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SF Conventional Calendar

by Erwin S. Strauss

The late spring schedule is jam-packed this year. I’ll be at Norwescon, HELIOsphere, RavenCon and BaltiCon, and maybe others. Don’t forget to make plans for PemmiCon, or maybe a China trip for WorldCon. 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

APRIL 2023

6-9—Norwescon For info, write: c/o 100 Andover Park W., #150-#165, Tukwila WA 98188. Or Phone: (973) 242-5999 (10 am to 10 pm, not collect). (Web) (E-mail) Con will be held in: Seatac (Seattle) WA (if city omitted, same as in address) at the Doubletree Hotel Guests will include: P. Djèlí Clark, artist Eric Wilkerson. Long-running SF and fantasy con.

7-9—MiniCon. Minneapolis MN. Martha Wells, Sara Felix, Greg Ketter. SF. Fantasy and horror.

7-9—Anime Boston. Boston MA. Guests TBA. Major East Coast anime event. Five-figure attendance expected.

7-10—Star Wars Celebration Europe. ExCel Center, London, UK. Official biannual Star Wars con.

7-10—UK National SF & Fantasy Con. Hilton Metropole Hotel, Birmingham UK. Zen Cho, Niall Harrison.

15-16—Japan Nat’l. Con. Kawasaki Int’l Center, Kanagawa, Japan. Guests TBA. SF, Fantasy and horror.

16-18—RavenCon. Virginia Crossings, Richmond VA. Count Gore De Vol. SF, fantasy and horror.

21-23—ConStellation. Cornhusker Hotel, Lincoln NE. Max Gladstone, Becky Potter. SF, fantasy and horror.

21-23—JordanCon. Crowne Plaza Ravinnia, Atlanta GA. Wesley Chu, Omar Rayyan. The works of Robert Jordan.

21-23—Windy City Pulp and Paper Con. Westin, Lombard (Chicago) IL. Old-time pulp magazines.

21-21—PenguiCon. near Detroit MI. Convention for SF and open-source software.

21-23—PortmeiriCon, 871 Clover Dr., N. Wales PA 19459. Portmeirion UK. Where TV’s “The Prisoner” was shot.

21-24—CostumeCon. Doubletree, San Jose CA. Maker GoH Beverly Downen, Maker GoH “Evil Ted” Smith.

28-30—HELIOsphere, Box 3744, New York NY 10163. Holiday Inn, Piscataway NJ. S. Miller, S. Lee, C. Gannon 28-30—Malice Domestic, Box 8007, Gaithersburg MD 20898. Near Washington, DC. Hank Phillippi Ryan, others.

MAY 2023

5-7—DemiCon, Box 7572, Des Moines IA 50323. Des Moines IA. Rachel Aukes, Carter Allen. SF, fantasy, gaming.

5-7—AtomaCon. Hilton Garden Inn, N. Charleston SC. Michael Smallwood, N.G. Kurtz, G. Reinhart. SF and fantasy.

19-21—KeyCon, Box 3178, Winnipeg MB R3C 4E6. Winnipeg MB. C.S. Friedman, Bear Sailor Moon, J.

Llewellyn, others.

19-21—QuantumCon. Crowne Plaza, Plymouth MN. Adrian Lee, S. Malik, M. Sinterniklaas. Paranormal, Anime.

26-28—MarCon. Hyatt Regency, Columbus OH. David Weber, Jordan Breeding, Chaz Kemp, Carolyn Kay, others.

26-29—AnimeNorth. Toronto ON. Guests TBA. Anime.

26-29—BaltiCon, c/o BSFS, Box 686, Baltimore MD 21203. (410) 563-2737. Renaissance Harborplace. Yolen, others. .

26-29—MisCon, Box 7721, Missoula MT 59807. Holiday Inn Downtown. Jim Wright, Eekie and Snow Cosplay, others.

26-29—WisCon, Box 1624, Madison WI 53701. Madison WI. Feminism and SF.

JUNE 2023

2-4—ConCarolinas. Hilton University Place, Charlotte NC. Musician Mikey Mason, others. Multi-fandom convention.

8-11—EuroCon. Uppsala, Sweden. Johan Erkrans, others. The every-other year European continental SF con.

JULY 2023

20-23—PemmiCon. RBC Convention Centre, Winnipeg MB. The N. American SF con, held since WorldCon is overseas.


20-23—Chengdu (China) WorldCon. Chengdu, China. Guests TBA. The World SF Convention for 2023.


8-12—Glasgow in 2024 WorldCon. The Armadillo, Glasgow UK. C. Baker, C. Brialey, K. Macleod, Okorafor, others.

16-19—Buffalo N. American SF Con Bid, 5500 N. Bailey Ave. #517, Buffalo NY 14226. Bid for a NASFIC.

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