"Chimera (also spelled Chimaera and pronounced two or three ways) was, the ancient Greeks say, a fearsome and fierce monster who lived among the mountains of Lycia, an area in the southwestern part of what we now call Turkey. She was a menagerie by herself, for Chimera incorporated aspects of three animals - she had a lion's head, a goat's body, and the tail of a serpent (or dragon). Evidently her internal composition resembled a flamethrower, as she was reputed to breathe and spout fire. The details of Chimera's life are unclear, but we do know that she was killed by Bellarophon, one of those pretentious and semi-licentious Greek heroes.
Now, some people argue that Chimera never existed, that she was just a mythological construct. Some people say that Chimera was a metaphor for a volcanic (fire breathing) mountain that had a pride of lions living near its summit, flocks of goats on its slopes, and an infestation of snakes at its base. Some people label impossible or foolish fancies as 'chimerical'.
ChimeraCon II can do without 'some people'.
We of Chimera, the UNC-CH Fantasy and Science Fiction Club, see the Chimera, and by extension the club and the Con, as representative not of absurd or foolish things, but instead of vision, foresight, wonder, and dreams attainable, perhaps with a little bit of mystery. These are the attributes we want this convention to posses and convey.
Wecome to, and please enjoy, ChimeraCon II."