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.
18–20 January 2019
COSINE 2019 (Colorado Springs SF conference) at Hotel Eleganté, Colorado Springs, CO. Guest of Honor: Carrie Vaughn, Science Guest: Dr. Mike Brotherton, Special Guest: Connie Willis, Special Guest: Dr. Courtney Willis a.k.a. Dr. Science. Info: www.firstfridayfandom.org/cosine.
18–21 January 2019
ARISIA (New England SF conference) at Westin Boston Waterfront. Author Guest of Honor: Daniel José Older, Author Guest of Honor: Malka Older, Fan Guests of Honor: Bjo and John Trimble, Artist Guest of Honor: Elizabeth Leggett. Info: www.arisia.org.
14–16 February 2019
BOSKONE 56 (New England SF conference) at Westin Boston Waterfront. Guest of Honor: Elizabeth Hand, Special Guest: Christopher Golden, Official Artist: Jim Burns, Young Adult (YA) Fiction Guest: Cindy Pon, Hal Clement Science Speaker: Vandana Singh, NESFA Press Guest (in memoriam): Gardner Dozois. Info: www.boskone.org; P.O. Box 809, Framingham, MA 01701.
14–17 February 2019
CAPRICON 39 (Chicago area SF conference) at Westin Chicago North Shore. Author Guest of Honor: Seanan McGuire, Artist Guest of Honor: Phil Foglio, Fan Guest of Honor: Doug Rice, Musical Guest: Carrie Dahlby. Info: www.capricon.org, email@example.com, 126 E. Wing St 244, Arlington Heights, IL 60004.
4–7 July 2019
SPIKECON/NASFiC 2019 (North American SF convention) being held in conjunction with Westercon 72 at Davis Convention Center, Layton, UT. Westercon Guests—Author: Jim Butcher, Author: Eric Flint, Artist: Vincent Villafranca, Gaming: Tim the GM, Cosplay: Kitty Krell, Fans: Kevin Standlee, Lisa Hayes, Kuna Bear. NASFiC Guests—Author: David Weber, Author: Laurell K. Hamilton, Senior Editor: Susan Chang, Artist: Vincent Villafranca, Fan: Linda Deneroff, Weaponsmaster: Dragon Dronet, MCs: Bjo & John Trimble. Info: www.spikecon.org.
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/.
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