Conestoga 12

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Conestoga 12 was held July 25-27, 2008, at the Radisson Tulsa in Tulsa, OK. GoHs: Diana Gabaldon, Toastmaster Gordon Van Gelder, Art GoH Stephen Hickman, and Fan GoH Tim Miller. The play was You Don't Mess with the Iron Man. Charity activities during the convention benefited Therapetics, a non-profit organization that provides service dogs to care for the disabled.

Attendance was 675 that year. The art show did over $5,000 worth of business, and the charity auction raised over $1,500. The con chipped in to round off the donation to an even $2,000. Conestoga featured a Con Within a Con with Fangs, Fur and Fey. The bad writing contest asked for the worst opening lines from a "Scottish time travel romance." Yard Dog Press presented "The Merlene Show." There was "speed dating" for authors, a birds of prey exhibition by Royal Gauntlet, a writing workshop, music concerts, a special gala dinner with Diana Gabaldon, and Breakfast with Suzette Haden Elgin. The film festival played to a full house (despite being left out of the pocket program). Video of the costume contest was posted online within hours of the masquerade.

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