NOTE:Membership rates often change after
we have gone to press. Check the websites
for the most recent information.
22–24 June 2012
4th STREET FANTASY COVERSATION (Minnesota Fsy conference) Springhill Suites, St. Louis Park, MN.Membership: $65 until 30 May 2012, $100 thereafter; membership cap of 250. Info: www.4thstreetfantasy.com; 323 Autumn Woods Drive, Covington LA 70433.
22–24 June 2012
APOLLOCON 2012 (Houston area SF/Fsy/H conference) at Doubletree Houston Intercontinental, Houston, TX. Guest of Honor: Tanya Huff.Membership $35 in advance, $40 at the door (special rates for students, etc. see website). Info:apollocon.org; firstname.lastname@example.org; PO Box 541822, Houston, TX 77254.
5–8 July 2012
CONCLUSION/WESTERCON 65 (West Coast Science Fantasy Conference) at Doubletree Hotel Seattle Airport, Seatac, WA. Author Guest of Honor: Robin Hobb (a.k.a. Megan Lindholm); Artist Guest of Honor: Frank Wu; Special Guest: Brianna Spacecat Wu; Science Guest of Honor: Art Bozlee; Fan Guest of Honor: Chaz Boston Baden. Membership: $55 attending/$30 supporting until 18 November 2011—see website for current rates. Info: http://drupal.westercon65.org/; Box 1091, Woodinville, WA 98072-1091.
12–15 July 2012
READERCON 23 (Literary-oriented SF conference) at Burlington Marriott, Burlington, MA. Guests of Honor: Peter Straub, Caitlin R. Kiernan; Memorial Guest of Honor: Shirley Jackson. Membership: $50 until 20 February 2012. Info: http://www.readercon.org/; email@example.com; PO Box 65, Watertown, MA 02472.
10–12 August 2012
WHEN WORDS COLLIDE 2012 (Literary-oriented SF conference) at Best Western Village Park Inn, Calgary, AB, Canada. Hosting the 2012 Aurora Awards. Guests of Honor: Kevin J. Anderson (science fiction), Kelley Armstrong (urban fantasy), Rebecca Moesta (young adult), Anthony Bidulka (mystery), Adrienne Kerr (editor), Vanessa Cardui (poetry). Membership CAD50 until 1 April 2012, more thereafter. Info: http://www.whenwordscollide.org/; When Words Collide, c/o The Sentry Box, 1835 10th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3C 0K2, Canada.
24–26 August 2012
BUBONICON 44 (New Mexico area SF conference) at Albuquerque Marriott Uptown, Albuquerque, NM. Guest of Honor: Brandon Sanderson; TM: Michael Cassutt; Guest Artist: Ursula Vernon. Membership: $38 until 12 May 2012, more thereafter; $23 YA (14 to 17). Info: http://bubonicon.com/; NMSF Conference, PO Box 37257, Albuquerque, NM 87176.
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.
21-23 September 2012
FENCON IX (Dallas/Fort Worth area
SF/Fsy/Filk conference) at Crowne Plaza
North Dallas/Galleria, Addison, TX. Guest of
Honor: C. J. Cherryh; Music Guest of Honor:
John Anealio; Fen Guest of Honor: Teresa Patterson;
Artist Guest of Honor: Donato Giancola;
Science Guest of Honor: Dr. David Hanson;
TM: Peter A. David; Special Guest: Karl
Schroeder. Membership: Adult $40 until 1 September,
$45 at the door; YA (13-21): $25 until
1 September, $30 at the door; child (6-12): $15
until 1 September, $20 at the door. Info:
http://www.fencon.org/; email@example.com; PO
Box 701448, Dallas TX 75370-1448.
28-30 September 2012
CONTEXT 25 (Columbus, Ohio area SF conference)
at The Doubletree Hotel, Columbus,
OH. Guest of Honor: L. E. Modesitt, Jr.; Horror
Guest of Honor: Alex Bledsoe; Editor Guests
of Honor: Toni L. P. Kelner; Music Guest of
Honor: Bill & Brenda Sutton; Science Guest of
Honor: Robert Pyatt. Membership: $35 until
31 June 2011; $45 until 20 September; $50 at
the door. Single day: $20 Friday; $30 Saturday;
$10 Sunday. Info: http://www.contextsf.org/;
PO Box 163391, Columbus, OH 43216
28-30 September 2012
VCON 37 (Vancouver, BC area SF conference)
at Sheraton Vancouver Guilford, Surrey, BC.
Author Guest of Honor: Connie Willis; Artist
Guest of Honor: James Ng; Science Guest of
Honor: Greg Benford. Memberships: Until 15
September 2012—Adult CAD45; Student
CAD33.75; Senior (65+): CAD33.75; Youth (7-18): CAD22.50; Child (0-6): FREE. See website
for details. Info: http://www.vcon.ca/; Box
78069, Grandview RPO, Vancouver, BC V5N
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