Upcoming Events

NOTE: Some conventions have decided to be in-person again. However, such information is subject to change depending upon the state of the pandemic. 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. All schedules are tentative and are subject to change because of public health regulations. Check the websites for the most recent information.
 

4-7 November 2021
WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION 2021 at Hotel Bonaventure, Montréal QC. Guests of Honour: Nisi Shawl (author), John Picacio (artist), André François Ruaud (editor), Owl Goingback (special), Yves Meynard (special), Brandon O’Brien (special), Christina Taylor-Butler (TM). Info: https://www.wfc2021.org/ ; info@wfc2001.org; 103-2077 Wilson Avenue, Montréal QC H4A 0A5 Canada.

4-7 November 2021
79th World Science Fiction Convention (DISCON III) at Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC. Guests of Honor: Nancy Kress (writer), John Harris (artist), Ben Yalow (fan), Malka Older (special), Sheree Renee Thomas (special). 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://discon3.org; info@discon3.org Note: in addition to the usual Attending and Supporting memberships, there will be a Virtual Membership for USD75.00.

12-14 November 2021
WINDYCON 47 (Chicago area SF conference) at Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, Lombard, IL. Theme: Urban Fantasy. Artist GoH: Ray Van Tilburg, Science/Maker GoH: Elizabeth Koprucki, Gaming GoH: Ken Hite, Music GoH: Seanan McGuire, TM: Ada Palmer. Info: http://windycon.org; info@windycon.org; +1.847.973.6161; PO Box 1044, Matteson IL 60443-4044

26-28 November 2021
LOSCON 47 (Los Angeles area SF conference) at Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel. Writer GoH: Gregory Benford, Artist GoH: Jeff Sturgeon, Fan GoHs: Dennis and Kristine Cherry. Info: http://loscon.org/47/; info@loscon.org. IMPORTANT: “Loscon requires attendees 16 and older to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination and attendees under 16 to have a documented negative Covid test within 3 days of the start of the convention. Public health guidelines and Marriott policies will require masks to be worn in all public spaces during the convention. Failure to abide by public health guidelines and Marriott policies will be grounds for removal from the event.” http://loscon.org/47/2019/11/22/hello-world/

3-5 December 2021
SMOFCONEUROPE/SMOFCON 39 (SF conference runners’ convention) at VIP Executive Art’s HOTEL. Lisboa, Portugal. Info: https://www.smofconeurope.com/

15-19 December 2021
CAPCLAVE 2021 (DC-area SF conference) at Rockville Hilton, Rockville MD. Guest of Honor: Eric Flint. Info: http://www.capclave.org/blog/
 

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