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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


  • 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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