Conventions

2021

  • Outer Dark Symposium of the Greater Weird 2021 — NO 2021 INFORMATION AVAILABLE
    • Read our coverage of Outer Dark Symposium 2020 here
    • 2020:
      • Date: March 27-28, 2020 (RESCHEDULED VIRTUAL ONLY to August 14-16, 2020)
      • Location: Zoom and Facebook Live, formerly Silver Scream FX Lab, Hotel Indigo College Park GA
      • Hosts: Anya Martin and Scott Nicolay
  • Bay Area Book Festival — May 1-9, 2021
    • Location: ALL VIRTUAL
    • Speakers include: Annalee Newitz, Nnedi Okorafor, Jeff VanderMeer, Isabel Yap
    • See our coverage of the Bay Area Book Festival 2019 here
  • BayCon 2020 — POSTPONED UNTIL 2022
    • 2020:
      • Date: May 22-25, 2020 (RESCHEDULED to November 6-8, 2020)
      • Location: San Mateo Airport San Francisco Marriott, San Mateo CA
      • Theme: “The Future is Now!”
      • GoH: Jean Batt, Galen Dara, Cory Doctorow
  • SFWA Nebula Conference — June 4-6, 2021
    • Location: ALL VIRTUAL
    • Read our coverage of the 2021 SFWA Nebula Conference here
      • 2020:
        • Date: May 28-30, 2020 (VIRTUAL ONLY from May 29-31, 2020)
        • Location: Marriott Warner Center in Woodland Hills, CA
  • Terror Con — June 18-20, 2021
    • Location: Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence RI
      •  2020:
        • Date: June 14-15, 2020 (CANCELED)
        • Location: One Sabin St, Providence RI
  • 4th Street Fantasy — June 18-20, 2021
    • Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • 2020:
      • Date: June 19-20, 2020
      • Location: DoubleTree by Hilton, St. Louis Park MN
  • ReaderCon 31 — July 9-11, 2021
    • Location: ALL VIRTUAL
    • GoH: Jeffrey Ford, Ursula Vernon
    • Memorial GoH: Vonda N. McInture
    • Read our coverage of ReaderCon 30 here and look for our coverage for ReaderCon 31 in the September 2021 issue
      • 2020: 
        • Date: July 9-12, 2020 (RESCHEDULED to July 8-11, 2021)
        • Location: Marriott Boston Quincy, Quincy MA
        • GoH: Jeffrey Ford, Ursula Vernon
  • Comic-Con — July 23-25, 2021
    • Location: ALL VIRTUAL
      •  2020:
        • Date: July 23-26, 2020 (VIRTUAL ONLY)
        • Location: San Diego Convention Center, San Diego CA
  • DragonCon 2021 – September 2-6, 2021
    • Location: Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta Marriot Marquis, Hilton Atlanta, Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, Sheraton Atlanta Hotel – Atlanta, Georgia
    • See the Dragon Awards ballot here
  • Sinister Nights — September 3-5, 2021
    • Location: James L. Knight Convention Center, Miami FL
    • Celebrity Guests: Ariel Levy, Dave Sheridan, Felissa Rose, Fred Olen Ray, Lynn Lowry, Michael Berryman, Pancho Moler, Parry Shen, William Grefe
      • 2020:
        • Date: Oct 30-Nov 1, 2020
        • Location: Hyatt Regency, Miami FL
        • GoH: Kane Hodder, Linnea Quigley, Micheal Berryman, Bobbie “Bloody Mary” Wiener
  • CoKoCon 2021— September 3-6, 2021
    • Location: Online (free)
    • Featured Panelists: Seanan McGuire, Margaret & Kristoph, Bruce Davis, Steven Barnes, and Linda Addison
      • 2020:
        • Date: September 4-7, 2020
        • Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Phoenix Tempe, Phoenix AZ
        • GoH: Steven Barnes, Linda Addison, S.J. Tucker
  • Narrativity: A Convention for Story — September 4-6, 2021
    • Location: Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, Plymouth MN
      • 2020:
        • Date: September 5-7, 2020
        • Location: Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, Plymouth MN
        • Theme: “They’ll Never See It Coming”
  • FIYAHCON – September 16-19, 2021
    • Location: ALL VIRTUAL
    • GOH: Vita Ayala, Malka Older, Njeri @ ONYX Pages
    • Read our coverage of FIYAHCON 2020 here
  • FutureCon — September 3-5, 2021
    • 2020:
      • Date: September 17-20, 2020
      • Location: Virtual only
  • Archon 44 — October 1-3, 2021
    • Location: Gateway Convention Center and DoubleTree Hotel, Collinesville IL
    • GoH: Alma Katsu, Tai Taeoalii, Evil Ted
    • Toastmaster: Jonathan Maberry
      • 2020:
        • Date: October 2-4, 2020
        • Location: Gateway Convention Center and Double Tree Hotel, Collinsville IL
        • Toastmaster: Jonathan Maberry
        • GoH: Alma Katsu, Tai Taeoalii
  • reCONvene — NO 2021 INFORMATION AVAILABLE
    • 2020:
      • Date: October 15, 2020 (VIRTUAL ONLY)
      • Location: New England Science Fiction Association, Somerville MA
      • Speakers: Joe Abercrombie, Ted Chiang, P. Djèlí Clark, C. S. E. Cooney, Aliette de Bodard, Rebecca Roanhorse, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Martha Wells
  • CapClave 2021 — October 1-3, 2021
    • Location: Rockville Hilton and Executive Meeting Center, Rockville MD
    • GoH: Eric Flint and Peter S. Beagle
      •  2020:
        • Date: October 16-18, 2020
        • Location: Rockville Hilton and Executive Meeting Center, Rockville MD
        • GoH: Peter S. Beagle, Troy L. Wiggins
  • Sirens Conference — October 21-24, 2021
    • Location: Hilton Inverness Hotel, Denver CO
    • GoH: Dr. Kinitra D. Brooks, Rin Chupeco, Sarah Gailey, Fonda Lee
    • Check out our 2020 coverage here
      • 2020:
        • Date: October 22-25, 2020
        • Location: Hilton Inverness Hotel, Denver CO
        • GoH: Dr. Kinitra D. Brooks, Rin Chupeco, Sarah Gailey, Fonda Lee
  • MileHiCon 53 — October 1-3, 2021
    • Location: Denver Mariott Tech Center, Denver CO
    • GoH: G. Willow Wilson, Rachel Swirsky
      • 2020:
        • Date: October 23-25, 2020 (VIRTUAL ONLY)
        • Location: Formerly at the Denver Marriott Tech Center, Denver CO
        • GoH: Cory Doctorow, Mur Lafferty, Alan Pollack, Rebecca Roanhorse, Steve Rasnic Tem
  • World Fantasy Convention — November 4-7, 2021
    • Location: Hotel Bonaventure Montréal, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
    • Special GoH: Owl Goingback, Yves Meynard
    • GoH: John Picacio, André-François Ruaud, Nisi Shawl
    • Toastmaster: Christine Taylor-Butler
    • Read our coverage of the 2020 WFC here
      • 2020:
        • Date: Oct 29-Nov 1, 2020 (VIRTUAL ONLY)
        • Location: 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
  • IceCon 2021 — November 5-7 2021
    • Location: Veröld — House of Vigdís, Reykjavík, Iceland
    • GoH: Mary Robinette Kowal, Hildur Knútsdóttir, Ted Chiang
      • 2020:
        • Date: November 6-8, 2020
        • Location: Veröld, House of Vigdís, Reykjavik, Iceland
        • GoH: Hildur Knútsdóttir, Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Fantastika 2021 (Swecon) — November 19-21, 2021
    • Location: Dieselverkstaden in Sickla, Stockholm, Sweden
    • GoH: Eva Holmquist
      • 2020:
        • Date: October 23-25, 2020
        • Location: Dieselverkstan, Stockholm, Sweden
        • GoH: Adrian Tchaikovsky, Aliette de Bodard, Peadar Ó Guilín, and Eva Holmquist.
  • PhilCon 2021 — November 19-21, 2021
    • Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Cherry Hill NJ
    • GoH: Romas Kukalis
    • Principal Speaker: Max Gladstone
    • Special Guest: Fran Wilde
      • 2020:
        • Date: November 20-22, 2020 (VIRTUAL ONLY)
        • Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Cherry Hill NJ
        • GOH: Max Gladstone, Romas Kukalis
  • LosCon 47 — November 26-28, 2021
    • Location: Mariott Los Angeles Airport Hotel, Los Angeles CA
    • GoH: Greg Benford, Jeff Sturgeon, Dennis and Kristine Cherry
      • 2020:
        • Date: November 27-29, 2020
        • Location: Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel, Los Angeles CA
        • GoH: Greg Benford, Dennis and Kristine Cherry, Jeff Sturgeon
  • SMOFCon 37 ¼ — December 3-5, 2021
    • Location: VIP Executive Art’s Hotel, Oriente, Lisboa Portugal
      • 2020:
        • Date: December 5, 2020 (VIRTUAL ONLY)
        • Replaces postponed SMOFCon 38 (Montreal 2022)
  • Worldcon 79 (DisCon III) — December 15-19, 2021
    • Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington DC
    • GoH: John Harris, Nancy Kress, Ben Yalow
    • Special Guests: Malka Older, Sheree Renée Thomas
    • Read our coverage of Worldcon 78 here
      • 2020: 
        • Date: July 29-Aug 2, 2020 (VIRTUAL ONLY from July 29 – August 2, 2020)
        • Location: 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

2022

  • ChillerCon UK 2022 — March 10-13, 2022
    • Location: The Royal and Grand Hotels, Scarborough, UK
    • GoH: Mick Garris, Kim Newman, Grady Hendrix
    • Special Guests: Mike Carey, Robert Lloyd-Parry
    • Publisher GoH: Gillia Redfearn
    • Mistress of Ceremonies: A.K. Benedict
    • Read our coverage of StokerCon 2019 here
    •  2021:
      • Location: The Royal and Grand Hotels, Scarborough, UK
      • GoH: Mick Garris, Kim Newman, Grady Hendrix, Gillian Redfearn
      • Special Guests: Mike Carey, Robert Lloyd-Perry
  • ICFA 43 — March 16-20, 2022
    • Location: Marriott Orlando Airport Lakeside
    • Theme: Fantastic Communities
    • Guest Scholar: Farah Mendlesohn
    • GoH: Nisi Shawl
    • Read our coverage of ICFA 42 here
      • 2021:
        • Date: March 18-21
        • Location: ALL VIRTUAL
        • Guest Scholar: Stacy Alaimo
        • Guest Author: Jeff VanderMeer
  • Norwescon 44 — April 14-17, 2022
    • Location: SeaTac, Washington
    • Read our coverage of Norwescon 43 here
      •  2021:
        • Date: April 1-4 2021
        • Location: ALL VIRTUAL
        • GoH: Jacqueline Carey, Sana Takeda, Susan Langley
        • Spotlight Publisher: Tor Books
  • BaltiCon 56 — May 27-30, 2022
    • Location: Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
    • GoH: Nancy Springer
    • Artist GoH: Odera Igbokwe
    • Special Guests: C.J. Cherryh, Seanan McGuire, Wen Spencer
      • 2021:
        • Date: May 28-31, 2021
        • Location: ALL VIRTUAL
        • GoH: Seanan McGuire, Alyssa Winans, Margaret & Kristoph, Bruce & Cheryl Evry
  • WisCon 44 — May 27-30, 2022
    • Location: Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club — Madison, Wisconsin
    • GoH: Zen Cho, Yoon Ha Lee, Rebecca Roanhorse, Sheree Renée Thomas
    • Read our coverage of WisCon 43 here
    • 2020:
      • Date: May 22-25, 2020 (VIRTUAL ONLY)
      • Location: Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club, Madison WI
      • GoH: Yoon Ha Lee, Rebecca Roanhorse
      • Read our coverage of WisCon 43 here
  • Westercon 74 — July 1-4 , 2022
    • Location: Tonopah, Nevada
    • See our coverage of the 2021 cancellation here
      • 2021:
        • Date: CANCELLED
        • Location: ALL VIRTUAL
        • Theme: “Perfect Vision”
        • GoH: David Brin, Ethan Siegel,Rob Carlos, Kevin Roche & Andrew Trembley, Jeff and Maya Bohnhoff
  • Celsius 232 — July 19-23, 2022
    • Location: Avilés, Asturias, Spain
    • Guests: Lauren Beukes, Joe Abercrombie, Tamsyn Muir, Ben Bocquelet, and Noelle Stevenson
    • See our coverage of Celsius 232 here
  • Diversicon 29 — July 29-31, 2022
    • Location: TBA
    • GoH: Taylor Cisco
    • 2021-
      • Date: July 30 – August 1, 2021
      • Location: Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, Plymouth MN
      • GoH: Michael Merriam
      • Special Guest: Abra Staffin-Wiebe
  • PulpFest 50 — August 18-21, 2021
    • Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburg — Cranberry, Pittsburg PA
      • 2021: 
        • Date: August 18-21, 2021
        • Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburg — Cranberry, Pittsburg PA
  • Can*Con 2022 — October 14-16, 2022
    • Location: ALL VIRTUAL
    • Read our coverage of Can*Con 2019 here
      • 2020:
        • Date: October 16-18, 2020
        • Location: Sheraton Hotel, Ottawa, Canada

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