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.
1–4 November 2018
WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION 2018 at Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, MD. Guests: Kaaron Warren, Scott Edelman, Tom Kidd, Michael J. Walsh, Aliette de Bodard. TM: Linda D. Addison. Info: http://www.wfc2018.org/.
16–18 November 2018
PHILCON 2018 (Philadelphia area SF conference) at The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Cherry Hill NJ. Principal Speaker: Steven Brust, Artist Guest of Honor: Gary Lippincott, Special Guest: Marshall Ryan Maresca. Info: www.philcon.org; www.facebook.com/Philcon.PSFS; P.O. Box 8303, Philadelphia, PA 19101.
16–18 November 2018
SFCONTARIO 9 (Ontario SF conference) at Ramada Plaza Toronto, Toronto, ON Canada Author Guest: Lawrence M. Schoen, Fan Guest: Gunnar Wentz. Info: http://sfcontario.ca/convention-information.
23–25 November 2018
CHESSIECON 2018 (Chesapeake Bay area SF conference) at Red Lion Hotel Baltimore North (formerly Radisson North Baltimore), Timonium, MD. Guest of Honor: JoWalton, Music Guest of Honor: Mary Crowel, Special Guest: Katherine Kurtz. Info: www.chessiecon.org; email@example.com; TSFS, Inc. P.O. Box 83032, Gaithersburg, MD 20883-3032.
30 November–2 December 2018
SMOFCON 36 (SF convention runner conference) at Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa, Santa Rosa, CA. Central theme: Conventions at the Speed of Light: Technology for the Modern Convention. Info: https://smofcon36.com/.
15–19 August 2019
DUBLIN 2019: AN IRISH WORLDCON (77th World Science Fiction Convention) at Convention Centre, Dublin, Ireland. Guests of Honor: Bill & Mary Burns, Diane Duane, Ginjer Buchanan, Ian McDonald, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Steve Jackson. 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: https://dublin2019.com/.
Running a convention? If your convention has a telephone or fax number, e-mail address, or web page, please let us know so that we can publish this information. We must have your information in hand SIX months before.
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Attending a convention? When calling conventions for information, do not call collect and do not call too late in the evening. It is best to include a S.A.S.E. when requesting information; include an International Reply Coupon if the convention is in a different country.