Conventional Calendar

by Erwin S. Strauss

The world of in-person conventions is coming back to life in fits and starts. Always stay in touch with convention organizers right to the last minute, in case of late cancellations. I hope to make RavenCon. 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. Straus

APRIL 2022

22-24—JordanCon. 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) Con will be held in: Atlanta GA (if city omitted, same as in address) at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia. Guests will include: None announced. The works of Robert Jordan, Wheel of Time author.

22-24—PenguiCon. Detroit MI area. Science fiction and open-source software.

29-May 1—RavenCon. Richmond VA. Authors Terry Brooks and T. Eric Bakutis, musicians Rhiannon's Lark.

MAY 2022

6-8—MarCon, Box 141414, Columbus OH 43214. Worthington OH. Carrie Vaughn, others. Multiple Alternative Realities.

6-8—DemiCon, Box 7572, Des Moines IA 50323. C. Doctorow, others. SF, fantasy, gaming, manga, comics, animation.

6-8—Windy City Pulp and Paper Con. Lombard (Chicago) IL. Old-time pulp magazines.

13-15—AtomaCon. North Charleston SC. M. R. Kowal, musicians Valentine Wolfe. SF, fantasy and horror.

21—Book Festival. City Hall, Gaithersburg MD. Books of all kinds. Daytime events and free parking.

26-29—Star Wars Celebration. Chicago IL. Official biannual Star Wars con (2021 event, rescheduled).

27-29—Anime Boston. Sheraton Boston Hotel, Hynes Convention Center, Boston MA. Guests TBA. Anime.

27-29—AnimeNorth. Delta Toronto Hotel, Toronto Congress Center, Toronto ON. Many voice actors. Anime.

27-30—BaltiCon, c/o BSFS, Box 686, Baltimore MD 21203. Baltimore MD. Nancy Springer, artist Odera Igbokwe.

27-30—MisCon, Box 7721, Missoula MT 59807. Holiday Inn Downtown. Guests TBA. Carnival of Wonders is the theme.

27-30—WisCon, Box 1624, Madison WI 53701. Madison WI. Zen Cho, Yoon Ha Lee, Rebecca Roanhorse. Feminism & SF.

JUNE 2022

3-5—ConCarolinas. Charlotte NC. Guests TBA. Multi-fandom convention.

3-5—Monsterpalooza. Westin, Pasadena (Los Angeles) CA. Guests TBA. For horror-film fans.

8-10—Origins, 240 N. 5th #340, Columbus OH 43215. (614) 255-4500. Convention Center. Big gaming event.

10-12—AnimeNext. Convention Center, Atlantic City NJ. Voice actors and on-line personalities. Anime.

17-19—LibertyCon, Box 695, Hixson TN 37343. Chattanooga TN. Taylor Anderson, Melissa Gay. SF and fantasy.

24-26—SoonerCon, 1848 Hemingway Dr., Edmond OK 75013. Embassy Suites, Norman OK. SF, fantasy and horror.


24-28—ChiCon 8. Hyatt Regency, Chicago IL. de Lint, F. Norman, Stern, Siclari, Newitz. World SF Con. $210.


17-20—Orlando in 2023 NASFiC. Orlando FL. Dates estimated. Bid to hold North American SF Con in 2023.

23-29—China 2023. Sergey Lukianenko, Robert Sawyer, Liu Cixin. WorldCon 2023, in Chengdu.


8-12—Glasgow in 2024. Event Campus, Glasgow UK. Guests TBA. A bid for the 2024 World SF Convention.


13-17—Seattle in 2025. Downtown, Seattle WA. Guests TBA. A bid for the 2025 World SF Convention.


6-10—Los Angeles in 2026. Los Angeles area. Guests TBA. Dates estimated.

6-10—Nice, France in 2026. Nice, France. Guests TBA. A bid for the 2026 World SF Convention.

6-10—Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 2026. Jeddah, Saudia Arabia. Guests TBA.

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