Jan 2, 2020
Hello Fellow Nerds and Con Goers!
This is Jackie Novelli, the current person working on AggieCon and Cepheid Variable. I have been receiving many many messages regarding our Con. More information will be posted soon. Here is a quick run down of what is going on:
- I will be meeting with our Cepheid Chair, Sai Nakka, and a venue to discuss finances for the Con.
- The last Con, AggieCon 50, more money was spent than we would've liked so we are on a VERY tight budget as a Texas A&M University club.
- We are a 100% student-led convention and we raise all the money ourselves to put on our events. As a club we go to every football game and work up to 10 hour shifts for concessions and only get a portion of the money.
- I would like to have a nice AggieCon 51, but as a club, we need to make sure we can serve our students and put their needs first.
- AggieCon 51 will most likely be a small, one-day event, like The Hall Of Gaming, but I can not promise anything more than that.
Thank you all for your concern and messages. Our students thank you and our officers hope you will continue to support Cepheid Variable!
If you would like to help or donate to AggieCon in any way, or even have any questions, feel free to message me directly on facebook or email.
Jul 1, 2019
AggieCon 51 is coming soon! But we need your help to make it as good as 2019. AggieCon is a 100% student-led con which means we rasie all the money ourselves. If you are a student at TAMU (Texas A&M University), check out our parent club, Cepheid Variable. We do profit shares and game concessions in order to raise the money. If you would like to donate to our student con, feel free to mesage us at firstname.lastname@example.org to see how you can help. We also have t-shirts and other merch coming soon to purchase from many of our last conventions. These are collectible and look super amazing!
Apr 9, 2019
Reposted from Texas A&M Today Article, 'Game of Thrones' and Texas A&M, written by Same Peshek, Texas A&M University Division of Marketing & Communications, April 8, 2019.
Game of Thrones is coming to an end, but Texas A&M University plays an important role in making sure the manuscripts, letters, books and memorabilia belonging to A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin are carefully preserved long after the show enters The Long Night.
Here are five things you need to know about the connection between Aggieland and Westeros before the eighth and final season of the award-winning HBO series debuts this Sunday, April 14:
1. George R.R. Martin’s relationship with Texas A&M predates Game of Thrones
Martin began spending time at Texas A&M in the 1970’s to visit AggieCon, an annual science fiction and fantasy festival and convention. The convention began in 1969 and has grown into one of the largest gatherings of its kind in the United States. As Martin’s writing career took off, his interest in Texas A&M, especially its libraries, grew.
For the rest of the article, visit the Texas A&M Today aticle for more!
Apr 9, 2019
Reposted from The Eagle Article, Student Led AggieCon Celebrates 50 Years of Fandom, written by Rebecca Fiedler, March 23, 2019.