DeepSouthCon (DSC) is the south's premier regional Science Fiction Convention, held every year in a different southern city. It sponsors the Phoenix and Rebel awards to honor southern fans and professionals (writers, editors, artists, etc.).
Site selection is determined by a vote of the membership of each DSC, for the convention to be held two (2) years in the future.
DSC gives out two principal awards: the Phoenix and the Rebel.
The Phoenix is awarded to a science fiction professional editor, author, or artist with connections to the South, and the Rebel is awarded to a southern fan. Both awards symbolize a lifetime achievement for persons who have done the most for southern fandom.
For a tabular history of DSC (locations/awards), please visit the Southern Fandom Resource Guide.