Conventional Calendar

by Erwin S. Strauss

Lots of long-running traditional SF, fantasy and horror conventions come up in November: World Fantasy, ArmadaCon, WindyCon, OryCon, TusCon, NovaCon, PhilCon (where I’ll be), LosCon and ChessieCon (me again). 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

NOVEMBER 2018

1–4—World Fantasy Con. www.worldfantasy.org. Convention Center, Baltimore, MD. The WorldCon for fantasy fans.

2–4—SphinxCon. http://sphinx-con.org. Atlanta GA. David Weber, David Gerrold. Successor to HonorCon, the official Honor Harrington con.

2–4—ArmadaCon. www.armadacon.org. Future Inns, Plymouth UK. R. Lionel Fanthorpe, Patricia Fanthorpe.

9–11—WindyCon, c/o Box 166, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. www.windycon.org. Westin, Lombard (Chicago) IL. Faith Hunter, Galen Dara.

9–11—OryCon, c/o Box 5464, Portland, OR 97228. www.orycon.org. Red Lion Jantzen Beach. Jeff Sturgeon, Seanan McGuire (Mira Grant).

9–11—TusCon, c/o Box 228, Tucson AZ 85702. www.tusconscificon.com. Sheraton, Tucson, AZ. Joe R. Lansdale, Beth Mecham.

9–11—OmegaCon. www.omegacon.org. The Lodge, Siren WI. No invited guests. Low-key SF, fantasy and horror relax-a-con.

9–11—Crime Bake. www.crimebake.org. Hilton, Woburn (Boston) MA. For writers and readers of mystery fiction.

9–11—NovaCon, 375 Myrtle Rd., Sheffield S2 3HQ, UK. www.novacon.org. Park Inn, Nottingham UK. Chris Beckett. Annual since 1971.

15–18—TeslaCon. www.teslacon.com. Marriott West, Middleton WI. “The Aether War Chronicles.” Steampunk.

16–18—PhilCon, c/o Box 8303, Philadelphia PA 19101. www.philcon.org. Cherry Hill NJ. Steven Brust, Gary Lippincott, M. R. Maresca.

16–18—SFCONtario, c/o 151 Gamma, Toronto ON M8W 4G3. www.sfcontario.ca.

17–18—Long Island Geek. www.longislandgeek.com. Hyatt Regency, Hauppauge, LI, NY. Bruce Boxleitner, Paul McGann, Wendy Padbury.

23–25—Chicago Tardis. www.chicagotardis.com. Westin, Lombard (Chicago) IL. Richard Ashton, Jon Davey. For fans of Doctor Who.

23–25—ChessieCon, c/o TSFS, c/o Box 83032, Gaithersburg, MD 20833. www.chessiecon.org. Timonium (Baltimore) MD. Walton, Kurtz.

23–26—LosCon, c/o Pelz, 15931 Kalisher St., Granada Hills, CA 91344. www.loscon.org. LAX Marriott, Los Angeles CA. LA’s oldest con.

30–Dec. 2—AtomaCon. http://atomacon.org. Hilton Garden Inn, Charleston SC. Jason Fry, Gail Z. Martin, artist John Hairston Jr.

30–Dec. 2—SMOFCon. www.smofcon36.com. Flamingo Resort, Santa Rosa (San Francisco) CA. Convention organizers meet to talk shop.

AUGUST 2019

15—Dublin: An Irish WorldCon. www.dublin2019.com. Convention Center, Dublin Ireland. J. B. Burnell, G. Buchanan. WorldCon. e16.

AUGUST 2020

12–15—Wellington (New Zealand) WorldCon. www.nzin2020.org. Bidding unopposed, at press.


AUGUST 2021

11–15—Washington DC WorldCon. www.dcin2021.org. Marriott Wardman Park, Washington DC. Dates estimated. Bidding unopposed, at press.


AUGUST 2022

10–14—Chicago WorldCon. http://www.worldcon.org/worldcon-bids/. Dates estimated. Bidding unopposed, at press.

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