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SEPTEMBER 1997

SHORECON '97 (Sep 4-7 '97) Hilton Cherry Hill, Cherry Hill NJ; $79 sngl/dbl. AGoH: Lawrence Watt-Evans. AGoH: Melissa Benson. Guests: Catherine Asaro, Nancy Springer, Michael Swanwick, more. Memb: $20 advance, $25 at door; $10-day Fri. or Sun., $15 Sat. Info: Multigenre, Inc., 266 Spruce Drive, Brick NJ 08723; e-mail: info@multigenre.com; web site: www.multigenre.com

COPPERCON 17 (Sep 5-7 '97) Holiday Inn Sunspree, Scottsdale AZ. Guests: Kevin J. Anderson, Rebecca Moesta, Ernest Hogan, more. Memb: $40 at door. Info: CopperCon 17, Box 62613, Phoenix AZ 85082; e-mail: cucon17@casfs.org; web: www.casfs.org/cucon/index.html

NEW YORK COLLECTABLE PAPERBACK EXPO #9 (Sept 7 '97) Holiday Inn - W. 57th, New York NY. Guests: George Chesbro, Ron Goulart, F. Paul Wilson, more. Memb: $10 at door (earlybird), $5 from 9 a.m.; after 3 p.m.: free. Info: c/o Gary Lovisi, Gryphon Publications, P.O. Box 209, Brooklyn NY 11228.

MOSCON XIX (Sep 12-14 '97) University Inn-Best Western, Moscow ID. GoH: Larry Niven. AGoH: Rick Sternbach. FGoHs: Betty & David Bigelow. Sci. GoH: Poul Anderson. Memb: $25. Info: MosCon XIX, Box 9622, Moscow ID 83843; (509) 332-2910 or 335-1128; e-mail: meyersj@wsuvml.csc.wsu.edu or meyersj@wsunix.wsu.edu; web site: www.home.turbonet.com/moscon

NEXUS (Sep 12-14 '97) Orlando North Sheraton & Towers, Maitland FL; rms $69 sngl, $75 dbl/quad. GoHs: P.N. Elrod, Chris Claremont. AGoH: Alan M. Clark. Guests: Jill Bauman, Ron Walotsky, more. Memb: $25 at door. Info: Nexus, Box 4000, Eaton Park FL 33840; (941) 669-9219; e-mail: NexusFL@aol.com

KALEIDOSCOPE V (Sep 19-21 '97) Holiday Inn Select, Lynchburg VA. GoH: Jennifer Roberson. AGoH: Susan Van Camp. Memb: $20 at door. Info: Lynchburg SF Association, 346 Izaak Walton Rd., Madison Hts. VA 24572; (804) 386-4830; e-mail: lsfa@juno.com

2ND ENCOUNTERS OF SCIENCE FICTION AND THE FANTASTIC ( Sept 25-28 '97) Museu Condes de Castro Guimaraes, Cascais, Portugal. Guests: Gwyneth Jones, Karl Derrick, others. Info: Associaçao Portuguesa de Ficçao Cientifica e Fantástico, Bloco UV - 2 Piso-Porta 11, Outeiro da Vela, 2750 Cascais, Portugal. Tel: 351-1-484-1782; e-mail: cinequanon@mail.telepac.pt

STRANNIK '97: THE SECOND CONGRESS OF SCIENCE FICTION WRITERS OF RUSSIA (Sept 25-28 '97), Hotel Rus, St. Petersburg, Russia. Guests: Bruce Sterling, Norihiro Oono, Charles N. Brown & others. Info: Strannik '97, Voznesensky Avenue 36, St Petersburg, Russia. Tel: 7-812-311-5631, e-mail: strannik@tf.ru

CON*CEPT '97 (Sep 26-28 '97) Days Inn Downtown, Montreal PQ, Canada. GoH: Lois McMaster Bujold. AGoHs: Janet Hetherington & Ronn Sutton. Memb: C$30. Info: Con*Cept '97, Box 405 - Station H, Montreal PQ H3G 2L1, Canada.

NOTJUSTANOTHERCON 13 (Sep 26-28 '97) Murry D. Lincoln Memorial Campus Center, U. of Mass. Amherst, Amherst MA. GoH: Richard Pini. FGoH: Oz Fontecchio. Memb: $18 at door. Info: NotJustAnotherCon 13, SCUM, RSO 16, UMASS, Amherst MA 01003; e-mail: scum@stuaf.umass.edu; web site: www.umass.edu/rso/scum

OCTOBER 1997

DEATH EQUINOX '97/CYBER-PSYCHO CONVERGENCE I (Oct 2-5 '97) Sheraton Denver West, Denver CO. GoH: John Shirley. Sado-Magickal GoH: Don Webb. Horror GoH: Brian Hodge. TM: Edward Bryant. Memb: $50 at door; $10 supp. Dealer table: $50 (contact Kit Peters, e-mail: sik@soltec.net). Art show: contact Gordon Klock, e-mail: bd035@freenet.uchsc.edu. Info: Cyber-Psychos, Box 581, Denver CO 80201; e-mail: cyberpsychos@netonecom.net; Web site: www.netonecom.net/~jsailing/con.html

ARCHON 21 (Oct 3-5 '97) Holiday Inn, Collinsville IL; rms $79.95 + tax. GoH: Lois McMaster Bujold. AGoH: Mary Hanson-Roberts. FGoHs: Barbara Stewart & Tim Hays. Special Guest: George R.R. Martin. TM: Toni Weisskopf. Memb: $25. Info: Archon 21, Box 483, Chesterfield MO 63006; e-mail: zellich@i1.net.

CONTEXT X (Oct 3-5 '97) Harley Hotel, Columbus OH; rms $69. GoHs: David Brin, Gene Wolfe. Guests: Maureen F. McHugh, Geoff Landis, John Douglas, Catherine Asaro, more. Memb: $40. Info: Context X, c/o Fanaco Inc., Box 163391, Columbus OH 43216; (614) 878-6824; e-mail: hemingway@NightL.com.

FALCON III (Oct 4 '97) Lord Nelson Hotel, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. GoH: Lesley Choyce. AGoH: Kevin Loftus. Multimedia/gaming con. Memb: C$10 advance, C$12 at door. Info: Falcon SF/F Society, Box 36123, Halifax, N.S., B3J 3S9, Canada; (902) 445-2281; e-mail: gtucker@fox.nstn.ns.ca.

ICON 1997 (Oct 10-12 '97) Best Western, Coralville IA; rms $56 sngl/dbl. GoH: John M. Ford. AGoH: Kaja Foglio. FGoH: William "Bear" Reed. TM: Rusty Hevelin. Guests: Joe Haldeman, Glen Cook, Robin W. Bailey, more. Memb: $35; $13 supp. Dealer info: e-mail: conhuxter@sflis.org Info: ICon 22, Box 525, Iowa City IA 52244; (319) 338-7373 (Gregg) or 341-8185 (Lynda); e-mail: icon22@sflis.org; web site: www.sflis.org/icon.

NECRONOMICON '97 (Oct 10-12 '97) Camberley Inn, Tampa FL. GoHs: Joseph Green, Kevin Anderson & Rebecca Moesta. Guests: Richard Lee Byers, more. Memb: $18 to 9/15/97, then $25; one-day $10 at door. Info: Necronomicon '97, Box 2076, Riverview FL 33568; e-mail: 74273.1607@CompuServe.com or ann@stonehill.org; web sites: www.stonehill.org/ncon/necro97.htm

NONCON XX (Oct 10-12 '97) Sandman Inn, Lethbridge AB, Canada; rms C$55. GoHs: Spider & Jeanne Robinson. FGoHs: Adrian Kleinbergen, Brenna Toblan. Memb: C$30/US$23 to 9/30/97, C$35/US$26 at door. Dealer table: C$40 (contact Kathy Dyck c/o con). Info: NonCon XX, c/o 325 - Leaside Avenue South, Lethbridge AB T1J 4G8, Canada; e-mail: noncon20@jrcc.com

VALLEYCON 22 (Oct 10-12 '97) Doublewood Inn, Fargo ND; rms $70 sngl/dbl. GoH: Robert J. Sawyer. AGoH: John Holland. Memb: $10 to 9/14/97; $15 at door. Info: Valleycon 22, Box 7202, Fargo ND 58109; (701) 280-5855.

ALBACON '97 (Oct 17-19 '97) Ramada Inn, Schenectady NY; $64 sngl, $69 dbl-quad. GoH: Melissa Scott. AGoHs: Charles Lang, Wendy Snow-Lang. FGoH: Wayne Brown. Memb: $28 to 9/22/97, $40 at door. Info: Albacon '97, P.O. Box 2085, Albany NY 12220-0085; e-mail: rothman@sff.net. Web: www.sff.net/people/rothman/albacon.

CON*STELLATION XVI: ERIDANUS (Oct 17-19 '97) Huntsville AL. GoH: Jack Chalker. AGoH: Randy Cleary. FGoH: Sue Toker. TM: Les Johnson. Memb: $30. Info: Con*stellation XVI - Eridanus, P.O. Box 4857, Huntsville AL 35815; e-mail: constell@iquest.com; web site: iquest.com/~ssmith

INCON '97 (Oct 17-19 '97) Double Tree Inn, Spokane WA. GoH: Barbara Hambly. AGoH: Lesley Newcomer. Memb: $25 at door. Info: InCon '97, Box 9112, Spokane WA 90209; e-mail: incon97@juno.com; web site: www.cet.com/~triad3/incon.htm

CONQUEST '97 (Oct 18-19 '97) Winnipeg Convention Centre, Winnipeg MB, Canada. GoHs: Forrest J Ackerman, Chris Rutkowski. Info: Conquest, 87A Arlington Ave., Winnipeg MB R3G 1Y3, Canada; (204) 772-9651; e-mail: acn160@freenet.mb.ca

COACHCON 1997 (Oct 23-27 '97) Con on a "luxury coach" [bus] linking EuroCon, Portmeirion visit, and World Fantasy Con 1997. Info: "at least 2 int'l IRCs" to Dave Lally, 64 Richborne Terrace, London SW8 1AX, England.

EUROCON/OCTOCON '97 (Oct 25-27 '97) Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland. GoH: Robert Jordan. 1997 European SF Con/ 8th annual Irish national SF con. Memb: IR 30. Info: (send 2 xIRCs): Euro-Octocon '97, P.O. Box 5130, Dublin 4, Ireland; e-mail: karenb@ei.con.com; Web: http://ireland.iol/ie/~carrollm/eurocon

MILEHICON 29 (Oct 24-26 '97) Sheraton Hotel, Lakewood CO. GoHs: S.M. Stirling, Mike Resnick. AGoH: Liz Danforth. TM: Edward Bryant. Memb: $22 to 8/1/97, $24 to 10/1/97, $26 to 10/15/97, $28 at door. Info: MileHiCon 29, Box 101322, Denver CO 80250; (303) 657-5912; web site: www.eco-net.com/milehicon

WOLFCON 008 (Oct 24-26 '97) Old Orchard Inn, Wolfville NS, Canada. GoH: Lawrence Watt-Evans. Memb: C$25. Info: Wolfcon 008, Box 23116, Dartmouth NS B0A 4S9, Canada; (902) 434-7188; e-mail: douphin@atcon.com

WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION '97 (Oct 30-Nov 2 '97) Britannia Int'l Hotel, London UK; 65 sngl, 76 dbl/twin. GoHs: Joan Aiken, Iain Sinclair. AGoH: Bob Eggleton. Special Guests: Hugh B. Cave, R. Chetwynd-Hayes. TM: Robert Holdstock. Themes: Dracula centennial; Hidden Realms of London. Memb: 100/$165 (limit: 750 members); 30/$50 supp. Banquet: 32/$50. Info: World Fantasy Conv, Box 31, Whitby North Yorkshire, YO22 4YL, UK; Web: www.farrsite.com/wfc/wfc4.htm

HISPACON XV/MATARO '97 (Oct 31-Nov 2 '97) Mataro (Barcelona), Spain. Spanish national SF/F con. GoHs: Orson Scott Card, Carlos Gimenez, Alfonso Font. Info: Hispacon/Mataro '97, Patronat Municipal de Cultura, Sant Josep 9, 08032 Natari (Barcelona), Spain; Web: www.Catch22.com/SF/BEM

VIABLE PARADISE : SF ON MARTHA'S VINEYARD (Oct 31-Nov 2 '97) Martha's Vineyard, MA. GoH: Elizabeth Moon. AGoH: Omar Rayyan. Memb: $25 to 10/3/97, $40 at door. Rm: $50-$150. Info: Nathan Mayhew Seminars, Box 1125, 167 N. William Street, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568; e-mail: paradise@rmontor.tiac.net; web: www.tiac.net/users/rmontor/paradise

NOVEMBER 1997

ECLECTICON (Nov 7-9 '97) Ramada, Newark NJ. Memb: $50 at door. Info: Eclecticon, c/o K. Agel, 9-11 Ayers Court, Bayonne NJ 07002-3510; e-mail: badkarma.1@genie.com

ORYCON 19 (Nov 7-9 '97) Doubletree Columbia River Hotel, Portland OR; rms $63. GoH: Steven Barnes. AGoH: Frank Lurz. Ed. GoHs: Patrick & Teresa Nielsen Hayden. Memb: $45. Info: OryCon 19, Box 5703, Portland OR 97228; (503) 231-8652; e-mail: deaner@pacifier.com; web site: www.teleport.com/~osfci/orycon19

SCI-CON 19 (Nov 7-9 '97) Holiday Inn Executive Center, Virginia Beach VA. GoH: James Patrick Kelly. AGoH: Lubov. Filk GoHs: White Plectrum. FGoH: Steve Luminati. Special Guest: Timothy Zahn. Memb: $30 at door. Info: Sci-Con 19, Box 9434, Hampton VA 23670; (757) 868-6738 (Mark); e-mail: info@scicon.org; web site: http://scicon.org

TROPICON XVI (Nov 7-9 '97) Doubletree Guest Suites, Ft. Lauderdale FL; rms $84 sngl/dbl, $94 tpl/quad. GoH: Esther M. Friesner. TM: Josepha Sherman. Memb: $28 at door. Info: Tropicon XV, c/o SFSFS, Box 70143, Fort Lauderdale FL 33707; (407) 844-6336 or (305) 385-1793; web site: http://scifi.maid.com/tropic/tropic/tropic16.html

TUS-CON 24 (Nov 7-9 '97) Executive Inn, Tucson AZ. GoHs: Melanie Rawn, John Vornholt. TM: Edward Bryant. Memb: $30. Info: Tus-Con 24, Box 26823, Tucson AZ 85726; (520) 881-3709 (Cristi) or 293-1455 (Rebecca); e-mail: basfa@azstarnet.com ; web site: www.azstarnet.com/~basfa

WINDYCON XXIV (Nov 7-9 '97) Hyatt Regency Woodfield, Schaumburg IL. GoH: David Weber. AGoH: Doug Rice. Ed. GoH: Charles Ryan. FGoHs: Tim Lane & Elizabeth Garrott. Special Guests: Algis Budrys, Frederik Pohl & Elizabeth Anne Hull, Jody Lynn Nye, Allen Steele, more. Memb: $40 at door. Info: Windycon XXIV, Box 184, Palatine IL 60078; e-mail: Windycon@windycon.org ; web site: www.xnet.com/~ramchip/windy.html

INTERIORCON V (Nov 8-9 '97) Colégio Anchieta, Sumaré SP, Brazil. Intl GoH: Bruce Sterling. GoH: André Carneiro. AGoH: Vagner Vargas. Memb: free. Info: Interiorcon V, c/o R.S. Causo, Rua Aimberê, 406/103 São Paulo SP, 05018-010, Brazil; e-mail: carlosangelo@dks.com.br

ATLANTIS '97 (Nov 14-16 '97) Cancelled.

NOVACON 27 (Nov 14-16 '97) De Vere Abbey Hotel, Gt. Malvern, UK. GoH: Peter F. Hamilton. Info: NovaCon 27, c/o Carol Morton, 14 Park St., Lye, Stourbridge, W. Midlands, DY9 8SS, UK; (01384) 825-386; e-mail: bsfg@bortas.demon.co.uk

PHILCON '97 (Nov 14-16 '97) Adams Mark Hotel, Philadelphia PA. GoH: Dan Simmons. AGoH: Alan Clark. Ed. GoH: Gardner Dozois.Spec. Guest: Lisa Mason. Memb: $40 at door. Info: Philcon '97, Tony Finan (Chair), 228 E. Thompson St., Philadelphia PA 19125; (215) 957-4004; e-mail: nemesis@netaxs.com

CON RAD (Nov 21-23 '97) Doubletree Stes. Southcenter, Seattle WA; rms $99-108. Memb: $50 at door. Info: Con Rad, Box 31892, Seattle WA 98103; (206) 745-2700; e-mail: RainyDazer@aol.com ; web site: http://members.aol.com/RainyDazer/index.html

SOONERCON 13 (Nov 21-23 '97) Clarion/Comfort Inn, Oklahoma City OK. GoH: Joe R. Lansdale. AGoH: Larry Elmore. FGoH: Roger Tener. TM: Sage Walker. Memb: $20 at door. Info: SoonerCon 13, Box 892687, Oklahoma City OK 73189; web site: www.netplus.net/~soonercon/

CONCAT 9 (Nov 28-30 '97) Radisson, Knoxville TN; rms $57. GoHs: Barbara Hambly, George Alec Effinger. AGoHs: David & Lori Deitrick. Special Guest: Patricia Kennealy-Morrison. Memb: $25 to 11/10/97, $35 at door. Dealer table: $50 1st (incl memb), $40 ea add'l (+ memb). Info: ConCat 9, 316 E. Scott Ave., Knoxville TN 37916; (423) 523-6986; e-mail: chloiea@aol.com ; web site: http://members.aol.com/knoxsf/cradle/concat.htm

LOSCON XXIV (Nov 28-30 '97) Burbank Airport Hilton, Burbank CA. GoH: S.M. Stirling. AGoH: Mitchell Davidson Bentley. FGoH: Geri Sullivan. Memb: $40 at door. Info: Loscon 24, c/o LASFS, 11513 Burbank Blvd., N. Hollywood CA 91601; e-mail: loscon24@aol.com ; web site: www.lasfs.org/loscon24

SILICON 2.3 (Nov 28-30 '97) Clarion Hotel, Millbrae CA; rms $69/$79. GoH: Tanya Huff. AGoH: Heather Bruton. FGoH: Dona Kerns. Memb: $35 to 11/26/97, $40 at door. Info: Silicon 2.3, c/o A Wrinkle in Time, 1012 Morse Ave. #15, Sunnyvale CA 94089; e-mail: silicon@awit.com ; web site: www.awit.com/silicon

VISIONS '97 (Nov 28-30 '97) Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Rosemont IL. Memb: $75. Info: Visions '97, Box 1202, Highland Park IL 60035; (847) 882-8575; web site: www.xnet.com/~tardis/visions.html

DECEMBER 1997

DRACON '97 (Dec 5-7 '97) Hotel Santon, Brno, Czech Republic. 13th annual Czech & Slovak nat'l con. Info: e-mail: amixcz@brno.elnet.cz ; web site: www.fi.muni.cz/~zrustek/dracon/

SMOFCON 15 (Dec 5-7 '97) Doubletree Suites, Boston MA; rms $99. Emph: convention running. Memb: $35. Info: Smofcon 15, Box 1010, Framingham MA 01701; e-mail: info@mcfi.org; Web site: http://world.std.com/~sbarsky/smofcon.html

THE BABYLON 5 ACADEMIC CONFERENCE (Dec 13-14 '97) University College of Ripon & York St John, York UK. Memb: $130 residential w/ meals, $90 non-residential w/ meals; US checks to Dr. Edward James, Dept. of History, Faculty of Letters & Soc. Sci., Univ. of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading RG6 6AA UK. Info: Farah Mendlesohn, Faculty of Humanities, University College of Ripon & York St John, Lord Mayor's Walk, York YO3 7EX, UK; e-mail: fm7@york.ac.uk

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