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2014 Conventions

  • 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

  • ConDFW 14 - Feb 13-15, 2015
    • Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre, Dallas, TX
    • Guest of Honor: Sherwood Smith
    • Artist Guest of Honor: Galen Dara
    • Dallas / Fort Worth's longest running literary convention

  • Picocon XXXII - Feb 14-15, 2015
    • Beit Quadrangle, South Kensington Campus, Imperial College, London
    • Guests of Honour: Cory Doctorow, Frances Hardringe, Ian McDonald, Kari Sperring
    • Theme: Duality

  • FOGcon 5 - March 6-8, 2015
    • Walnut Creek Marriott
    • Theme: The Traveler
    • Honored Guests: Kim Stanley Robinson and Catherynne M. Valente
    • Honored Ghost: Joanna Russ

  • 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."

  • International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts - March 18-22, 2015
    • Orlando, Florida
    • Guests of Honor: James Morrow and Joan Slonczewski
    • This year's theme: "The Scientific Imagination"

  • LuxCon - March 28-29, 2015
    • Schungfabrik Cultural Centre in Tétange in the South of Luxembourg
    • Guests of Honor: Aliette de Bodard and Adrian Tchaikovsky
    • Features a multimedia approach to all the speculative genres, with literature, film, comic and gaming highlighted

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

  • 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.

  • RavenCon 10 - April 24-26, 2015
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Richmond-Midlothian, North Chesterfield, VA
    • Guests of Honor: Allen Steele, Jack McDevitt, Lawrence M. Schoen, Frank Wu, Brianna Wu
    • RavenCon is a weekend long celebration of science fiction, fantasy, and horror literature. RavenCon features authors, artists, music, gaming and more. RavenCon is proud to be Central Virginia's premier Science Fiction convention for 10 years!

  • Balticon 49 - May 22-25, 2015
    • The Hunt Valley Inn, Hunt Valley, MD
    • Guests of Honor: Jo Walton, Ruth Sanderson, Charles E. Gannon

  • BayCon 2015 - May 22-25, 2015
    • Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara CA
    • Guests of Honor: Seanan McGuire, Stephanie Pui-Mun Law; toastmaster Amber Benson

  • MisCon 29 - May 22-25, 2015
    • Ruby's Inn and Convention Center, Missoula, Montana
    • Guests of Honor: Terry Brooks, John Picacio
    • MisCon is Montana's Longest Running Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention. We promote literacy, cinema, and the arts with a science fiction/fantasy theme, in a family-friendly environment. 

  • Oz Con International - July 31 - August 2, 2015
    • San Diego, CA
    • A small convention for fans of the Oz books by L. Frank Baum, as well as Oz in all its extensions and variations. Programming both scholarly and popular, costumes, fellowship, and an auction of Oz books and memorabilia.

  • Sasquan, the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention - August 19-23, 2015
    • Spokane, Washington
    • Guests of Honor: Brad Foster, David Gerrold, Vonda McIntyre, Tom Smith, Leslie Turek

  • SF:SE 2015 - September 25-27, 2015
    • Sheraton Orlando North in Maitland; Orlando, Florida

  • Archon 39 - October 2-4, 2015
    • Gateway Convention Center, Collinsville, IL
    • Guest of Honor, Jacqueline Carey; Toast Mistress, Esther Friesner; Artist GoH, Brent Chumley; Filk GoH, Tricky Pixie; Masquerade MC, Victor Milán

  • 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.

  • ConClave - October 9-11, 2015
    • Dearborn, MI
    • Guest of Honor: Jody Lynn Nye; special guest: M. Keaton

  • MileHiCon - October 23-25, 2015
    • Hyatt Regency Tech Center, 7800 E Tufts Ave, Denver, CO, 80237
    • Guests of Honor: Kevin Hearne, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Ursula Vernon; toastmaster James Van Pelt
    • Colorado's Premier Literary Science Fiction Convention.  Over 90 authors, artists, and speakers appear at this convention each year.  If you like reading, writing or discussing SF, Fantasy, Horror and all types of spectulative fiction you'll love this convention.

  • 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

  • Atomacon - November 13-15, 2015
    • Charleston Plaza Hotel 4770 Goer Drive North Charleston,South Carolina 29406
    • Guest of Honor: Robert J. Sawyer

  • Chessiecon 2015 - November 27-29, 2015
    • Radisson North Baltimore, Timonium, MD
    • Guests of Honor: Seanan McGuire  (Author), Ursula Vernon (Artist), Heather Dale (Music)

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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