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All The News for Super-Genius Extra-Galactic Visitors From Outer Space Trapped Here On Earth. (v1.1a_97)
Read about CastleCon 10, to be held July 25-27, 1997

Do you feel like you don't fit in?

Do you have to hide being creative or intelligent?

If so, then we are looking for You!

Cover Art by Rocky Jones

Our spacecraft the SS CastleCon 10
will be launched
July 25, 26, & 27 of 1997

from the Holiday Inn Holidome and Conference Center near the Francis Scott Key Mall in scenic Frederick, Maryland.

You are invited to come with us to the Planet Teknis!

Dear Friends,

Hello, my name is Bruce, and I would like to invite you to join our group of lost Hyper-intelligent Space-farers at our group's next convention, CastleCon 10, July 25-27 of 1997.

Our Spaceship, er, convention, is full of neat wonderful stuff to see and do, all day and all night. There are Computers, Comedy, Costumes, Swords & Sorcery, Arts & Science. It also con-tains lots of workshops on such things as chainmail making, stagelighting, pun-creation, and video movie-making. And lots More!!

Of course CastleCon is also about building Castles, both in Space as well as on this planet. You too can learn how to build your very own Castle.

But CastleCon is also about the walls that all of us build around ourselves, the walls that shut others out, and lock us inside. It is our belief that even the strongest Castle can't defend you unless you allow your friends inside to help you man the walls....

Anyway, we are looking for more New Friends, so please do come and join us for CastleCon 10. All we ask is that you be polite and friendly.

Hope to see you all there!

Your potential new friend,

P.S. -- If you have any questions, or just feel like calling up, please feel free to call me at 301-292-5231 (metro DC area, between 10am and 10pm).
Or you can E-mail me at
Or visit our NEW Website at
(moving soon to our very own server!).
Or write using old-fashioned letters & envelope at our address!
(1607 Thomas Rd., Friendly, MD 20744)

CastleCon 10

July 25, 26 and 27, 1997

Holiday Inn Holidome and Conference Center
Frederick, Md. (at the FSK Mall)
Exit 31-A on Interstate 270

A Convention for People who love Rocketships, Dragons, Swordfighting, Kite-Flying, and Meeting Unusual New Friends!

Do you think you qualify? Take this simple test:

  1. Have you seen Star Wars so many times, you can translate Wookie?
  2. When reading Dilbert, do you nod in understanding?
  3. Do you always question "Authority"?
  4. Are you amused by taking this test?
  5. If someone called you "normal", would it slightly bother you?
  6. Are you easily distracted by bright and shiny objects?
  7. Do you like watching really bad movies?
  8. Do you enjoy chocolate entirely too much?
  9. Are you and your computer both best friends and worst enemies?
  10. Would you be willing to travel to distant lands (Frederick, Maryland) in order to meet a lot of New Friends?

If you answered most of these questions "Yes" then we really would like to meet you. We answered them mostly yes too!!

Join the Live Action Role-Playing Game!
"So, What Dimension are YOU From?!"

The Land of Faerie is caught in a planar rift and people are popping in from all over time and space!

This LARP is $7 pre-con price, more at the door
(This is the only event at the convention that costs extra,
and you get to play a character for the entire weekend!)
Make checks payable to: Lisa Clayton,
107 W. Broad St. Apt. 403, Richmond, VA 23220
Questions? Phone 1-804-643-1669, or E-mail

"So, What Dimension are YOU From?!" will be running at CastleCon 10.
All players must also be registered with the Convention!

For CastleCon Room Reservations
at the Holiday Inn Holidome and Conference Center
(at the Francis Scott Key Mall, Frederick, Md.)

Call 1-800-868-0094 from 9am to 5pm, Monday-Friday
Ask for Carlyne; tell her you want a room at CastleCon!

Room with One Bed is $79 per night
Room with Two Beds is $89 per night

Please Do Not call any other reservation phone number;
you may get wrong information or a room at the wrong hotel!

How to Sign Up for CastleCon 10

Interested? Here's what you need to know...

CastleCon will be $30 at the door

BUT!... Pre-registration (saves money!) is $20 until April 1st, or $25 until June 12th...

...which includes all three days (and nights!) of Events, Workshops, Panels, Discussions, Dances and Classes, Videos, the Dealers' Room, the Art Show, Open Gaming, Hospitality Suite, Computer Room, and all the friends you can meet!


Pre-register yourself and someone who has never been to a FanTek convention (EveCon, CastleCon, or HalloweenCon) and take $5 off Each Membership!
Or, if you pre-register alone, and you are new to our conventions, take $5 off!

But only if you Pre-Register!

Print out and send in the form below (or use your own sheet of paper).

Please Sign Me Up for CastleCon 10!

Make checks payable to FanTek, and send to:
FanTek, 1607 Thomas Rd., Friendly MD 20744.

Name:  _______________________________________________

Address:  ____________________________________________

City  ____________________ State ____ Zip  ___________

Phone  _________________________________

And in other news...

We have our own Website!

Visit us at and take a look!

When you link to our pages, please use URLs starting with "".

Currently these addresses are "redirected" to a different machine, and will show up differently in your web browser. We will probably move to another web server, but will always get you to our website. A URL using "" (that works now) will continue to work.

The New FanTek BBS

The New, Improved, Telnettable FanTek BBS is here! Just telnet to or dial in at (301) 203-9582 (Washington DC metro area). Read all about it!

...And More!

FanTek holds many more smaller events in addition to the Cons! If you're reading this, you're invited!
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