Conventional Calendar

by Erwin S. Strauss

Summer brings lots of activity away from the coasts, as well as WorldCon in Finland and NASFiC in San Juan. Consider SoonerCon, LibertyCon, InConJunction, WesterCon, ArmadilloCon, ConFluence and BuboniCon. Plan now for social weekends with your favorite SF authors, editors, artists, and fellow fans. For an explanation of our con(vention)s, a sample of SF folksongs, and info on fanzines and clubs, send me an SASE (self-addressed, stamped #10 [business] envelope) at 10 Hill #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 of your con five months out. Look for me at cons behind the Filthy Pierre badge, playing a musical keyboard. —Erwin S. Strauss Erwin S. Strauss

JUNE 2017

23–25—SoonerCon. For info, write: c/o 1814 Hemingway Dr., Edmond OK 75013. Or phone: (973) 242-5999 (10 a.m. to 10 p.m., not collect). (Web) www.soonercon.com. (E-mail) info@soonercon.com. Con will be held in: Midwest City OK (if city omitted, same as in address) at the Reed Center and Sheraton. Guests will include: Timothy Zahn, Jody Lynn Nye, Peri Charlifu, MC Peter Pixie, others.
23–25—Sci Fi Summer Con. http://sfscon.tripod.com. Atlanta GA.
23–25—ConTata. www.contata.org. Hyatt, Morristown NJ. Bob Kanefsky, Mary Ellen Wessels, Jane Sibley, others. SF/fantasy folksinging.
24—Serenity. www.cstsphilly.webs.com. The Rotunda, Philadelphia PA. Benefit screening of Joss Whedon’s movie.
28–July 1—SF Research Assn. www.sfra.org. University of California, Riverside CA. Nnedi Okorafor. Academic conference.
30–July 2—OzCon. www.ozconinternational.com. Sheraton Airport Hotel, Portland OR. Works of L. Frank Baum, and the movies of Oz.
30–July 2—LibertyCon. www.libertycon.org. Choo Choo Hotel, Chattanooga TN. K. Hearne, J. Ringo, T. McCaffrey, T. Weisskopf, others.
30–July 2—InConJunction. www.inconjunction.org. Indianapolis IN. Mercedes Lackey, Keith R. A. DeCandido, Larry Dixon, others.

JULY 2017

1–4—WesterCon. www.westercon70.org. Mission Palms, Tempe AZ. Connie Willis, Julie Dillon, Larry Elmore, Val & Ron Ontell, others.
6–9—NorthAmeriCon 2017, c/o LALS, Box 696, Mesa AZ 85211. www.northamericon17.com. San Juan PR. With WorldCon overseas. $110.
7–9—Shore Leave, Box 6809, Towson MD 21285. (410) 701-0669. http://shore-leave.com. Hunt Valley (Baltimore) MD. Star Trek.
13–16—ReaderCon, Box 65, Watertown MA 02471. www.readercon.org. Quincy (Boston) MA. Novik. For written SF, fantasy and horror.
20–23—Camp NECon, c/o 365 Columbus Ave., Pawtucket RI 02861. www.campnecon.com. Convention Center, Providence RI. C. Priest.
20–23—Conic Con International, c/o Box 128458, San Diego CA 92112. http://comic-con.org/cci. San Diego CA. Over 100,000 expected.
21–23—DiversiCon, c/o Box 8036, Minneapolis MN 55408. www.diversicon.org. St. Paul MN. Eleanor Arnason, Melissa Scott.
21–23—Ro-Con. http://ro-con.org. Innovate Hartford (tech co-working space w/100 start-ups), Hartford CT. Celebrating all things geek.
27–30—PulpFest, c/o 1272 Cheatham Way, Bellbrook OH 45305. www.pulpfest.com. Doubletree, Mars PA. Old-time pulp magazine fans.
28–31—MythCon, c/o Box 47, Napoleon MI 49261. www.mythsoc.org. U. of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana IL. High fantasy (Tolkien, etc.).

AUGUST 2017

4–6—ArmadilloCon, Box 26442, Austin TX 78755. www.armadillocon.org. Trevor Quachri (editor of our sister magazine, Analog), others.
4–6—ConFluence, Box 3681, Pittsburgh PA 15230. http://parsec-sff.org. Coraopolis (Pittsburgh) PA. Lee & Miller, Sparhawk, others.
4–6—MuseCon, Box 912, Palatine IL 60078. www.musecon.org. Itasca (Chicago) IL. Catherynne M. Valente, Loren Damewood, T. DePass.
9–13—WorldCon 75, c/o Maa ja ilma ry, PO Box 665, Helsinki 00101, Finland. www.worldcon.fi. Helsinki, Finland. e145/US$165.|
1–13—When Words Collide, c/o 1835 10th Ave. SW, Calgary AB T3C 0KT. www.whenwordscollide.org. G. G. Kay. Written fiction.
11–13—BronyCon. www.bronycon.com. Convention Center, Baltimore MD. For fans of My Little Pony.
11–13—Browncoat Ball. www.browncoatball.com. Gettysburg Hotel, Gettysburg PA. For fans of the work of Joss Whedon.
17–20—NecronomiCon. http://necronomicon-providence.com. Biltmore and Omni Hotels, Providence RI. Works of H. P. Lovecraft.
17–20—GenCon, 120 Lafayette Ave. #100, Seattle WA 98122. www.gencon.com. Indianapolis IN. Artist Donato Giancola. Big gaming con.
25–27—BuboniCon, 933 San Mateo Blvd. NE, #500-208, Albuquerque NM 87108. www.bubonicon.com. C. J. Cherryh, others.

SEPTEMBER 2017

1–4—DragonCon, Box 16459, Atlanta GA 30321. www.dragoncon.org. Hyatt. Huge event, focusing on media SF, comics, and gaming.
1–4—North American Discworld Con. www.nadwcon2017.org. The world of Terry Pratchett.”The Witches of Discworld” is the theme.

AUGUST 2018

16–20—WorldCon 76, Box 61363, Sunnyvale CA 94088. www.worldcon76.org. Convention Center, San Jose CA. WorldCon for 2018. $190.

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