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SEPTEMBER 1997

SHORECON '97 (Sep 4-7 '97) Hilton Cherry Hill, Cherry Hill NJ; $79 sngl/dbl. AGoH: Lawrence Watt-Evans. AGoH: Melissa Benson. Guests: Catherine Asaro, Nancy Springer, Michael Swanwick, more. Memb: $20 advance, $25 at door; $10-day Fri. or Sun., $15 Sat. Info: Multigenre, Inc., 266 Spruce Drive, Brick NJ 08723; e-mail: info@multigenre.com; web site: www.multigenre.com

COPPERCON 17 (Sep 5-7 '97) Holiday Inn Sunspree, Scottsdale AZ. Guests: Kevin J. Anderson, Rebecca Moesta, Ernest Hogan, more. Memb: $40 at door. Info: CopperCon 17, Box 62613, Phoenix AZ 85082; e-mail: cucon17@casfs.org; web: www.casfs.org/cucon/index.html

NEW YORK COLLECTABLE PAPERBACK EXPO #9 (Sept 7 '97) Holiday Inn - W. 57th, New York NY. Guests: George Chesbro, Ron Goulart, F. Paul Wilson, more. Memb: $10 at door (earlybird), $5 from 9 a.m.; after 3 p.m.: free. Info: c/o Gary Lovisi, Gryphon Publications, P.O. Box 209, Brooklyn NY 11228.

MOSCON XIX (Sep 12-14 '97) University Inn-Best Western, Moscow ID. GoH: Larry Niven. AGoH: Rick Sternbach. FGoHs: Betty & David Bigelow. Sci. GoH: Poul Anderson. Memb: $25. Info: MosCon XIX, Box 9622, Moscow ID 83843; (509) 332-2910 or 335-1128; e-mail: meyersj@wsuvml.csc.wsu.edu or meyersj@wsunix.wsu.edu; web site: www.home.turbonet.com/moscon

NEXUS (Sep 12-14 '97) Orlando North Sheraton & Towers, Maitland FL; rms $69 sngl, $75 dbl/quad. GoHs: P.N. Elrod, Chris Claremont. AGoH: Alan M. Clark. Guests: Jill Bauman, Ron Walotsky, more. Memb: $25 at door. Info: Nexus, Box 4000, Eaton Park FL 33840; (941) 669-9219; e-mail: NexusFL@aol.com

KALEIDOSCOPE V (Sep 19-21 '97) Holiday Inn Select, Lynchburg VA. GoH: Jennifer Roberson. AGoH: Susan Van Camp. Memb: $20 at door. Info: Lynchburg SF Association, 346 Izaak Walton Rd., Madison Hts. VA 24572; (804) 386-4830; e-mail: lsfa@juno.com

2ND ENCOUNTERS OF SCIENCE FICTION AND THE FANTASTIC ( Sept 25-28 '97) Museu Condes de Castro Guimaraes, Cascais, Portugal. Guests: Gwyneth Jones, Karl Derrick, others. Info: Associaçao Portuguesa de Ficçao Cientifica e Fantástico, Bloco UV - 2 Piso-Porta 11, Outeiro da Vela, 2750 Cascais, Portugal. Tel: 351-1-484-1782; e-mail: cinequanon@mail.telepac.pt

STRANNIK '97: THE SECOND CONGRESS OF SCIENCE FICTION WRITERS OF RUSSIA (Sept 25-28 '97), Hotel Rus, St. Petersburg, Russia. Guests: Bruce Sterling, Norihiro Oono, Charles N. Brown & others. Info: Strannik '97, Voznesensky Avenue 36, St Petersburg, Russia. Tel: 7-812-311-5631, e-mail: strannik@tf.ru

CON*CEPT '97 (Sep 26-28 '97) Days Inn Downtown, Montreal PQ, Canada. GoH: Lois McMaster Bujold. AGoHs: Janet Hetherington & Ronn Sutton. Memb: C$30. Info: Con*Cept '97, Box 405 - Station H, Montreal PQ H3G 2L1, Canada.

NOTJUSTANOTHERCON 13 (Sep 26-28 '97) Murry D. Lincoln Memorial Campus Center, U. of Mass. Amherst, Amherst MA. GoH: Richard Pini. FGoH: Oz Fontecchio. Memb: $18 at door. Info: NotJustAnotherCon 13, SCUM, RSO 16, UMASS, Amherst MA 01003; e-mail: scum@stuaf.umass.edu; web site: www.umass.edu/rso/scum

OCTOBER 1997

DEATH EQUINOX '97/CYBER-PSYCHO CONVERGENCE I (Oct 2-5 '97) Sheraton Denver West, Denver CO. GoH: John Shirley. Sado-Magickal GoH: Don Webb. Horror GoH: Brian Hodge. TM: Edward Bryant. Memb: $50 at door; $10 supp. Dealer table: $50 (contact Kit Peters, e-mail: sik@soltec.net). Art show: contact Gordon Klock, e-mail: bd035@freenet.uchsc.edu. Info: Cyber-Psychos, Box 581, Denver CO 80201; e-mail: cyberpsychos@netonecom.net; Web site: www.netonecom.net/~jsailing/con.html

ARCHON 21 (Oct 3-5 '97) Holiday Inn, Collinsville IL; rms $79.95 + tax. GoH: Lois McMaster Bujold. AGoH: Mary Hanson-Roberts. FGoHs: Barbara Stewart & Tim Hays. Special Guest: George R.R. Martin. TM: Toni Weisskopf. Memb: $25. Info: Archon 21, Box 483, Chesterfield MO 63006; e-mail: zellich@i1.net.

CONTEXT X (Oct 3-5 '97) Harley Hotel, Columbus OH; rms $69. GoHs: David Brin, Gene Wolfe. Guests: Maureen F. McHugh, Geoff Landis, John Douglas, Catherine Asaro, more. Memb: $40. Info: Context X, c/o Fanaco Inc., Box 163391, Columbus OH 43216; (614) 878-6824; e-mail: hemingway@NightL.com.

FALCON III (Oct 4 '97) Lord Nelson Hotel, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. GoH: Lesley Choyce. AGoH: Kevin Loftus. Multimedia/gaming con. Memb: C$10 advance, C$12 at door. Info: Falcon SF/F Society, Box 36123, Halifax, N.S., B3J 3S9, Canada; (902) 445-2281; e-mail: gtucker@fox.nstn.ns.ca.

ICON 1997 (Oct 10-12 '97) Best Western, Coralville IA; rms $56 sngl/dbl. GoH: John M. Ford. AGoH: Kaja Foglio. FGoH: William "Bear" Reed. TM: Rusty Hevelin. Guests: Joe Haldeman, Glen Cook, Robin W. Bailey, more. Memb: $35; $13 supp. Dealer info: e-mail: conhuxter@sflis.org Info: ICon 22, Box 525, Iowa City IA 52244; (319) 338-7373 (Gregg) or 341-8185 (Lynda); e-mail: icon22@sflis.org; web site: www.sflis.org/icon.

NECRONOMICON '97 (Oct 10-12 '97) Camberley Inn, Tampa FL. GoHs: Joseph Green, Kevin Anderson & Rebecca Moesta. Guests: Richard Lee Byers, more. Memb: $18 to 9/15/97, then $25; one-day $10 at door. Info: Necronomicon '97, Box 2076, Riverview FL 33568; e-mail: 74273.1607@CompuServe.com or ann@stonehill.org; web sites: www.stonehill.org/ncon/necro97.htm

NONCON XX (Oct 10-12 '97) Sandman Inn, Lethbridge AB, Canada; rms C$55. GoHs: Spider & Jeanne Robinson. FGoHs: Adrian Kleinbergen, Brenna Toblan. Memb: C$30/US$23 to 9/30/97, C$35/US$26 at door. Dealer table: C$40 (contact Kathy Dyck c/o con). Info: NonCon XX, c/o 325 - Leaside Avenue South, Lethbridge AB T1J 4G8, Canada; e-mail: noncon20@jrcc.com

VALLEYCON 22 (Oct 10-12 '97) Doublewood Inn, Fargo ND; rms $70 sngl/dbl. GoH: Robert J. Sawyer. AGoH: John Holland. Memb: $10 to 9/14/97; $15 at door. Info: Valleycon 22, Box 7202, Fargo ND 58109; (701) 280-5855.

ALBACON '97 (Oct 17-19 '97) Ramada Inn, Schenectady NY; $64 sngl, $69 dbl-quad. GoH: Melissa Scott. AGoHs: Charles Lang, Wendy Snow-Lang. FGoH: Wayne Brown. Memb: $28 to 9/22/97, $40 at door. Info: Albacon '97, P.O. Box 2085, Albany NY 12220-0085; e-mail: rothman@sff.net. Web: www.sff.net/people/rothman/albacon.

CON*STELLATION XVI: ERIDANUS (Oct 17-19 '97) Huntsville AL. GoH: Jack Chalker. AGoH: Randy Cleary. FGoH: Sue Toker. TM: Les Johnson. Memb: $30. Info: Con*stellation XVI - Eridanus, P.O. Box 4857, Huntsville AL 35815; e-mail: constell@iquest.com; web site: iquest.com/~ssmith

INCON '97 (Oct 17-19 '97) Double Tree Inn, Spokane WA. GoH: Barbara Hambly. AGoH: Lesley Newcomer. Memb: $25 at door. Info: InCon '97, Box 9112, Spokane WA 98209; e-mail: incon97@juno.com; web site: www.cet.com/~triad3/incon.htm

CONQUEST '97 (Oct 18-19 '97) Winnipeg Convention Centre, Winnipeg MB, Canada. GoHs: Forrest J Ackerman, Chris Rutkowski. Info: Conquest, 87A Arlington Ave., Winnipeg MB R3G 1Y3, Canada; (204) 772-9651; e-mail: acn160@freenet.mb.ca

COACHCON 1997 (Oct 23-27 '97) Con on a "luxury coach" [bus] linking EuroCon, Portmeirion visit, and World Fantasy Con 1997. Info: "at least 2 int'l IRCs" to Dave Lally, 64 Richborne Terrace, London SW8 1AX, England.

EUROCON/OCTOCON '97 (Oct 25-27 '97) Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland. GoH: Robert Jordan. 1997 European SF Con/ 8th annual Irish national SF con. Memb: IR 30. Info: (send 2 xIRCs): Euro-Octocon '97, P.O. Box 5130, Dublin 4, Ireland; e-mail: karenb@ei.con.com; Web: http://ireland.iol/ie/~carrollm/eurocon

MILEHICON 29 (Oct 24-26 '97) Sheraton Hotel, Lakewood CO. GoHs: S.M. Stirling, Mike Resnick. AGoH: Liz Danforth. TM: Edward Bryant. Memb: $22 to 8/1/97, $24 to 10/1/97, $26 to 10/15/97, $28 at door. Info: MileHiCon 29, Box 101322, Denver CO 80250; (303) 657-5912; web site: www.eco-net.com/milehicon

WOLFCON 008 (Oct 24-26 '97) Old Orchard Inn, Wolfville NS, Canada. GoH: Lawrence Watt-Evans. Memb: C$25. Info: Wolfcon 008, Box 23116, Dartmouth NS B0A 4S9, Canada; (902) 434-7188; e-mail: douphin@atcon.com

WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION '97 (Oct 30-Nov 2 '97) Britannia Int'l Hotel, London UK; 65 sngl, 76 dbl/twin. GoHs: Joan Aiken, Iain Sinclair. AGoH: Bob Eggleton. Special Guests: Hugh B. Cave, R. Chetwynd-Hayes. TM: Robert Holdstock. Themes: Dracula centennial; Hidden Realms of London. Memb: 100/$165 (limit: 750 members); 30/$50 supp. Banquet: 32/$50. Info: World Fantasy Conv, Box 31, Whitby North Yorkshire, YO22 4YL, UK; Web: www.farrsite.com/wfc/wfc4.htm

HISPACON XV/MATARO '97 (Oct 31-Nov 2 '97) Mataro (Barcelona), Spain. Spanish national SF/F con. GoHs: Orson Scott Card, Carlos Gimenez, Alfonso Font. Info: Hispacon/Mataro '97, Patronat Municipal de Cultura, Sant Josep 9, 08032 Natari (Barcelona), Spain; Web: www.Catch22.com/SF/BEM

VIABLE PARADISE : SF ON MARTHA'S VINEYARD (Oct 31-Nov 2 '97) Martha's Vineyard, MA. GoH: Elizabeth Moon. AGoH: Omar Rayyan. Memb: $25 to 10/3/97, $40 at door. Rm: $50-$150. Info: Nathan Mayhew Seminars, Box 1125, 167 N. William Street, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568; e-mail: paradise@rmontor.tiac.net; web: www.tiac.net/users/rmontor/paradise

NOVEMBER 1997

ORYCON 19 (Nov 7-9 '97) Doubletree Columbia River Hotel, Portland OR; rms $63. GoH: Steven Barnes. AGoH: Frank Lurz. Ed. GoHs: Patrick & Teresa Nielsen Hayden. Memb: $30 to 10/15/97, then $45. Info: OryCon 19, Box 5703, Portland OR 97228; (503) 231-8652; e-mail: deaner@pacifier.com; web site: www.teleport.com/~osfci/orycon19

SCI-CON 19 (Nov 7-9 '97) Holiday Inn Executive Center, Virginia Beach VA. GoH: James Patrick Kelly. AGoH: Lubov. Filk GoHs: White Plectrum. FGoH: Steve Luminati. Memb: $25 to 10/1/97, $30 at door. Dealer table: $125 to 9/30/97. Info: Sci-Con 19, Box 9434, Hampton VA 23670; (757) 868-6738 (Mark); e-mail: info@scicon.org; web site: http://scicon.org

TROPICON XVI (Nov 7-9 '97) Doubletree Guest Suites, Ft. Lauderdale FL; rms $84 sngl/dbl, $94 tpl/quad. GoH: Esther M. Friesner. TM: Josepha Sherman. Memb: $24 to 10/15/97, $28 at door. Info: Tropicon XV, c/o SFSFS, Box 70143, Fort Lauderdale FL 33707; (407) 844-6336 or (305) 385-1793; web site: http://scifi.squawk.com/tropic/tropic16.html

TUS-CON 24 (Nov 7-9 '97) Executive Inn, Tucson AZ. GoHs: Melanie Rawn, John Vornholt. TM: Edward Bryant. Memb: $25 to 10/10/97, then $30. Info: Tus-Con 24, Box 26823, Tucson AZ 85726; (520) 881-3709 (Cristi) or 293-1455 (Rebecca); e-mail: basfa@azstarnet.com; web site: www.azstarnet.com/~basfa

WINDYCON XXIV (Nov 7-9 '97) Hyatt Regency Woodfield, Schaumburg IL. GoH, AGoH, TM: TBA. Ed GoH: Charles Ryan. FGoHs: Tim Lane & Elizabeth Garrott. Special Guests: Algis Budrys, Frederik Pohl & Elizabeth Anne Hull, Jody Lynn Nye, Allen Steele, more. Memb: TBA. Info: Windycon XXIV, Box 184, Palatine IL 60078; e-mail: Windycon@windycon.org; web site: www.xnet.com/~pan/windyenh/windyfrm.htm

INTERIORCON V (Nov 8-9 '97) Colégio Anchieta, Sumaré SP, Brazil. Intl GoH: Bruce Sterling. GoH: André Carneiro. AGoH: Vagner Vargas. Memb: free. Info: Interiorcon V, c/o R.S. Causo, Rua Aimberê, 406/103 Sao Paulo SP, 05018-010, Brazil; e-mail: carlosangelo@dks.com.br

ATLANTIS '97 (Nov 14-16 '97) - Cancelled.

NOVACON 27 (Nov 14-16 '97) De Vere Abbey Hotel, Gt. Malvern, UK. GoH: Peter F. Hamilton. Info: NovaCon 27, c/o Carol Morton, 14 Park St., Lye, Stourbridge, W. Midlands, DY9 8SS, UK; (01384) 825-386.

PHILCON '97 (Nov 14-16 '97) Adams Mark Hotel, Philadelphia PA. GoH: Dan Simmons. AGoH: Alan Clark. Ed. GoH: Gardner Dozois. Memb: $32 to 9/15/97, $35 to 10/20/97, $40 at door. Info: Philcon '97, Tony Finan (Chair), 228 E. Thompson St., Philadelphia PA 19125; (215) 957-4004; e-mail: nemesis@netaxs.com

SOONERCON 13 (Nov 21-23 '97) Clarion/Comfort Inn, Oklahoma City OK. GoH: Joe R. Lansdale. AGoH: Larry Elmore. FGoH: Roger Tener. TM: Sage Walker. Memb: $18 to 10/31/97, $20 at door. Info: SoonerCon 13, Box 892687, Oklahoma City OK 73189; web site: www.netplus.net/~soonercon/conprice.html

CONCAT 9 (Nov 28-30 '97) Radisson, Knoxville TN; rms $57. GoHs: Barbara Hambly, George Alec Effinger. AGoHs: David & Lori Deitrick. Special Guest: Patricia Kennealy-Morrison. Memb: $25 to 11/10/97, $35 at door. Dealer table: $50 1st (incl memb), $40 ea add'l (+ memb). Info: ConCat 9, 316 E. Scott Ave., Knoxville TN 37916; (423) 523-6986; e-mail: chloiea@aol.com

LOSCON XXIV (Nov 28-30 '97) Burbank Airport Hilton, Burbank CA. GoH: S.M. Stirling. AGoH: Mitchell Davidson Bentley. FGoH: Geri Sullivan. Memb: $35 to 10/1/97, $40 at door. Info: Loscon 24, c/o LASFS, 11513 Burbank Blvd., N. Hollywood CA 91601; e-mail: loscon24@aol.com; web site: www.lasfs.org/loscon24

SILICON 2.3 (Nov 28-30 '97) Clarion Hotel, Millbrae CA; rms $69/$79. GoH: Tanya Huff. AGoH: Heather Bruton. FGoH: Dona Kerns. Memb: $30 to 9/30/97, $35 to 11/26/97, $40 at door. Info: Silicon 2.3, c/o A Wrinkle in Time, 1012 Morse Ave. #15, Sunnyvale CA 94089; e-mail: silicon@awit.com; web site: www.awit.com/silicon

DECEMBER 1997

SMOFCON 15 (Dec 5-7 '97) Doubletree Suites, Boston MA; rms $99. Emph: convention running. Info: Smofcon 15, Box 1010, Framingham MA 01701; e-mail: info@mcfi.org; Web site: http://world.std.com/~sbarsky/smofcon.html

THE BABYLON 5 ACADEMIC CONFERENCE (Dec 13-14 '97) University College of Ripon & York St John, York UK. Memb: $130 residential w/ meals, $90 non-residential w/ meals; US checks to Dr. Edward James, Dept. of History, Faculty of Letters & Soc. Sci., Univ. of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading RG6 6AA UK. Info: Farah Mendlesohn, Faculty of Humanities, University College of Ripon & York St John, Lord Mayor's Walk, York YO3 7EX, UK; e-mail: fm7@york.ac.uk; web site (Edward James): www.rdg.ac.uk/~lhsjamse/home/htm

JANUARY 1998

ANACONISM THE 3RD (Jan 16-18 '98) Sheraton Denver West Hotel & Conv. Ctr., Lakewood CO. GoH: Joe Haldeman. Memb: $20 in advance, $35 at door. Dealer table: $50 (incl 1 memb). Art show: 4'x4' panel or 6' x 18" tabletop: $5. Info: IBECC, Box 21766, Denver CO 80221; (303) 426-1847; e-mail: anaconism@ibecc.org; web site: www.abwam.com/ibecc/anacon

CHATTACON XXIII (Jan 16-18 '98) Clarion Hotel, River Plaza, Chattanooga TN; rms $67. GoHs: Howard Waldrop, Nancy Kress. AGoH: Bruce Jensen. Special Guest: Terry Bisson. Local AGoH: Julie Morgan-Scott. TM: Charles L. Grant. Memb: $25 to 11/30/97, $30 to 1/1/98, $35 at door. Info: Chattacon 23, Box 23908, Chattanooga TN 37422; (770) 578-8461 (Mike Dillson or Zanny Leach); e-mail: chattacon.info@mindspring.com; web site: www.chattanooga.net/chattacon

POTLATCH 7 (Jan 16-18 '98) Jack London Inn, Oakland CA. Memb: $25 to 10/31/97, $30 to 01/01/98, $35 at door. Checks payable to Potlatch. Info: Potlatch 7, 6405 Regent St., Oakland CA 94618-1313.

RUSTYCON 15 (Jan 16-18 '98) Sheraton Tacoma, Tacoma WA. Guests: TBA. Memb: $40 to 12/27/97, $45 at door. Dealer table: $65 (max. 2) + $30 memb. Info: Rustycon, P.O. Box 84291, Seattle WA 98124-5591, web site: www.prostar.com/web2/microwiz/menu.html

CONFUSION 18 (Jan 23-25 '98) Van Dyke Park Suite, Warren MI. GoH: Connie Willis. Sci. GoH: Dr. Marvin Minsky. AGoH: Jane Irwin. FGoH: Mary Ellen Wessels. TM: Larry Tucker. Memb: TBA. Dealer info: Tom Barber, 3111 Washtenaw, Ann Arbor MI 48104. Info: ConFusion, Box 8284, Ann Arbor MI 48107; (313) 487-8743; e-mail: confusion@stilyagi.org.

FEBRUARY 1998

BOSKONE XXXV (Feb 13-15 '98) Sheraton Tara, Framingham MA. GoH: Walter Jon Williams. AGoH: Omar Rayyan. Memb: $34 to 7/15/97, then more. Info: Boskone 35, Box 809, Framingham MA 01701; (617) 625-2311; e-mail: boskone@nesfa.org; web site: www.nesfa.org/boskone/flyer.html

RADCON 2B (Feb 13-15 '98) Tri-Cities WA. GoH: Jerry Oltion. AGoH: Russ Campbell. Sci. GoH: Dean Ing. FGoH: Betty Bigelow. Guest: Greg Abraham. Info: RadCon, 2527 W. Kennewick Ave. #162, Kennewick WA 99336; (509) 967-3248; e-mail: radcon@oneworld.owt.com; web site: www.owt.com/radcon/radcon/htm

CON-DOR 1998 (Feb 27-Mar 1 '98) Town & Country Hotel, San Diego CA; rms $83 sngl/dbl. GoH: Harry Turtledove. Guests: David Brin, William F. Wu, more. Memb: $20 to 9/30/97, $30 to 2/10/98, $35 at door. Dealer table: $45 (incl 1 memb). Art show: 4'x4' flat $10, half-table $8; info: c/o Edward Tolley. Info: Con-Dor, Box 15771, San Diego CA 92175; web site: http://users.aol.com/sdcondor/condor.html.

SHEVACON VI (Feb 27-Mar 1 '98) Ingleside Red Carpet Inn, Stauton VA. GoH: C.S. Friedman. AGoH: Larry Elmore. FGoH: Fred Ekelman. Memb: $20. Info: SheVaCon, Box 2672, Staunton VA 24402; (540) 885-5530; e-mail: drgnshrd@rica.net

MARCH 1998

SWILCON '98 (Mar 6-8 '98) Swarthmore College, Swarthmore PA. GoH: James Patrick Kelly. AGoHs: Jeff Menges, Mark Poole. Memb: TBA. Info: SwilCon '98, 117 S. Chester Rd., Greylock 101, Swarthmore PA 19081; (610) 543-3691; e-mail: will@sccs.swarthmore.edu; web site: www.swil.org/swilcon

LIFE, THE UNIVERSE, & EVERYTHING (Mar 12-14 '98) Wilkinson Student Center, Brigham Young Univ., Provo UT. SF/F symposium. GoH: Elizabeth Moon. Guests: Sherwood Smith, Diann Thornley. Memb: free. Info: web site: www.itsnet.com/~nts/symposium

CORFLU UK (Mar 13-16 '98) The Griffin Leeds Hotel, Leeds UK. Memb: $40; $10 supp. Info: c/o Karen Babich, 5224 Glenwood Ave. #3, Chicago IL 60640; or Ian Sorensen, 7 Woodside Walk, Hamilton, ML3 7HY, UK; e-mail: corflu@soren.demon.co.uk

SCI-FI COMEDY CON '98 (Mar 14-15 '98) Dublin Writer's Center, Dublin, Ireland. Guests: Diane Duane & Peter Morwood, media guests, more. Info: Sci-Fi Comedy Con, Registrar, Holy Ghost Missionary College, Kimmage Manor, Whitehall Rd., Kimmage, Dublin 12, Republic of Ireland; e-mail: cj@iol.ie

INT'L CONFERENCE ON THE FANTASTIC 1998 (Mar 18-21 '98) Airport Hilton, Ft. Lauderdale FL. GoH: Peter Straub. Special Guest: Lois McMaster Bujold. Perennial Special Guest: Brian Aldiss. Info: IAFA, College of the Humanities, 500 NW 20th HU-50 B-9, Florida Atlantic U., Boca Raton FL 33431; (954) 475-6747.

TECHNICON 15 (Mar 20-22 '98) Best Western Red Lion, Blacksburg VA. Guests: S. John Ross, Don Sakers, Colleen Doran, more. FGoHs: Lloyd Eldred & Dwight Gibbs. Memb: TBA. Info: Technicon 15, Box 256, Blacksburg VA 24063-0256; e-mail: technicon@vtccl.cc.vt.edu

LUNACON '98 (Mar 20-22 '98) Rye Town Hilton, Rye Brook NY. GoH: Octavia E. Butler. AGoH: Donato Giancola. FGoHs: John & Perdita Boardman. Memb: $35 to 9/2/97, then more. Info: Lunacon '98, Box 3566, New York NY 10008; e-mail: lunacon@lunacon.org; web site: www.lunacon.org/lunacon/lunacon.html

AGGIECON XXIX (Mar 26-29 '98) Memorial Student Center, Texas A&M, College Station TX. Guests: Robert Asprin, Joe R. Lansdale, more. Info: web site: www.msc.tamu.edu/MSC/CepheidVariable/aggiecon

I-CON '98 (Mar 27-29 '98) SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook NY. GoH: Norman Spinrad. Guests: TBA. Info: I-Con, Box 550, Stony Brook NY 11790; (516) 632-6045; web site: www.iconsf.org

APRIL 1998

NORWESCON 21 (Apr 9-12 '98) Red Lion, SeaTac WA. GoH: Neil Gaiman. Info: Norwescon, Box 24207, Seattle WA 98124; web site: www.webwitch.com/norwescon.html

BALTICON 32 (Apr 10-12 '98) Omni Inner Harbor Hotel, Baltimore MD; rms $104 + tax. GoH: Harry Turtledove. AGoH: Jody A. Lee. Sci. GoH: Dr. Yoji Kondo. Memb: $35 to 12/31/97, $40 to 3/14/98, $45 at door. Info: Balticon 32, Box 686, Baltimore MD 21203; (410) 563-2737; e-mail: bsfs@access.digex.net; web site: www.balticon.org

MINICON 33 (Apr 10-12 '98) Radisson South (and other hotels), Minneapolis MN. FGoH: Dave Langford. Pub. GoH: Gardner Dozois. TM: John M. Ford. Other guests: TBA. Memb: $30 to 9/1/97, $35 to 3/1/98; "a lot more" at door; $15 supp. to 3/1/98. Info: Minicon 33, P.O. Box 8297, Lake Street Station, Minneapolis MN 55408; e-mail: info@minicon33.mnstf.org; web site: www.mnstf.org/minicon33

INTUITION/EASTERCON '98 (Apr 10-13 '98) The Jarvis Piccadilly Hotel, Manchester UK. GoHs: Connie Willis, Ian McDonald. FGoH: Martin Tudor. Memb: 28 to 5/1/97, then more; 15 supp. US agent: Sharon Sbarsky, Box 453, Needham MA 02194; e-mail: sbarsky@world.std.com Info: Intuition, [NEW ADDRESS] 1 Waverly Way, Carshalton Beeches, Surrey, SM5 3LQ, UK; e-mail: intuition@smof.demon.co.uk

CONTRAPTION ... AFTER DARK (Apr 17-19 '98) Troy MI. GoHs: Nancy Baker, Christopher Stasheff. AGoH: Ray Van Tilberg. FGoHs: Bill & Phyllis Brener. Info: Contraption, Box 214055, Auburn Hills MI 48321; (810) 853-0736; e-mail: contraption@hamjudo.com

SWANCON 23 (Apr 23-27 '98) Orchard Hotel, Perth, Australia; rms A$115 sngl/dbl. GoH: Lois McMaster Bujold. FGoH: Gina Goddard. Guests: Tess Williams, more. Memb: A$60 to 8/31/97, then more; A$20 supp; checks to WASFF - 1998 Swancon. Info: Swancon 23, GPO Box G429, Perth WA 6841, Australia; website: www.gu.uwa.edu.au/swancon

PARTHECON 26 [formerly Kubla Khan] (Apr 24-26 '98) Nashville TN. Guests: TBA. Memb: $25 to 3/15/98, then $30. Info: c/o Barbara Harmon, Box 90962, Nashville TN 37209; web site: http://posiedon.tnstate.edu/parthecon

TO BE CONTINUED...1998 (Apr 24-26 '98) Ramada Inn, South Bend IN; rms $58. Filk GoH: Michael Longcor. FGoH: Diana Harlan Stein. Other guests: TBA. Memb: $15 to 1/1/98, $20 to 3/15/98, $25 at door. Info: MSFFA, Box 11231, South Bend IN 46634; (219) 272-7499; e-mail: jervis.1@nd.edu; web site: http://www.nd.edu/~rjervis

MAY 1998

MARCON 3.3 (May 1-3 '98) Hyatt Regency, Columbus OH. GoH: Lois McMaster Bujold. Info: (614) 475-8181; e-mail: info@marcon.org

ROC*KON 22 (May 1-3 '98) Little Rock Hilton, Little Rock AR; rms $68/78/88 (+ tax). AGoH: Jamie Murray. Special Guest: Myhr. TM: Libby Singleton. Memb: $20 advance, more later. Info: Roc*Kon 22, Box 24285, Little Rock AR 72221; fax: (501) 224-0204; e-mail: roc_kon@hotmail.com

1998 WORLD HORROR CONVENTION (May 7-10 '98) Embassy Suites North, Phoenix AZ; rms $105 sngl/dbl, $115 tpl, $125 quad. GoH: Brian Lumley. AGoH: Bernie Wrightson. TM: Tim Powers. Memb: $80 to 11/10/97, $90 to 2/10/98, $100 to 5/10/98. Dealer table: $100 (1 table), $225 (2 tables). Info: 1998 World Horror Con, Box 61565, Phoenix AZ 85082; (602) 941-3438 (voice mail) or 945-6890; e-mail: whc98@otsp.com or mwillmoth@compuserve.com

CONDUIT 8: PIRATES OF CONDUIT (May 15-17 '98) Quality Inn City Center, Salt Lake City UT. Guests: TBA. Memb: $20 advance, then more. Info: Conduit 8, Box 11745, Salt Lake City UT 84147; (801) 273-0443; e-mail: 74014.2540@compuserve.com; web site: www.business.utah.edu/~dofjhw/CONDUIT

KEYCON 15 (May 15-17 '98) Ramada Marlborough, Winnipeg MB, Canada; rms C$70 sngl/dbl, C$80 tpl, C$90 quad. GoHs: Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Dean Wesley Smith. AGoHs: Frank Kelly Freas, Laura Brodian Freas. FGoH: Connie Lyon. Memb: C$30 to 12/31/97, C$40 to 4/30/98, C$50 at door. Info: Keycon 15, Box 3178, Winnipeg MB R3C 4E6, Canada.

VCON 23 (May 15-17 '98) The Surrey Inn, Surrey BC, Canada. GoH: David Gerrold. AGoH: Mike Jackson. Memb: C$25 to 12/1/97, C$30 to 3/1/98, then C$35; C$40 at door. Info: VCON 23 c/o Les Shewchuk, #316 - 4683 Arbutus St., Vancouver BC, V6J 4A3, Canada; (604) 261-4895; e-mail: les@portal.ca

DISCLAVE '98 (May 22-25 '98) MD. GoHs: Terry Bisson, Gene Wolfe, Nicholas Jainschigg. Memb: $20 to 12/31/97; checks to Disclave 1998. Info: Disclave '98, c/o Joe Mayhew, 7-S Research Rd., Greenbelt MD 20770; e-mail: Washington SF Assoc., mail@wsfa.org or jtmayhew@worldnett.att.net

JUNE 1998

AD ASTRA 18 (Jun 5-7 '97) The Radisson Hotel, Toronto ON Canada. Guests: TBA. Memb: C$30 to 12/1/97, C$35 to 5/15/98, C$40 at door. Info: Ad Astra 18, Box 7276 - Stn. "A", Toronto ON, M5W 1X9, Canada; e-mail: redbeard@yorku.ca

DEEPSOUTHCON 36 (Jun 12-14 '98) Ramada Inn, Birmingham AL; rms $80 sngl/dbl. GoH: Michael Bishop. AGoHs: David & Lori Deitrick. FGoHs: Buck & Juanita Coulson. TM: Wilson Tucker. Memb: $20 to 6/8/97, $25 to 5/15/98, then $35; payable to Deborah Rowan. Info: DeepSouthCon 36, Box 94151, Birmingham AL 35220; e-mail: jlwall@usit.net; www.bham.net/bisfic/dsc/index.html

JULY 1998

CONCEPT/WESTERCON 51 (Jul 2-5 '98) Mission Valley Marriott, San Diego CA. GoHs: Katherine Kurtz, Scott MacMillan. AGoH: Sue Dawe. FGoH: David Clark. Sci. GoH: Dr. Kary Mullis. Memb: $50 to 12/31/97, $55 to 5/31/98, $60 at door; $20 supp. Info: Concept, Box 15471, San Diego CA 92175; e-mail: ontells@io-online.com

INCONJUNCTION XVIII (Jul 3-5 '98) Indianapolis IN. Guests, memb: TBA. Info: e-mail: incon@indy.net

C.S. LEWIS CENTENARY CELEBRATION/MYTHCON XXIX (Jul 15-20 '98 [NEW DATES]) Wheaton College, Wheaton IL. Memb: $75 to 12/31/97; checks to Mythcon XXIX. Info: Lewis Centenary Cel ebration (Mythcon XXIX), c/o Lynn Maudlin, Box 394, Altadena CA 91003; e-mail: dglyer@apu.edu; web site: home.earthlink.net/~emfarrell/mythsoc/mythcon29.html.

READERCON 10 (Jul 10-12 '98) Boston Marriott - Westborough, Westborough MA; rms $70 sngl/dbl (+ tax). GoHs: Lisa Goldstein, Bruce Sterling. Memb: $35 to 12/31/97, then more. Info: Readercon, Box 381246, Cambridge MA 02238; e-mail: zeno@mit.edu; web site: www.mit.edu/~zeno/readercon.html

AUGUST 1998

BUCCONEER/1998 WORLDCON (Aug 5-9 '98) Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore MD. GoH: C.J. Cherryh. AGoH: Michael Whelan. Ed GoH: Stanley Schmidt. Sci GoH: Milton A. Rothman. Special Guest: J. Michael Straczynski. TM: Charles Sheffield. Memb: $110/80 to 9/30/97, then more; $30/22 supp. Dealer table: $50 (prelim. deposit). Info: Bucconeer, Box 314, Annapolis Junction MD 20701; (301) 897-5902 (Samuel Lubell); e-mail: bucconeer@bucconeer.worldcon.org; web site: www.bucconeer.worldcon.org

LATER 1998

DRAGON*CON 1998 (Sep 3-6 '98) Hyatt Regency, Atlanta GA. Guests: Nancy A. Collins, Storm Constantine, Harlan Ellison, Tracy Hickman, Brian Lumley, Margaret Weis, more. Info: web site: www.dragoncon.org

1998 WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION (Oct ?-Nov ? '98) Monterey CA. Info: '98 World Fantasy Con, c/o Bryan Barrett, Box 6202, Hayward CA 94544.

ORYCON 20 (Nov 13-15 '98) Doubletree Portland-Columbia River, Portland OR. GoHs: Lois McMaster Bujold, Howard Waldrop. Ed. GoH: Ellen Asher. Special Guest: Kathe Koja. Memb: $20 to 12/31/97, then more. Info: OryCon 20, Box 5703, Portland OR 97228; (503) 283-0802; e-mail: jlorentz@spiritone.com

1999

RECONVENE (EASTERCON 1999) (Apr 2-5 '99) Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool UK. GoHs: Peter Beagle, Jeff Noon, John Clute. Memb: 25, 12.50 supp., to Easter 1998, then more. Info: Reconvene, 3 West Shrubbery, Redland, Bristol BS6 6SZ, UK; e-mail: reconvene@vraidex.demon.co.uk

DEEPSOUTHCON 37/CRESCENT CITY CON XIV (Aug 5-7 '99) Best Western Landmark, Metairie LA; rms $72. Memb: $20 in advance, then more. Info: DeepSouthCon/Crescent City Con, Box 52622, New Orleans LA 70150; (504) 488-0489; e-mail: cccno@aol.com; web site: www.fatsnake.com/ccc

AUSSIECON THREE/1999 WORLDCON (Sep 2-6 '99) World Congress Centre, Melbourne, Australia. GoHs: George Turner, Gregory Benford, Bruce Gillespie. Memb: A$175/US$140 advance. Info: Aussiecon Three, GPO Box 1212K, Melbourne VIC 3001, Australia, or P.O. Box 266, Prospect Heights IL 60070-0266; Web: www.maths.uts.edu.au/staff/eric/ain99