Conventional Calendar

by Erwin S. Strauss

With the Covid-19 situation, always check with events before making final plans, in case of late cancellations. I’m hoping to be at ConFluence, if it’s not canceled due to the virus. In the meantime stay safe. 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

JUNE 2021

18-20—Northeast Filk Con. For info, write: c/o 3970 52nd St. #GD, Woodside NY 11377. Or phone: (973) 242-5999 (10 am to 10 pm, not collect). (Web) (E-mail) Con will be held in: TBA (if city omitted, same as in address). Guests will include: None announced at press. SF, fantasy and horror folksinging.

18-20—Magic City Con. Birmingham AL. Cosplay, gaming, SF, pop culture.

25-27—LibertyCon, Box 695, Hixson TN 37343. Marriott, Chattanooga TN. Patricia Briggs, others. SF and fantasy.

25-27—New York Faerie Festival. Ouaquaga NY. Think of a Renaissance Faire for the faerie folk. Outdoors.

JULY 2021

1-4—Westercon. Doubletree by Hilton Seattle Airport, Seattle WA. The long-running western SF and fantasy con.

1-4—InConJunction, Box 68514, Indianapolis IN 46268. Scientist Katie Mack, singer/songwriter Tom Smith.

9-11—ConGregate. Downtown Marriott, Winston-Salem NC. Timothy Zahn, Michael Stackpole, editor Toni Weisskopf.

9-11—ReaderCon, Box 65, Watertown MA 02471. Written SF, fantasy and horror. A virtual con (online only).

9-11—Shore Leave, Box 6809, Towson MD 21285. Brent Spiner. Gates McFadden, others. Star Trek and SF media.

15-18—Space Fest. Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa, Tucson AZ. Astronauts, others. Space development.

16-18—OzCon, c/o 490 Railroad Ave., Mt. Angel OR 97362. L. Frank Baum’s works, A virtual convention.

20-Aug. 15—Pennsic War, 205 Curry Rd., Slippery Rock PA 16057. Cooper’s Lake PA. Medieval re-enactment.

23-25—ConFluence, Box 3681, Pittsburgh PA 15230. A general SF, fantasy and horror convention.

30-Aug. 1—DiversiCon, c/o Box 8036, Minneapolis MN 55408. Michael Merriam, Abra Staffin-Wiebe.

30-Aug. 1—RevelCon. Houston TX. Adult (“slash”) fanzines.

30-Aug. 2—MythCon. Albuquerque NM. Academic conference on high fantasy. The Mythic, the Fantastic, the Alien.


5-8—ConVergence. Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis MN. Legends and myths in SF and fantasy.

5-8—GenCon. Indianapolis IN. Tabletop gaming. A huge con, over 50 years running.

6-8—CrossingsCon. Montréal QC. For Harry Potter fans. Literature, geekdom—and Montréal!

12-19—Cruise Trek, c/o 23852 Pacific Coast Hwy., #384, Malibu CA 90265. France, Arles to Paris. Star Trek.

19-22—PulpFest, c/o 1272 Cheatham Way, Bellbrook OH 45305. Pittsburgh PA. Old-time pulp magazine fans.

20-22—BuboniCon, 933 San Mateo Blvd. NE, #500-208, Albuquerque NM 97108. Marriott Uptown. SF & fantasy.

20-22—TitanCon. Hilton, Belfast NI. Robert J. Sawyer, Jeanette Ng, Jodi Taylor.

25-29—ReuniCon. The Hague, Netherlands. Reunion for the 1990 WorldCon in the Hague.


15-19—DisCon 3. Washington DC. Nancy Kress, Malka Older, others. The WorldCon for 2021. $200.


1-5—ChiCon 8. Hyatt Regency Chicago. de Lint, F. Norman, Stern, Siclari, A. Newitz, J. Anders. World SF Con. $170


2-6—Chengdu (China) WorldCon bid. Chengdu, China. Guests TBA.

2-6—Memphis in 2023 WorldCon bid. Convention Center, Memphis TN. Guests TBA. Voted on at DisCon III in 2021


8-12—Glasgow in 2024 WorldCon bid. The Armadillo, Glasgow Scotland. Guests TBA. Unopposed bid, at press.

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