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With the holiday lull upon us, now’s a good time to look ahead to future World Science Fiction Conventions, and to North American Science Fiction Conventions. I’ll be at Arisia and Boskone, and maybe others. 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

JANUARY 2023

5-8—Anime Los Angeles. 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://animelosangeles.org/. (E-mail) info@animelosangeles.org. Con will be held in: Long Beach CA (if city omitted, same as in address) at the Convention Center and Hyatt. Guests will include: Kaho Shabuya, Hiroshi Nagahama, Anne Yatko, others. Anime.

12-15—MarsCon. http://www.marscon.net/wp/. Holiday Inn Virginia Beach, Norfolk VA. D.J. Butler, Chaz Kemp, Katie Cross, others.

13-15—ChattaCon, Box 23908, Chattanooga TN 37422. https://chattacon.org/. Doubletree. B.L. Blankenship, Leia & Martin Powell, others.

13-16—Arisia, Box 391596, Cambridge MA 02139. https://arisia.org/. Westin, Boston MA. Andrea Hairston, Reiko Murakami, Elsa Sjunneson. 

20-22—COSine, 3640 Arborview Ct., Colorado Springs CO 80918. https://www.firstfridayfandom.org/cosine/. Denver Co. Wells, Gundersons..

20-22—Console Room. http://console-room.com/. Hilton MSP Airport/Mall of America, Bloomington (Minneapolis) MN. T.A. Cisco. Doctor Who.

20-22—ConFusion, c/o Box 8284, Ann Arbor MI 48107. https://2023.confusionsf.org/. Dearborn Doubletree, Detroit MI. K. Koja, Chris Barkley.

FEBRUARY 2023

2-3—CapriCon, 126 E. Wing #244, Arlington Heights IL 60004. https://capricon.org/. Chicago IL. Steven Brust, M. Yudkowski. C. Mitzuk.

10-12—FarPoint, 11709 Troy Ct., Waldorf MD. 20601. https://www.farpointcon.com/. Baltimore MD. W. Cruz, others. Star Trek, other media SF.

15-18—Life, the Universe and Everything Symposium. https://ltue.net/. Marriott Hotel, Provo UT. Guests TBA.

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

15-20—Boston SF Film Festival. https://www.bostonscifi.com/. Somerville MA. They are planning to provide safe in-person viewing..

17-19—Boskone, Box 809, Framingham MA 01701. https://boskone.org/. Westin, Boston MA. Hopkinson, Ngai T. Sutherland, D. Clement.

17-19—ConNooga. http://www.connooga.com/. Convention Center and Marriott Hotel, Chattanooga TN. Jim Butcher.

17-19—KatsuCon, https://www.katsucon.org/. Gaylord Hotel and Conference Center, National Harbor MD (near Washington DC). Anime.

17-20—RadCon, box 370, 1761 Geo. Washington Way, Richland WA 99354. https://www.radcon.org/. Red Lion Inn, Pasco WA. Jose Marin.

JULY 2023

20-23—Winnipeg N. American SF Con. https://main.winnipegin2023.ca/. RBC Convention Centre, Winnipeg MB. Held since Worldcon is overseas.

AUGUST 2023

23-29—Chengdu (China) WorldCon. https://en.chengduworldcon.com/. Chengdu, China. Guests TBA.

AUGUST 2024

8-12—Glasgow in 2024. https://glasgow2024.org/. 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. https://buffalonasfic2024.org/. Dates estimated.

AUGUST 2025

13-17—Seattle World SF Con Bid. https://www.seattlein2025.org/. Downtown, Seattle WA. Guests TBA. Support for $20 and up.

AUGUST 2026

12-16—Los Angeles World SF Con Bid. http://www.scifiinc.org/lacon2026/.  Los Angeles Area. Exact dates TBA.

SEPTEMBER 2026

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

AUGUST 2027

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

AUGUST 2029

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

AUGUST 2031

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

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