NOTE: Membership rates and other details often change after we have gone to press. In addition, most conventions have age-based membership rates in advance and at the door. There also may be rates for single days. Check the websites for the most recent information.
21–23 April 2017
THE 2017 WINDY CITY PULP & PAPER CONVENTION at The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, Lombard IL. Info: www.windycitypulpandpaper.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Doug Ellis, 13 Spring Lane, Barring ton Hills IL 60010.
18–22 May 2017
MISTI-CON 2017 (Harry Potter conference) at Margate Hotel, Laconia NH. Panels, academics, discussions, cosplay, masquerade. Info: www.misti-con.org.
26–29 May 2017
BOROUGH CON (Anime, comics, etc.) at St. John’s University, Queens, NY. Info: www.boroughcon.com.
1–4 June 2017
MYTHMOOT IV (academic/fan conference) at National Convention Center, Leesburg VA. Info: http://mythgard.org/events/mythmoot-iv/.
5 June–14 July 2017
ODYSSEY WRITING WORKSHOP at Manchester NH. Application deadline 7 April 2017. Info: www.odysseyworkshop.org.
23–25 June 2017
CONTATA 8 (Filking conference) at Hyatt Morristown at Headquarters. Plaza, Morristown NJ. Guest of Honor: Bob Kanefsky, Brave Toaster: Mary Ellen Wessels, Seasoned Guest: Jane Sibley, Interfilk Guests: Zornige Ameisen/Angry Antz. Info: www.contata.org.
6–9 July 2017
NORTHAMERICON ’17 (North American Science Fiction Conference—NASFiC) at Sheraton Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR. Guests of Honor: Daína Chaviano, Tobias Buckell, George Perez, Br. Guy Consolmagno, SJ, Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Paula Smith. Info: www.northamericon17.com.
9–13 August 2017
WORLDCON 75 (75th World Science Fiction Convention) at Messukeskus, the Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre, Helsinki, Finland. Guests of Honor: John-Henri Holmberg, Nalo Hopkinson, Johanna Sinisalo, Claire Wendling, Walter Jon Williams. 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://www.worldcon.fi/; email@example.com.
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