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This listing is reproduced from the November 2001 and following issues of Locus Magazine. Late corrections and additions may be sent to the Locus Online; otherwise please send all convention information to Locus. Listings are drawn from a multitude of sources, each prone to typos (not to mention our own), and places and dates have a way of changing suddenly. So be sure to check with the convention committee before making final plans. We take no responsibility for errors.


CHILDREN’S FANTASY FICTION: DEBATES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY (Jan 7-9 ’02) Reading, UK. Academic conference. Info: Helen Brisco, Conference Administrator, MCCA, Liverpool John Moores University, Dean Walters Building, St. James Road, Liverpool, L1 7BR, UK; email:

MARSCON (Jan 11-13 ’02) Ramada Inn and Conference Center, Williamsburg VA. Relaxacon. Memb: $25 (checks to MarsCon). Info: MarsCon 2002, c/o Michelle Morris, Box 8143, Yorktown VA 23693; email:; website:

RUSTYCON 19 (Jan 11-13 ’02) Doubletree Hotel Bellevue, Bellevue WA. GoH: David Gerrold. AGoH: Ellisa Mitchell. FGoH: Ann Prather. Special Guest: Dragon Dronet. Memb: $55. Info: Rustycon 19, Box 84291, Seattle WA 98124-5591; email:; website:

ARISIA ’02 (Jan 18-20 ’02) Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers, Boston MA. GoH: Katherine Kurtz. AGoH: Tristan Alexander. FGoH: Eugene Heller. Memb: $40. Info: Arisia Inc., 1 Kendall Square, PMB 322, Building 600, Cambridge MA 02139; email:; website:

ASTRONOMICAL CONFUSION 2002 (Jan 18-20 ’02) The Van Dyke Park Suites, Warren MI. GoH: George R.R. Martin. AGoH: Pete Abrams. Sci. GoH: Guy Consolmagno. FGoH: Heather Alexander. TM: Sharon Myers Shaw. Memb: $35. Info: ConFusion, Box 8284, Ann Arbor MI 48107; email:; website:

FURTHER CONFUSION 2002 (Jan 24-27 ’02) San Mateo Marriott, San Mateo CA. GoHs: David Brin, Davey Crocket Feiten. Memb: $40. Info: Further Confusion, PM #236, 105 Serra Way, Milpitas CA 95035; email:; website:

CHATTACON XXVII (Jan 25-27 ’02) Radisson Read House Hotel, Chattanooga TN. GoHs: Melanie Rawn, Elizabeth Moon. Artist Guest: Robert Daniels. Special Guest: Jack McDevitt. TM: Charles Grant. Regional Artist Guest: Robert Gerskin. Memb: $40 (checks to Chattacon 27). Info: Chattacon 27, Box 23908, Chattanooga TN 37422-3908; email:; website:

VERICON (Jan 25-27 ’02) Sever Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge MA. Guests: Terry Moore, Esther Friesner, Donald Maass, Jeremiah Genest, Stephen Mulholland, Susan Schwartz, David Hartwell, Jeanne Cavellos, Melissa Scott, Julie Czerneda. Memb: $25 regular, $15 student. Info: Harvard-Radcliffe Science Fiction Assoc., c/o 4 University Hall, Harvard College, Cambridge MA 02138; email:; website:


REMINISCON FIFTY (Feb 9 '02) Hanover Hotel, Schooner Way, Cardiff, UK. Celebrating Lionel Fanthorpe's 50 years in print. 10am-9:30 pm, then optional dinner. Memb: £15 regular, £35 dinner, £60 all (incl. lunch, tea, etc.). Info: Fanthorpe Management Consultancy, 48 Claude Rd., Roath, Cardiff, CF24 3QA, UK; email:

BOSKONE 39 (Feb 15-17 '02) Sheraton Framingham Hotel, Framingham MA. GoH: Neil Gaiman. AGoH: Stephen Hickman. Special Guest: Marv Wolfman. Featured Filker: Tom Holt. Memb: $38 to 10/8/01. Info: Boskone 39, Box 809, Framingham MA 01701; fax: (617) 776-3243; email:; website:

GIVING YOUR CRAFT THE BUSINESS (Feb 15-17 '02) Westport Holiday Inn, St. Louis MO 63146. Multi-genre writers conference. Memb: $225 ($25 discount for members of a national prof. org.). Faculty: Tracy Hickman, Robin Wayne Bailey, Ginjer Buchanan, Rich Krevolin, Brian A. Hopkins, more. Info: Giving Your Craft the Business, Box 105501, Jefferson City MO 65110; email: Jeannie Eddy,; website:

CON-DOR IX (Feb 22-24 '02) Doubletree Hotel, Del Mar CA. GoHs: TBA. Memb: $30 to 11/30/01, $35 to 1/31/02, then $45. Info: Con-Dor, Box 15771, San Diego CA 92175-5771; email:; website:

SHEVACON 10 (Feb 22-24 '02) Holiday Inn Hotel Tanglewood, Roanoke VA. GoH: David Drake. AGoH: Daniel Horne. TM: Rikk Jacobs. Memb: $20 to 2/1/02, then $25. Info: SheVaCon, Box 416, Verona VA 24482-0416; (540) 248-4152; email:; website:

CONDFW (Feb 23-24 '02) Radisson Hotel Dallas North, Richardson TX. GoH: John Steakley. Guests: David Cherry, Aaron Allston, Jayme Blaschke, Lillian Stewart Carl, Bill Crider, P.N. Elrod, Thomas W. Knowles, Julia Blackshear Kosatka, Lee Martindale, Teresa Patterson, Brad Sinor, Bruce Sterling, Martha Wells, more. Memb: $20 to 12/31/01, then $25. Info: email:; website:

MARCH 2002

MARSCON 2002: THE MAGIC OF FANTASY (Mar 1-3 '02) Airport Hilton, Bloomington MN. GoH: Lyda Morehouse. AGoH: Robin Wood. Media GoHs: John Levene, Peter Woodward. Memb: $40 to 1/31/02, then $50. Info: MarsCon, Box 600458, St. Paul MN 55106; (612) 724-0687; email:; website:

MECON V (Mar 8-10 '02) Senior Common Room, Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Guests: David Wingrove, Ian McDonald, Ken MacLeod. Memb: £12 sterling / IR£15 to 10/31/01. Info: MeCoN V, 30 Bendigo Street, Belfast BT6 8GD, UK; email:; website:

COASTCON XXV (Mar 15-17 '02) Mississippi Coast Convention Center / Gulf Beach Resort, Biloxi MS. FGoH: Bob Hart. Writer Guest: Barbara Hambly. Artist Guests: Lubov, Elisa Mitchell, Greyson Wolf. Science Guest: Giselle Sleiman. Memb: $30 to 2/28/02, then $35. Info: CoastCon XXV, Box 1423, Biloxi MS 39533; (228) 435-5217; email:; website:

LUNACON 2002 (Mar 15-17 '02) Rye Town Hilton, Rye Brook NY. GoH: Alan Dean Foster. AGoH: James Gurney. FGoHs: Val & Ron Ontell. Special Guest: Peter F. Hamilton. TM: Roberta Rogow. Memb: $36 to 2/22/02. Info: Lunacon 2002, Box 3566, New York NY 10008-3566; email:; website:

STELLARCON 26 (Mar 15-17 '02) Downtown Marriott, Greensboro NC. Writer GoH: TBA. AGoH: Charles Keegan. Guests: Aaron Allston, Michael Stackpole, Tomothy Zahn, d.g.k. goldberg, Simon Hawke, Ann Melrose, Stephen Mark Rainey, John Ringo, M. Wayne Miller, more. Memb: $25 pre-reg., $35 at door. Info: StellarCon 26, Box 4 - EUC, UNCG, Greensboro NC 27412; (336) 334-3159; email: : website:

TECHNICON 19 (Mar 15-17 '02) Best Western Red Lion Inn, Blacksburg VA. Theme: Steampunk. FGoH: Michael O'Brien. Guests: Keith Brinegar, Amira, Bambi Beattie, more TBA. Memb: $30, students $25. Info: website:

AGGIECON 33 (Mar 21-24 '02) Texas A&M University, College Station TX. GoH: Neil Gaiman. Guests: Jayme Blaschke, Lillian Stewart Carl, Bill Crider, Joe Landsdale, Lee Martindale, Martha Wells, more. Memb: $20 pre-reg ($16 students); at door $22 ($18 students). Info: AggieCon 33, Memorial Student Center Box J-1, Texas A&M University, TAMUS 1237, College Station TX 77844-1237; (979) 845-1515; fax: (979) 845-5177; email:; website:

MIDSOUTHCON 20 (Mar 22-24 '02) Holiday Inn Select, Memphis TN. GoH: C.J. Cherryh. AGoH: Tom Kidd. TM: Cullen Johnson. Gaming GoH: Steve Jackson. Guests: Jane Fancher, Selina A. Rosen. Memb: $25 to 11/30/01, $30 to 3/1/02, then $35. Info: MidSouthCon, Box 11446, Memphis TN 38132; (901) 664-6730; email:; website:

MILLENNICON 16 (Mar 22-24 '02) Kings Island Resort & Conference Center, Kings Island OH. GoH: Maureen McHugh. More guests TBD. Memb: $30 to 2/28/02, then $35 (checks to MILLENNICON). Info: MILLENNICON, 143 Schloss Lane, Dayton OH 45418; (513) 659-2258; fax (call before faxing) (513) 674-1240; email:; website:

NORWESCON 25 (Mar 28-31 '02) Doubletree Seattle Airport Hotel, Seatac WA. GoH: Jack Vance. AGoH: Brom. FGoH: Andrew I. Porter. Memb: $50 to 12/31/01, then more. Info: Norwescon 25, Box 68547, Seattle WA 98168-0547; email:; website:

SWANCON 28 (Mar 28-Apr 1 '02) The King's Perth Hotel, Perth, WA, Australia. Australian GoH: Kim Wilkins. FGoH: John McDouall. Memb: A$110. Info: Swancon, Box G429, Perth, WA 6841, Australia; email:; website:

HELICON 2 (EASTERCON) (Mar 29-Apr 1 '02) Hotel de France, St. Helier, Jersey, CI, UK. British NatCon. Guests: Brian Stableford, Harry Turtledove, Peter Weston. Memb: $51 / £35 / Euro56 / NLG126 / DM112 / SEK525. Cheques in pounds payable to ''Helicon 2,'' 33 Meyrick Drive, Wash Common, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 6SY, UK. Cheques in Euros payable to ''Larry van der Putte,'' Kotter 5, 1186 WH Amstelveen, The Netherlands. Checks in $US payable to ''Ben Yalow,'' 3242 Tibbett Ave., Bronx NY 10463. German agent: Thomas Recktenwald, Sprenger Str. 107, 66773, Schwalbach, Germany; email:; website: . Swedish Agent: Johan Anglemark, Eddagatan 4 A, 753 32 Uppsala, Sweden; email:; website: . Info: email:; website:

MADICON 11 (Mar 29-31 '02) Taylor Hall, James Madison University, Harrisonburg VA. GoH: Julie Czerneda. Gaming GoH: David Honigsberg. Memb: $12 to 3/1/02, then $15. Info: Madicon, Box 607, Harrisonburg VA 22801; email:; website:

MINICON 37 (Mar 29-31 '02) Minneapolis MN. GoHs: Emma Bull, Will Shetterly. FGoH: Arthur Hlavaty. AGoH: Rick Berry. Memb: $30 to 10/31/01. Info: Minicon 37, Box 8297, Lake Street Station, Minneapolis MN 55408; email:; website:

APRIL 2002

5CON 10 (Apr 5-7 '02) Seelye Hall, Smith College, Northampton MA. Guests: Josepha Sherman, Esther Friesner. Memb: $25 reg., $20 students. Info: 5Con, Box 62, Sunderland MA 01375; email: Samantha,; website:

JERSEYDEVILCON 2 (Apr 5-7 '02) Sheraton Edison Hotel Raritan Center, Edison NJ. SF GoH: Jerry Pournelle. Fantasy GoH: Terry Pratchett. Horror GoH: Charles Grant. Gaming GoH: Aetherco/Dreamcatcher. Comics GoH: Michael Kaluta. AGoH: Jeff A. Menges. Sci. GoH: H. Paul Shuch. Filk GoH: Roberta Rogow. FGoHs: The Patient Creatures. Local Pro GoH: Jael. Guests: J.R. Dunn, Bob Eggleton, Michael Flynn, Lynn Perkins, Marianne Plumridge, Darrell Schweitzer, more. Memb: $40. Info: JerseyDevilCon, Box 403, Metuchen NJ 08840; email: Jersey; website:

OMNICON 2002 (Apr 5-6 '02) – CANCELLED

WILLYCON IV (Apr 5-7 '02) Wayne State College, Wayne NE. Emph: The ''Science'' of Science Fiction. GoH: James P. Hogan. AGoH: Terese Nielsen. FGoH: Paul Clites. Memb: $20 reg., $10 students (WSC students free). Info: WillyCon IV, Wayne State College, 1111 Main St., Wayne NE 68787; (402) 375-7321, (402) 375-7259; email:, or; website:

WORLD HORROR 2002 (Apr 11-14 '02) Radisson Hotel O'Hare, Rosemont IL. GoHs: Gene Wolfe, Neil Gaiman. AGoH: Randy Broecker. TM: Gahan Wilson. Photography GoH: Beth Gwinn. Poetry GoH: Jo Fletcher. Ed. GoH: Melissa Ann Singer. Comics GoH: Jill Thompson. Musician GoH: Liz Mandville-Greeson. Media Guests: Patricia Tallman, Robert Zdar, Rich Koz. Special Guests: Brian A. Hopkins, Yvonne Navarro, Karen Taylor. Memb: $130 at door. Info: World Horror 2002, Box 1582, North Riverside IL 60546; email: Rich Lukes,; website:

CODCON VII (Apr 12-14 '02) Turner Conference Center, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn IL. GoHs: Jane Fancher, C.J. Cherryh, Adrian Drake, others. Memb: $5 per day. Info: James Allen, (630) 942-3421; email:; website:

ODYSSEYCON 2002 (Apr 12-14 '02) The Concourse Hotel, Madison WI. GoHs: Timothy Zahn, David B. Coe. Gaming GoH: Gary Gygax. Guests: John Kovalic, Joan D. Vinge, Jim Frenkel, Dale Salo. Memb: $40 (checks to ''Odd Con''). Info: Odd Con, c/o Jerome Van Epps, 901 Jenifer St., Madison WI 53703; email:; website:

DORT.CON 2002 (Apr 13-14 '02) Dortmund, Germany. GoHs: Norman Spinrad, Andreas Eschbach. Memb: 20 EUR. Info: Michael Ehrt, 0049 (0)2351/95 24 22; Eichenwald 6, D-58579 Schalksmühle, Germany; email:

SIGNS OF LIFE (Apr 13 '02, 10am-5pm) Friends House, Euston Rd., London, UK. Guests: M. John Harrison, Gwyneth Jones. Free event hosted by the British Science Fiction Association and Science Fiction Foundation. Includes AGMs for BSFA and SFF. Info: website:

CONGENIAL (Apr 19-21 '02) Racine Marriott, Racine WI. Guests: Steven Brust, Fred A. Levy Haskell, Steve Macdonald. Memb: $45. Info: Congenial, Box 542911, Chicago IL 60654; email:; website:

EERIECON IV (Apr 19-21 '02) Days Inn at the Falls, Niagara Falls NY. GoHs: Octavia Butler, Darrell Schweitzer. AGoH: Heather Bruton. Guests: Anne Bishop, Lynn Flewelling, James Alan Gardner, Sephera Giron, Josepha Sherman, Edo Van Belkom, more. Memb: $40. Info: Buffalo Fantasy League, Box 412, Buffalo NY 14226; email:, or; website:

I-CON 21 (Apr 19-21 '02) State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook NY. GoH: F. Paul Wilson. AGoH: Ron Walotsky. Sci & Tech GoH: Richard M. Stallman. Media GoH: Billy Boyd. Anime GoH; Myriam Sirois. Gaming GoH: Mystic Station Design. Performances: Frank Hayes. Guests: Joshua Bilmes, Charles N. Brown, John L. Coker III, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Jim Frenkel, Karen Joy Fowler, Ron Goulart, Kelly Link, Barry Malzberg, James Morrow, Joan Vinge, more. Memb: $38 at door. Info: ICON Science Fiction Inc., Box 550, Stony Brook NY 11790-0550; (631) 632-6045; fax: (631) 632-6355; email:; website:

ELF FANTASY FAIR 2002 (Apr 20-21 '02) Castle De Haar, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Guests: Vivianne & Chris Crowley, Merlin Sythove, Real Musgrave, Myriam Ceriez, Jan de Zutter, George R.R. Martin, Terry Pratchett, Stephen Lawhead, Roland Rotherham, Bernard Pearson, W.J. Maryson, Edith Eri Louw, Susan Smit, Ian Miller, Donato Giancola, Cass van Dijk, Romano Molenaar, Peter Schaap. Memb: €15 at door. Info: Elf Fantasy Shop, vestiging Den Haag, Noordeinde 91, Den Haag, The Netherlands; ++31-(0)70-356 1357; email:, or; website:

NEBULA AWARDS WEEKEND (Apr 25-28 '02) Westin Crown Center, Kansas City MO. Memb: Meetings, banquet, awards ceremony & parties package: $90 to 4/15/02. Banquet tickets not available at door. Nebula Awards Ceremony (no banquet) and parties: $40. Checks to SFWA, Inc. Info: 2001 Nebula Awards, c/o Robin Wayne Bailey, 2629 Seminole Dr., North Kansas City MO 64116-3222; email: Robin Wayne Bailey,; website:

SFERAKON 2002 (Apr 26-28 '02) Zagreb, Croatia. Info: email:; website:

MAY 2002

BOOK EXPO AMERICA (May 3-5 '02) Jacob Javits Center, New York NY. Memb: $150 reg.; $110 librarians; $90 ABA members. Info: BookExpo America, 383 Main Ave., Norwalk CT 06851; (203) 840-5614; fax: (203) 840- 9614; email:; website:

DEMICON THE 13TH (May 3-5 '02) University Park Holiday Inn, Des Moines IA. GoH: F. Paul Wilson. AGoH: Alan M. Clark. FGoH: Dennis Lynch. TM: Rusty Hevelin. Ghost of Honor: H.P. Lovecraft. Memb: $38. Info: DemiCon, Box 7572, Des Moines IA 50322-7572; (515) 224-7654; email:; website:

RE-CON (May 3-5 '02) Satellite Hotel, Colorado Springs CO. GoH: Nick Pollotta. Memb: $15 pre-reg., $20 at door. Info: Re-Con, c/o Paul Gross, 5649A Cherbourg Cir., Ft. Carson CO 80913; (719) 548-0628; fax: (719) 548-0627; email:; website:

NAME THAT CON 15 – PROTOCON (May 10-12 '02) Holiday Inn Airport North, St. Louis MO. GoH: Elizabeth Moon. AGoH: Brett Bass. FGoH: Nancy Edwards Hathaway. TM: Laurell K. Hamilton. Memb: $30 (checks to NTC 15). Info: NTC 15, Box 575, St. Charles MO 63302; email:; website:

KEYCON 19 (May 17-19 '02) Radisson Hotel Downtown,Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. GoH: Charles de Lint. AGoH: Pete Abrams. Memb: C$40 prereg., C$50 at door. Info: Keycon 19, Box 3178, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4E6, Canada; email: Nancy Fetterman,; website:

LEPRECON 28 (May 17-19 '02) Embassy Suites North, Phoenix AZ. Emph: Art. AGoH: Monte M. Moore. GoH: Peter David. Local AGoH: James Reade. Music Guests: Jeff & Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff. Memb: $40. Info: LepreCon 28, Box 26665, Tempe AZ 85285; (480) 945-6890; email:; website:

BALTICON 36 (May 24-27 '02) Wyndham Inner Harbor Hotel, Baltimore MD. GoHs: Phil & Kaja Foglio, Mark E. Rogers. Filk GoH: The Boogie Knights. FGoH: Yoji Kondo. Costume GoH: Carol Salemi. 2001 Compton Crook Winner: Syne Mitchell. Memb: $50. Info: Balticon 36, Box 686, Baltimore MD 21203-0686; (410) JOE-BSFS; email:; website:

BAYCON 2002: THE MAGIC OF NOW (May 24-27 '02) San Jose DoubleTree Hotel, San Jose CA. GoH: Harry Turtledove. AGoH: Theresa Mather. FGoH: Christian McGuire. TM: Jane Mailander. Memb: $65. Info: BayCon 2002, Box 610427, San Jose CA 95161-0427; (408) 450-1788; email:; website:

CONDUIT 12: CONDUIT OF THE RINGS (May 24-26 '02) Wyndham Hotel, Salt Lake City UT. GoH: Christopher Stasheff. Memb: $36. Info: CONduit Organizing Committee, Box 11745, Salt Lake City UT 84147-0745; (801) 294-9297; email:; website:

CONQUEST 33 (May 24-26 '02) Airport Hilton, Kansas City, MO. GoH: Connie Willis. FGoH: Michael J. Walsh. TM: Patrick Nielsen Hayden. AGoHs: Laura & Frank Kelly Freas. Special Guest: Frank M. Robinson. Guests: Robin W. Bailey, Martha Bartter, Suzette Haden Elgin, Lee Killough, Lee Martindale, Dave Truesdale, K.D. Wentworth, more. Memb: $40. Info: ConQuesT 33, Box 36212, Kansas City MO 64171-6212; email: Lyn Halama,; website: www.kcsciencefiction.orgcon33.htm

CSFCON 2002 (May 24-26 '02) Novotel Hotel, Canberra, ACT, Australia. GoHs: Sean McMullen, Catherine McMullen, Ian Irvine. Memb: $A50. Info: Vanessa Jacobsen, 30 Tattersall Crescent, Florey, ACT 2615; email:, or; website:

MARCON (May 24-26 '02) Hyatt Regency, Columbus OH. GoH: David Weber. AGoH: James Wappel. Filk GoH: Zander Nyrond. TM: Dr. Demento. FGoH: Kathy Hamilton. Media GoH: Eugene Roddenberry Jr. Costuming GoH: Fyberdyne Laboratories. Sci GoH: Catherine Asaro. Gaming GoH: Cheapass Games. Ed. GoH: Stephen Pagel. Children's Author GoH: Bruce Coville. Memb: $50. Info: Marcon, Box 141414, Columbus OH 43214; (614) 470-5448; email:; website:

OASIS 15 (May 24-26 '02) Radisson Plaza Orlando, Orlando FL. GoH: Ben Bova. AGoH: Mike Conrad. Special Filk Guest: Michael Longcor. Special Guests: Barbara Delaplace, James P. Hogan. Guests: Mike Resnick, Jack McDevitt, Owl Goingback, Richard Lee Byers, Charles Fontenay, Linda Evans, Diana Gallagher, Peter Telep, Matt DiPalma, Adam-Troy Castro, Will Ludwigsen,Vince Courtney, Dean Warren, John Urbancik, Holly Bird, John Stevens, Stan Morrison, Mary Hanson-Roberts, Steve Parady, Ann Morris, Ed Wysocki, Frank Dowler, Jeff Mitchell. Memb: $28. Info: OASFiS, Box 940992, Maitland FL 32794; (407) 263-5822; website:

WISCON 26 (May 24-27 '02) Concourse Hotel, Madison WI. Feminist SF convention. GoHs: Nalo Hopkinson, Nina Kiriki Hoffman. Memb: $50. Free childcare age 6 & under, prereg. only. Info: WisCon, c/o SF3, Box 1624, Madison WI 53701; (608) 233-8850; email:; website:

CON WITH THE WIND (May 31-Jun 3 '02) West Plaza Hotel, Wellington, New Zealand. 23rd New Zealand NatCon. Guests: Joe & Gay Haldeman, Dan Hennah, Lucy Sussex, Yvonne Harrison, Alan Robson, Charles N. Brown, Renaldo "The Party Sheep." Memb: NZ$90. Info: CON With The Wind, Box 11-559, Manners St, Wellington, New Zealand; email:; website:

MOBICON V (May 31-Jun 2 '02) Ramada Inn on the Bay, Mobile AL. Guests: Virginia Hey, Greyson Wolf, Sharon Green, Debbora Wiles. Memb: $30. Info: MOBICON INC., Box 161632, Mobile AL 36616-2632; email:; website:

JUNE 2002

CONCAROLINAS (Jun 1-2 '02) Marriott Executive Park, Charlotte NC. Memb: $15. Info: ConCarolinas, PMB 2004, 401 Hawthorne Ln., Suite 110, Charlotte NC 28204; (336) 294-8041; email:; website:

PLOKTA.CON 2.0 (Jun 1-4 '02) Hilton National Hotel, Basingstoke, UK. Guest: John Meany. Memb: £25 (cheques to "Plokta"). Info: Plokta.Con, 24 St. Mary Rd., Walthamstow, London, E17 9RG, UK; email:

CONVERGENCE (Jun 7-10 '02) Cato Conference Centre, Melbourne, Australia. 41st Australian NatCon. GoHs: Joe & Gay Haldeman, Sean Williams, Lucy Sussex. FGoH: Race Mathews. TM: Jack Dann. Memb: A$220. Info: ConVergence 2002, Box 1212k, Melbourne, VIC 3001, Australia; (03) 9288 9953; fax: (03) 9387 6796; email:; website:

DUCKON XI VER. 2.002 – SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED (Jun 7-9 '02) Hyatt Regency Woodfield, Schaumburg IL. GoH: Joan D. Vinge. AGoH: Robin Wood. Mad Scientist GoH: J.D. ''Illiad'' Frazer. FGoH: Alice Bentley. Memb: $45. Info: DucKon 11, Box 4843, Wheaton IL 60189; email:; website:

CONFUSE (Jun 14-16 '02) Ryds Herrgård, Linköping, Sweden. Swedish NatCon. GoHs: China Miéville, Gwyneth Jones. Memb: 250 kr. Info: ConFuse 2002, c/o Hans Persson, Domaregatan 8, SE-586 63, Linköping, Sweden; email:; website:

CONSORTIUM 2002 (Jun 14-16 '02) Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Hobby Airport, Houston TX. GoH: Timothy Zahn. AGoH: Larry Elmore. MC: Tony Elam. Memb: $30. Info: ConSortium 2002, PMB 367, 3118 Fm 528 Rd., Webster TX 77598; email:; website:

DEEPSOUTHCON 40 / FANHISTORICON 12 (Jun 14-16 '02) Huntsville Hilton, Huntsville AL. GoH: Allen Steele. AGoH: Vincent Di Fate. FGoHs: Nicki & Rich Lynch. TM: Connie Willis. Guests: Robert Daniels, Eric Flint, Sharon Green, T.K.F. Weisskopf, more. Memb: $30 to 5/31/02. Info: DeepSouthCon 40 & FanHistoricon 12, Box 4857, Huntsville AL 35815-4857; Sam, (256) 883-4493; email:; website:

RELAXA.CON (Jun 14-17 '01) Whitsunday Terraces Resort, Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia. Info: Eric Lindsay, Box 640, Airlie Beach, Qld 4802, Australia; email:; website:

CONJURATION 2002 (Jun 21-23 '02) Columbia Ramada Inn, Columbia MO. GoH: David Weber. AGoH: Dee Dreslough. FGoHs: Mike & Karla Weaver. TM: Richard A. Knaak. MC: Keith Berdak. Special Guests: Jody Lynn Nye, Bill Fawcett. Memb: $30. Info: Conjuration, Box 874, Columbia MO 65205; (573) 814-2864; email:; website:

COLONIACON (Jun 22-23 '02) Cologne, Germany. Guests: Uwe Anton, Werner K. Giesa, Kai Meyer, Horst Pukallus, Jo Zybell, more. Memb: EUR 18. Info: email:, or; website:

SCIENCE FICTION RESEARCH ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE (Jun 28-30 '02) New Lanark, Scotland. Academic conference. Theme: Utopia. GoHs: Pat Cadigan, Paul McAuley, Ken MacLeod. Keynote Speaker: Andy Sawyer. Cost: $396 / £264 (meals incl.) for SFRA and SFF memb. See website for other fees, discounts, and deadlines. Info: 22 Addington Road, Reading RG1 5PT, UK; email: Farah Mendlesohn,, or Andrew M. Butler,; website:

TOP SECRET CONTRAPTION 2002 (Jun 28-30 '02) Doubletree Hotel at Detroit Metro Airport, Romulus MI. Pro Guest: Lynn Flewelling. Musical Guest: the Great Luke Ski. Art Guest: Tom Baksik aka Tomak. TM: Tim P. Ryan. Memb: $35. Info: CONTRAPTION, Box 214055, Auburn Hills MI 48321-4055; email: Karen Roe,; website:

JULY 2002

EUROCON 2002 (Jul 1-7 '02) Prague & Chotebor, Czech Republic. GoHs: Kir Bulychev, George R.R. Martin, Robert Holdstock, Andrzej Sapkowski, Rafal Ziemkiewicz, Josef Nesvadba.Guests: Ondrej Neff, Frantiska Vrbenska, Jan Kanturek, Jiri Kroulik, Pavel Toufar. Memb: 25EUR. Info: Vaclav Pravda, Post Box 113, 583 01 Chotebor, Czech Republic; email:,, or; website:

WESTERCON 55: CONAGERIE (Jul 4-7 '02) Los Angeles Airport Radisson Hotel, Los Angeles CA. GoH: Harry Turtledove. AGoH: Ross Chamberlain. Ed. GoH: Beth Meacham. FGoH: Robert Lichtman. Memb: $75. Info: Westercon 55, SCIFI, Inc., Box 8442, Van Nuys CA 91409; email:; website:

CASTLECON 15 (Jul 5-7 '02) Sheraton Reston Hotel, Reston VA. Memb: $30. Info: FanTek, 1607 Thomas Rd., Friendly MD 20744; email: Cheryl Evry,; website:

CONVERGENCE 2002 (Jul 5-7 '02) Radisson Hotel South, Bloomington MN. GoHs: Diane Duane, Peter Morwood, Mark Altman, Robert Meyer Burnett, Nene Thomas. Memb: $50. Info: CONvergence, 1437 Marshall Ave., Ste. 203, St. Paul MN 55104; (651) 647-3487; email:; website:

ENDERCON (Jul 5-6 '02) Utah Valley State College, Orem UT. Guests: Orson Scott Card, Janis Ian, Stephen Sywak, Mark Wilkinson, Rich Tenney. Memb: $25. Info: website:

INCONJUNCTION (Jul 5-7 '02) Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites, Indianapolis IN. GoHs: Larry Bond, Steven Brust. AGoH: Slawek Wojtowicz. Musical Guest: Musica Subterranea. TM: James Farlow. Media Guests: Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Jack Stauffer. Memb: $35. Info: InConJunction 2002, Box 68514, Indianapolis IN 46268-0514; email:; website:

TORONTO TREK 16 (Jul 5-7 '02) Regal Constellation Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. MC: Larry Stewart. Guests: Julie Czerneda, David Annandale, Tee Morris, Virginia Hey, Amber Benson, Tanja Reichert, Peter Woodward. Memb: $55. Info: Toronto Trek, Box 7097, Station A, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5W 1X7; email:; website:

ANTHROCON 2002: INVENTION (Jul 12-14 '02) The Adam's Mark Hotel, Philadelphia PA. GoHs: Lisanne Norman, Heather Bruton. Memb: $45. Info: Anthrocon, Inc., Box 270, Devault PA 19432-0270; email:; website:

READERCON 14 (July 12-14, '02) Burlington Marriott, Burlington, MA. GoHs: Octavia E. Butler, Gwyneth Jones. Memorial GoH: John Brunner. Memb: $35 to 6/30/02, then more. Info: Readercon, Box 38-1246, Cambridge MA 02238-1246; email:; website:

SHORE LEAVE 24 (Jul 12-14 '02) Hunt Valley Marriott Inn, Hunt Valley MD. Guests: Greg Cox, Ann C. Crispin, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Michael Jan Friedman, Roberta Rogow, Ray Villard, John Billingsley, James Marsters, Julie Caitlin Brown, more. Memb: $60. Info: Shore Leave, Box 6809, Towson MD 21285-6809; (410) 496-4456; email:; website:

UCON: 41ST JAPAN NATIONAL SF CON (Jul 13-14 '02) Hotel Gyokusen, Tamayu Township, Shimane, Japan. Info: email:; website:

NECON 22 (Jul 18-21 '02) Roger Williams College, Bristol RI. GoHs: Douglas Clegg, Graham Joyce, Christopher Golden. AGoH: Richard Sardinha. TM: P.D. Cacek. Legend: Jill Bauman. Memb: $260 (incl. room & board) – deadline 7/1/02. Info: Necon 22, 67 Birchland Ave., Pawtucket RI 02860; Dan Booth, (516) 326-6140, email:; or Bob & Mary Booth, (401) 726-2003; email:; website:

CONESTOGA 6 (Jul 19-21 '02) Sheraton Tulsa, Tulsa OK. GoH: Elizabeth Moon. TM: Lee Martindale.FGoHs: Lori Wolf, A.T. Campbell III. AGoH: Nene Thomas. Special Guest: Joe R. Lansdale. Guests: Hal Clement, Glen Cook, Suzette Haden Elgin, Brian A. Hopkins, Stephen Pagel, Dave Smeds, Laura Underwood, more. Memb: $30. Info: Conestoga 6, 440 S. Gary Ave., Box 45, Tulsa OK 74104; (918) 836-5463; website:

CONFLUENCE 2002 (Jul 26-28 '02) Four Points Sheraton, Pittsburgh PA. GoH: Hal Clement. Featured Filk Guest: Kenny Young and the Eggplants. Guests: James Morrow, William Tenn, Sarah Zettel, more. Memb: $35. Info: Confluence, Box 3681, Pittsburgh PA 15230-3681; email:; website:

LIBERTYCON 16 CANCELLED (Jul 26-28 '02) Chattanooga TN. Info: email:; website:

MYTHCON XXXIII (Jul 26-29 '02) Ramada Inn / Mary Rippon Theatre, Boulder CO. GoH: Connie Willis. Scholar GoH: Alexei Kondratiev. Theme: A Midsummer Night's Dream: Shakespeare and Fantasy. Memb: $75 / $65 Mythopoeic Society members / $45 students. Info: Mythcon XXXIII, Linda Bachman, 2435 S. Franklin St., Denver CO 80210; email: or; website:

VIKINGCON 19CANCELLED. (Jul 26-28 '02) Western Washington University, Bellingham WA. Info: VikingCon, Viking Union Box V1, Bellingham WA 98225-9106; email:; website:


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DIVERSICON 10 (Aug 2-4 '02) Holiday Inn Express, St. Paul MN. GoHs: Steven Barnes, Tananarive Due. Posthumous GoH: Alfred Bester. Memb: $50. Info: SF Minnesota, Box 8036, Lake St. Station, Minneapolis MN 55408; Jennifer Wolter, (763) 213-1239; e-mail:; website:

XIII-KHAN (Aug 2-4 '02) Ramada Inn at I-25 & Filmore, Colorado Springs CO. GoH: Sarah Hoyt. AGoH: Aaron Bilodeau. Memb: $23. Memb: Penny Tegen, 2926 Valarie Cir., Colorado Springs CO 80917; (719) 597-5259; e-mail:; website:

TATRACON 2002 (Aug 5-11 '02) Tatra Mountains, Slovakia. Memb: 400 Sk to 7/31/02. Info: Miroslav Butora, Tkácska 4/5, 052 01 Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia; 053/4467614, 0903 854 864; e-mail: or; website:

CONTEXXT (UNICON 20) (Aug 9-11 '02) University of Gloucestershire, Oxon, UK. GoHs: Keith Brooke, Ben Jeapes. Memb: £30 (cheques to ConteXXT); c/o Del Cotter, 15a Derby Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7NX, UK. Info: Nigel and Sabine Furlong, 17 Cow Lane, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 7SZ, UK; e-mail:; website:

CON-VERSION XIX / CAN-VENTION XXII (Aug 9-11 '02) The Metropolitan Centre & Westin Calgary Hotel, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. GoH: Guy Gavriel Kay. Canadian GoH: James Alan Gardner. Science Guest: Geoffrey A. Landis. TM: Robert Sawyer. AGoH: Lar deSouza. Memb: C$50. Info: e-mail:; website:

CRESCENT CITY CON XVII (Aug 9-11 '02) Best Western Landmark Hotel, Metairie LA. AGoH: Ted Nasmith. FGoHs: David & Janice Liang. TM: Danny Frolich. Guests: Sharon Green, Gregory Benford, P.N. Elrod, Debbora Wiles, Jack Stocker, Virginia Hey, Nigel Bennett, Jamie Murray/Myhr, Larry Dixon, Mercedes Lackey. Memb: $40. Info: Crescent City Con, Box 52622, New Orleans LA 70150-2622; website:

ARMADILLOCON 24 (Aug 16-18 '02) Omni Southpark, Austin TX. GoH: Martha Wells. TM: Joe R. Landsdale. Fan Guests: Kurt Baty, Scott Bobo. Editor Guest: Tom Doherty. Artist Guests: Frank Cho, Scott Kurtz. Special Guest: Robin Hobb. Memb: $35. Info: Armadillocon 24, Box 27277, Austin TX 78755; (512) 477-6259 (day), (512) 477-2294 (evening); e-mail:; website:

CONGLOMERATION (Aug 16-18 '02) Holiday Inn Lakeview, Clarksville IN. GoH: David Drake. AGoH: Matt Harpold. TM: Andy Offutt. Memb: $35. Info: ConGlomeration, Box 32095, Louisville KY 40232-2095; e-mail: or; website:

2002: A DISCWORLD ODYSSEY (Aug 16-19 '02) Hanover International Hotel, Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK. GoH: Terry Pratchett. Guests: Stephen Briggs, Paul Kidby, Bernard & Isobel Pearson, Ian Stewart, Dave Langford, Colin Smythe, Stephen Player, Jay Hurst, Jack Cohen, Diane Duane, Peter Morwood. Memb: £45. Info: The Discworld Convention 2002, Box 2002, Romford, Essex RM7 7DQ, UK; +44 (0) 709 226 4571; e-mail:; website:

BUBONICON 34 (Aug 23-25 '02) Howard Johnson East, Albuquerque NM. GoH: Esther Friesner. Artist Guest: Joe Tucciarone. TMs: Spider & Jeanne Robinson. Auctioneer: Robert Vardeman. Guests: Jane Lindskold, S.M. Stirling, Fred Saberhagen, Victor Milan, Melinda Snodgrass, Walter Jon Williams, more. Memb: $28. Info: NMSF Conference, Box 37257, Albuquerque NM 87176; Craig, (505) 266-8905 or Wendy, (505) 232-2892; e-mail:; website:

HORRORFIND WEEKEND (Aug 23-25 '02) BWI Airport Marriott, Baltimore MD. Guests: Douglas Clegg, Jack Ketchum, Edward Lee, Ray Garton, John Pelan, Brian Keene, Yvonne Navarro, Weston Ochse, Karen Taylor, Tom Piccirilli, more. Memb: $30. Info: IIc, 9722 Groffs Mill Dr. PMB 109, Owings Mills MD 21117; e-mail:; website:

LOMNICON 2002 (Aug 23-25 '02) Buschshänke, Lomnitz, Dresden, Germany. GoHs: "Jon" and Ulrike Jonack. Memb: €2.50 per day. Info: Ralf P. Kramer, 0049 351 441 1443; fax: 0046 351 441 1559; e-mail: ïnfö@uränia-drésdè

CONJOSÉ / WORLDCON 60 (Aug 29-Sep 2 '02) McEnery Convention Center, San José CA. GoH: Vernor Vinge. AGoH: David Cherry. FGoHs: Bjo & John Trimble. TM: Tad Williams. Imaginary GoH: Ferdinand Feghoot. Memb: $200. Info: ConJosé, Box 61363, Sunnyvale CA 94088-1363; e-mail:; website:

POLCON 2002 (Aug 29-Sep 1 '02) Krakow, Poland. Polish National SF Convention. GoHs: Ken MacLeod, Anna Brzezinska, Jacek Rodek. Memb: 65 zl. Info: Tomasz Z. Majkowski, skr. poczt. 2, 30-104 Kraków 45, Poland; 607 702 320; e-mail: or; website:

29th FRENCH NATIONAL SF CON (Aug 29-Sep 1 '02) Tilff (Belgium). Guests: Claude Ecken, Alain Dartevelle, Claude Bolduc, Sylvie Denis, Joelle Wintrebert, Corinne Guitteaud, Yann Minh, Philippe Ebly, Didier Cottier, Anne Ploy. Memb: €55 / BEF 2.200 / FRF 365. Info: Alain le Bussy, rue du Cimetière, 21, B-4130 Esneux, Belgium; e-mail: or Jean-Luc Fransen,; website:

DRAGON*CON 2002 (Aug 30-Sep 2 '02) Hyatt Regency Atlanta / Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta GA. Guests: Tracy Hickman, Josepha Sherman, Timothy Zahn, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Margaret Weis, Don Perrin, Jordan Weisman, Julius Schwartz, more. AGoH: Alex Grey. Memb: $75. Info: Dragon*Con, Box 16459, Atlanta GA 30321-9998; (770) 909-0115 (M-F 9-5 EST); fax: (770) 909-0112; e-mail:; website:


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COPPERCON 22 (Sep 6-8 '02) Embassy Suites Phoenix North, Phoenix AZ. GoH: Barbara Hambly. Special Effects AGoH: Mojo. AGoH: Lubov. Music GoH: Jordin Kare. Memb: $40. Info: CopperCon 22, Box 62613, Phoenix AZ 86082; (480) 423-0649; e-mail; website

BORDERLANDS: THAT WHICH SCARES US (Sep 7-8 '02) Emerald Hotel, Perth, Australia. GoHs: Robert Hood, Stephen Dedman. Memb: A$60. Info: Borderlands, 14 Simons Street, Coolbellup, WA 6163, Australia; e-mail; website

ISTROCON (Sep 13-15) Bratislava, Slovakia. Guests: John Franklin Howe, Michael Sheard. Memb: 300 Sk to 8/31/02, then more. Info: e-mail; website

OXONMOOT 2002 (Sep 13-15 '02) St. Antony's College, Oxford, UK. Tolkien Society gathering. Memb: Tolkien Society members £26; nonmembers £32. Info: website

BALTCON 2002 (Sep 20-22 '02) University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia. GoHs Nikolay Gudanecs, Dalia Truskaveckaya. Contact: or; website

CONTOURS – CANCELLED (Sep 20-22 '02) Burbank Airport Hilton Hotel and Convention Center, Burbank CA. Info: ConTours, Inc., Box 762, Peoria AZ 85380-0762; e-mail; website

ELSTERCON 2002 (Sep 20-22 '02) Haus des buches, Leipzig, Germany. Theme: Myth and Religion in SF. Guests: Tim Powers, Mary Doria Russell, Paul J. McAuley, Thomas R.P. Mielke, Frank W. Haubold, Michael Marrak, Fabian Vogt, more. Memb: €35. Info: Dirk Berger, Pawlowstr. 53, 04552 Borna, Germany; e-mail; website

MIDWEST CONSTRUCTION (Sep 20-22 '02) Embassy Suites O'Hare, Rosemont IL. Conrunning convention. Guests: None. Memb: $50 to 8/15/02. Info: Midwest Construction, c/o Midwest Fannish Conventions, Inc., 707 Sapling Lane, Deerfield IL 60015-3969; website

FANTASYCON (Sep 21 '02) Champagne Charlie's, London, UK. GoH: Graham Joyce. Memb: BFS members £12 advance, £20 at door; nonmembers £17 advance, £20 at door. Info: FantasyCon, Beech House, Chapel Lane, Moulton, Cheshire, CW9 8PQ, UK; e-mail

ARCANA 32 (Sep 27-29 '02) Holiday Inn Express – Bandana Square, St. Paul MN. GoH: Joe Bob Briggs. Memb: $35. Info: ARCANA 32, Box 8036, Lake St. Station, Minneapolis MN 55408; Eric, (612) 721-5959; e-mail; website

FANTASTIC FICTIONS: MEDIEVAL AND MODERN (Sep 27 '02) Women's College, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. GoH: Brian Attebery. Guest authors: Scott Westerfeld, Terry Dowling, Sophie Masson. Speakers: Justine Larbalestier, Sylvia Kelso, Djoymi Baker, Wendy Pearson, Kerrie Le Lievre, Lilla Smee, Kim Selling. Memb: A$30. Info: Fantastic Fictions Symposium, c/o RIHSS, Woolley Building A20, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia; (+61 2) 9351 5344; fax: (+61 2) 9351 5700; e-mail; website

FOOLSCAP IV (Sep 27-29 '02) Bellevue Hilton, Bellevue WA. GoHs: Barbara Hambly, Rick Berry. Memb: $41 to 9/20/02, $45 at door. Info: Foolscap, Box 2461, Seattle WA 98111-2461; e-mail; website

ROC*KON 2002 (Sep 27-29 '02) Little Rock, Arkansas. GoH: Jennifer Roberson. AGoH: Jeff Dee. TM: David Lee Anderson. Special Guests: Michael & Carole Curtis. Memb: $30. Info: ROC*KON SF Convention, Box 13118, Maumelle AR 72113; website


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ALBACON 2002 (Oct 4-6 '02) Ramada Inn and Convention Center, Schenectady NY. GoH: Mike Resnick. AGoH: Tom Kidd. FGoH: Sharon Sbarsky. Special Guests: Steve Miller, Sharon Lee. Memb: $45. Info: Albacon 2002, Box 2085, Albany NY 12220-0085; e-mail:; website:

ARCHON (Oct 4-6 '02) Gateway Center / Holiday Inn, Collinsville IL. GoH: Connie Willis. AGoH: Ruth Thompson. Gaming GoH: WizKids Games. Media GoH: Dirk Benedict. FGoHs: Les Haven, Jeanne Norris. TM: Mike McFadden. Memb: $40. Info: Archon 26, Box 8387, St. Louis MO 63132-8387; Rich or Michelle Zellich, (636) 326-3026; e-mail:; website:

NECRONOMICON '02 (Oct 4-6 '02) Holiday Inn Crown Plaza, Tampa FL. GoHs: David Brin, Tim Powers. Special Guest: James P. Hogan. Guests: Richard Lee Byers, Ben Bova, Vivian Schilling, more. Memb: $22 to 9/15/02, $30 at door. Info: Necronomicon, Box 2213, Plant City FL 33564-2213; e-mail: Ann Morris,; website:

Trinoc-coN (Oct 4-6 '02) Durham Marriott and Civic Center, Durham NC. GoH: Lois McMaster Bujold. AGoH: James Wappel. Gaming GoH: Dave Arneson. Special Guest: Fred Chappell. Guests: Jim Baen, Orson Scott Card, David B. Coe, F. Brett Cox, John Kessel, more. Memb: $30 to 9/30/02, $35 at door. Info: Trinoc*coN Corp., Box 10633, Raleigh NC 27605-0633; e-mail:; website:

VALLEYCON 27 (Oct 4-6 '02) Best Western Doublewood Inn & Conference Center, Fargo ND. GoHs: Virginia Hey, Kevin J. Anderson, Rebecca Moesta, David DeVries. Theme: SF&F. Memb: $25 to 9/15/02, $30 at door. Info: ValleyCon, Box 7202, Fargo ND 58108-7202; e-mail:; website:

ECHO BASE CHARITY CON 2002 (Oct 5 '02) De Blokhoeve, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands. All proceeds go to The Dutch Cancer Society. Guests: Alan Dean Foster, Angus MacInnes, Julian Glover, more TBA. Memb: 18-20 Euros. Info: e-mail:; website:

CONTEXT XV (Oct 11-13 '02) Radisson Hotel, Columbus OH. GoH: Andrew J. Offutt. Memb: $40. Info: Context, Box 163391, Columbus OH 43216; (614) 851-9977; fax: (614) 851-9970; e-mail:; website:

SILICON 2002 (Oct 11-13 '02) Crown Plaza Hotel, Foster City CA. GoH: Trina Robbins. AGoH: William Stout. Media GoH: Walter Olkewicz. FGoH: Craig Nicolai. Artist Colony GoH: Monika Livingstone. TM: Tim Dunigan. Memb: $60. Info: Silicon, PMB #151, 785/E2 Oak Grove Rd., Concord CA 94521; e-mail: Carol Christensen,, or Dann Lopez,; website:

VCON 27 (Oct 11-13 '02) Plaza 500 Hotel, Vancouver, Canada. GoHs: Gary Gygax, Tim Powers, James P. Blaylock, Alan Lee, Laura Bertram, J. Michael Straczynski. Guests: Don Debrandt, James Ernest, John Gajdecki, Matt Hughes, Eric Nylund, Jeanne & Spider Robinson, more. Memb: $30/C$45. Info: VCON 27, Main Floor, 2116 MacDonald St., Vancouver, BC, V6K 3Y4, Canada; e-mail:; website:

BUCHMESSE CON (Oct 12 '02) Bürgersaal in Dreieich-Buchschlag (near Frankfurt), Germany. Info: Roger Murmann, Wilhelm-Leuschner-Strasse 17, 64859 Eppertshausen, Germany; 0049 (0) 6071 38718; e-mail:; or Christian de Ahna, Postfach 301103, 63274 Dreieich, Germany; 0049 (0) 6103-697850; fax: 0049 (0) 6103-64494, e-mail:; website:

CAPCLAVE 2002 (Oct 18-20 '02) Hilton Silver Spring, Silver Spring MD. GoH: Stanley Schmidt. AGoH: Alexis Gilliland. Memb: $35 to 10/12/02, $40 at door. Info: Capclave 2002, 7113 Wayne Dr., Annandale VA 22003-1734; e-mail:; website:

CONJECTURE (Oct 18-20 '02) DoubleTree Mission Valley Hotel, San Diego CA. GoH: Steven Brust. Memb: $40. Info: ConJecture, Box 927388, San Diego CA 92192; e-mail:; website:

CON*STELLATION XXI: PAVO (Oct 18-20 '02) Tom Bevill Center, Huntsville AL. Memb: $35 to 9/20/02, then $40. Info: Con*Stellation XXI: Pavo, Box 4857, Huntsville AL 35815-4857; Marie, (256) 880-8210; e-mail:; website:

ICON 27 (Oct 18-20 '02) Clarion Hotel, Cedar Rapids IA. GoH: Jennifer Roberson. AGoH: John Garner. FGoHs: Les & Leannette Roth. TM: Rusty Hevelin. Memb: $35 to Labor Day 2002. Info: ICON 27, 221 E. Market St., PMB #201, Iowa City IA 52245; (563) 263-2209; e-mail:; website:

INCON (Oct 18-20 '02) Shilo Inn, Spokane WA. GoH: David Weber. AGoH: Robert Daniels, Jr. Media: GoH: Dragon Dronet. Performers: The Seattle Knights. Memb: $20 to 10/1/02, then $25. Info: InCon Convention, Box 9112, Spokane WA 99209-9112; e-mail:; website:

MILEHICON 34 (Oct 18-20 '02) Sheraton Hotel, Lakewood CO. GoHs: Jack McDevitt, Christie Golden. AGoH Michael Georges, Michael Hague (Sat. only). Special Media GoH: Nichelle Nichols. TM: John Ford. Memb: $28 to 10/05/02, $30 at door. Info: MileHiCon 34, Box 101322, Denver CO 80250-1322; (303) 657-5912; e-mail:; website:

OCTOCON (Oct 19-20 '02) Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland. GoH: China Miéville. Guests: Rachel Armstrong, Eugene Byrne, Michael Carroll, Simon Clarke, Maggie Furey, Roger Gregg, Harry Harrison, John Higgins, Paul J. Holden, Graham Joyce, Morgan Llywelyn, Ian McDonald, Juliet E. McKenna, John Meaney, Kim Newman, Michael Scott, John W. Sexton, Colin Smythe, John Vaughan, Ian Watson. Memb: IR£30 / UK£22.50 to 10/1/02. Info: Octocon 2002, c/o Yellow Brick Road, 8 Bachelors Walk, Dublin 1 (Irish cheques to ''Octocon''); UK Agent: Dave Lally, 64 Richborne Terrace, London SW8 1AX, England (Sterling cheques to ''Dave Lally #2 A/C''); e-mail:; website:

HanseCon 18 (Oct 24-28 '02) The CVJM-Haus, Lübeck, Germany. Memb: EUR15 / £10. Banquet: EUR15 / £10. Info: Heinrich R. Arenz, Burgstraße 33, 60316 Frankfurt, Germany; e-mail:

VISIONEN - SCIENCE MEETS FICTION (Oct 24-26 '02) Neustadt, Germany. Guests: Ralf Buelow, Klaus N. Frick, Marcus Hammerschmitt, Wolfgang Jeschke, Klaus Mainzer, Heinz MOO man, Uwe Neuhold, Angela & Karl Heinz stone Mueller, Tine Duffing, Thomas-Ulrich Mueller, Volkhard Stürzbecher. Memb: EUR5. Info: e-mail:; website:

CONCLAVE 27 (Oct 25-27 '02) Holiday Inn South - Convention Center, Lansing MI. GoH: Larry Niven. AGoH: Susan Van Camp. FGoH: Peg Huffaker. Memb: $35. Info: Conclave, Inc., Box 2915, Ann Arbor MI 48106; e-mail:; website:

CONSUME/RELAXACON 2002 (Oct 25-27 '02) Ramada Northwest Inn, Brooklyn Park MN. Posthumous GoH: Scott Imes. Memb: $30 to 9/30/02, $40 at door (checks to Rick Gellman, 1105 Bellecrest Drive, Maplewood MN 55109-1902). Info: Rick, 651-483-6290; e-mail:; website:

JVL-CON 2002 (Oct 25-27 '02) Ramada Inn, Janesville WI. Guests: Jack Stauffer, Heidi Hollis, Adrian Drake, Luke Ski, Stephen Austin, T.W. Miller, Mark Haeuser, Mike Quinn. Memb: $30. Info: JVL-CON 2002, 1316 Monterey Ln., Janesville WI 53546; (608) 756-5525; e-mail:; website:

OCTOCON 38 (Oct 25-27 '02) Four Points Sheraton, Cincinnati OH. Relaxicon. Memb: $18 to 9/20/02, then $25 (checks to Deborah Oakes). Info: Deborah Oakes, 5627 Antoninus Dr., Cincinnati OH 45238; (513) 922-3234; e-mail:; website:

HALLOWEEN HORROR FEST II (Oct 26 '02) Borders Books, Winter Park FL. Guests: Hugh B. Cave, Steve Alten, Owl Goingback, Edward Lee, Matthew J. Costello, Rick Hautala, Jeff VanderMeer, more. Memb: Free. Info: Carolyn Miller, (407) 629-8111; e-mail:; website:

BARNACON (Oct 31-Nov 3 '02) Barcelona, Spain. Spanish National SF con. Info: e-mail:; website:

WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION 2002 (Oct 31-Nov 3 '02) Hilton Minneapolis and Towers, Minneapolis MN. GoHs: Dennis Etchison, Jonathan Carroll, Kathe Koja, Stephen Jones, Dave McKean. Special Guest: Nelson Bond. Memb: $150; banquet $50 (checks to World Fantasy Convention). Info: World Fantasy Convention, c/o DreamHaven Books, 912 W. Lake St., Minneapolis MN 55408; (612) 823-6161; fax: (612) 823-6062; e-mail: Greg Ketter, or Beth (for membership questions),; website:


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ASTRONOMICON '02 (Nov 1-3 '02) Sheraton Four Points, Rochester NY. GoH: David Weber. AGoH: Ruth Thompson. Filk GoH: Mike ''Moonwulf'' Longcor. Memb: $40. Info: The Rochester Fantasy Fans, Box 31701, Rochester NY 14603-1701; (585) 342-4697; e-mail:; website:

NOVACON 32 (Nov 1-3 '02) Quality Hotel, Bentley, Walsall, UK. GoH: Ian McDonald. Memb: £35 to 10/20/02, £40 at door. Info: Steve Lawson, 379 Myrtle Road, Sheffield, S2 3HQ, UK; e-mail:; website:

CON*CEPT 2002 (Nov 2 '02) Days Inn Hotel, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Guests: Keith R. A. DeCandido, Larry Stewart, Claude Legault, Pierre-Yves Bernard, Eric Arson. Memb: C$10 to 9/30/02, C$15 at door. Info: MonSFFA, Attn: Con*Cept 2002 Registration, Box 1186, Place du Parc, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2X 4A7; e-mail: Cathy Palmer-Lister,; website:

ARMADACON 2002 (Nov 8-10 '02) Copthorne Hotel Plymouth, UK. Info: website:

RISING STAR 11 (Nov 8-10 '02) Glenvar High School, 3 miles W. of Salem VA on US 460. Guests: Thomas Gressman, Keith Brinegar, Ron Jarrell, Amira, Cheryl Leigh Lynn. Memb: $25 to 10/15/02, $30 at door (checks to New Camelot Productions). Info: New Camelot Productions, Box 10787, Blacksburg VA 24062-0787; e-mail:; website:

WINDYCON XXIX (Nov 8-10 '02) Hyatt Regency Woodfield, Schaumburg IL. GoH: Charles de Lint. AGoH: Lisa Snellings. Ed. GoH: Shawna McCarthy. FGoHs: Mark & Evelyn Leeper. TM: Bob Eggleton. Memb: $35 to 10/11/02, $50 at door. Info: WindyCon XXIX, Box 184, Palatine IL 60076-0184; (847) 677-9639; e-mail:; website:

FILMCON 3 (Nov 15-17 '02) Raddisson Inn West, Madison WI. GoH: Dr. David West Reynolds, Paul Topolos, Derek Smith, Adam Holmes. Special guests, members of Digital Llama Radio, and The Great Luke Ski. Memb: $30 to FilmCon, c/o Eric Larson, PO Box 558, DeForest WI 53532. email:; website:

TUSCON 29 (Nov 15-17 '02) InnSuites Hotels, Tucson AZ. GoH: Tomothy Zahn. AGoH: Vicki Visconti Tilley. TM: Edward Bryant. Memb: $45. Info: Tuscon 29, PO Box 27307, Tucson AZ 85726-7307; Cristi, 520-881-3709 or Rebecca, 520-293-1455; fax: 520-571-7180; e-mail:; website:

COAST CON JR. (Nov 16-17 '02) Airport Holiday Inn Gulfport, Biloxi MS. Memb: $20. Info: CoastCon Jr., Box 1423, Biloxi MS 39533; (228) 435-5217; e-mail:; website:

Consaint: Beneluxcon (Nov 22-24 '02) Best Western Palace Hotel, Zandvoort, Netherlands. GoHs: China Miéville, Jannelies Smit, W.J. Maryson. Memb: EUR40. Info: ConSaint, Mozartlaan 38, 2253 HX Voorschoten, The Netherlands; e-mail:; website:

ORYCON 24 (Nov 22-24 '02) Doubletree Hotel Portland Columbia River, Portland OR. GoH: Susan R. Matthews. AGoH: Lee Seed. Ed. GoH: Martin H. Greenberg. Short Story GoH: Judith Conly. FGoH: Sean Troup. Friends of Filk Special Guests: Jeff & Maya Bohnhoff. Memb: $40 to 10/31/02, then $50. Info: OryCon 24, Box 5703, Portland OR 97228-5703; James, (360) 696-3821; Lacey, (503) 620-3441; e-mail:; website:

RING*CON 2002 (Nov 22-24 '02) Maritim Hotel, Bonn, Germany. Tolkien convention. Guests: Marc B. Lee, Helmut W. Pesch, Friedhelm Schneidewind, more. Memb: EUR110. Info: FedCon GmbH Schißlerstr. 4 D-86154 Augsburg; 821/219 0932; fax: 821/219 1937; e-mail:; website:

CHAMBANACON 32 (Nov 29-Dec 1 '02) Springfield Hilton, Springfield IL. GoH: Gene Roddenberry, Jr. WGoH: Glen Cook. FGoH: Erwin S. "Filthy Pierre" Strauss. TM: Bob Passavoy. Memb: $30 to 11/15/02, then $35 (checks to ChamBanaCon). Info: ChamBanaCon, Box 199016, Indianapolis IN 46219-9016; e-mail:; website:

DARKOVER GRAND COUNCIL MEETING XXV (Nov 29-Dec 1 '02) Holiday Inn, Timonium, Timonium MD. GoH: Deborah Christian. Special Guest: Katherine Kurtz. Musical GoH: Clam Chowder. Guests: Rosemary Edghill, James MacDonald, Don Sakers, more. Memb: $40 to 11/1/02, then $45 (checks to Armida Council). Info: Armida Council, Box 7203, Silver Spring MD 20907; e-mail:, or; website:

LOSCON 29 (Nov 29-Dec 1 '02) Burbank Airport Hilton and Convention Center, Burbank CA. GoH: David Weber. AGoH: Nene Thomas. FGoH: Patti Wells. Memb: $40 to 10/31/02, $45 at door. Info: Loscon 29, c/o Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society, 11513 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood CA 91601; e-mail:, or; website:


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Nordcon 15 (Dec 5-9 ’02) Jastrzebia Góra, Poland. Info: Gdanski Klub Fantastyki, Box 76, 80-325 Gdansk 37, Poland; +48 58 5531073; e-mail: or; website:

DRACON (Dec 6-8 ’02) Brno, Czech Republic. Info: Dracon, Poboèka Èeskoslovenského Fandomu v ÈR, Box 130, 615 00 Brno, Czech Republic; e-mail:; website:

SMOFDIEGO (Dec 6-8 ’02) Hacienda Hotel, Old Town, San Diego CA. SF conrunners con. Theme: Networking. Memb: $60 / £40. Info: Smof Diego, 3118 Via Valesco, Escondido CA 92029; e-mail:; website:

PHILCON 2002 (Dec 13-15 ’02) Marriott Center City, Philadelphia PA. Principal Speaker: Connie Willis. AGoH: Donato Giancola. Special Guests: David Gerrold, Nalo Hopkinson, Spider & Jeanne Robinson. Memb: $45 to 12/2/02. Info: (877) 744-2315; e-mail: Jeff Linder,; website:

EVECON (Dec 27-29 ’02) Sheraton Reston Hotel, Reston VA. Memb: $30. Info: FanTek, 1607 Thomas Rd., Friendly MD 20744; e-mail:; website:

2003 Conventions

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