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"
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