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.
4 June–13 July 2018
ODYSSEY WRITING WORKSHOP at Manchester, NH. Application deadline 7 April 2018. Info: www.odysseyworkshop.org.
LOCUS AWARD WEEKEND at Seattle, WA. Emcee: Connie Willis. Autographs, readings, panels, workshop. Info: www.locusmag.com.
21–24 June 2018
MYTHMOOT V (academic/fan conference) at National Convention Center, Leesburg, VA. Guests: John Garth, Donald Anderson, Marc Okrand. Info: www.tinyurl.com/MythMootV.
29 June–1July 2018
NEFILK 28: CONCERTINO (Filk conference) at Holiday Inn Boston Dedham, Dedham MA. Guest of Honor: Cecilia Eng, Toastmaster: Errol Elumir, Fan Guest: Filthy Pierre (Erwin S. Strauss), Interfilk Guest: Gabrielle Gold. Info: http://www.concertino.net/.
4–8 July 2018
WESTERCON 71 (West Coast Science Fantasy Conference) at Hyatt Regency, Denver, CO. Master of Ceremonies: David Gerrold; Literary Guest of Honor: Nancy Kress; Editor Guest of Honor: Rebecca Moesta; Artist Guest of Honor: Jeff Sturgeon; Filk Guests of Honor: Margaret Davis and Kristoph Klover; Fan Guests of Honor: Mem Morman and Kent Bloom; Entertainment Guest of Honor: Andrew Mayne. Info: http://www.westercon71.org/.
6–8 July 2018
SHORE LEAVE 40 (fan-run media SF conference) at Hunt Valley Inn, Hunt Valley MD. Info: http://shore-leave.com; P.O. Box 6809, Towson, MD 21285-6809; +1.410.701.0669.
27–29 July 2018
CONFLUENCE 2018 (Pittsburgh area SF conference) at Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport, Pittsburgh PA. Guest of Honor: Catherynne M. Valente; Music Guest: S.J. (Sooj) Tucker, 30th Anniversary Honors Guest: Judi Miller www.confluence-sff.org; P.O. Box 3681, Pittsburgh, PA 15230-3681.
16–20 August 2018
WORLDCON 76 (76th World Science Fiction Convention) at San Jose McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, California. Guests of Honor: Spider Robinson, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Pierre & Sandy Pettinger, Bob Wilkins, Edgar Pangborn (in memoriam). 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.worldcon76.org/; firstname.lastname@example.org; +1-408-905-9366; P.O. Box 61363, Sunnyvale CA 94088-1363, USA.
17–19 August 2018
BROWNCOAT BALL (Firefly/Serenity fan conference) at Washington Court Hotel, Washington DC. Info: http://browncoatball.com/2018/.
24–26 August 2018
BUBONICON 50 (Albuquerque area SF conference) at Albuquerque Marriott Uptown, Albuquerque, NM. Guests of Honor: John Scalzi, Mary Robinette Kowal, TM: Lee Moyer, Guest Artist: Eric Velhagen. Info: www.bubonicon.com; email@example.com, +1.505.559.0931 or +1.505.266.8905 (phone 9 a.m.–9 p.m. MT); 933 San Mateo Blvd NE, Suite 500-208, Albuquerque, NM 87108.
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