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The spring con(vention) season is upon us. I’ll be at Boskone, and maybe some other meets. I’m considering AggieCon, MarsCon, HELIOsphere, Norwescon and MiniCon. Don’t forget the NASFiC in Winnipeg this July. 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


15-20—Sci Fi Film Festival. 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: Somerville MA (if city omitted, same as in address) at the Somerville Theatre. Guests will include: None announced.

16-18—Life, the Universe and Everything. Provo UT. Guests TBA.

17-19—Boskone. Westin, Boston MA. Nalo Hopkinson, artist Victo Ngai, Tui T. Sutherland, musician Dave Clement.

17-19—ConNooga. Chattanooga TN. No guests announced. Entertainment, multi-fandom and pop culture.

17-19—KatsuCon. Gaylord Hotel and Conference Center, National Harbor MD (near Washington DC). Anime.

17-19—RadCon. Pasco WA. Media GoH Patrick Kelly, artist GoH Jesse L. Marin, gaming GoH Gordon Alfred.

MARCH 2023

3-5—AggieCon, SOST, TAMU, 125 Kolder, stop 1236, slot 780, College Station TX 77043. SF/fantasy.

3-5—CoastCon. Biloxi MS. Gaming, cosplay, fandom

3-5—Horror Realm. Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South, Pittsburgh PA. Robert Kurtzman.

10-12—MarsCon. Crowne Plaza, Bloomington (Minneapolis) MN. Darcy Bell-Myers, P. C. Hodgell, Bradley Gayley, others.

15-18—International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. Orlando FL. Academic meet on Afrofuturism.

24-26—HELIOsphere, Box 3744, New York NY 10163. Venue TBA. Sharon Lee, Steve Miller. Liaden Universe.

APRIL 2023

6-9—Norwescon, c/o 100 Andover Park W., #150-#165, Tukwila WA 98188. Doubletree by Hilton, SeaTac WA.

7-9—MiniCon, Box 8297, Minneapolis MN 55408. St. Louis Park MN. Martha Wells, Sara Felix, Greg Ketter.

7-10—UK National SF/Fantasy Con. Hilton Metropole, Birmingham UK. Guests TBA.

JULY 2023

20-23—Winnipeg N. American SF Con. RBC Convention Centre, Winnipeg MB. Held since Worldcon is overseas.


23-29—Chengdu (China) WorldCon. Chengdu, China. Guests TBA.


8-12—Glasgow in 2024. The Armadillo, Glasgow UK. C. Baker, C. Brialey, K. Macleod, N. Okorafor, T. Windling.

16-19—Buffalo N. American SF Con bid, 5500 N. Bailey Ave. #517, Buffalo NY 14226. Dates estimated.


13-17—Seattle World SF Con Bid. Downtown, Seattle WA. Guests TBA. Support for $20 and up.


12-16—Los Angeles World SF Con Bid.  Los Angeles Area. Exact dates TBA.


1-5—Cairo World SF Con Bid. Bassily Auditorium, Cairo, Egypt. Replaces previously-announced bid for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.


11-15—Tel Aviv World SF Con Bid. Tel Aviv Israel. Dates estimated.


15-19—Dublin World SF Con 2029 Bid. Dublin, Ireland. Dates estimated.


13-17—Texas World SF Con Bid. Texas, USA Dates Estimated.

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