Convention Listings


Oct. 1-3; Arcana 34; Holiday Inn Express - Bandana Square; St. Paul MN. Annual. GoH: Tim Powers. Box 8036, Lake St. Station, Minneapolis MN 55408; Eric, (612)721-5959; [E-mail:;].

Oct. 1-3; Context 17; Ramada Plaza Hotel & Conference Center; Columbus OH. Annual. GoH: Connie Willis. Box 163391, Columbus OH 43216. (614)889-0436; fax: (614)889-1930; [E-mail:;].

Oct. 1-3; Conjecture 3; DoubleTree Club Mission Valley; San Diego. Annual. [E-mail:;].

Oct. 1-3; Southern California Writers Conference; Sheraton Pasadena Hotel; Los Angeles. Annual. Michael Steven Gregory, Executive Director, SCWC, 1010 University Ave., #54, San Diego CA 92103. Phone/fax: (619)233-4651; [E-mail: or;].

Oct. 1-3; Sunnydale Central 3; Hotel TBA; Toronto, Ontario. Annual. Guests: Jonathan M. Woodward, Clare Kramer, more. Primedia, Box 21146, RPO Meadowvale, Mississauga, ON Canada L5N 6A2. (905)820-3844; [E-mail:;].

Oct. 2-4; Write on the Sound Writers' Conference; Edmonds WA. Annual. Contact Frances Chapin, WOTSWC, 700 Main St., Edmonds WA 98020. (425)771-0228; fax: (425)771-0253. [E-mail:;].

Oct. 8-10; AlbaCon 2004; Annual. GoH: David Drake. Crowne Plaza Hotel; Albany NY. Box 2085, Albany NY 12220-0085. [E-mail:;].

Oct. 8-10; ICON 29; Clarion Hotel; Cedar Rapids. Annual. GoHs: Joe and Gay Haldeman. TM: Rusty Hevelin. 308 E. Burlington St., PMB #201, Iowa City IA 52240. (319)337-9098; [E-mail:;].

Oct. 8-10; VCon 29; Hilton Vancouver Metrotown Hotel; Burnaby, British Columbia. Annual. Guests: Dave Duncan, more. VCon 29, #209-2166 West 8th Ave., Vancouver, BC Canada V6K 2A4. [].

Oct. 12-17; Flathead River Writers Conference; Grouse Mountain Lodge; Whitefish MT. Annual. Jake How, FRWC, Box 7711, Kalispell MT 59904. [E-mail:].

Oct. 15-17; Capclave 2004; Tysons Corner Marriott; Vienna VA. Annual. GoH: Nick Pollotta. Registration, c/o Lee Gilliland, 4030 8th St. South, Arlington VA 22204. [E-mail: Lee Gilliland,;].

Oct. 15-17; Con*Stellation XXIII: Delphinus; Holiday Inn Express; Hunstville AL. Annual. GoH: Lawrence Watt-Evans. MC: Esther Friesner. Box 4857, Huntsville AL 35815-4857. [E-mail:;].

Oct. 15-17; Necronomicon '04; Crowne Plaza; Tampa. Annual. GoHs: Spider and Jeanne Robinson. Other guests: Richard Lee Byers, Owl Goingback, Keith Gouveia, Will Ludwigsen, more. Box 2213, Plant City FL 33564-2213. [E-mail: Ann Morris,;].

Oct. 15-24; Screamfest 2004; Loews Universal Studios Cinema at Universal Citywalk; Los Angeles. Annual. Rachel Belofsky, 13547 Ventura Blvd., #420, Sherman Oaks CA 91423. (323)656-4727; [E-mail:;].

Oct. 16-17; OctoCon 2004; Glenroyal Hotel & Leisure Club; Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland. Annual. GoHs: Tanith Lee, Michael Carroll, Storm Constantine, more. Octocon 2004, Basement Flat, 26 Longford Terrace, Monkstown, Co. Dublin, Ireland. [E-mail:;].

Oct. 22-24; ConClave 29: Urban Fantasy; Holiday Inn South; Lansing MI. Annual. GoH: Tanya Huff. ConClave, Inc., PO Box 2915, Ann Arbor MI 48106. [E-mail:;].

Oct. 22-24; InCon 2004; Mirabeau Park Hotel; Spokane. Annual. Box 9267, Spokane WA 99209. [E-mail:;].

Oct. 22-24; MileHiCon 36; Marriott Southeast; Lakewood CO. Annual. GoHs: Charles de Lint, Elizabeth Moon, Fred Saberhagen. AGoH: Bob Eggleton. TM: Robert E. Vardeman. Box 101322, Denver CO 80250-1322. (303)657-5912; [E-mail:;].

Oct. 22-24; Rising Star 13; Glenvar High School; Salem VA. Annual. Please check the Web site for information. [].

Oct. 22-24; ValleyCon 30; Hotel TBA; Fargo ND. Annual. GoHs: Terry Brooks, Ben Bova, Boris Vallejo. Box 7202, Fargo ND 58106. [E-mail:;].

Oct. 22-24; 10th Annual Women Writing the West Conference: Celebrating A Decade of Writing, A Century of Willa Cather; La Posada; Albuquerque. Annual. GoHs: Shirley Raye Redmond, more. 8547 East Arapahoe Rd., Greenwood CO 80112-1436. [E-mail:;].

Oct. 28-31; World Fantasy 2004; Tempe Mission Palms Hotel; Tempe AZ. Annual. GoHs: Gwyneth Jones, Janny Wurts, Ellen Datlow, Betty Ballantine. c/o Leprecon Inc., Box 26665, Tempe AZ 85285-6665. (480)945-6890; fax: (480)941-3438; [E-mail: or;].

Oct. 29-31; Cape Fear Crime Festival: Murder by the Sea; Northeast Branch-New Hanover County Library; Wilmington NC. Annual. Box 12295, Wilmington NC 28405. [E-mail: Nicki Leone,;].

Oct. 29-31; Chiller Theatre Halloween 2004 Expo; Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel; E. Rutherford NJ. Annual. Box 23, Rutherford NJ 07070. [].

Oct. 29-31; HallowCon '04; Comfort Inn Conference Center & Suites; Chattanooga. Annual. HallowCon, c/o L.D. Stacy, 395 Stancil Rd., Rossville GA 30741. [E-mail:;].

Oct. 29-31; JVL-Con VI: Klingons and Vampires - Oh My!; Ramada Inn; Janesville WI. Annual. 461 S. Randall Ave., Janesville WI 53545. (608)758-7230; [E-mail:;].

Oct. 29-31; RingCon; Seattle Airport Doubletree Hotel; Seattle. Annual. RingCon, 12016 134th Ave., KPN, Gig Harbor WA 98329. (800)359-5948; [E-mail:;].

Oct. 30-31; Bride of SpookyCon; Cathedral Hill Hotel; San Francisco. Annual. GoHs: Warren Ellis, Christa Faust, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Bernie Wrightson. Check the Web site. [].


Nov. 5-7; ArmadaCon 16; Copthorne Hotel; Plymouth, Devon, UK. Annual. Please check the Web site. [E-mail: or;].

Nov. 5-7; BASCon 2004; Embassy Suites, South San Francisco; San Francisco. Annual. Box 282197, San Francisco CA 94128-2197. [E-mail:;].

Nov. 5-7; OryCon 26; Doubletree Hotel Portland Columbia River; Portland OR. Annual. Box 5464, Portland OR 97228-5464. [E-mail:;].

Nov. 5-7; TusCon 31; InnSuites Hotel; Tucson. Annual. GoH: Barbara Hambly. TM: Ed Bryant. Box 2528, Tucson AZ 85702-2528. Fax: (520)571-7180; [E-mail:;].

Nov. 12-14; WindyCon 31; Radisson O'Hare; Rosemont IL. Annual. GoH: Robert J. Sawyer. Box 31, Palatine IL 60076-0184. (847)677-9639; [E-mail:;].

Nov. 13-14; Phoenix Convention II; Ashling Hotel; Dublin, Ireland. [E-mail:;].

Nov. 26-28; Darkover Grand Council Meeting 27; Holiday Inn Timonium; Timonium MD. Annual. Special Guest: Katherine Kurtz. Armida Council, Box 7203, Silver Spring MD 20907. (202)726-4396; [E-mail:;].

Nov. 26-28; LosCon 31: Escape to LA; LAX Marriott; Los Angeles. Annual. GoH: Tim Powers. 11513 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood CA 91601. (818)760-9234; [E-mail:;].


Dec. 10-12; PhilCon 2004; Marriott Hotel Center City; Philadelphia. Annual. Guests: Brian W. Aldiss, Kevin J. Anderson, Rebecca Moesta, more. Box 8303, Philadelphia PA 19101. [E-mail: or;].

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