A History of OASFiS and OASIS

Over the past 30 some odd years the Orlando Area Science Fiction Society (OASFiS) has run it’s annual convention OASIS. Besides the list below of our headline writers, artists, filk and fans, there have been countless others who appeared on our panels, workshops and signings. We are enormously thankful to everyone who has attended our conventions over the years.

OASIS (1)May 21-22, 1988Writer GoH
Artist GoH
Special Guest
Joe Haldeman
Mary Hanson-Roberts
Andre Norton
OASIS 2May 19-21, 1989Writer GoH
Artist GoH
Mike Resnick
Ingrid Neilson
OASIS 3May 11-13, 1990Writer GoH
Artist GoH
Fan GoH
Joan D. Vinge
Robert Daniels Jr
Joe Siclari
OASIS 4May 17-19, 1991Writer GoH
Artist GoH
Fan GoH
Robert Asprin
Don Maitz
Bob and Anne Passavoy
OASIS 5May 15-17, 1992Writer GoH
Artist GoH
Special Guest
Michael Bishop
Holly Bird
Andre Norton
OASIS 6May 14-16, 1993Writer GoH
Artist GoH
Connie Willis
Michael Whelan
OASIS 7May 13-15, 1994Writer GoH
Artist GoH
Special Guests
Fan GoH
Raymond Feist
Tom Kidd
Muff Musgrave, Gahan Wilson
Pam & Doug Murray
OASIS 8May 19-21, 1995Writer GoH
Artist GoH
Special Guest
Alan Dean Foster
Barclay Shaw
Mark Rogers
OASIS 9May 31-June 2, 1996Writer GoH
Artist GoH
Kathleen Ann Goonan
Bob Eggleton
OASIS 10May 16-18, 1997Writer GoH
Artist GoH
Special Guest
Stanley Schmidt
Ron Walotsky
Joe Haldeman
OASIS 11May 15-17, 1998Writer GoH
Artist GoH
Filk GoH
Larry Niven
Mary Hanson-Roberts
Tom Smith
OASIS 12May 14-16, 1999Writer GoH
Artist GoH
Jerry Pournelle
Vincent Di Fate
OASIS 13May 26-28, 2000Writer GoH
Artist GoH
Filk GoHs
Elizabeth Moon
Rowena
Bill & Brenda Sutton
OASIS 14May 25-27, 2001Writer GoH
Artist GoH
Filk GoH
Jack McDevitt
Jean Pierre Targete
Tom Smith
OASIS 15May 24-26, 2002Writer GoH
Artist GoH
Filk GoH
Special Guests


Ben Bova
Mike Conrad
Michael Longcor
Barbara Delaplace and James P. Hogan
OASIS 15 was dedicated to a fan and former member of OASFIS, 
Bill Resnick
OASIS 16May 23-25, 2003Writer GoH
Artist GoH
Filk GoH
Fan GoH
Robert J. Sawyer
Stanley Morrison
Tom Smith
Ann Morris
OASIS 17May 28 – 30, 2004Writer GoH
Artist GoH
Filk GoH
Allen Steele
H. Ed Cox
Michael Longcor
OASIS 18May 27 – 29, 2005Writer GoH
Filk GoH
Fan GoH
Jane Lindskold
Steve Macdonald
Judi Castro
OASIS 19May 26 – 28, 2006Writer GoH
Artist GoH
Filk GoH
Steven Brust
Ellisa Mitchell
Carla Ulbrich
OASIS 20May 23 – 25, 2008Writer GoH

 
OASIS 21 May 26 – 28, 2006Writer GoH
Special Guest
Artist GoH
Filk GoH
David Gerrold
John Scalzi
Paul Vincenti
Bill and Brenda Sutton
OASIS 22May 22 – 24, 2009Writer GoH
Special Guest
Artist GoH
Editor GoH
Peter David
John Ringo
Johnny Atomic
Toni Weisskopf
OASIS 23May 28 – 30, 2010Writer GoH
Artist GoH
Fan GoH
Filk GoH
Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Richard C Livingston
Michael Hinman
Rob Balder
OASIS 24May 27 – 29, 2011Writer GoH
Artist GoH
Filk GoH
David Drake
Tommy Castillo
Carla Ulbrich
OASIS 25May 25-27, 2012Writer GoH
Special Guest
Artist GoH
Fan GoH
L.E.Modesitt Jr.
David Weber
Janny Wurts
Pat and Roger Sims
OASIS 26May 24-26, 2013Writer GoH
Publisher GoH
Seanan McGuire
Jacob Weisman
OASIS 27May 1 – 3, 2015Writer GoHJulie Czerneda
OASIS 28April 22 – 24, 2016Writer GoHA. Lee Martinez
OASIS 29May 19 – 21, 2017Writer GoHFaith Hunter
OASIS 30 May 31 – June 2, 2019 Writer GoH Adam-Troy Castro