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SF Conventional Calendar

by Erwin S. Strauss

This is the time to finalize plans for the World Science Fiction Convention in China. If you can’t make it, there’s always Pemmi-Con in Winnipeg in July, the North American SF con, held when WorldCon’s overseas. For an explanation of our con(vention)s, a sample of SF folksongs, clubs, and info on fanzines and clubs, send me an SASE (addressed, stamped #10 [business] envelope at 10 Hill St. #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 about your con five months out. Look for me at cons behind the Filthy Pierre badge, playing a musical keyboard. –Erwin S. Strauss


25–27—BuboniCon For info, write: 10 Hill St., #22-L, Newark NJ 07102. Or phone: (973) 242-5999. (Web) (E-mail): Con will be held in: Albuquerque NM (if city omitted, same as in address) at the Convention Center, Guests TBA.

30–Sep 3—BoucherCon. World mystery-fiction convention. San Diego CA.


1–4—CokoCon.  SF, fantasy and horror. Doubletree, Tempe AZ. Seanan McGuire, others.

7–9—MidAtlantic Nostalgia Convention. Hal Linden, many others.

8–10—AlbaCon. Courtyard by Marriott, Clifton Park (Albany) NY. Walter Hunt, Linda Addison.

8–10—TraCon. Role-playing gaming and anime. Tampere Hall, Tampere Finland.

15–17—UK Fantasy Con. Jury’s Inn, Birmingham UK. Ian Whates.

22–24—Anime USA. Arlington VA (near DC). Emi Lo, Molly Searcy, Aaron Campbell, others.

29–Oct 1—CapClave. Rockville MD (near DC). Kameron Hurley, Sarah Pinsker. Written SF.

29–Oct. 1—Archon. Collinsville IL (St. Louis MO). Glyn Stewart, Jonathan Maberry, others.

30—Watch City Steampunk Festival. Waltham MA. One-day municipal-sponsored event.


6–8—ConFelicity. Bloomington (Minneapolis) MN. Follow-on to DeCongestant.

7–9—H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival. Portland OR. Films based on HPL’s works.

7–10—Ireland National Con. Gibson Hotel, Dublin, Sarah Rees Brennan, others.

12–16—MCFI Con. Dennisport MA. Boston-area WorldCon organizers meet to hang out and relax.

18–22—Chengdu China WorldCon. Note the new dates. Details have been sketchy.


8–12—Glasgow Scotland WorldCon. Scottish Exhibition Centre (SEC), Glasgow UK.

15–18—Buffalo North American SF Con bid. A NASFiC bid, since WorldCon is overseas.


13–17—Seattle WorldCon bid. Summit at Seattle Convention Center.


12–16—Los Angeles in 2026 WorldCon bid. Dates estimated. To be in Anaheim or Long Beach.

12–16—Cairo Egypt WorldCon bid. Dates estimated. No contact information announced yet.


11–15—Tel Aviv Israel WorldCon bid. Dates estimated. No contact information announced yet.



9–11—Brisbane Australia WorldCon bid. Dates estimated. No contact information announced yet.

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