Conventional Calendar

by Erwin S. Strauss

This time, consider Life, the Universe and Everything, CapriCon, Boskone (where I’ll be), ConDFW, RadCon, PicoCon, MystiCon, HELIOsphere (me again), MidSouthCon, FogCon, Norwescon, MiniCon and RavenCon (me). 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


15–17—Life, the Universe and Everything. For info, write: 10 Hill St. #22-L, Newark NJ 07102. Or phone: (973) 242-5999 (10 a.m. to 10 p.m., not collect). (Web) (E-mail) Con will be held in: Provo UT (if city omitted, same as in address) at the Marriott. Guests will include: Todd McCaffrey, Myke Cole. A general science fiction, fantasy, and horror convention.

15–18—CapriCon. Westin, Wheeling (Chicago) IL. Timothy Zahn, Sarah Wilkinson. SF, fantasy, horror.

16–18—Boskone. (617) 625-2311. Westin Waterfront, Boston MA. Mary Robinette Kowal. SF, fantasy, horror.

16–18—ConDFW. Radisson, Fossil Creek (Fort Worth) TX. Charlaine Harris, John Picacio. Literary SF and fantasy.

16–18—RadCon. Red Lion, Pasco WA. Matt Youngmark, Echo Chernik, Dragon Dronet. A general SF/fantasy convention.

17—PicoCon. Imperial College Student Union, London UK. Tube: Gloucester Rd. or S. Kensington. SF, fantasy & horror.

23–25—ConNooga. Convention Center and Chattanoogan Hotel, Chattanooga TN. Cosplay guests. Multigenre.

23–25—MystiCon. Holiday Inn Tanglewood, Roanoke VA. Joe R. Lansdale, Amber Benson. SF, fantasy and horror.

23–25—ConCave/DeepSouthCon. Greenwood and Jameson Inns, Bowling Green KY. Low-key SF/fantasy relax-a-con.

MARCH 2018

2–4—MarsCon, Box 21213, Eagan MN 55121. Bloomington (Minneapolis) MN. Author Maryjanice Davidson.

2–4—WhimsyCon. Hyatt Tech Center, Denver CO. Milton Davis, Kitty Krell. Steampunk and costuming.

9–11—HELIOsphere. Doubletree by Hilton, Tarrytown NY. K. Hurley, C. Tan, M. Oshiro. SF, fantasy and horror.

9–11—MidSouthCon, c/o Box 17724, Memphis TN 38187. Hilton, E. Memphis TN. Resnick. SF, fantasy & horror.

9–11—FogCon, c/o Box 21027, Piedmont CA 94620. Marriott, Walnut Creek (San Francisco) CA. Performance in SF.

14–18—Int’l. Conf. on the Fantastic in the Arts. Airport Marriott, Orlando FL. Kessel. Academic conference.

15–18—DeepCon. Fiuggi Italy. Adam Nimoy, Charles Stross, Lolita Fatjo, Claude Lalumière, Rich Larson.

16–18—CoastCon, Box 1423, Biloxi MS 38533. Mississippi Coast Convention Center, Biloxi MS. Gaming, cosplay, fandom.

23–25—RevelCon. Wyndham Houston West Energy Corridor Hotel, Houston TX. Adult (“slash”) fanzines.

23–25—Regeneration Who. Baltimore MD. Peter Davison, Colin Baker and other Doctor Who performers.

24–26—ConBust. Smith College, Northampton MA. Sharyn November. Focus on female members of fandom.

29–Apr. 1—Norwescon, c/o 100 Andover Park W., #150-#165, Tukwila WA 98188. Seattle WA. Liu, Barlowe.

29–Apr. 2—SwanCon. Perth Australia. The Australian national science fiction and fantasy convention for 2018.

30–Apr. 1—MiniCon, Box 8297, Minneapolis MN 55408. Doubletree, St. Louis Park (Minneapolis) MN. Swirsky.

30–Apr. 2—UK Nat’l. Con, 19 Uphall Rd., Cambridge CB1 3HX, UK. Majestic Hotel, Harrowgate, N. Yorkshire, UK.

APRIL 2018

5–7—Asia-Pacific Science Fiction Con. Beijing China. The “Future Affairs Administration” is the organizer.

20–22—RavenCon, 1219-M Gaskins Rd., Henrico VA 23238. Doubletree, Williamsburg VA. Chuck Wendig, Eric Wile.

20–22—JordanCon. Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia, Atlanta GA. Celebrating the works of Robert Jordan.

20–22—FILKONtario, 145 Rice Ave. #98, Hamilton ON L9C 6R3. Brampton (Toronto) ON. SF and fantasy music.

20–22—PortmeiriCon, 871 Clover Dr., N. Wales PA 19459. Portmeirion UK. Where TV’s “The Prisoner” was shot.


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


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