Conventions

2018

  • Boskone 55 – Feb 16-18, 2018
    • Boston MA: Westin Waterfront Boston
    • Guest of Honor: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Special Guest: Craig Miller
    • Boskone is the longest-running science fiction convention in New England! Meet an impressive array of well-known figures in the field and join more than 1000 fans & pros for a fun filled weekend.
  • FOGcon 8 – March 9-11, 2018
    • Walnut Creek Mariott, Walnut Creek CA
    • GoHs: Andrea Hairston, Ada Palmer
    • Honored Ghost: Thomas M. Disch
    • Theme: “Performance in SF&F”
  • I-Con 32 – March 17-19, 2018
    • Brentwood NY
    • GoHs: Cory Doctorow, David Gerrold, David Knauf
    • The Northeast’s largest multi-genre fan-run convention
  • Norwescon 40 – March 29 – April 1, 2018
    • Seatac WA
    • GoHs: Ken Liu, Wayne Barlowe, Mathew Wedel, Green Ronin Publishing
    • Theme: “Uncovering Mysteries”
  • StokerCon – March 1-4, 2018
    • Biltmore Hotel, Providence RI
    • Guests of Honor: Ramsey Campbell, Craig Engler, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Victor LaValle, Elizabeth Massie, Sam Weller, Jeff Strand
  • Balticon 52 – May 25-28, 2018
    • Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore MD
    • Maryland Regional Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
    • GoH: Catherine Asaro
    • Artist GoH: Galen Dara
    • Music GoH: Tim Griffin
    • Fan GoH: Filthy Pierre
    • Special Guest: Neil Clarke
    • 2017 Compton Crook Award winner: Ada Palmer
    • Special Guest: Larry Niven
  • WisCon 42 – May 25-28, 2018
    • Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club, Madison WI
    • GoHs: Saladin Ahmed, Tananarive Due
    • Founded in 1977, WisCon is a 1,000-member science fiction convention with a feminist/social justice focus
  • LaffCon 2 – June 10, 2018
    • Mercer County Library, 2751 Pike, Lawrenceville NJ
  • MidWestCon – June 21-24, 2018
    • Doubletree Hotel, Cincinnati OH
  • Mythmoot V – June 21-24, 2018
    • National Conference Center, Leesburg VA
    • GoHs: John Garth, Douglas A. Anderson, Marc Okrand, Alan Sisto & Shawn E. Marchese
  • Locus Awards Weekend – June 22-24, 2018
    • Best Western Executive Inn, Seattle WA
    • Announcement of Locus Awards winners, emcee’d by Connie Willis
    • Casual lunch banquet
    • Writers Workshop with Connie Willis and Yoon Ha Lee
  • SoonerCon – June 22-24, 2018
    • Reed Conference Center, Midwest City OK
    • GoHs: Carrie Vaughn, John Picacio
  • LibertyCon – June 29 – July 1, 2018
    • Chattanooga Marriott Downtown, Chattanooga TN
    • GoHs: Mike Resnick, John Picacio,Kevin Grazier, Charles Gannon, D. B. Coe
  • SF Research Association – July 1-4, 2018
    • Marquette University, Milwaukee WI
    • Academic conference
    • Theme: “The Future of Labor”
  • Westercon 71 – July 4-8, 2018
    • Hyatt Regency, Denver Tech Center, Denver CO
    • GoHs: Nancy Kress, Rebecca Moesta, Mem Morman & Kent Bloom, Margaret David & Kristoph Klover, Jeff Stergeon, Andrew Mayne
  • ConVergence – July 5-8, 2018
    • Doubletree (Bloomington), Minneapolis MN
    • GoHs: Elizabeth Bear, Wesley Chu, Amal El-Mohtar , Lee Harris, Michael Wilson, and more
  • Readercon 29 – July 12-15, 2018
    • Quincy MA
    • GoHs: Ken Liu, Nisi Shawl
  • ConGregate 5 – July 13-15, 2018
    • Red Lion Hotel, High Point NC
    • Charles E. Gannon, Jane Lindskold
  • MythCon 49 – July 20-23, 2018
    • Ritz-Carlton Downtown, Atlanta GA
    • Theme: “On the Shoulders of Giants”
    • GoHs: Robin Anne Reid, Donato Giancola
  • Confluence – July 27-28, 2018
    • Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel, Coraopolis PA
    • Guests of Honor: Catherynne M. Valente, S.J. “Sooj” Tucker, Judi Miller
  • GenCon – August 2-5, 2018
    • Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis IN
  • ArmadilloCon 40 – August 3-5, 2018
    • Omni Southpark, Austin TX
    • GoH: Holly Black
  • WorldCon 76 – August 16-20, 2018
    • The 76th annual World Science Fiction Convention
    • San Jose CA
    • Guests of Honor: Spider Robinson, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Pierre & Sandy Pettinger, Edgar Pangborn, Bob Wilkins, Frank Hayes, John Picacio
  • Dragon Con – August 30 – September 3, 2018
    • Atlanta GA
  • CoKoCon 2018 – August 31 – September 2, 2018
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix Nort, Phoenix AZ
    • Guests of Honor: Beth Cato
  • World Fantasy Convention 2018 – November 1-4, 2018
    • Baltimore MD
    • Theme: “Ports in a Storm”
    • Guests of Honor: Kaaron Warren, Scott Edelman, Tom Kidd, Michael J. Walsh, Aliette de Bodard
  • Chessiecon 2018 – November 23-25, 2018
    • Radisson North Baltimore Hotel, Timonium MD
    • GoH: Jo Walton
    • Music GoH: Mary Crowell

2019

  • Dublin – August 15-19, 2019
    • Convention Centre Dublin

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