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. 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.
25-27 August 2023
BUBONICON 54 (New Mexico area SF conference) at Albuquerque Marriott Uptown, Albuquerque NM. Co-Guests of Honor: Rebecca Roanhorse & Carrie Vaughn, TM Duo: Ursula Vernon & Kevin Sonney, Guest Artist: Rachel Mayo. Info: https://www.bubonicon.com; 933 San Mateo Blvd NE, Suite 500-208, Albuquerque NM 87108.
8–10 September 2023
ALBACON 2023 (NY capitol area SF conference) at Courtyard by Marriott Albany, Clifton Park NY. In-person and online virtual conference. Guests of Honor: Walter Hunt, Linda Addison, Allen Steele, Dan Kimmel (virtual). Info: https://2023.albacon.org
29 September–1 October 2023
CAPCLAVE 2023 (DC-area SF conference) at Rockville Hilton and Executive Meeting Center, Rockville MD. Guests of Honor: Charlie Jane Anders and Sarah Pinsker. Info: https://www.capclave.org/capclave/capclave23
29 September–1 October 2023
ARCHON 46 (Midwest SF conference) at Gateway Convention Center, Collinsville IL. Featured Guests: Glynn Stewart (GoH), Timothy Chiasson (Artist GoH), Jonathan Mayberry (TM), Kevin Dulle (Grand Masquerade MC). Info: https://www.archonstl.org
18–22 October 2023
CHENGDU 81st World Science Fiction Convention (CHINA SF 成都2023世界科幻大会) at Science Museum (tentative name) in Pidu District, 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: https://en.chengduworldcon.com. NOTE CHANGE OF DATE AND VENUE.
26-29 October 2023
WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION 2023 at Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center, Kansas City MO. Guests of Honor: Jonathan Strahan (editor), Kij Johnson (artist), Tananarive Due (TM), Steven Barnes (TM), Elizabeth Leggett (artist), Vincent Villafranca (artist), Adam-Troy Castro (author), Pat Cadigan (special). Info: https://wfc2023.org; firstname.lastname@example.org
27-29 October 2023
MILEHICON 55 (Colorado area SF conference) at Denver Marriott Tech Center, Denver CO. Guests of Honor: Peri Charlifu (artist), Drew Hayes (author), Mary Robinette Kowal (author), Tamora Pierce (virtual author), Sumiko Saulson (TM). Info: https://milehicon.org
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