25–27 November 2011
CHAMBANACON 41 (Midwest relaxacon, gaming, art, etc. conference) at Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center, Urbana, IL. Guests of Honor: Geoffrey Landis and Mary Turzillo; Fan Guest of Honor: Van Tilberg; TM: Tim Smith. Membership: $50 until 12 November 2011, $55 at the door; children 6-11 half price; under 6 free. Info: http://www.chambanacon.org/; Brenda@chambanacon.org; 368 W. Main Street, Danville, IL 46122-1622.
25–27 November 2011
LOSCON 38 (Los Angeles science fiction conference) at LAX Marriott, Los Angeles, CA. Writer guest of honor: John DeChancie; Science guest of honor: Rick Searfoss, Colonel, USAF ret; Artist guest of honor: Aldo Spadoni; Fan guest of honor: John Hertz. Membership: $45 until 31 October 2011, $50 until 24 November 2011, $55 at the door. Info www.loscon.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, Loscon Chair, 11513 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91602
2–4 December 2011
SMOFCON 29 (SF convention-runners conference) at Park Plaza Victoria Hotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Membership: Info: http://www. smofcon29.org/; email@example.com. Check website for directions on tendering payment for membership.
30 August–3 September
2012 CHICON 7 (70th World Science Fiction Convention) at Hyatt Regency Chicago, Illinois. Writer Guest of Honor: Mike Resnick; Artist Guest of Honor: Rowena Morrill; Astronaut Guest of Honor: Story Musgrave; Fan Guest of Honor: Peggy Rae Sapienza; Agent Guest of Honor: Jane Frank; TM: John Scalzi. Membership from 1 October 2010 until some later date (see website for latest details): Attending through Spring 2011: Adult (22+): $125; Young Adult (17-21): $100; Child (5-16): $75; Kid-in-tow (0-4): FREE; Supporting: $50. [Ages as of 30 August 2012]. 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 competition—the works. Nominate and vote for the Hugos. Info: http://chicon7.org/; firstname.lastname@example.org; Post Office Box 13, Skokie, IL 60076.
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