Conventions

2017

  • Chessiecon 2017 — November 25-26, 2017
    • Radisson North Baltimore Hotel
    • GoH: Ada Palmer
    • “Where Traditions Evolve”

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.
  • I-Con 32 – March 17-19, 2017
    • Brentwood, NY
    • GoHs: Cory Doctorow, David Gerrold, David Knauf
    • The Northeast’s largest multi-genre fan-run convention
  • International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts – March 14-18, 2018
    • Orlando Airport Marriott, Orlando, Florida
    • This year’s theme: 200 Years of the Fantastic: Celebrating Frankenstein and Mary Shelley
    • GoHs: John Kessel, Nike Sulway
    • Guest Scholar: Fred Botting
  • Norwescon 40 – March 29 – April 1, 2018
    • Seatac, Washington
    • 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 51 – 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
  • LaffCon 2 – June 10, 2017
    • Mercer County Library, 2751 Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ
  • Westercon 70 – 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
  • Locus Awards Weekend – June, 2018
    • Best Western Executive Inn, Seattle WA
    • Announcement of Locus Awards winners
  • Readercon 28 – July 12-15, 2018
    • Quincy, MA
    • GoHs: Ken Liu, Nisi Shawl
  • Confluence – July 27-28, 2018
    • Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel
    • Guests of Honor: Catherynne M. Valente, S.J. “Sooj” Tucker, Judi Miller
  • 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
  • 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 2017 — November 25-26, 2017
    • Radisson North Baltimore Hotel
    • GoH: Ada Palmer
    • “Where Traditions Evolve”

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