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SF Conventional Calendar

by Erwin S. Strauss

The World Science Fiction Convention and the North American Science Fiction Convention are over for another year. But the fall convention season coming up is packed with places to go, and things to do and see. Plan now for social weekends with your faorite SF authors, editors, artists, and fellow fans. For an explanation of our con(vention)s, a sample of SF folksongs, clubs, and info on fanzines and clubs, send me an SASE (addressed, stamped #10 [business] envelope at 10 Hill St. #22-L, Newark NJ 07102. The hot line is (973) 242-5999. If a machine answers (with a list of the week’s cons), leave a message, and I’ll call back on my nickel. When writing cons, send an SASE. For free listings, tell me about your con five months out. Look for me at cons behind the Filthy Pierre badge, playing a musical keyboard.  — Erwin S. Strauss 


18-22—IlluxCon. For info, write: 10 Hill St. 22-L, Newark, NJ 07102. Or Phone: (973) 242-5999 (10 am to 10 pm, not collect). (Web) (E-mail) Reading PA (if city omitted, same as in address). Lancaster PA. Art of illustration. Julie Ball.

20-22—Another Anime Con. Westford MA. Voice actors Chambers, Liles, others.

20-22—Anime Fusion. Plymouth MN. Music in anime, gaming, and Asian culture.

20-23—Anime Nebraskon. Voice actors Kateline Barr, Griffin Burns, others.

20-23—Irish Discworld Con. Cork Ireland. Celebrating the works of Terry Pratchett.

21 Oct—BristolCon. Bristol England. Ida Keough, G. P.Matthews. SF and fantasy.

21 Oct—BuchmesseCon. Fan event in conjnction with the German book trade show.

26-29—World Fantasy Con. Kansas City MO. S. Barnes, T, Due, J. Strahan, others.

27-29—MileHiCon. Denver CO. Drew Hayes, Peri Charlifu, Mary Robinette Kowal.

27-29—AstronomiCon. Rochester NY. Ada Palmer, Alan F. Beck, Moshe Feder.

27-29—Hal-Con. Halifx NS. Timothy Zahn, Ruth Connel, others. SF, comics, anime.

27-29—Ohio Valley Filk Fest. Worthington (Columbus) OH. SF/fantasy folk singing.

27-29—DerpyCon. Anime. New Brunswick NJ. Voice actors K. Buckland, J. Cujoh, others.


3-5—ArmadaCon. Plymouth England. Marc Burrows (Terry Pratchett scholar).

10-12—WindyCon. Chicago IL. April Choi, Rich Heinz, Trebor Meuller, others.

10-12—OryCon. Portland OR. Editor Jenifer Brozek, comics guest Steve Lieber, others.

10-12—TusCon. Tucson AZ. David Brin, Peri Charlifu, Weston Ochse, others.

10-12—OmegaCon. Siren WI. Low-key SF, fantasy and horror relax-a-con.

10-12—NovaCon. Buxton England. Author and illustrator Jen Williams.

17-19—PhilCon. Cherry Hill NJ (Philadelphia PA).. Jonathan Maberry, Rob Carlos, others.

24-26—LosCon. Los Angeles CA. Peter S. Beagle, Echo Chernit, Elayne Pelz.

24-26—ChicagoTardis.  Westin (Chicago) IL. Troughton, Davison, Baker. Dr. Who

30-3 Dec—MidWest FurFest. Rosemont (Chicago) IL. For fans of cartoon animals.

30-3 Dec—TeslaCon. Madison WI. Steampunk convention. Theme: “The Curse of Anubis.” 


1-3—SMOFCon. Providence RI. Annual con where con organizers meet to talk shop.


8-12—Glasgow Scotland WorldCon. Scottish Exhibition Centre (SEC), Glasgow UK.

18-21—Buffalo North American SF Con bid. A NASFiC bid, since WorldCon is overseas. 


13-17—Seattle WorldCon bid.  Summit at Seattle Convetion Center.


12-16—Los Angeles in 2026 WorldCon bid.  Dates estimated. To be in Anaheim or Long Beach.

12-16—Cairo Egypt WorldCon bid. Dates estimated. No contact information announced yet.


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