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'll be at AlbaCon and CapClave. Also consider Archon, ICon, MileHiCon, Can-Con and Hal-Con. 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

OCTOBER 2020

21-25—IlluxCon. For info, write: 10 Hill St. #22-L, Newark NJ 07102. Or phone: (973) 242-5999 (10 am to 10 pm, not collect). (Web) http://illuxcon.com. (E-mail) info@illuxcon.com. Con will be held in: Reading PA (if city omitted, same as in address) at the Goggleworks Center for the Arts. Guests will include: many artists. Contemporary imaginative realist art.

23-25—Sirens. www.sirensconference.org. Denver CO. K. D. Brooks, R. Chupeco. Women and nonbinary people in fantasy literature.

30-Nov. 1—HallowCon. http://www.hallowcon.com. Dalton GA. Halloween party.

30-Nov. 1—DerpyCon. https://www.derpycon.com. Hyatt, New Brunswick NJ. John Swasey, Cristina Vee. Anime.

NOVEMBER 2020

5-8—TeslaCon. https://www.teslacon.com. Madison Marriott West, Middleton WI. Steampunk: War of the Worlds; Tea and Tripods.

6-8—BayCon, Box 62108, Sunnyvale CA 94088. http://baycon.org. Marriot SFO, San Mateo (San Francisco) CA. Cory Doctorow, others.

6-8—ArmadaCon, 4 Gleneagles Ave., Mannamead PL3 5H1, UK. http://armadacon.org. Future Inns, Plymouth UK. SF, fantasy, horror.

13-15—WindyCon, c/o Box 166, Crystal Lake IL 60014. http://windycon.org. Westin, Lombard (Chicago) IL. Ben Aaronovitch, others.

13-15—OryCon, c/o Box 5464, Portland OR 97228. https://42.orycon.org. Red Lion Jantzen Beach. Phil & Kaja Foglio, author Lee Martinez.

13-15—TusCon, c/o Box 2528, Tucson AZ 85702. https://tusconscificon.com. Sheraton. Jennifer Ashley, artist Lubov, TM Weston Ochse.

13-15—ConTraflow/Deep South Con. http://contraflowscifi.org. Airoport Hilton, Kenner (New Orleans) LA. C. Asaro, M. Verheiden, Oneta.

13-15—OmegaCon Fall. http://omegacon.org. The Lodge, Siren WI. SF, fantasy and horror relax-a-con.

20-22—PhilCon, c/o Box 8303, Philadelphia PA 19101. https://philcon.org. Cherry Hill NJ. M. Gladstone, R. Kukalis. Annual since 1936.

20-22—AtomaCon. http://atomacon.org. Hilton, N. Charleston SC. Catherine Asaro, Gail Z. Martin, John Harkness.

27-29—LosCon, c/o Pelz, 15931 Kalisher, Grenada Hills CA 91344. http://loscon.org/47/. LAX Marriott, Los Angeles CA. G. Benford, others.

27-29—ChessieCon/TSFS, c/o Box 83032, Gaithersburg MD 20833. http://chessiecon.org. Baltimore MD. Anders, Tom Smith. SF, music.

27-29—Chicago Tardis. https://www.chicagotardis.com. Westin, Lombard (Chicago) IL. Doctor Who cast members.

DECEMBER 2020

3-6—MidWest FurFest. https://www.furfest.org. D. E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont (Chicago) IL. Anthropomorphics (cartoon animals).

4-6—SMOFCon. http://ldtm57.pairserver.com/smofcon/. Le Centre Sheraton, Montreal QC. Convention organizers meet to talk shop.

JANUARY 2021

8-10—GAFilk. http://gafilk.org. Airport Crowne Plaza, Atlanta GA. Heather Dale, Ben Deschamps, Kim Fortuner. SF/fantasy folk singing.

15-17—Console Room. http://console-room.com. Hilton MSP Airport/Mall of America, Bloomington (Minneapolis) MN. Doctor Who.

15-18—Arisia, 519 Somerville Ave., Somerville MA 02143. http://arisia.org. Westin Waterfront, Boston MA. S. Palmer, H. King, others.

22-24—ChattaCon, Box 23908, Chattanooga TN 37422. https://chattacon.org. Doubletree. M. D. Cooper, A. Makepeace, B. Cooksey, others.

FEBRUARY 2021

5-15—Boston SF Film Festival. https://www.bostonscifi.com. Somerville Theatre, Somerville MA. SF, fantasy and horror film.


AUGUST 2021

25-29—DisCon III. www.discon3.org. Wardman Park, Washington DC. Nancy Kress, Malka Older, Toni Weisskopf. WorldCon 2021. $155.

AUGUST 2022

24-28—Chicago WorldCon bid. www.chicagoworldconbid.org. Venue TBA. Guests TBA. Dates estimated. Bidding unopposed, at press

AUGUST 2023

2-6—Nice (France) WorldCon bid. www.worldconinfrance.org. The Acropolis, Nice, France. Guests TBA. Voted on at DisCon III in 2021.

2-6—Memphis in 2023 WorldCon bid. www.Memphis23.org Convention Center, Memphis TN. Guests TBA. Voted on at DisCon III in 2021

AUGUST 2024

22-26—Glasgow in 2024. www.glasgow2024.org  The Armadillo, Glasgow UK. To be voted on at the 2022 WorldCon.

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