Chattacon XXXIX

January 24-26, 2014
Chattanooga Choo Choo
Chattanooga, TN

Chattacon 39 Featured Guests

Featured Guests

  • Tobias Buckell was born in 1979 in Grenada in the Caribbean. He was raised on a boat. Tobias made his first sale, “Fish Merchant”, to Scott Edelman at Science Fiction Age He has written for a variety of magazines including Analog and Nature.

  • Besides creating wonderful Astronomical, Sci/Fi, and Fantasy paintings John stays busy as an illustrator for the education and advertising markets.  With over 20 years of experience in commercial art he has recently ventured into the Sci/Fi Fantasy field.  John’s work has been chosen for numerous

  • Jean Johnson is a national bestselling author multiple times over in both military science fiction and fantasy/paranormal romance, including a Philip K Dick Award nomination, an Extended New York Times Bestseller List novel, and several Reader’s Choice nominations.  She explains away the oddness

  • Robert Buettner’s best-selling debut novel, Orphanage, 2004 Quill Award nominee for Best SF/Fantasy/Horror novel, was called the Post-9/11 generation’s Starship Troopers and “one of the great works of modern military science fiction.”  Orphanage has been adapted for film by Olatunde Osunsanm

  • Wendy was born in Florida where she lived before moving to Georgia. Wendy’s first published work came at the grand old age of five when her illustration “Mother Giraffe and Children” was published.

Attending Guests


  • Chattacon is proud to announce Matthew Ebel as one of this year’s musical guest. Ebel is a Boston-based piano rocker who has played shows at everything from Steampunk cons to Furry cons to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

  • Stephanie Osborn is a former payload flight controller, a veteran of over twenty years of working in the civilian space program, as well as various military space defense programs. 

  • Allan Gilbreath denies that he was raised by wolves, but still enjoys quiet

  • A Man Out of Time, Living Life in the Past Lane!

    Controlled chaos ensues when a mad scientist takes over the Con!


Every year Chattacon has some of of science fiction and fantasy’s best artists on display. National and local artists bring hundreds of their finest artwork to our Artshow.  In past years we have had some great artwork, but each year brings us wonderful surprises.


If you have an interest in displaying your artwork, Chattacon will give you a large number of potential buyers. If you are interested in purchasing artwork, Chattacon’s Artshow wil have something for you.