CIMG6465 Frodo and Sam panel at ApolloCon 2007 Posted onNovember 25, 2021December 5, 2021 How Friendly Were Frodo and Sam? An ApolloCon 2007 panel 1000 × 880 CIMG6465 Mel. White at the Frodo and Sam panel CIMG6465 Mel. White at the ApolloCon 2007 panel “How Friendly Were Frodo and Sam?” ApolloCon used to be a speculative fiction convention in Houston, Texas. At first there was some speculation whether Frodo and Sam were more than just fiends. That segued into a discussion of slash fiction and fan fiction in general, and concluded that slash fiction, despite often featuring same sex pairings, does not actually address LGBT issues.