Chattacon 25

Chattacon XXVI

Chattanooga Science Fiction Convention, Inc.
January 14-16, 2000 
The last Chattacon of the millennium 

Clarion Hotel
Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA, Sol-3 

The following guests are confirmed for Chattacon 26, January 12-14, 2001:

Guest of Honor

David Brin

Guest of Honor

S. M. Stirling

Artist Guest

Nicholas Jainschigg

Special Guest

Michael Stackpole

Master of Toast

Charlie Grant

Regional Artist Guest

Kenneth Waters

Also Scheduled To Attend:


Hotel Information

Chattacon 25 will once again be in the Clarion Hotel in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee. Our room rates will be $67 per night, flat rate. The hotel contains about 200 rooms so you must get your registration in early! Because we have had over 1,200 attendees each year for the past five years, the hotel is sold out months before the convention. Be certain to get those reservations in fast!

The telephone number to make hotel reservations is: (423) 756-5150

Be certain to mention you are a Chattacon attendee. If you do not mention Chattacon, you may be told there is no room at the inn and you may be charged standard hotel rates. Please tell the hotel if you desire a non-smoking, quiet or party floor. Please do not try and state a room number preference since the hotel cannot honor these.

Travel Directions:

Take Interstate 24 to the Highway 27/Downtown Chattanooga exit. Follow highway 27 to the Fourth Street exit (1B). At Chestnut street, turn right. The Clarion is immediately on your right. There is adequate parking in the lot behind the hotel and in the lot across the street, the parking garage is not affilated with the hotel.

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Art Show

The Chattacon Art Show is well known throughout fandom as one of the best and we are not about to lessen our reputation this year. A varied and interesting assortment of flat and 3D artwork will be on display for your viewing enjoymentand acquisition. A print shop will be available again this year to allowyou to purchase prints of some of your favorite works of art. All of the fun culminates in the art auction on Saturday Night.

Artist participation information may be obtained by writing the art show director, Ann Robards, at 7201 Cane Hollow Road, Hixson, Tennessee 37343, or at (423) 842-7130. Please include a SASE. No collect calls, please!

Dealer’s Room Information

Nearly 50 tables of dealers and their wares will be there, anxious to sell you their goods. As usual, all table space is sold out but we are still accepting dealers for the waiting list. Please include your table requirements with your requests. Further dealer information may obtained by contacting the chief dealer, Andrew Yeager via email.

Gaming Information

Chattacon, in its attempt to appeal to an ever-widening circle of fandom, will be holding gaming tournaments in a number of popular role-playing, board and miniature games from a variety of sources. Chattacon will also offer its annual fare of computer-based and home arcade style games in the computer room.

If you are interested in being a referee or gamemaster for a tournament, please contact the gaming coordinator, Kyrsten Charland, at 2611 Stuart Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37406, or via email

Hospitality Information

Chattacon’s consuite is 3,500 square feet and is the place to see and be seen. Come on in and grab a drink and a bite to eat. There is always something going on. Don’t miss it! You may be required to present ID for service in the consuite, so be sure to carry your legal ID with you. Our consuite staff has a great time working to bring you what has been called the finest consuite in all of fandom. Chattacon consuite: serving fandom for over 20 years.

Programming Information

There will be much interesting stuff going on, from panels, readings and dances, not to mention the masquerade (with a cash award), but it is too early to have anything clarified. If you have ideas or wish to participate in a panel, please contact our program director, Holly Hina, or drop us a line via Snail-Mail to our PO Box.


Chattacon’s Masquerade is always a big draw. The creativity and inventiveness of our costumers never ceases to impress our audiences. The winner will take home a cash prize. There will also be a hall costume contest this year for those of you who don’t want to go on stage, but like to dress up none the less.

Room Parties

Chattacon has instituted a room party award that we have blatantly stolen from another convention. Basically, the rules are quite simple: Throw a room party and, at some time during the evening, our panel of secret room party judges will come by and judge your party on theme, ambiance, food and drink. The high score takes home the award. The award, dubbed the Gilded Margarita Glass Award, is a vision to behold, not to mention being filled with a crisp $50 bill. Points may be subtracted by attracting the attention of the NRC, EPA or other Federal Agencies. 

Other Stuff

Chattacon also plans to offer additional activities such as scavenger hunts, puzzles and cryptograms, trivia quizzes, dances and other contests. We’ll try to keep you as entertained as possible. If there is anything you’d like to see, drop us a line via Email or the PO Box and we’ll try to accommodate you.


Chattacon is always looking for volunteers to work at our convention. If you would like to get involved in organizing, planning or working at a science fiction convention, please contact the volunteer coordinator via email or at our PO Box. Please include in your letter areas of interest, address, telephone number and age.

Program Book Information

The Chattacon Program Book is accepting ads. Ad rates will be $100 for a full page, $75 for a half-page and $50 for a quarter page. Non-profit fan and amateur organizations may be entitled to a 50% discount. The program book editor is the sole judge of what constitutes a fan or amateur organization. Ad deadline is December 15, 1999. For additional information, please contact the program book editor, Dee Holtsclaw, via email or at the Chattacon PO Box.

Chattacon is looking for short stories, art work and other material for inclusion in our 25th program book. You can submit material by email to the editor or by mail to the Chattacon PO Box. Electronic formats, of course, are preferred. One short story will be chosen for publication by a biased panel of the editor’s own choosing whose decisions will be final. The author will be given a free membership to the convention.

Any program book submissions will remain the property of their authors with the stipulation that Chattacon has the non-exclusive right to publish or not to publish the submission in the next or subsequent program books.

Chattacon 25 Photo Gallery