ConStellation 2 - Apr 15-17, 2011 Guest House Inn and Suites, Lincoln, Nebraska Author GoH: Jim C. Hines; Media GoH: Christopher R. Mihm Art Show, Dealers Room, Youth Programming, more GenreCon 2011 - Apr 16, 2011 Sarnia Library, Sarnia, ON Canada Guests include Chizine Publications' Brett Savory & Sandra Kasturi, Helen Marshall and Laura Marshall Free multi-genre literary convention Eeriecon - Apr 29 - May 1, 2011 Niagara Falls NY "Celebrating fantasy, horror, and science fiction" Guests of Honor: Larry Niven and Derwin Mak Other guests: Anne Bishop, Nancy Kress, Robert J. Sawyer Gaslight Gathering - May 6-8, 2011 Town & Country Hotel & Convention Center, San Diego, CA Southern California's First Dedicated Steampunk & Victoriana Convention Guests of Honor: Kim Newman, Nicholas Baumann of the League of S.T.E.A.M. Other participants include: Jon Magnificent, Steam Powered Giraffe, Vernian Process, Bret Culpepper, Chris Garcia, Samantha Henderson, Martin Kauper, Leslie Klinger, Druann Pagliassotti, Jody Regan, Christian Lorenz Scheurer, Ramona Szczerba Events include: Saturday Afternoon Grand Tea, Sunday social, evening concerts, fashion show and workshops, Academic presentations, panel discussions, autographs, Merchants area, Art Salon, Game Lounge, technological demonstrations, magicians, circus entertainers, Masked Ball Theme: Around the Universe in 80 Hours LepreCon 37 - May 6-8, 2011 Tempe Mission Palms, Tempe, AZ Arzona's annual science fiction and fantasy convention with an emphasis on art. This year we will also have a Shadow Unit mini-con with Emma Bull, Will Shetterly, Elizabeth Bear, Sarah Monetter, and other Shadow Unit contributors Guests of Honor: John Picacio, Elizabeth Bear, Sarah Monette, Seanan McGuire/Mira Grant International Steampunk City - May 6-8, 2011 The City of Waltham MA Steampunk City offers five live stages, throughout the downtown of Waltham; exhibits on the Waltham Common, Charles River River Walk, and both outside and inside the Waltham Watch Factory. Guests include Jeff VanderMeer Nebula Awards Weekend - May 19-22, 2011 Washington Hilton, Washington DC Everyone is invited to register for the Nebula Awards Weekend Keycon - May 20-22, 2011 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Cananda Guests of Honor: Darrell K. Sweet, Barbara Galler-Smith Balticon 45 - May 27-30, 2011 Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn, near Baltimore, MD Guests of Honor: Ben Bova, Vincent Di Fate, Steve Geppi, Paolo Bacigalupi BayCon 2011 - May 27-30, 2011 Hyatt Santa Clara, Santa Clara CA Guests of Honor: John Picacio, Bobbie DuFault; TM Martin Young CONduit 21 - May 27-29, 2011 Radisson Hotel, Downtown Salt Lake City Guests of Honor: Carole Nelson Douglas (Author), Brian C. Hailes (Artist), Joey Shoji (Filk) We have writing and art workshops and presentations, as well as panels and other presentations on a wide variety of genre topics (content tends to lean toward writers and readers). We have one of the largest art shows in the intermountain west, as well as one of the largest masquerades (entry-wise). Eurocon 2011 - June 17-19, 2011 Stockholm, Sweden Guests of Honor: Elizabeth Bear, Ian McDonald, Jukka Halme, John-Henri Holmberg Also the Swedish national convention, Swecon 2011 DucKon 20 - June 17-19, 2011 Hyatt Regency Woodfield, Schaumburg, IL Guests of Honor: Tamora Pierce, Ursula Vernon, Gary Hanak General science fiction convention held in the greater Chicago area since 1991. Funds the Golden Duck awards for Children's science fiction literature. Writer's workshop, literary, science, young fans and Klingon tracks. Filk, gaming, masquerade and other special events Westercon 64 - July 1-4, 2011 Fairmont Hotel, San Jose CA Pro GoH: Patricia McKillip; Artist GoH: Kaja & Phil Foglio; Fan GoH: Mike Willmoth North American Discworld Convention - July 8-11, 2011 Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI Guest of Honor: Sir Terry Pratchett Think Galacticon 3 - July 8-10, 2011 Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL Notable Guests - SF author: N.K. Jemisin; Activist: Adrienne Maree Brown. "Think Galacticon strives to create a space to explore issues of oppressive hierarchies, confronting topics of race, gender, sexuality, class and more. Our approach seeks to include both SF fans and activists who have interests in SF themes to try to broaden the horizons of both communities." Readercon 22 - July 14-17, 2011 Burlington, MA Guests of Honor: Geoff Ryman, Gardner Dozois PulpFest 2011 - July 29-31, 2011 Columbus OH Thousands of Pulp Magazines in One Hall! Renovation: The 69th World Science Fiction Convention - August 17-21, 2011 Reno, Nevada The 69th World Science Fiction Convention Guests of Honor: Ellen Asher, Charles N. Brown (in memoriam), Tim Powers, Boris Vallejo Context 24 - August 26-28, 2011 Columbus, Ohio Regional con focused on speculative fiction and related games, comics, and films CONjecture 2011 - Sep 9-11, 2011 Hilton San Diego Mission Valley, San Diego CA Guest of Honor: Allen Steele General SF Convention with Emphasis on Literature - Panels, Art Show, Dealers Room, Gaming, Filk, Anime, Masquerade, Concerts Potlatch 13 - Sep 16-18, 2011 Remond Marriott Town Center, Redmond, WA Guest of Honor: Ted Chiang and Jim Woodring A weekend conference for readers, writers, visual artists, and other people who love science fiction and fantasy. Fantasycon 2011 - September 30 - October 2, 2011 Royal Albion Hotel, Brighton, England Special Guest: Brian Aldiss Guests of Honor: Gwyneth Jones, John Ajvide Lindqvist; MC Sarah Pinborough Capclave 2011 - October 14-16, 2011 Hilton Washington DC/North Gaithersburg, Gaithersburg, MD Guests of Honor: Carrie Vaughn and Catherynne Valente Capclave, the Washington, DC area literary SF convention offers panels, readings, workshops, filking, dealers room, hospitality suite, science presentations, room parties, and a relaxed atmosphere. MileHiCon 43 - October 21-23, 2011 Hyatt Regency Tech Center, Denver CO Guests of Honor: Vernor Vinge, Glen Cook, Gardner Dozois Toastmaster: Mario Acevedo Largest Science-Fiction Literary Convention in the Rocky Mountain Region. Over 80 authors and speakers in panels and programs on everything related to SF, Fantasy, and Horror. Also the largest SF/fantasy art show in the region, plus video, anime, masquerade, gaming, dealers, the Critter Crunch and Critter Floatilla (robotic combat and aquatic competitions), and more. Albacon 2011 - October 20-23, 2011 Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany Guest of Honor: Jackie Kessler World Fantasy Convention - Oct 27-30, 2011 Town and Country Resort Hotel, San Diego CA Guests of Honor: Neil Gaiman, Graeme Base, Parke Godwin, Shawna McCarthy, Connie Willis (Toastmaster) CONtraflow - Nov 4-6, 2011 Clarion Inn New Orleans Westbank, Gretna, Louisiana Guest of Honor: David Brin. Toastmaster: Mark L. Van Name. Other guests: Toni Weisskopf and Victor Gischler. ChamBanacon #41 - November 25-27, 2011 Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center, Urbana IL The longest running relaxacon in the Midwest. Poetry slam, discussion panels, author's readings, music, art show, huckster room, gaming, LARPing, and much more. Guests of Honor: Geoffrey Landis & Mary Turzillo Darkovercon 35 - November 25-27, 2011 Crown Plaza Baltimore, Timonium, Maryland Guests of Honor: Ellen Kushner & Delia Sherman Special Guest: Katherine Kurtz The con features full programming tracks in science fiction and fantasy, steampunk, music and esoterica, as well as hands-on crafts workshops, dealer's room, art show, dances, videos gaming, author readings and other special events. Loscon 38 - November 25-27, 2011 LAX Marriott, Los Angeles CA Guests of Honor: John DeChancie, Aido Spadoni, Rick Searfoss, John Hertz ConClusion - Westercon 65 - July 5-8, 2012 Seattle, WA Author Guest of Honor: Robin Hobb AKA Megan Lindholm; Artist Guest of Honor: Frank Wu with special guest Brianna Spacekat Wu; Science Guest of Honor: Art Bozlee; Fan Guest of Honor: Chaz Boston-Baden Chicon 7: The 70th World Science Fiction Convention - August 30 - Sept 3, 2012 Hyatt Regency, Chicago IL Guests of Honor: Mike Resnick, Rowena Morrill, Story Musgrave, Peggy Rae Sapienza, Jane Frank; Toastmaster John Scalzi World Fantasy Convention 2012 - November 1-4, 2012 Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel, Suites & Conference Centre, Toronto Guests of honor: Elizabeth Hand, John Clute, Richard A. Kirk Toastmaster: Gary K. Wolfe Special Guest: Tanya Huff The dual themes of World Fantasy 2012 are Northern Gothic Fantasy and Urban Fantasy.