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Forthcoming Books

  • Boskone 54 - Feb 19-21, 2016
    • Boston, MA: Westin Waterfront Boston
    • Guests of  Honor: Garth Nix, Richard Anderson, Arnie & Cathy Fenner, Vixy & Tony, and  Bob Eggleton
    • Boskone is the longest-running science fiction convention in New England! Meet an impressive array of well-known figures in the field and join more than 1000 fans & pros for a fun filled weekend.

  • Cleveland ConCoction - March 11-13, 2016
    • Cleveland Sheraton Airport Hotel
    • Gaming and comics con, with author guest Christopher Bennett

  • International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts - March 16-20, 2016
    • Orlando Airport Marriott, Orlando, Florida
    • This year's theme: "Wonder Tales"
    • GoHs: Terri Windling, Holly Black
    • Guest Scholar: Cristina Bacchilega
    • Special Guest Emeritus: Brian Aldiss

  • Potlatch 25 - March 19, 2016
    • San Jose, CA: at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library

  • SFWA Nebula Awards Weekend - May 12-15, 2016
    • Chicago IL: Palmer House Hilton

  • Balticon 50 - May 27-30, 2016
    • Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, MD
    • Maryland Regional Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention--Celebrating our Golden Anniversary!
    • GoH: George R.R. Martin
    • Artist GoH: John Picacio
    • Music Guests of Honor: Bill and Gretchen Roper
    • 2015 Compton Crook Award Winner: Alexandra Duncan
    • 2016 Heinlein Award Winner: Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Fan Guests of Honor: B. Shirley Avery and Martin Deutsch

  • LaffCon 1 - June 4, 2016
    • Mercer County Library, 2751 Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ
    • Guests of Honor: Michael Swanwick; Lissanne Lake
    • The world's first R.A. Lafferty convention!

  • Locus Awards Weekend - June 24-26, 2016
    • Best Western Executive Inn, Seattle WA
    • Announcement of Locus Awards winners

  • MidAmeriConII -- August 17-21, 2016
    • The 74th annual World Science Fiction Convention
    • Guests of Honor: Kinuko Y. Craft; Patrick and Teresa Nielsen Hayden; Tamora Pierce; Michael Swanwick; Pat Cadigan

  • World Fantasy Convention 2016 -- October 27-30, 2016
    • Columbus, Ohio: Hyatt Regency Hotel.
    • Theme: "Flights of Fantasy"
    • Guests of Honor: Mercedes Lackey, Larry Dixon, L.E. Modesitt, Jr., Randal Spangler

  • Chessiecon 2016 -- November 25-27, 2016
    • Radisson North Baltimore Hotel
    • GoH: Sarah Pinsker
    • "Where Traditions Evolve"

Convention Listings

Please send convention information directly to Locus Online at, 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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