Upcoming Events

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.


3–6 October 2017
Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop 2017 (Space development conference put on by: The Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop, Starship Century, and the Tau Zero Foundation) at Embassy Suites, Huntsville, AL. Major speakers include: Pete Kluper, Kevin Parkin, Jim Benford, David Messerschmitt (Breakthrough Star Shot), and Slava Turyshev (NASA JPL). Les Johnson is the program chairman. Science Fiction Readers welcome. Info: https://tviw.us.

12–15 October 2017
BOUCHERCON 2017 (World Mystery Convention) at Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Toronto ON. Guests of Honour: Louise Penny, Megan Abbott, Christopher Brookmyre, Chris Graben Stein, Margaret Cannon; TMs: Twist Phelan, Gary Phillips; Ghost of Honor: John Buchan. Info: www.bouchercon2017.com; info@bouchercon2017.com; +1.416.458.7845.

2–5 November 2017
WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION 2017 at Wyndham Riverwalk, San Antonio TX. Guests: Tananarive Due, Karen Joy Fowler, Gregory Manchess, David Mitchell, Gordon Van Gelder; TM: Martha Wells. Info: www.wfc2017.org.

10–12 November 2017
PHILCON 2017 (Philadelphia area SF conference) at The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Cherry Hill, NJ. Principal Speaker: Seanan McGuire (Mira Grant; Musical Special Guest: Bed & Breakfast (Bill & Brenda Sutton). Info: www.philcon.org; www.Facebook.com/Philcon.PSFS.

24–26 November 2017
CHESSIECON 2017 (Chesapeake area SF conference) at Radisson North Baltimore, Timonium, MD. Guest of Honor: Ada Palmer, Music GoH: T. J. Burnside Clapp, Art GoH: Megan Willis. Info: http://chessiecon.org; www.facebook.com/chessiecon; info@chessiecon.org; twitter.com/Chessiecon.

1–3 December 2017
SMOFCON 35 (SF Conference runners convention) at Back Bay Hilton, Boston, MA. Info: http://www.smofcon35.org; smofcon35@mcfi.org; P.O. Box 1010, Framingham MA 01701. Mailing list: http://listsmgt.sflovers.org/mailman/listinfo/smofcon.

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/; info@worldcon76.org; +1-408-905-9366; P.O. Box 61363, Sunnyvale CA 94088-1363, USA.


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