NOTE: Membership rates often change after we have gone to press. Check the websites for the most recent information.
11–13 January 2013
ILLOGICON II (Research Triangle SF Conference) at Embassy Suites Raleigh/Research Triangle, NC. Writer Guest of Honor: Tim Powers; Webcomics Guest of Honor: Garth Graham; TM: Mark Van Name. Membership: Info: illogiCon.com; firstname.lastname@example.org.
18–20 January 2013
INFINITE CONFUSION (Detroit area SF conference) at Pro Guest of Honor: Charles Stross; Editor Guest of Honor: Scott Edelman; Fan Guest of Honor: James Davis Nicholl; Special Guest of Honor: Mary Robinette Kowal; Science Guest of Honor: Jennifer Ouellette. Membership: $35 (adult 13+) until 1 January 2013, $50 at the door; $20 (kids 5-12) until 1 January, $25 at the door. Info: http://confusion. stilyagi.org/; email@example.com; Ann Arbor Science Fiction Association, Attn: ConFusion, PO Box 8284, Ann Arbor, MI 48107.
18–21 January 2013
ARISIA 2013 (New England Speculative Fiction Conference) at Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston, MA. Guests of Honor: Tananarive Due & Steven Barnes; Artist Guest of Honor: Roger Dean; Musical Guests of Honor: Emerald Rose. Membership: $50 until 31 December 2012, $60 thereafer and at the door; $25 students 13-25 with student ID. Info: www.arisia.org; firstname.lastname@example.org; PO Box 391596, Cambridge, MA 02139.
15–17 February 2013
BOSKONE 50 (New England Science Fiction Conference) at Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston, MA. Guest of Honor: Vernor Vinge; Official Artist: Lisa Snellings; Special Guest: John Hertz; Featured Filker: Heather Dale. Presentation of Skylark and Gaughan Awards. Membership: $50 adult; $35 college student; $25 K-12 (student ID required for student rates) until 21 January 2013. Info: www.nesfa.org/boskone/b50; email@example.com; +1.617.776.3243 (fax); +1.617.625.2311 (voice); Boskone 50, PO Box 809, Framingham, MA 10701
15–17 March 2013
LUNACON 2013 (New York City area SF conference) at the Westchester Hilton (aka Hilton Rye Town). Special Guest: Leslie Fish. Other guests and rates to be announced; see the web site for details. Info: www.lunacon.org; firstname.lastname@example.org; Lunacon 2013, PO Box 432, Throggs Neck Station, Bronx, NY 10465.
22–24 March 2013
ICON 32 (Long Island SF conference). See the website for developing details. Info:iconsf.org; Box 550, Stony Brook, NY 11790.
29–31 March 2013
MARCON 48 (Central Ohio SF conference) at Hyatt Regency Columbus. Grandmaster Guest of Honor: Joe Haldeman; Filk/Music Guests of Honor: ToyBoat; Special Guest: F. Paul Wilson; Gaming Guest of Honor: Jeff Dee. Membership (adult 13+/children to 12 years): $50/$25 until 10 March 2013, $60/$30 thereafter. Info: www.marcon.org; Marcon, PO Box 141414, Columbus OH 43214.
29–31 March 2013
MINICON 48 (Twin Cities area SF conference) at Double Tree, Bloomington, MN. Author Guest of Honor: Julie Czerneda; Fan Guest of Honor: Richard Tatge. Membership: adult $40, student (13-20): $20, kid (6-12): $10, supporting: $15. Info: mnstf.org/minicon48; Box 8297, Minneapolis MN 55408
29 August–2 September 2013
LONESTARCON 3 (71st World Science Fiction Convention) at Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas. Author Guests of Honor: James Gunn & Norman Spinrad; Editor Guest of Honor: Ellen Datlow; Artist Guest of Honor: Darrell K. Sweet; Fan Guest of Honor: Willie Siros; TM: Paul Cornell; Special Guests: Leslie Fish & Joe R. Lansdale. Membership: until 30 June 2012. Attending $160 (adult), $110 (young adult 17-21), $75 child (to 16), family $440; supporting $60. 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. lonestarcon3.org; email@example.com; PO Box 27277, Austin, TX 78755-2277.
31 October–3 November 2013
WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION at The Hilton Brighton Metropole, Brighton, England Themes: World Fantasy Convention: The Next Generation and Arthur Machen @150. Guests of Honor: Richard Matheson & Richard Christian Matheson; Artist Guest of Honor: Alan Lee; Special Guests: Brian Aldiss & Tessa Farmer; MC: China Miéville. Membership: GBP100 attending, GBP50 supporting. Info: www.wfc2013.org; firstname.lastname@example.org; World Fantasy Convention 2013 c/o 130 Park View, Wembley, Middx HA9 6JU, England.
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