Speculative Fiction
Hard Science

At MidSouthCon we take great pride in our programming. We have an average of 120 hours of programming in a multitude of tracks during the Con (this is in addition to the Movie Room, Anime Room and Gaming). This year we are expanding our programming and will have more tracks than ever before.

Panels Presentations and Workshops
We will have panels on Science, Gaming, Fandom, Comics, Anime, Costuming, Movies, Art, Speculative Fiction and much more. We will have demonstrations by local members of the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism), Amtgard and Midtown ATA. We will post the schedules as we get closer to the convention. If you have an idea for a panel that you would like to see at MidSouthCon, send your suggestion to

Always a staple of MidSouthCon’s programming, our judged costume contest has expanded and improved.
Midnight Dance Party

As always, we will have our Saturday Midnight Dance Party featuring local DJ’s.

Movie Room
MidSouthCon’s video room starts showing films Friday afternoon and runs 24 hours a day until Sunday afternoon.
We show a fun mix of science fiction, fantasy and other genre features, along with shorts, and other interesting stuff.
If you have any requests or questions about our video room please feel free to contact us at:

Join the Guests of Honor for our traditional Sunday morning breakfast known as Kaffeeklatsches (space is very limited, so sign up early).

The Darrell Awards
These Awards are presented by the Darrell Awards Jury in association with Memphis Science and Fiction Conventions, Inc. to promote literacy in the Mid-South by recognizing the best published local science fiction, fantasy, and horror. For more information check out the Darrell Awards home site.

Guests Banquet
Have dinner with our guests and enjoy the Darrell Awards presentation, featuring an all you can eat buffet in the hotel banquet hall on Saturday evening.

Charity Auction
MidSouthCon’s annual Charity Auction benefiting SFWA Emergency Medical Fund and other worthy causes.

No Convention would be complete without autograph sessions with the attending guests. We have them scheduled the majority of the day on Saturday of the Convention .