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  • 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


  • AtomaCOn - November 14-16, 2014
    • Charleston Plaza Hotel, North Charleston, SC
    • Guests of Honor: John Jackson Miller, Ken Spivey Band, Gail Z Martin, AJ Hartley, Cheralyn Lambeth


  • Philcon - November 21-23, 2014
    • Crowne Plaza Hotel, Cherry Hill, NJ
    • Guests of Honor: Sharon Lee & Steve Miller, Bob Eggleton, Kyle Cassidy


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


  • Foolscap 2015 - Jan 30 - Feb 1, 2015
    • Redmond Marriott Town Center, Redmond, WA
    • Guest of Honor: Ursula Vernon
    • A small weekend conference where readers, writers, visual artists, and others who love science fiction and fantasy meet, learn, and have a great time together.


  • Potlatch 24 - Feb 6-8, 2015
    • Hotel Deca, Seattle WA
    • A small literary convention


  • Operacon - March 12-15, 2015
    • Hilton Milwaukee City Center, Milwaukee
    • Guest of Honor: Somtow Sucharitkul
    • A relaxacon in conjunction with the world premiere of sf and horror writer Somtow Sucharitkul's opera, "The Snow Dragon."


  • Eastercon/Dysprosium 2015 - April 3-6, 2015
    • The Park Inn, Heathrow, London, UK
    • Guests of Honor: Jim Butcher, Seanan McGuire, Herr Doktor, Carline Mullan


  • Convolution 2015: LEGION - October 2-4, 2015
    • Hyatt Regency SFO, Burlingame, CA
    • Convolution 2015 will focus on the phenomenon of Fandom itself. We’ll dig up the worldwide roots of fandom and speculative fiction, confront modern depictions of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and physical form and ability in both speculative fiction and overall Geek Culture, and just plain enjoy each other’s company as we share the fandoms we love.


  • Foolscap 2015 - April 3-6, 2015
    • Redmond Marriott Town Center, Redmond, WA
    • Guest of Honor: Ursula Vernon
    • A small weekend conference where readers, writers, visual artists, and others who love science fiction and fantasy meet, learn, and have a great time together.


  • 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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