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Eastercon 2017 Host Convention Withdraws

The convention hosting Eastercon in 2017 in Cardiff, Wales — Pasgon — has announced the concom no longer believes the convention is viable due to an “[inability] to resolve a number of location issues.” Purchasers of Eastercon memberships have been notified through e-mail regarding the changes, and further information will be posted to the Pasgon […]

Hodgman Named Nebula Awards Toastmaster

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) have announced that John Hodgman, “the longtime Resident Expert on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” will be Toastmaster at the 2016 Nebula Awards Weekend, the 50th anniversary of the Awards, to be held May 12-15, 2016, at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago IL. In […]

World Fantasy 2016 Guests of Honor

The 2016 World Fantasy Convention (WFC) has announced their guests of honor: Larry Dixon, Mercedes Lackey, and L.E. Modesitt, Jr. WFC 2016 will be held October 27-30, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus in Columbus OH. The theme is “Flights of Fantasy.” For more, see the official website.

Hugo Base Competition

MidAmericon II, the 74th Worldcon, held August 17-21, 2016 in Kansas City MO, has opened the competition to design the base for the 2016 Hugo Award. Designs should “have a theme highlighting Kansas City and/or the themes and aesthetic feel of MidAmeriCon II.” Proposals should be submitted to the MidAmericon II committee by January 18, […]

Wall Named Wiscon Chair

Aileen Wall has been named the new chair for Wiscon 40, scheduled to take place May 27-30, 2016. Wall is taking over from Jackie Lee, interim chair since Andrea Horbinski and s.e. smith resigned earlier this month. Wall has been on the Wiscon concom since 2014. For more information, see the announcement on the Wiscon blog.  

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live in San Francisco

Artist-focused convention Spectrum Fantastic Art Live is moving from Kansas City MO to San Francisco CA for its 2016 event, to be held October 28-30, 2016 at the Academy of Art University’s Jerrold building.  

2017 Worldcon in Helsinki

Helsinki in 2017 won the bid to host the 2017 Worldcon. Worldcon 75 will be held August 9-13, 2017 in Helsinki, Finland. Guests of Honor are John-Henri Holmberg, Nalo Hopkinson, Johanna Sinisalo, Claire Wendling, and Walter Jon Williams. The price for an attending membership is currently €95.00. For more, see the official Worldcon 75 website.     […]

Alfies Awards

Following the Hugo Awards ceremony on August 22, 2015, George R.R. Martin held his own ceremony after midnight at his Hugo Losers Party at the Glover Mansion in Spokane WA, featuring an award created especially for the occasion: the Alfies, named in honor of Alfred Bester (whose The Demolished Man was the first ever novel […]

2016 World Fantasy Convention Announced

The 2016 World Fantasy Convention will be held October 27-30, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus in Columbus OH. For more, see the World Fantasy Convention site.

Hugo Voter Packet Available

The 2015 Hugo Voter Packet is available for download by members of Sasquan. The packet “is free to all current Supporting, Attending and Young Adult members of Sasquan, and those who become members before 31 July 2015. Its purpose is to allow those who are voting on the Hugo Awards to be able to make an […]


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