ConCave to Host DeepSouthCon

ConCave and Oasis both presented bids to host the 2018 DeepSouthCon during the DeepSouthCon business meeting at JordanCon this past weekend. Because Oasis was occurring simultaneously, the Oasis representative Skyped in for the presentation. ConCave won the right to host DeepSouthCon with a vote of 15-13.

The business meeting also discussed a change to the bylaws to make selection of a replacement con easier if a seated DSC has to cancel. Jennifer Liang also proposed the creation of a fan fund to bring fans to DeepSouthCon.

JordonCon Bids DSC

Following the cancellation of DeepSouthCon 54, JordanCon has announced that it will bid to host the annual traveling regional convention in conjunction with JordanCon 8, scheduled to be held April 22-24, 2016. JordanCon previously hosted DeepSouthCon in 2013. This year’s DeepSouthCon will take place the weekend of October 24-6 in conjunction with Contraflow V.

DeepSouthCon Awards

Two awards were presented at DeepSouthCon 51 (combined with JordanCon) on April 20. The Rebel Award is presented to a fan who has done things for Southern fandom and the Phoenix Award is for an SF professional who has done things for Southern fandom.

  • Rebel Award: Mike Rogers and Regina Kirby
  • Phoenix Award: Robert Jordan

The Rubble Award, for the person doing to most to Southern Fandom, was bestowed upon Atlanta fan Pat Gibbs, who frequently manages DeepSouthCon’s Hearts competition.