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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


  • Inconjunction XXXIV - July 4-6, 2014
    • Indianapolis Marriott East - Indianapolis, Indiana
    • Guests: Jack Campbell & Kat Falls (Authors), Aaron Williams (Artist), Robert Pyatt, Ph.D (Science) & Lou Harry (Toastmaster)


  • ConGregate - July 11-13, 2014
    • Downtown Marriott, Winston-Salem, NC
    • Guests: Larry Correia, Mark Poole, Toni Weisskopf, Jennifer McCollom, David B. Coe, Faith Hunter
    • ConGregate is a new speculative fiction convention being organized by a group of highly experienced convention runners.


  • Bubonicon 46 - August 1-3, 2014
    • Albuquerque Marriott Uptown, Albuquerque, NM
    • Author co-Guests of Honor: Jack Campbell (John Hemry) and Cherie Priest; Toastmaster: Steven Gould; Artist Guest: Darla Hallmark
    • Auctioneer: Robert E. Vardeman
    • Other guests include Daniel Abraham, Carol Berg, Ernest Cline, Stephen R. Donaldson, Darynda Jones, Jane Lindskold, Victor Milan, John Jos. Miller, Pati Nagle, Robin Owens, Scott S. Phillips, Melinda Snodgrass, Caroline Spector, S.M. Stirling, Ian Tregillis, Walter Jon Williams, Connie Willis
    • "Sidekicks & Minions" theme! Panels, readings, Green Slime Awards, costume contest, art show, gaming, dealers room, films, presentations, etc.


  • 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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