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2017 DUFF Nominee

Paul Weimer was announced as the only candidate for the 2017 Down Under Fan Fund (DUFF) on January 28, 2017. The 2017 fund is intended to send fans from North America to attend Continuum 13, the 56th Australian National Science Fiction Convention, to be held at the Jasper Hotel in Melbourne on June 9-12, 2017. […]

Lord Named Worldcon Toastmistress

Worldcon 75 announced in their Progress Report #3 that “writer, teacher, and former diplomat, research consultant and part-time soldier” Karen Lord will be Toastmistress for the 75th World Science Fiction Convention to be held August 9-13, 2017 in Helsinki, Finland. Guests of honor for the weekend will include John-Henri Holmberg, Nalo Hopkinson, Johanna Sinisalo, Claire Wendling, […]

Smofcon 35 Announced

The 2017 Smofcon (Smofcon 35) will be held December 1-3, 2017, at the Back Bay Hilton in Boston MA. Laurie Mann is the convention chair. Attending memberships cost $50 until February 28, 2017, after which prices will change. For more information, see the official website.

2017 GUFF Candidates

Candidates for the 2017 Get Up-and-over Fan Fund (GUFF) were announced November 21, 2016: Donna Maree Hanson Sam Hawke Belle McQuattie Alexandra Pierce & Alisa Krasnostein (shared) The 2017 fund will send fans from Australasia to Europe to attend Worldcon 75 in Helsinki, Finland. GUFF is open to anyone who has been active in science […]

Worldcon 75 Co-Chair Resigns

Crystal Huff, co-chair of the 75th Worldcon, resigned her position on November 19, 2016, citing career and family priorities. Huff worked for four years on the bid for Worldcon 75, which will be held August 9-13, 2017 in Helsinki, Finland. She will continue to work for the convention in a smaller role. Jukka Halme will […]

2017 and 2018 Eurocons

Eurocon 2017 (U-Con) will be held June 16-18, 2017 at the Fritz Henssler Haus in Dortmund, Germany. Guests of honor will include Andreas Eschbach, Dave Hutchinson, Autun Purser, and Aleksander Žiljak. Membership registration for the event costs €40 until April 15, 2017, after which rates will go up. For more information, see the official Eurocon […]

2017 Nebula Awards Venue Announced

Registration for the 2017 SFWA Nebula Awards Conference is now open. The event will take place at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center in Pittsburgh PA, May 18-21, 2017. The banquet and award ceremony are scheduled for the evening of Saturday May 20, 2017. For registration, see the Eventbrite website. For more information on the Nebula Awards, […]

Worldcon and NASFiC Site Selections

San Jose CA won the bid to host the 76th World Science Fiction Convention in 2018, beating a bid from New Orleans LA by a vote of 675 to 594. The convention will be held in the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose CA on August 16-20, 2018. Guests of honor will include Chelsea Quinn […]

2016 Hugo Base Designers Announced

MidAmeriCon II has announced Sara Felix (president of the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists) as the designer of the 2016 Hugo Award base, and Brent Simmons as the 1941 Retro-Hugo Award base designer. Both bases will be revealed on August 17, 2016 at the opening ceremonies of MidAmeriCon II, the 74th WorldCon, at the […]

Worldcon and NASFiC Site Bids

Two bids have been formally filed to host the 76th World Science Fiction Convention, to be held in 2018: New Orleans LA and San Jose CA. Louisiana fan organization the Tricentennial Science Fiction Convention Fandom proposes to hold the Worldcon at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans August 23-27, 2018. For more information, see their […]


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