1316 January 2012
ARISIA ‘12 (New England Speculative Fiction conference) at Westin Waterfront, Boston, MA. Guests of Honor: Phil & Kaja Foglio; Rising Star Artist: Gareth Hinds. Membership: $60 from 1 January 2012 and at the door; Students (13-25) $25. Info: http://2012.arisia.org; email@example.com; Arisia Inc., PO Box 391596, Cambridge, MA 02139
2022 January 2012
Epic CONFUSION (Detroit area SF conference) at Detroit Marriott, Detroit, MI. Pro Guest of Honor: Patrick Rothfuss; Fan Guest of Honor: Tom Smith; Special Guest of Honor: Roxanne Reida King; TM: Jim C. Hines. Info: http://confusion.stilyagi.org; confusion12@ stilyagi.org
2729 January 2012
COSINE 2012 (Colorado Springs area SF conference) at Crowne Plaza, Colorado Springs, CO. Guest of Honor: Charles Stross. Membership: $35 adult, $10 ages 5 to 10. Info: http://firstfridayfandom.org/cosine; cosine @rialto.org
1719 February 2012
BOSKONE 49 (New England regional SF conference) at Westin Waterfront, Boston, MA. Guest of Honor: John Scalzi; Official Artist: Daniel Dos Santos; Special Guest: Toni Weisskopf; Featured Filkers: Tricky Pixie; NESFA Press Guest: Jerry Pournelle. Membership: Adult $49; College student: $35; K-12 student: $25. Info: http://www.nesfa.org/boskone/b49; firstname.lastname@example.org; +1.617.776.3243 (fax); PO Box 809, Framingham, MA 01701
1719 February 2012
CONDFW XI (Dallas-Fort Worth area SF conference) at Crowne Plaza, Suites, Dallas, TX. Guest of Honor: Cherie Priest; Artist Guest of Honor: William Stout. Membership: up to 31 January 2012: $35 Adult, accompanied 6-12 Y.O. $15; Adult at the door: $40. Info: http://www.condfw.org; email@example.com; 750 South Main, Suite 150, PMB 14, Keller, TX 76248
2426 February 2012
MYSTICON 2012 (Tidewater Virginia SF conference) at Holiday Inn-Tanglewood, Roanoke, VA. Guests: Sherrilyn Kenyon, Keith R.A. DeCandido, CJ Henderson, Leona Wisoker (Authors), Ursula Vernon (Art). Memberships: to be announced. Info: http://www.mysticon-va.com/html/index.html; +1.540.339.7682; Mysticon, Inc of Virginia, 3735 Franklin Rd SW, Ste 228, Roanoke, VA 24014
2426 February 2012
POTLATCH 21 (Seattle area SF conference) at (probably) Best Western Executive Inn, Seattle, WA. Membership: Adult $60. Info: http://www.potlatch-sf.org/21/index.php; Potlatch 21, c/o Linda Deneroff, 11300 1st Avenue NE 313, Seattle WA 98125-6041.
30 August3 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 competitionthe 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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