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Conventions

  • Capricon 25: February 10-13, 2005. Arlington Heights, Illinois. Chicago-area convention. Direct inquiries to: webmaster@capricon.org.
  • Conflux 2: April 22-24, 2005. Canberra, Australia. Annual convention. Direct inquiries to: Deborah Biancotti, webmaster@conflux.org.au.
  • Confluence: AJuly 23-25, 2004. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Annual Literary Science-Fiction and Fantasy Convention in Western Pennsylvania. Direct inquiries to: confluence@spellcaster.org. 2005 UPDATE WHEN AVAILABLE.
  • Continuum 3: July 15-17, 2005. Melbourne, Australia. Annual convention. Direct inquiries to: Sarah Marland, publicity@continuum.org.au.
  • DucKon 15: June 10-12, 2005. Lincolnwood, Illinois. Naperville Holiday Inn Select. Chicago-area convention, also a fund-raiser for the Golden Duck Award for Excellence in Children's Science Fiction; they also donate money for SciTech, an interactive science museum in Aurora, IL. Direct inquiries to: webmaster@duckon.org
  • Fencon: Dallas/Fort Worth, September 23-25, 2005. Over forty writers, artists, and singers will be guests at FenCon 2005, including Guest of Honor S. M. Stirling, Toastmaster David Gerrold and Special Guest Mike Resnick. Mike Resnick will be conducting the first Writers Workshop.
  • Icon: March 25-28, 2005: The 26th National New Zealand SF Convention. Direct inquiries to: webmaster@icon.sf.org.nz.
  • Interaction: August 4-8, 2005. Glasgow, Scotland. The 63rd World Science Fiction Convention. Direct inquiries to: info@interaction.worldcon.org.uk.
  • L.A.con IV: August 23-27, 2006. Anaheim, California. The 64th World Science Fiction Convention. Direct inquiries to: info@laconiv.org.
  • LepreCon 31: May 6-8, 2005. Carefree, Arizona. Direct inquiries to: lep31@leprecon.org.
  • Midwest Construction: September 17-19, 2004. Columbus, OH. The con for con runners, Midwest Construction focuses on the running of local and regional cons. Hosted by Midwest Fannish Convention, Inc. Direct inquires to: mwc@midfan.org.
  • Mythic Journeys: Pre-Conference June 2-4, 2004, Conference June 4-6, 2004. Atlanta, GA. Mythic Journeys is a conference and performance festival inspired by the legacy of Joseph Campbell that will explore how myth lives and inspires us today through psychology, literature, scholarship, fantasy, performance, and more. Direct inquiries to: info@mythicjourneys.org. 2005 UPDATE WHEN AVAILABLE.
  • Noreascon Four: September 2-6, 2004. Boston, MA. 62nd annual World Science Fiction Convention. Direct inquiries to: info@noreascon.org.
  • Southeastern Science Fiction Conventions: Extensive guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Conventions held annually in the Southeastern United States. Includes links. Compiled as part of the Testerman Sci-Fi Site..
  • Southern Fandom Resource Guide: Comprehensive listing of conventions held in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland, and portions of eastern Texas and southern Missouri, as well as cruise ship conventions that leave from Florida and Louisiana ports and travel through the Bahamas and Gulf of Mexico. Includes links. Contents copyright Kelly Lockhart.
  • Swancon 30: March 24-28, 2005. Perth, Australia. A Festival of the Imagination. Direct inquiries to: Swancon30@westnet.com.au.
  • Tolkien 2005: August 11-15, 2005. Aston University, Birmingham, England. The Tolkien Society is sponsoring a conference and convention to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the complete publication of The Lord of the Rings. The timing has been orchestrated to be convenient to international travelers who wish to attend Interaction, the 2005 Worldcon, as well. Direct inquiries to form at: http://www.tolkiensociety.org/2005/contact.html.
  • Thylacon: June 10-13, 2005: Hobart, Australia. The next National Australian SF Convention. Direct inquiries to: thylacon@monissa.com.
  • Toronto Trek: July 2-4, 2004. Toronto, Canada. Science fiction, fantasy and beyond.
  • WindyCon: November 12-14, 2004. Schaumburg, Illinois. Generally the largest Chicago-area convention, run by ISFIC (the Illinois Science Fiction society). Direct inquiries to: webmaster@windycon.org.
  • WisCon 28: May 28-31, 2004. Madison, Wisconsin. An extremely well-respected and literary convention, which is also the world's only feminist science fiction convention. Excellent panel discussions on science fiction and fantasy, with emphasis on issues of feminism, gender, race, and class. Run by SF3, a fan group supporting literary and fanzine fandoms in Madison, Wisconsin. Home of the James Tiptree Jr. Award, an annual literary prize for science fiction or fantasy that expands or explores our understanding of gender. Direct inquiries to: concom@sf3.org. 2005 UPDATE WHEN AVAILABLE.
  • World Fantasy Convention: October 28-31, 2004. Tempe, Arizona. This year's theme is Women in Fantasy and Horror. Home of the World Fantasy Awards. Direct inquiries to: wfc2004@leprecon.org.
  • World Horror Convention: April 7-10, 2005. New York City, New York. Direct inquiries to: Committee@whc2005.org.
  • World Science Fiction Society: Contains information and links to all Worldcons, past, present, and future.

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