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.
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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.
3–6 November 2022
WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION 2022 at The Hyatt Regency New Orleans, LA. Guests of Honor: Victor LaValle & Jo Walton (authors), Iris Compiet (artist), Ginjer Buchanan (editor), Caitlin R. Kiernan (author special), Andrei Codrescu (author special), Ursula Vernon (TM). Info: https://www.wfc2022.org/
4–6 November 2022
ASTRONOMICON 13 (upstate New York SF conference) at RIT Inn and Conference Center, Rochester, New York. Guests of Honor: Allen Steele (author), Adrienne Kress (YA), Richard & Wendy Pini (comics), Chris Barkley (fan), Tom Smith (filk), Sara Felix (artist). Info: www.astronomicon.info; +1.585.342.4697; The Rochester Fantasy Fans, P. O. Box 23201, Rochester NY 14692-3201.
11-13 November 2022
WINDYCON 48 (Chicago area SF conference) at Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, Lombard, IL. Guests of Honor: A. M. Dellamonica (author), Kelly Robson (author), Lauren Raye Snow (artist), Lauren Oxford (music), Bill Higgins (science), Jody Lynn Nye (special), Bill Fawcett (special), Tom Smith (special). Info: https://windycon.org/; email@example.com; +1.847.973.6161; PO Box 1044, Matteson IL 60443-4044.
25-27 November 2022
LOSCON 48 (Los Angeles area SF conference) at Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel. Writer GoH: tba, Artist GoH: tba, Fan GoHs: Susan Fox & Gene Turnbox. Info: https://loscon.org/48/; firstname.lastname@example.org.
2–4 December 2022
SMOFCON 38 CIRQUE DES SMOFS (SF conference runners’ convention) at Le Centre, Sheraton Montreal, Quebec. Info: https://smofcon38.ca/; email@example.com.
16–20 August 2023
81th World Science Fiction Convention (CHINA SF 成都2023世界科幻大会) at Chengdu Century City, New International Convention and Exhibition Center, Chengdu, Sichuan, China. Guests of Honor: Cixin Liu, Sergey Lukianenko, Robert J. Sawyer. 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://wwww.worldconinchina.com.
Running a convention? If your convention has a telephone or fax number, e-mail address, or web page, please let us know so that we can publish this information. We must have your information in hand SIX months before.
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Attending a convention? When calling conventions for information, do not call collect and do not call too late in the evening. It is best to include a S.A.S.E. when requesting information; include an International Reply Coupon if the convention is in a different country.