NOTE: Membership rates often change after we have gone to press. Check the websites for the most recent information.
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.
12–14 April 2013
WINDY CITY PULP & PAPER CONVENTION (90 years of SF and Fsy Magazines) at Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, Lombard IL. Auction of pulps from the collection of the estate of Jerry Weist. Pulp film fest. Membership: $35; $25 Friday, $25 Saturday, $15 Sunday; special Early Bird $60 (allows early entry to Dealers’ Room on Friday); children 13 and under free. Info: www.windycitypulpandpaper.com; 13 Spring Lane, Barrington Hills, IL 60010.
19–21 April 2013
JORDANCON V/DEEPSOUTHCON 51 (Southern regional SF conference) at Doubletree Hotel, Roswell, GA. Guests of Honor: Seanan McGuire and Michael Whelan. Membership: $45, age 5–12 $10, free under 5 but must be accompanied at all times. Info: jordancon.org.
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 adult $160, young adult (17–21) $110, child (to 16) $75, 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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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; email@example.com; World Fantasy Convention 2013 c/o 130 Park View, Wembley, Middx HA9 6JU, England.
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