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The fall convention session is back to full pre-pandemic strength. It’s time go get back out there and participate. I’ll be at AstronomiCon, PhilCon, ChessieCon and maybe SMOFCon too. Will I see you there? 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


19-23—IX Con. 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: Reading PA (if city omitted, same as in address) at the Doubletree Hotel. Guests will include: many artists. Contemporary imaginative realist art.

21-22—MileHiCon. Marriott Tech Center, Denver CO. CJ Anders, K.J. Anderson, Ken Liu, General SF/Fantasy con.

28-30—Hal-Con. Convention Centre, Halifax, NS. John Scalzi, others. Altantic Canada’s biggest, geekiest sci-fi con.

28-30—SpoCon. Davenport Hotel, Spokane WA. Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, others. General SF, fantasy and horror con.

28-30—Ohio Valley Flik Fest. Worthington (Columbus) OH. Beth Patterson, Spencer Love, others. SF/fantasy folksinging.

29—BristolCon. Doubletree Hotel, Bristol UK. Stark Holbom, Liz Williams. Science fiction and fantasy.

29-30—Dutch Discworld Con. Hotel De Rijper, De Rijper Netherlands. Discworld and the works of Terry Pratchett.


3-6—World Fantasy, Box 8442, Van Nuys CA 91401. New Orleans LA. G. Buchanan, others. Fantasy fans’ WorldCon.

4-6—AstronomiCon. RIT Inn, Rochester NY, Steele, N. Clarke, others.Your personal science fiction convention.

10-13—TeslaCon Hawthorne Manor. Madison Marriott West, Middleton WI. Steampunk.

11-13—WindyCon, c/o Box 166, Crystal Lake IL 60014. Westin, Lombard (Chicago) IL. A.M. Dellamonica, others.

11-13—TusCon, c/o Box 2528, Tuscon AZ 85702. Sheraton Tuscon. Mary Fan, A.M. Clark, W. Ochse, others.

11-13—OmegaCon Fall, The Lodge at Crooked Lake, Siren WI. SF, Fantasy and horror relax-a-con.

11-13—NovaCon, 375 Myrtle Rd., SHeffielf S2 3HQ, UK. Palace Hotel, Buxton UK. G.L. Powell. Annual since ‘71.

18-20—PhilCon, c/o Box 8303, Philadelphia PA 19101. Cherry Hill NJ. K. DeCandido, C. Urbach. Annual since 1936.

19-20—Meglos. Holiday Inn, Islip NY. Peter Davidson, Janet Fielding. Doctor Who.

21-23—Corflu. Bill and Mary Burns, Joe Siclari, Ted White, others. Fanzines, old and new.

25-27—LosCon, c/o Pelz, 15931 Kalisher, Grenada Hills CA 91344. Los Angeles CA, Tanya Huff, Dave Kellett, others.

25-27—ChessieCon/TSFS, c/o Box 83032, Gaithersburg MD 20833. Baltimore MD. D. Ackley-McPhail, SF, music.

25-27—Chicago Tardis. Westin, Lombard (Chicago) IL. Sophie Aldred, Sylvester McCoy, others. Doctor Who.


1-4—Furfest. Rosemont (Chicago) IL. Nao Romero, Solar Dog, Andy C. Stewart, others. For fans of cartoon animals.

2-4—SMOFCon. https://ldtm57.pairserver/smofcon.  Le Centre Sheraton, Montreal QC. Convention organizers meet to talk shop.

JULY 2023

20-23—Winnipeg in 2023 NASFiC bid. RBC Convention Centre, Winnipeg MB. A bid to hold the 2023 NASFiC


3-6—Orlando in 2023 NASFiC bid. Hilton, Orlando FL. A bid to host the 2023 North American SF Convention.

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


8-12—Glasgow in 2024. The Armadillo, Glasgow UK. Pre-support for £20. To be voted on at the 2022 WorldCon.


13-17—Seattle in 2025. Downtown, Seattle WA. Guests TBA. A bid for the 2025 World SF Con. Support for $20.


12-16—Los Angeles in 2026. Los Angeles area. Guests and exact dates TBA (“We are looking at August”).


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