30 September–2 October 2011
ARCON 35 (St. Louis area SF conference) at Doubletree and Gateway Center, Collinsville, MO. Guest of Honor: Spider Robinson; Artist Guest of Honor: Brad W. Foster; TM: Rusty Hevelin; Fan Guest of Honor: Steve Lopata; Masquerade MC: Vic Milán. Membership: Adult $60 until 15 September 2011, $65 thereafter and at the door; Young Adults (11-16) $20; Kids (6-10) $8. Children through age 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Info: http://www.archonstl.org/35; inforequest@ archonstl.org; P.O. Box 4191, Ballwin, MO 63022.
30 September—2 October 2011
VCON 36 (British Columbia SF conference) at Sheraton Vancouver Airport, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Author Guest of Honor: Dr. Gregory Benford; Artist Guest of Honor: Jean-Pierre Normand; Media Guest of Honor: Lisa Lassek. Membership [Canadian dollars]: until 15 August 2011—adult $50, student/senior/gamer $37.50, youth (7-12) $25; until 15 September 2011—adult $55, student/senior/gamer $41.25, youth (7-12) $27.50; at the door—adult $60, student/senior/gamer $45, youth $30. Day memberships available at the door. Info: http://www.vcon.ca/index.htm; Box 78069, Grandview RPO, Vancouver, BC V5N 5W1 Canada
14—16 October 2011
CAPCLAVE 2011 (Washington DC area SF conference) at Hilton Washington DC/North, Gaithersburg, MD. Guests of Honor: Carrie Vaughn, Catherynne Valente. Membership: $55 until 30 September 2011, $60 thereafter; Students, Active Military, and Active Military dependents: All day Saturday $20; Whole weekend $25—ID required—mail or in person only. Online registration closes 9 October 2011. Info: http://www.capclave.org/ capclave/capclave11/; http://www.capclave. org/blog/; Mail registration: Capclave 2011, c/o Barry Newton, PO Box 53, Ashton, MD 20861. NOTE: new hotel and date.
21—23 October 2011
MILEHICON 43 (Denver area SF conference) at Hyatt Regency Tech Center, Denver, CO. Guests of Honor: Vernor Vinge, Glen Cook, Gardner Dozois; TM: Mario Acevedo. Membership: Until 7 October 2011: $42; at the door $45 (children 6-12 half price, under 6 free). Info: http://www.milehicon.org/
20—23 October 2011
ALBACON 2011 (Albany NY area SF conference) at Best Western Sovereign Hotel, Albany, NY. Guest of Honor: Jackie Kessler; Artist Guest of Honor: Steve Hickman; Media Guest of Honor: Keith DeCandido; Special Guest: Jan Howard Finder. Membership: $40 until 20 September 2011, $50 thereafter and at the door; Student and Active Military 50% off. Info: http://www.albacon.org/; P.O. Box 2085, Albany, NY 12220-0085.
27—30 October 2011
WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION at Town and Country Resort Hotel, San Diego, CA. Guests of Honor: Jo Fletcher, Neil Gaiman, Parke Godwin, Shawna McCarthy; TM: Connie Willis. NOTE: The convention has reached the attendee cap and started a wait list. If you wish to be put on the list, please complete the Wait list request form at http://www.wfc2011. org/members/waitlistrequestform.htm
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