Boskone 55 - Feb 17-19, 2017
- Boston, MA: Westin Waterfront Boston
- Guests of Honor: Brandon Sanderson, DAve Seeley, Maryelizabeth Yturralde, Ken MacLeod
- 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.
I-Con 32 - March 17-19, 2017
- Brentwood, NY
- GoHs: Cory Doctorow, David Gerrold, David Knauf
- The Northeast's largest multi-genre fan-run convention
International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts - March 22-26, 2017
- Orlando Airport Marriott, Orlando, Florida
- This year's theme: "Fantastic Epics"
- GoHs: Steven Erikson, N.K. Jemisin
- Guest Scholar: Edward James
- Special Guest Emeritus: Brian Aldiss
Norwescon 40 - April 13-16, 2017
- Seatac, Washington
- GoHs: Ian McDonald; Cory & Cataska Ench; Angry Robot Books
- Theme: "Over the Hills and Far Away"
StokerCon - April 27-30, 2017
- Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA
- Guests: George R.R. Martin, Elizabeth Hand, Chuck Wendig, Peter Crowther, Tananarive Due, Stephen Graham Jones
SFWA Nebula Awards Weekend - May 18-21, 2017
- Pittsburgh Marriott City Center
Balticon 51 - May 26-29, 2017
- Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, MD
- Maryland Regional Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
- GoH: Eric Flint
- Artist GoH: Donato Giancola
- Filk Guest of Honor: Amy McNally
- 2016 Compton Crook Award Winner: Fran Wilde
LaffCon 2 - June 10, 2017
- Mercer County Library, 2751 Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ
Westercon 70 - July 1-4, 2017
- Tempe, AZ
- GoHs: Julie Dillon, Larry Elmore, Connie Willis, Gini Koch
Locus Awards Weekend - June, 2017
- Best Western Executive Inn, Seattle WA
- Announcement of Locus Awards winners
Readercon 28 - July 13-16, 2017
- Quincy, MA
- GoHs: Naomi Novik, Nnedi Okorafor
Confluence -- 4-6 August, 2017
- Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel
- Guests of Honor: Sharon Lee, Steve Miller
WorldCon 75 -- 9-13 August, 2017
- The 75th annual World Science Fiction Convention
- Helsinki, Finland
- Guests of Honor: John-Henri Holmberg, Nalo Hopkinson, Johanna Sinisalo, Claire Wendling, Walter Jon Williams
Dragon Con -- 1-4 Sept, 2017
World Fantasy Convention 2017 -- 2-5 November 2017
- San Antonio, TX.
- Theme: "Secret Histories"
- Guests of Honor: Karen Joy Fowler, Gregory Manchess, David Mitchell, Gordon Van Gelder
Chessiecon 2017 -- November 25-26, 2017
- Radisson North Baltimore Hotel
- GoH: Ada Palmer
- "Where Traditions Evolve"
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