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.
16–20 August 2018
WORLDCON 76 (76th World Science Fiction Convention) at McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, California. Guests of Honor: Spider Robinson, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Pierre & Sandy Pettinger, Frank Hayes, John Picacio. 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: Info: http://www.worldcon76.org/; firstname.lastname@example.org; +1-408-905-9366; P.O. Box 61363, Sunnyvale, CA 94088-1363, US.
6–9 September October 2018
BOUCHERCON 2018 (World Mystery Convention) at Vinoy Renaissance Resort, St. Petersburg, FL. Guests of Honor: Karin Slaughter, Ian Rankin, Lisa Unger, Tim Dorsey, Judy Bobalik, Sara Blaedel, Sean Chercover, Mark Billingham, John D. MacDonald, Ayo Onatade Margaret Cannon. Info: https://www.bouchercon2018.com/.
28–30 September 2018
CAPCLAVE 2018 (Greater DC area SF conference) at Hilton Washington DC/Rockville, Rockville, MD. Guests of Honor: Nancy Kress, Alyssa Wong. Info: http://www.capclave.org/capclave/capclave18/.
5–7 October 2018
ICECON (Iceland SF conference) at Reyjavik, Iceland. Guests of Honor: Naomi Novik, Terry Brooks. Info: http://icecon-reykjavik.is/; icecon.reykjavik.gmail.com.
5–8 October 2018
VCON 42 (Vancouver BC SF conference) combined with CANVENTION 38 at Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Vancouver BC. Guest of Honor: Charles Stross. Info: http://vcon.ca/.
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/.
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.