Conventions

2020

  • ICFA 41 – March 18-21, 2020 (RESCHEDULED to ICFA 42, March 17–20, 2021)
    • Orlando Airport Marriott, Orlando FL
    • Theme: Climate Change and the Anthropocene
    • Guest Scholar: Stacy Alaimo
    • Guest Author: Jeff VanderMeer
    • Read our coverage of ICFA 40 here
  • Outer Dark Symposium of the Greater Weird 2020 – March 27-28, 2020 (RESCHEDULED VIRTUAL ONLY to August 14-16, 2020)
    • Zoom and Facebook Live, formerly Silver Scream FX Lab, Hotel Indigo College Park GA
    • Hosts: Anya Martin and Scott Nicolay
    • Read our coverage of Outer Dark Symposium 2019 here
  • Norwescon 43 – April 9-12, 2020 (CANCELED)
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport, SeaTac WA
    • GoH: Susan Langley
    • Read our coverage of Norweson 42 here
  • StokerCon 2020 – April 16-19, 2020 (RESCHEDULED to January 28-31, 2021)
    • The Royal Hotel and the Grand Hotel, Scarborough United Kingdom
    • Mistress of Ceremonies: A.K. Benedict
    • GoH: Mick Garris, Grady Hendrix, Kim Newman, Gillian Redfearn
    • Special Guests: John Connolly and Robert Lloyd-Perry
    • Read our coverage of StokerCon 2019 here
  • BaltiCon 54 – May 22-25, 2020 (VIRTUAL ONLY)
    • The Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore MD
    • GoH: R.F. Kuang, Lee Moyer, Wen Spencer, Jay and Leigh Targaryen
  • BayCon 2020 – May 22-25, 2020 (RESCHEDULED to November 6-8, 2020)
    • San Mateo Airport San Francisco Marriott
    • Theme: the future is now!
    • GoH: Jean Batt, Galen Dara, Cory Doctorow
  • WisCon 44 – May 22-25, 2020 (VIRTUAL ONLY)
    • Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club, Madison WI
    • GoH: Yoon Ha Lee, Rebecca Roanhorse
    • Read our coverage of WisCon 43 here
  • Book Expo – May 27-29, 2020 (RESCHEDULED to July 22-24, 2020)
    • Javits Center, NYC
    • Read our coverage here
  • SFWA Nebula Conference – May 28-30, 2020 (VIRTUAL ONLY from May 29-31, 2020)
    • Marriott Warner Center in Woodland Hills, CA
    • Read our coverage of the 2019 SFWA Nebula Conference here
  • Terror Con – June 13-14, 2020
    • One Sabin St, Providence RI
  • Westercon 73 – July 2-5, 2020
    • Double Tree (by Hilton Seattle Airport), Seattle WA
    • Theme: “Perfect Vision”
    • GoH: Jeff and Maya Bohnhoff, David Brin, Rob Carlos, Kevin Roche, Ethan Siegel, Andrew Trembley
  • ReaderCon 31 – July 9-12, 2020 (RESCHEDULED to July 8-11, 2021)
    • Marriott Boston Quincy, Quincy MA
    • GoH: Jeffrey Ford, Ursula Vernon
    • Read our coverage of ReaderCon 30 here
  • Comic-Con – July 23-26, 2020 (VIRTUAL ONLY)
    • San Diego Convention Center
  • Worldcon 78 (CoNZealand) – July 29-Aug 2, 2020 (VIRTUAL ONLY from July 29 – August 2, 2020)
    • TSB Area and Shed 6, Intercontinental Hotel, and Michael Fowler Center, Wellington, New Zealand
    • Toastmaster: George R.R. Martin
    • GoH: Greg Broadmore, Larry Dixon, Mercedes Lackey, Rose Mitchell
    • Read our coverage of Woldcon 77 here
  • PulpFest 2020 – August 6-9, 2020
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Pittsburgh PA
    • Theme: Bradbury, BLACK MASK, and Brundage
  • NASFiC (Columbus 2020) – August 20-23, 2020 (CANCELED)
    • Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square in Columbus, OH
    • GoH: Eric Flint, Christopher J. Garcia, Stephanie Law, Marc Millis
  • CoKoCon 2020 – September 4-7, 2020
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Phoenix Tempe, Phoenix AZ
    • GoHs: Steven Barnes, Linda Addison, S.J. Tucker
  • FutureCon — September 17-20, 2020
    • Virtual only
  • Archon 44 – October 2-4, 2020
    • Gateway Convention Center and Double Tree Hotel, Collinsville IL
    • Toastmaster: Jonathan Maberry
    • GoH: Alma Katsu, Tai Taeoalii
  • reCONvene – October 15, 2020 (VIRTUAL ONLY)
    • Hosted by the New England Science Fiction Association
    • Speakers include: Joe Abercrombie, Ted Chiang, P. Djèlí Clark, C. S. E. Cooney, Aliette de Bodard, Rebecca Roanhorse, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Martha Wells
  • Capclave 2020 – October 16-18, 2020
    • Rockville Hilton and Executive Meeting Center, Rockville MD
    • GoH: Peter S. Beagle, Troy L. Wiggins
  • Can*Con 2020 – October 16-18, 2020
    • Sheraton Hotel, Ottawa, Canada
    • Read our coverage of Can*Con 2019 here
  • Sirens Conference – October 22-25, 2020
    • Hilton Inverness Hotel, Denver CO
    • GoH: Dr. Kinitra D. Brooks, Rin Chupeco, Sarah Gailey, Fonda Lee
  • Fantastika 2020 (Swecon)  – October 23-25, 2020
    • Dieselverkstan, Stockholm, Sweden
    • GoH: Adrian Tchaikovsky, Aliette de Bodard, Peadar Ó Guilín, and Eva Holmquist.
  • MileHiCon 52 – October 23-25, 2020 (VIRTUAL ONLY)
    • formerly at the Denver Marriott Tech Center, Denver, Colorado
    • GoH: Cory Doctorow, Mur Lafferty, Alan Pollack, Rebecca Roanhorse, Steve Rasnic Tem
  • World Fantasy Convention – October 29-November 1, 2020 (VIRTUAL ONLY)
    • Little America Hotel, Salt Lake City UT
    • Toastmasters: Tracy and Laura Hickman
    • GoH: David Cherry, C.J. Cherryh, Stephen Gallagher, Anne Groell, Stephen Graham Jones, Cindy Pon
    • Read our coverage of WFC 2019 here
  • Sinister Nights – Oct 30-Nov 1, 2020
    • Hyatt Regency, Miami FL
    • GoH: Kane Hodder, Linnea Quigley, Micheal Berryman, Bobbie “Bloody Mary” Wiener
  • IceCon 2020 – November 6-8, 2020
    • Veröld, House of Vigdís, Reykjavik, Iceland
    • GoH: Hildur Knútsdóttir, Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Philcon — November 20-22, 2020 (VIRTUAL ONLY)
    • Crowne Plaza Hotel, Cherry Hill NJ
    • GOH: Max Gladstone, Romas Kukalis
  • LosCon 47 – November 27-29, 2020
    • Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel
    • GoH: Greg Benford, Dennis and Kristine Cherry, Jeff Sturgeon

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