2123 November 2008
NEW ENGLAND FAN EXPERIENCE (popular culture conference) at Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Cambridge, MA. Guests include George Takei, Bob Eggleton. Experience Membership: $45; Weekend package: $225; rates available for individual events. Info: http:// www.nefe.us/; New England Fan Experience, c/o United Fan Con Inc. 26 Darrell Drive, Randolph MA 02368. Please make all checks or money orders out to United Fan Con Inc.
2123 November 2008
ORYCON 30 (Oregon SF conference) at Waterfront Marriott, Portland, OR. Writer Guest of Honor: Harry Turtledove; Editor Guest of Honor: Ginjer Buchanan; Artist Guest of Honor: Jeff Fennel, Fan Guest of Honor: Cecelia Eng. Membership: $40 until 31 July 2008; more thereafter. Info: http://www.orycon.org/orycon30/; OryCon 30, PO Box 5464,Portland OR 97228-5464
2830 November 2008
DARKOVERCON 31 (Marion Zimmer Bradley-oriented conference) at Holiday Inn Timmonium, Timmonium, MD. Guest of Honor: Patricia Briggs; Special Guest: Katherine Kurtz; Musical Guests of Honor: Clam Chowder. Membership: $45 until 1 November 2008; $50 thereafter (payable to Armida Council, PO Box 7203, Silver Spring, MD 20907). Info: http://www.darkovercon.org
2830 November 2008
LOSCON 35 (Los Angeles area SF conference) at LAX Marriott, Los Angeles, CA. Writer Guest of Honor: John Scalzi; Artist Guest of Honor: Gary Lippincott; Fan Guest of Honor: Michael Siladi. Membership: $35 in advance. Info: http://www.loscon.org/35a/; Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society, Inc.,11513 Burbank Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601
1619 January 2009
ARISIA 2009 (New England regional SF & fantasy conference) at Hyatt Regency, Cambridge, MA. Guest of Honor: Walter L. Hunt; Artist Guest of Honor: Dave Seeley; Fan Guests of Honor: Ricky and Karen Dick. Membership: $50 until 31 December 2008, $60 thereafter and at the door (if not sold out). Info: www.arisia.org; email@example.com; Arisia, Building 600, PMB 322, 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA 02139.
2325 January 2009
VERICON IX (Harvard SF, fantasy, gaming, anime conference) at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Guest of Honor: Kim Stanley Robinson. Membership: $15/$25 (student/ non-student) online until 10 December 2008, $20/$25 online until 14 January 2009, $25/$35 at the door. Info: www.vericon.org; Harvard-Radcliffe Science Fiction Association, Student Organizations Center, 59 Shepard St., Box 93, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
1315 February 2009
BOSKONE 46 (New England regional SF & fantasy conference) at Westin Waterfront, Boston, MA. Guest of Honor: Jo Walton; Official Artist: Stephan Martiniere; Special Guest: Irene Gallo; Featured Filker: Dr. Seti; NESFA Press Guests: Greg & Astrid Bear. Art show, dealer’s room, gaming, talks, panels, music, whimsy. Membership: $46 in advance, more at the door. Info: www.boskone.org; firstname.lastname@example.org; (617) 776-3243 (fax); Boskone 46, PO Box 809, Framingham, MA 01701.
27 February1 March 2009
SheVaCon 17 (SF conference) at Roanoke Virginia. Writer Guest of Honor: Larry Niven; Art Guest of Honor: Ernie Chan; Fan Guest of Honor: Carla Brindle. Multi-genre con: art room, dealer’s room, gaming, anime room, video room, computer room, masquerade/ cosplay, workshops and panels. Membership: $35 until 31 December 2008, $40 thereafter and at the door. Info: www.shevacon.org; PO Box 7622, Roanoke, VA 24019-0622.
1315 March 2009
MADICON 18 (Virginia area SF conference) at James Madison University Festival Center, Harrisonburg, VA. Guest of Honor: L.E. Modesitt, Jr. Info: www.madicon.org.
35 April 2009
WILLYCON XI (Nebraska SF conference) at Wayne State College, Wayne, NE. Author Guest of Honor: M. R. Sellars; Artist Guest of Honor: Maria J. William; Fan Guest of Honor: Rod Vasek; Alumni Fan Guests of Honor: Matt and Jen Ptacek. Membership: $15 until 1 March 2009, $20 thereafter and at the door, $10 students with school ID, FREE WSC students. Info: wildcat.wsc.edu/clubs/willycon/; RoVick1@wsc.edu or ToYoung1@ wsc.edu; (800) 228-9972.
13 August 2008
DIVERSICON 16 (Multimedia conference) at Holiday Inn Metrodome, Minneapolis, MN. Guest of Honor: Anne Frasier; Special Guest: Nnedi Okorafur-Mbachu, Ph.D. Membership: $25 until 15 March 2008, $30 until 14 July 2008, $40 at the door. Info: http://www.diversicon.org/, email@example.com, PO Box 8036, Lake Street Station, Minneapolis, MN 55408-0036
610 August 2008
DENVENTION III (66th World Science Fiction Convention) at Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado. Hotels include Adam’s Mark (party hotel), Hyatt Regency. Guest of Honor: Lois McMaster Bujold; Artist Guest of Honor: Rick Sternbach; Fan Guest of Honor: Tom Whitmore; TM: Wil McCarthy. Membership: (until further notice; see website): USD 175; supporting membership USD 40; child (until 12 as of 6 August 2008) USD 45. This is the SF universe’s annual get-together. Professionals and readers from all over the world will be in attendance. Talks, panels, films, fancy dress competitionthe works. Nominate and vote for the Hugos. Info: www.denvention3.org; firstname.lastname@example.org. Denvention 3, P.O. Box 1349, Denver, CO 80201 USA.
47 September 2009
North America Discworld Convention (conference dedicated to Terry Prachett’s Discworld books) at The Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, Tempe, AZ. Guest of Honor: Terry Prachett; other guests: Esther Friesner, Diane Duane, Peter Morwood. Info: www.nadwcon.org, email@example.com, (480) 945-6890, North American Discworld Convention 2009, c/o Leprecon, Inc., P.O. Box 26665, Tempe, AZ 85285.