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Here’s a look at the conventions in the late summer and fall. And of course the Chicago World Science Fiction Convention coming right up. I plan to be there. Will I see you? Also good are BuboniCon and CapClave. 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 #22-1 Newark, NJ. The hotline 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


18-21—NecronomiCon. For info, write: c/o Lovecraft A&S Council, Box 100123, Providence RI. Or phone: (973) 242-5999 (10 am to 10 pm, not collect). (Web) (E-mail) info@…com. Con will be held in: Providence RI (if city omitted, same as in address) at the Omni Hotel, and others. Guests will include: TBA. Celebrating the work of H.P. Lovecraft.

19-22—Discworld Con. Metropole Hotel, Birmingham UK. Theme: “Witches, Lords & Ladies.” The world of Terry Pratchett.

24-28—SoonerCon. Embassy Suites, Norman OK. Cosplayers Knightmage and Jim Shorts, artist Muriel Fahrion.

24-26—EuroFurence. Estrel Hotel, Berlin Germany. Anthropomorphics/furries.

26-28—BuboniCon. Albuquerque NM. Rae Carlson, Keith R.A. DeCandido, A. Lee Martinez, Chaz Kemp. SF & fantasy.


1-4—Oxonmoot. St. Anne’s College, Oxford UK. Academic conference on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.

1-5—ChiCon 8. Hyatt Regency, Chicago IL. F. Norman, J. Siclari, A. Newitz, C.J. Anders. World SF Con. $240.

1-5—DragonCon, Box 16459, Atlanta GA 30321. (404) 669-0773. Downtown Marriott, Atlanta GA. Comics, media, SF.

2-4—TraCon. Tampere, Finland. “Muodonmuutos” is the theme.

8-11—BoucherCon. San Diego CA. Mystery fiction’s WorldCon.

15-17—Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention. Hunt Valley (Baltimore) MD. Pop culture

16-18—British Fantasy Con. London UK. Liz Williams, Rivers Solomon. Long-running UK con for fantasy fans.

30-Oct. 2—CapClave, % Scheiner, 1518 N. Edison, Arlington VA 22205. Hilton, Rockville MD. U. Vernon. I. Gallo.


7-9—CthulhuCon. A. Migliore, C.L. Gidney, A. Bolivar, Portland OR. Films based on works of H.P. Lovecraf

14-16—MultiVerse. Sandy Springs (Atlanta) GA. M.R. Kowal, N. Magruder, S.R. Thomas. SF, gaming, cosplay.


3-6—World Fantasy Con. New Orleans LA. Ginjer Buchanan, Jo Walton, U. Vernon. WorldCon for fantasy fans.

11-13—WindyCon. Lombard (Chicago) IL. A.M. Dellamonica, Kelly Robson, Lauren Raye Snow, Lauren Oxford.

11-13—TusCon, c/o Box 2528, Tuscon AZ 85702. Sheratin by Marriott, Tuscon AZ. Author Mary Fan, others.

11-13—OmegaCon Fall. The Lodge, Siren WI. Low-key SF, fantasy and horror relax-a-con.

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

19-20—Meglos. Holtsville, Long Island NY QC. Doctor Who. Peter Davidson, Janet Fielding.

25-27—ChessieCon/TSFS, c/o Box 83032, Gaithersburg MD 20833.  SF, music, alternative spirituality.

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

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


3-6—Orlando in 2023 NASFiC bid. Hilton, Orlando FL. A bid to hold 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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