20–22 April 2012
ODYSSEY CON 12 (Madison WI area SF conference) at Radisson Hotel, Madison, WI. Writer Guests of Honor: Larry Niven and Steven Barnes; Game Designer Guest of Honor: Kenneth Hite. Memberships: (until 7 April 2012) Adult $35, Student $25, Youth (6-12) $15; (thereafter and at the door): Adult $45, Student $35, Youth (6-12) $25. Info: www.odysseycon.org; Odyssey Con, PO Box 7114, Madison, WI 53707
25–27 May 2012
ALABAMA PHOENIX FESTIVAL (The Arts, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Gaming, etc.) at Hilton at Perimeter Park, Birmingham, AL. Membership: $50 until 27 April 2012, $55 thereafter. Info:http://www.alabamaphoenixfestival.com/index.html; firstname.lastname@example.org; PO Box 359, Helena, AL 35080.
25–28 May 2012
BALTICON 46 (Baltimore area SF conference) at Marriott’s Hunt Valley Inn, Baltimore, MD. Guest of Honor: Jody Lynn Nye; Artist Guest of Honor: Jim Odbert; Music/Filk Guests of Honor: Heather Dale & Ben Deschamps; Science Guest of Honor: Dr. William D. Phillips, N.L. Membership: $50 adult/$25 (6-12) until 29 February 2012, $55/$28 1 March to 30 April 2012; $62/$31 thereafter. Info: http://www.balticon.org; email@example.com; P.O. Box 686, Baltimore, MD 21203-0686
25–28 May 2012
BAY CON 30 (San Francisco Bay area SF conference) at the Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara, CA. Writer Guest of Honor: Brandon Sanderson; Artist Guest of Honor: Stephan Martiniere; Fan Guests of Honor: Scott & Cathy Beckstead; TMs: Dani & Eytan Kollin. Membership: $60 as of 11 November 2011, more later. Info: http://www.baycon.org/2012/; firstname.lastname@example.org; P.O. Box 62108 Sunnyvale, CA 94088-2108
25–28 May 2012
WISCON 36 (Feminist-oriented SF conference) at Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI. Guests of Honor: Andrea Hairston & Debbie Notkin. Membership: Age 18+ $50; Age 7 to 17 $20. Membership is capped at 1,000; there is no guarantee of at-the-door memberships. Info: http://www.wiscon.info/; email@example.com; WisCon, c/o SF3, P.O. Box 1624, Madison, WI 53701-1624.
30 August–3 September 2012
CHICON 7 (70th World Science Fiction Convention) at Hyatt Regency Chicago, IL. 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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