The guest of honor is author Bradley Denton, whose hilarious comedic novel Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede is being made into a movie starring Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite). Selina Rosen, Bill Crider and many more will also be attending. There'll also be a screening of Judith B. Shields's steampunk reimagining of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. ''How we are making the film unique is a light steampunk twist: What if instead of electricity, Victor Frankenstein reanimated the monster by steam?'' said Shields. ''Victor Frankenstein was known for studying all sciences, so it is not too far of a leap to have him experiment with steam. Our monster actually smokes.''
Events are scheduled for noon to 3 a.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Houston Intercontinental Airport, 15747 John F. Kennedy Blvd. For information, visit apollocon.org. $20 to $45.
June 21-23, 2013