NOTE: Membership rates often change after we have gone to press. Check the websites for the most recent information.
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, $10 age 5-12, free under 5 but must be accompanied at all times. Info: jordancon.org
9–13 May 2013
MISTI-CON (Harry Potter conference) at The Margate Hotel of Laconia, New Hampshire. Info: www.misti-con.org.
17–19 May 2013
SPECTRUM FANTASTIC ART LIVE 2 (celebration of the art and artists that bring to life the fantastic worlds of our favorite science fiction, fantasy, and horror books, movies, and comics) at Bartle Hall Grand Ballroom, Kansas City, MO. Guests: Peter de Seve, Tara McPherson, Charles Vess, Michael Whelan, Terryl Whitlatch. Tickets: 3-day $40 (advance only); single-day $20. Info: http://www.spectrumfantasticart.com/spectrumfantasticartlive/; firstname.lastname@example.org; +1. 913.538.1142 (9am to 5 pm CT).
17–20 May 2013
COSTUMECON 31 (Costumer Annual Conference) at Red Lion Denver Southeast, Aurora, CO. Featured artist: Dragon Dronet. Membership: $75 ($35 11 to 17) until 30 April 2013; $80 ($45 11 to 17) thereafter and at the door, supporting $25. Info: www.cc31denver.com; 1218 Florence Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80905.
31 May–2 June 2013
CONCAROLINAS (Carolinas area SF conference) at Charlotte Hilton University Place, Charlotte NC. Writer Guest of Honor: Timothy Zahn; Gaming Guest of Honor: Wolfgang Baur; Writer Special Guest: Aaron Rosenberg. Membership: $35 until 15 May 2013; $40 thereafter and at the door. Daily memberships and group rates available. Info: www.concarolinas.org; email@example.com; PO Box 26336, Charlotte NC 28221-6336.
4-7 July 2013
WESTERCON 66 (West coast Science Fantasy conference) at Hilton Arden West, Sacramento CA. Author Guests of Honor: Nicola Griffith, Kelley Eskridge; Artist Guest of Honor: Eric Shanower; Fan Guest of Honor: Radio Free Skaro (Warren Frey, Steven Schpansky, Chris Burgess); Small Press Special Guest: David Maxine. Membership: $65 in advance; $75 at the door; $30 supporting. Info: www.westercon66.org; firstname.lastname@example.org; PO Box 61363, Sunnyvale CA 94088-1363.
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 31 December 2012. Attending: $180 (adult), $110 (young adult 17-21/military), $75 (child to 16), $480 (family); 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. Info: 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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