The People of Chattacon 

All guests of honor, panelists, performers, presenters, artists or any other individual who may present in some way at Chattacon are booked in good faith and we have their guarantee that they will appear when we announce they will be at the convention. However, unforeseen events (illness, family emergencies or production work) may cause a particular guest to cancel. 

Stephen L. Antczak

Stephen Antczak

Stephen L. Antczak has had many works of fiction and nonfiction published over the years. Aside from pursuing his writing career, he is currently a PhD candidate in psychology.

Antczak’s latest endeavor is the YouTube channel, @INerdius where he posts videos about books and book-related topics, writing, science, and fandom. Regarding his video on “What Fahrenheit 451 is Really About” one viewer stated it “gave me a whole new perspective” on Bradbury’s classic novel. His series on the 100 novels that best represent 20th-century science fiction is the primary focus of the channel, and he recently started a series on the 1000 short stories that best represent 20th-century science fiction.

His short novel God Drug was described by Piers Anthony as “a compelling, disturbing exploration of a dark side,” and by Michael Moorcock as having “all the ingredients of the very best modern science fiction.” His short story collection,
Daydreams Undertaken was called by FOSFAX “…better than the short fiction Hugo nominees in a typical year.” His second collection, Edgewise: Dark & Disturbing Stories was called “…an effortless blend of genre-spanning tales” by Kasey Lansdale.

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Programming Sessions

Late Night Double Feature Picture Show

Join our young couple, Brad and Janet, as they encounter unconventional conventionists and colorful characters in a night they will never forget. Warning: singing and

Vision Ballroom C

The Arctic and the Aether

A survey of the cultural traditions and fairy tales of the Inuit, their environment and the very real monsters which dwell within the Arctic. Stanley

Vision Ballroom B

Culture, Mythology and Spirituality

Moderated by Brian Cooksey The panelists discuss how the study of cultures, myths and legends, and spiritualism of past civilizations plays a part in the

Vision Ballroom A


AGoH Melissa Gay asks the audience for key words and then makes a coherent painting out of all of those suggestions! Ongoing discussion will include