Welcome to the new website for Con†Stellation, an annual general interest Science Fiction & Fantasy convention in Huntsville Alabama. Con†Stellation (or Con*Stellation) is a fan-run con sponsored by NASFA—the North Alabama Science Fiction Association. The next convention—Con†Stellation XXXI: Perseus—will be October 12-14, 2012. We're still developing this new website, so please bear with us. This page will (eventually ;-) cover most of the basics, with links to more detailed info on various aspects of the convention.
Con†Stellation XXXI: Perseus will be October 12-14, 2012 at the Holiday Inn Express located near the intersection of University Drive and Jordan Lane:
3808 University Drive
Huntsville, AL, 35816
Please note that the date is approximately a month later than in previous years.
Adult Membership rate:
Child and Young Adult Rates:
Rates for younger ages (though 12) are fixed regardless of when they are purchased.
Children not accompanied by an Adult Member will be charged the Young Adult Membership rate.
Young Adult Memberships (students age 13-21, as of October 14, 2012) are $5 off the corresponding Adult Membership in effect at the time of purchase. We trust you (we really, really do) but reserve the right to request some proof of student status.
We will be posting a PDF Registration Form as soon as we can. In the meanwhile, you can send payment along with information on each member—name, badge name if any, and contact information (address, email, and phone as applicable)—to the convention address below.
We're in the process of inviting guests for 2012. We only post them once confirmed, so check back often for updates.
We’re back for our eleventh (!) year at the Holiday Inn Express. The hotel is located near the intersection of University Drive and Jordan Lane in Huntsville, at 3808 University Drive, Huntsville, AL, 35816. Click here for a Google map.
Standard rooms (king or double-double) are $84 (+ taxes), suites are $120 (+ taxes), for 1–4 people per night. For reservations, call 256-721-1000 or toll free 800-345-7720 (which connects directly to this hotel). Mention Con†Stellation to get the convention rate. You must reserve your room by September 12th to be sure of getting the convention rate.
If you're planning a room party please write to or email the general convention address so we can assist in blocking you into the room party area. Mark your request Attention Room Party Coordination. The closer to the convention dates we get the more we love Email.
Please check back later for information on the Gaming at Con†Stellation.
Please check back later for information on the Art Show and Auction.
Please check back later for information on the Dealers Room.
Please check back closer to the convention for information on programming at the con.
Use these methods to contact the convention for registration or to ask a question. Note that we don't currently offer web-based registration/payment so you'll eventually need to mail us a check.
Please check back later for a link to our latest flyer.
The immediate precursor to Con†Stellation was ZerCon, a two-day convention in November 1981. While planning and executing ZerCon, we came up with the name "Con†Stellation" (or "Con*Stellation") for a planned ongoing series of three-day-weekend conventions.
The first Con†Stellation was held July 16–18, 1982, under the full name Con†Stellation I: The Pleiades. The time of year varied over the first few conventions, though at least one has been held each year since. After the first few years, the convention made the shift from a spring/summer convention to a fall convention. Each Con†Stellation has been subtitled with an astronomical constellation—usually one of the 88 official modern constellations, though the first one was named after an asterism in Taurus. The convention often uses the constellation as a theme in its advertising and for events at the convention.
Con†Stellation has been held at a number of Huntsville-area hotels over its history. Other than Con†Stellation II.V (2.5), each has been a 3-day (Friday to Sunday) event.
Going forward, the plan is to have each year's Con†Stellaton in October each year. Stay tuned to this website for more info on 2013 and forward.
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