 26-29, 2017!