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  • Farpoint 2014 - February 14-16, 2014
    • Crowne Plaza Hotel, Timonium, MD
    • Guests of Honor - Alan Dean Foster, Melissa McBride
    • Small family friendly convention for authors, artists, costumers, gamers


  • MystiCon 2014 - February 21-23, 2014
    • Holiday Inn-Tanglewood, Roanoke, VA
    • Guests: : Todd McCaffrey, A.J. Hartley, Gail Martin, Tom Kratman, Keith R.A. deCandido, Mike Allen, Barbara Friend Ish (Authors), John Jennings (Art)
    • MystiCon features writers, artists, discussion panels, LARPing, Music, Masquerade, Dealer Room & Gaming.


  • FOGcon - March 7-9, 2014
    • Marriott, Walnut Creek CA
    • Honored Guests: Seanan McGuire (A.K.A. Mira Grant) and Tim Powers; Honored Ghost: James Tiptree, Jr.
    • Theme: Secrets


  • Lunacon - March 14-16, 2014
    • Hilton Westchester, Rye Brook, NY
    • 57th year, the longest running SF&F/genre convention in New York
    • Guests: Ryk Spoor, Randy Gallegos, Michael F. Flynn


  • International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts - March 19-23, 2014
    • Orlando Airport Marriott, Orlando, Florida
    • Guests: Nnedi Okorafor, Ian McDonald, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr., Brian Aldiss
    • Theme: Fantastic Empires


  • LI-CON - March 29-30, 2014
    • Rockville Centre, NY
    • Focus: SFF Literature, Science
    • Guests: Jody Lynn Nye, Bill Fawcett, Paul Barnett/John Grant, John Rennie


  • Jack Williamson Lectureship - April 3-4, 2014
    • Eastern New Mexico University
    • Guest of Honor: Darynda Jones; special guest: Arthur M. (Art) Dula


  • Norwescon 37 - April 17-20, 2014
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport, SeaTac WA
    • Guests of Honor: Michael Moorcock, Robert Gould, Seanan McGuire, 47North, Animal X
    • Theme: Elegance and Entropy


  • Satellite 4/Eastercon - April 18-21, 2014
    • 65th British National Science Fiction Convention
    • Guests of Honor: John Meaney, Juliet E McKenna, Jim Burns, Alice and Steve Lawson, Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell; Special Guest Terry Pratchett


  • RavenCon 9 - April 25-27, 2014
    • Doubletree Hilton, Richmond VA
    • Guests: Elizabeth Bear, Ed Beard Jr, Crunk Witch, Lee Garvin
    • Theme: Women in Science Fiction


  • BayCon 2014 - May 23-26, 2014
    • Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara, CA
    • Guests: David Weber (Writer), Ursula Vernon (Artist), Sally Woerhle (Fan), and Tom Merritt (Toastmaster)
    • BayCon features writers, artists, discussion panels, Artemis LARP, Music, Costuming/CosPlay, Dealer's Room, Gaming.
    • Theme: Honor


  • Fandomfest - August 1-3, 2014
    • Kentucky International Convention Center, Louisville KY
    • Media con


  • PulpFest - August 7-10, 2014
    • Hyatt Regency, Columbus, OH
    • PulpFest will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of science fiction’s Golden Age.


  • Loncon 3 - August 14 - 18, 2014
    • The 72nd World Science Fiction Convention
    • International Conference Centre, ExCeL, London Docklands
    • Guests of Honor: Iain M Banks (in memoriam), John Clute, Chris Foss, Malcolm Edwards, Jeanne Gomoll, Robin Hobb, Bryant Talbot


  • Sci-Con - September 26-28, 2014
    • Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, Tampa FL
    • Family-friendly media con


  • Archon 38 - October 3-5, 2014
    • Gateway Convention Center and Doubletree Hotel, Collinsville IL (St. Louis MO metro area)
    • GOHs: Tamora Pierce, Paul Daly, Janny WUrts, Tim “Uncle Timmy” Bolgeo
    • Archon features 8-12 tracks of programming covering nearly every fannish interest!


  • Necronomicon 2014 - October 3-5, 2014
    • Grand Hyatt, Tampa FL
    • Guests of Honor: Eric Flint
    • Other guests include Richard Lee Byers, Johanna Bolton, Kat Heckenbach and Timothy Zahn
    • 33rd year, the longest running literary SF/Horror/Fantasy con in Florida


  • ICON 39 - October 31 - November 2, 2014
    • Marriott Hotel, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    • Guests: Elizabeth Bear, Scott Lynch, Lar deSouza, Megan Lara, Jim C. Hines
    • Theme: The League of Extraordinary Gentlefen


  • World Fantasy Convention 2014 - November 6-9, 2014
    • Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia
    • Guests of Honor: Guy Gavriel Kay, Les Edwards, Stuart David Schiff, Lail Finlay, Jane Yolen


  • Chessiecon 2014 - November 28-30, 2014
    • Crowne Plaza Baltimore, Timonium, MD
    • Guests of Honor: Tamora Pierce (Author) & Tom Smith (Music); Special Guest: Katherine Kurtz


  • World Fantasy Convention 2015 - November 5-8, 2015
    • Saratoga Spring City Center and Saratoga Hilton, Saratoga Springs NY
    • Guests of Honor: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro and Steven Erikson; Toastmaster Graham Joyce; special guests David Drake and Glen Cook




Convention Listings





Please send convention information directly to Locus Online at online@locusmag.com, including dates, city, and website; we will also list principal guests of honor and a one or two line description.

Note that Locus focuses on conventions with significant literary interest; we don't list cons primarily devoted to media, comics, etc.

Convention goers, note that places and dates may change; check with convention committees before making final plans.




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