Upcoming Events

NOTE: Some conventions have decided to be in-person again or hybrid. However, such information is subject to change depending upon the state of the pandemic. Check with the convention for vaccination and masking requirements. In general, check with the convention in advance before planning travel, lodgings, etc. You might find the graphs and maps at https://www.bbc.com/news/world-51235105 to be of some use. Travel between some countries may be restricted or banned by government action.

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 or for virtual attendance. All schedules are tentative and are subject to change because of public health regulations. Check the websites for the most recent information.


29 April–1 May 2022
RAVENCON 15 (central Virginia SF conference) at Virginia Crossings Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Glen Allen, VA. Guests of Honor: Terry Brooks, Rhiannon’s Lark (music). Info: https://www.ravencon.com/.

6-8 May 2022
MARCON (Ohio regional science fiction conference) Crowne Plaza Columbus North, Worthington OH. Guests include: Author GoH: Carrie Vaughn, Artist GoH: Sara Felix, Science GoH: Wolfgang Rumpf , Music GoHs: Blibbering Humdinger.  Info: http://marcon.org/; Marcon, PO Box 141414, Columbus OH 43214.

12–15 May 2022
STOKERCON (Horror Convention) at The Curtis, Denver CO. Hybrid convention. Guests of Honor: Linda Addison (keynote speaker), Kevin Wetmore (emcee), Ernest Dickerson, Gemma Files, Brian Keene, Jennifer McMahon, John Edward Lawson, Sheree Renee Thomas. Info: https://www.stokercon.com//

27-29 May 2022
INTERNATIONAL SPACE DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE (National Space Society) at Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington VA. Theme: Living in Space. Info: https://isdc2022.nss.org/; +1.202.429.1600 (voice); +1.703.435.4390 (fax); National Space Society, PO Box 98106, Washington DC 20090-8106.

27–30 May 2022
BALTICON 56 (Maryland regional science fiction and fantasy conference) at Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore MD. Guests of Honor: Nancy Springer (author), Odera Igbokwe (artist), C.J. Cherryh (special), Seanan McGuire (special), Wen Spencer (specia). Info: https://www.balticon.org/wp56/; balticoninfo@balticon.org; +1.410.563.2737; PO Box 686, Baltimore MD 21203-0686.

24–26 June 2022
SOONERCON 30 (Oklahoma SF, Fsy, Gaming conference) at Embassy Suites by Hilton Norman Hotel and Conference Center, Norman OK. Featured Guests: Michael Wilson, Muriel Fahrion, John Eads. Info: https://soonercon.com/; Future Society of Central Oklahoma dba Soonercon, P O Box 950406, Oklahoma City OK 73195-0406.

1–5 September 2022
CHICON 8 (80th World Science Fiction Convention) at Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, IL. Guests of Honor: Charles de Lint (author), Floyd Norman (artist), Edie Stern & Joe Siclari (fans), ErleKorshak (in memoriam), Annalee Newitz & Charlie Jane Anders (TMs). 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://chicon.org/.

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