by Erwin S. Strauss
In-person conventions are back including DisCon III, the delayed World SF Con in December! See you there? I'll also be at PhilCon and ChessieCon. Let's get vaccinated, pack masks, and get back out on the road! 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
21-24—Sirens. For info, write: 10 Hill St. #22-L, Newark NJ 07102. Or phone: (973) 242-5999 (10 am to 10 pm, not collect). (Web) https://www.sirensconference.org/. (E-mail) firstname.lastname@example.org. Con will be held in: Inverness (Denver) CO (if city omitted, same as in address) at the Hilton. Guests will include: Dr. K. D. Brooks, K. Chupeco. “Roaring ’20s.” Women/nonbinary people in fantasy.
22-24—Hal-Con. https://hal-con.com/. Convention Centre, Halifax NS. Atlantic Canada's biggest, geekiest sci-fi con.
22-24—Another Anime Con. https://anotheranimecon.com/. Regency Inn and Conference Center, Westford (Springfield) MA. Guests TBA.
23—BuchmesseCon. https://buchmessecon.de/. Sprendlingen (Frankfurt) Germany. In connection with annual German book-trade meeting.
25-27—British Fantasy Con. https://www.fantasycon.org/. Jury's Inn, Birmingham UK. Guests TBA. Long-running UK convention.
29-31—All-Con. https://all-con.net/. Hilton Lincoln Centre, Dallas TX. Battlestar Galactica and other media SF and anime.
29-31—AstronomiCon. http://www.astronomicon.info/. Rochester NY. Brin, Steele, Felix, Barkley, the Pinis, Kress. SF, fantasy and horror.
29-31—Ohio Valley Filk Fest. http://ovff.org/. Doubletree, Worthington (Columbus) OH. Misbehavin' Maidens. SF/fantasy folksinging.
4-7—World Fantasy, 103-2077 Wilson Ave., Montréal QC H4A 0A3. https://wfc2021.org/. Shawl, Menard. WorldCon for fantasy fans.
4-8—TeslaCon. https://www.teslacon.com/. Middleton (Madison) WI. Madame Askew, Grand Arbiter, A. J. Whitlatch. War of the Worlds. Steampunk.
5-7—ArmadaCon, 4 Gleneagles Ave., Mannamead PL3 5H1, UK. http://armadacon.org/. Future Inns. Plymouth UK. SF, fantasy, horror.
5-7—Corflu. https://corflu.org/. Mercure Hotel, Bristol UK. Convention chair Rob Jackson, Webmaster Bill Burns. Fanzines, old and new.
12-14—WindyCon. http://windycon.org/. Lombard (Chicago) IL. Artist Ray Van Tilburg, scientist E. Koprucki, gamer Ken Hite, S. McGuire.
12-14—OryCon, c/o Box 5464, Portland OR 97228. https://42.orycon.org/. Red Lion Jantzen Beach. Author A. Lee Martinez. May be virtual.
12-14—TusCon, c/o Box 2528, Tucson AZ 85702. https://tusconscificon.com/. Sheraton. Jennifer Ashley, Jill Bauman, Weston Ochse.
12-14—NovaCon, 375 Myrtle Rd., Sheffield S2 3HQ, UK. https://novacon.org.uk/n50/. Palace Hotel, Buxton, Derbyshire, UK. Annual since '71.
19-21—PhilCon, c/o Box 8303, Philadelphia PA 19101. https://philcon.org/. Cherry Hill NJ. Max Gladstone, R. Kukalis. Annual since 1936.
19-21—Horror Realm. http://horrorrealmcon.com/. Pittsburgh PA. D. Harris, S. T. Compton, others. Zombies and other modern horror.
19-21—Sweden National SF/Fantasy con. https://fantastika2020.com/. Stockholm Sweden. Adrian Tchaikovsky, Ailette de Bodard, others.
20-21—Long Island Doctor Who. http://longislanddoctorwho.com/. Holtsville, Long Island NY. Frazier Hines, Michael Troughton, others.
26-28—LosCon, c/o Pelz, 15931 Kalisher, Grenada Hills CA 91344. http://loscon.org/47/. Los Angeles CA. G. Benford, J. Sturgeon, others.
26-28—Comic Con International, c/o Box 128458, San Diego CA 92112. https://comic-con.org/cci. San Diego CA. A downsized ComicCon.
26-28—ChessieCon/TSFS, c/o Box 83032, Gaithersburg MD 20833. https://chessiecon.org/. Baltimore MD. SF, music, alternate spirituality.
26-28—ChamBanaCon, c/o Box 2908, Springfield IL 62708. https://chambanacon.org/. Marriott, Normal IL. Low-key relax-a-con.
26-28—Chicago Tardis. https://www.chicagotardis.com/. Lombard (Chicago) IL. Colin Baker, Sylvie Briggs, Shobna Gulati, others. Doctor Who.
3-5—Midwest Furfest. https://www.furfest.org/. Rosemont (Chicago) IL. Anthropomorphic cartoons, a.k.a. Furries.
15-19—DisCon III. https://discon3.org/. Washington DC. John Harris, N. Kress, M. Older, Ben Yallow, others. The WorldCon for 2021. $225.
24-28—ChiCon 8. https://chicon.org/. Hyatt Regency, Chicago IL. de Lint, F. Norman, Stern, Siclari, Newitz, Korshak. World SF Con. $170.
2-6—Chengdu (China) WorldCon bid. http://www.worldconinchina.com/. Chengdu, China. Guests TBA. Dates estimated.
2-6—Memphis in 2023 WorldCon bid. https://www.memphis23.org/. Memphis TN. Guests TBA. Dates estimated.
24-28—Winnipeg in 2023. https://main.winnipegin2023.ca/. RBC Convention Centre and Delta Marriott, Winnipeg MB. Guests TBA.