RevelCon

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Convention
Name: RevelCon
Dates: 1990 - present
Frequency: yearly
Location: Houston, Texas, USA
Type: fan-run relaxacon
Focus: Media Fandom
Organization:
Founder: Candace Pulleine
Founding Date:
URL: http://www.severalunlimited.com/revelcon/
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RevelCon is a fan-run convention in the form of a gen and slash friendly relaxacon held yearly in Houston. It has a program with panels, an art show, a vidshow, a video room and a dealers' room for fanzines, fanart and other merchandise. It averages around 100 attendees.

The convention was founded by Candace Pulleine who served as convention chair until 2001.[1] According to one fan:
Candace deliberately created REVELcon, held each year in Houston, Texas, to be both gen and slash friendly -- she wanted all fans to feel welcome there, and they were. She ran the convention herself [backing it with her own money], with a team of friends helping her, for 12 years. Then she passed the con on to others. Still, she came each year and was dubbed Mother Goddess of REVELcon! She has been the heart of the convention for 23 years -- and surely she will be, albeit in absentia, for many years to come [2]

RevelCon: Individual Years

See the subpages for details about individual years, including con reports, program book covers, programming information as well as info on the vid shows.

Reviews and Websites

In 1991, a fan describes this con:
...You might also want to consider REVELcon. It's a small (200-300 attendees) multi-media adult con held in Houston. Candy Pulleine, who's practically a one woman concomm, is also the founder of Pros fandom in Houston and many local Pros fans attend, so the con has a strong Pros bent. The backbone of the con's zine reading room is the bulk of Candy's Pros collection, along with her other zines. This year s probably will, too. There was also a "Jeopardy" game based on the Professionals and its actors, and a couple of British tv-show panels. [3]

Reviews dating back to the first Revelcon in 1990 can be found here and here.

Sample Program Guide

A sample program guide from 2009 has been uploaded to illustrate the types of programming. It is here as a PDF file.

References

  1. Friends of Fandom Info Alert, dated June 2001, accessed April 3, 2012.
  2. Email from Jan dated June 16, 2012.
  3. from Cold Fish and Stale Chips #9
  4. WebCite the 2001 Progress Report.
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