Wilf's International Con Listings 2006
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20/01/2006 - 22/01/2006
Location: Le Baron Hotel,
314 West Bijou Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80905, USA.
Guests of Honour: Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, creators
of the Liaden Universe.
Membership: USD 30.00 until 10/12/2005, then USD 35.00
until 20/01/2006 or at the door. Day rates are available at the
Accommodation: Same as con hotel.
Note: Five bookstores and five brew pubs within five miles.
Contact: COSine, PO Box 50618, Colorado Springs CO 80949-0618
Email: cosine at rialto dot org
Life, the Universe & Everything 24: The Marion K. "Doc" Smith Symposium
on Science Fiction and Fantasy
Location: BYU, Provo, Utah, USA
Guests of Honour: Kevin J. Anderson, Rebecca Moesta
Accommodation: no specific hotel. http://ltue.byu.edu.
has link for local hotels
Note: Academic symposium with panels, presentations, workshops,
social events, academic papers, SF game room.
Contact: LTUE, 4171 JFSB, Provo, UT 84602 USA
Email: ltue at byu dot edu or ltue at ltue dot org
Webpage 1: http://ltue.byu.edu.
Webpage 2: http://www.ltue.org
Location: North Texas
Guests of Honour: Don Maitz, Janny Wurts
Featuring: The Bedlam Bards
Phoenix Convention III (P-Con
Location: Ashling Hotel, Dublin, Ireland
Guest of Honour: Susanna Clarke
Membership: EUR 25/STG18 prebooking. EUR 35 on the door. Supporting:
Accommodation: Ashling Hotel or check website for alternatives.
(Prices not available at present)
Note: Tending towards the more literary ends of the genres.
Other guests (at present and in alphabetical order) include Danielle
Ackley-McPhail, Ariel, Eugene Byrne, Paul Cornell, George Green,
Colin Greenland, Ian McDonald, Juliet E McKenna, Leah Moore, John
Reppion, M J Simpson and Steve Westcott, the editorial team of
Irish SF magazine Albedo One, more to follow.
Contact: P-CON III, c/o Yellow Brick Road, 8 Bachelors Walk,
Dublin 1, Ireland
Email: phoenixconvention at yahoo dot co dot uk
Ad Astra 2006 25th anniversary - Canadian SF and Fantasy convention
Location: Crowne Plaza Toronto Don Valley Hotel, Toronto,
Guests of Honour: Ray Bradbury (via satellite), Terry Brooks,
Peter David, Ray Harryhausen, Betsy Mitchell, Rowena Morrill
Membership: Canadian dollars 45.00 (Aug 1/05-
Nov 30/05), 50.00 (Dec 1/05 - Feb. 28/06), 65.00 at the door.
Day passes available.
Accomodation: Crowne Plaza Toronto Don Valley Hotel - rates
Email: info at ad-astra dot org
Location: Wayne State College, Wayne Nebraska USA
Guests of Honour: Jane Yolen, Robert Read, John & Denise
Membership: USD 12.00 until 03/01/006 then USD 15.00
Accommodation: Super8 motel
Note: Theme: Young Adult SF & F, Writing Contest for
Contact: Dr. Stan Gardner
Email: scifict at WSC dot EDU
31/03/2006 - 02/04/2006
Location: Spomen dom, Pazin, Croatia
Guest of Honour: Brian W. Aldiss
Membership: Kuna 50.00 (Euro 7.00)
Accommodation: mostly private accomodation
Note: Translation from Croatian to English available
Contact: Gorana Rabar
Telephone: ++385 98 942 62 88
Email: info at istrakon dot hr
03/04/2006 - 06/04/2006
Köln (Youth Park Cologne) Germany (by the Zoobrücke
(The Zoo Bridge)
Guests of Honour: TBA
Membership: EURO 16.00 (GBP (12.00) (for two days)
Accommodation: Local Hotels/Youth Hostels or bring your
Breakfast: (Sunday) EURO ???
Contact: via web site
Note: I have been to two Coloniacons and I know that non-German
fans are always made very welcome - (Wilf).
Email: via web site and wilf dot james at ntlworld dot com
Eurocon-2006 The 28th
European Science Fiction Convention
Location: Sport Exhibition Center, Kiev, Ukraine
Guests of Honour: Harry Harrison, Ellen Datlow, Eileen
Gunn, Andrzej Sapkowski, Sergey Poyarkov
Membership: USD 35.00, EUR 35.00 Supporting: USD 10.00
Accommodation: Local Hotels linked on website
Email: :info at eurocon dot kiev dot ua
14/04/2006 - 17/04/2006
Concussion The British
Location: Crowne Plaza (formerly Moat House) Hotel, Glasgow,
Guests of Honour: M. John Harrison, Brian Froud, Elizabeth
Hand, Justina Robson, Ian Sorensen
Membership: GBP 30.00 to 30/Nov/2004, GBP 40.00 from 1/Dec/2004;
Supporting GBP 15.00 to 30/Nov/2004, GBP 20.00 from 1/Dec/2004
Accommodation: Per Room: Moat House GBP 65.00 single, GBP
80.00 double; City Inn GBP 63.00 single, GBP 76.00 double; Campanile
GBP 55.00 single, GBP 61 double
(for low income fans) Smiths Hotel,
Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. (I stayed there for Worldcon 2005)
Details at: http://www.smiths-hotel.com/
Contact: 23 Ranelagh Road, Bruce Grove, London N17 6XY
Email: info at eastercon2006 dot org
Location: Faculty of
Electrical Engineering and Computing, Unska 3, Zagreb, Croatia
Guest of Honour: Michael Swanwick
Membership: Kuna 90.00 (Euro 12.00)
Accommodation: See Hotel Info
Note: Translation from Croation to English available
Contact: Mihaela-Marija Perkovic
Telephone: ++385 91 2501561
Email: mmp at sfera dot hr
STARPORT DARMSTADT -The Phantastic World
Location: Stadt Budapest,
Heimstättenweg 140, Darmstadt, Germany
Note: This is a one day event starting at 11:00 and finishing
at 24:00. The focus will be on space travel. The European Space
Agency Control Centre is in Darmstadt. Much of the event will
be like a mini con in German but most of the German fans speak
good English and are VERY friendly.
TO BE CONTINUED Sci-Fi Media (Movies/TV)
Location: Double Tree Guest Suites & Conference Center,
Downer's Grove, Illinois (USA)
Guests of Honor: Aaron Douglas, Robert Sawyer, Weta Workshop,
Javier Grillo-Marxauch, Bob Eggleton, Marianne Plumridge, Larry
Elmore, Chicago House of Bricks
Membership: USD 49.00 (Premium Membership)until 17/04/2006,
USD 35.00 adult (Standard Membership) until 17/04/2006, USD 45.00
(weekend)at the door, USD 35.00 (per day) at the door.
Accommodation: Same as con hotel. Room rates: USD $79.00
Contact: To Be CONtinued, P.O. Box 5211, River Forrest,
E-Mail: volunteers at 2becontinued dot com
Balticon 40 The 40th Maryland Regional Science Fiction and
Location: Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn, Baltimore, Maryland.
Guest of Honour: Neil Gaiman
Special Guest of Honour: Gene Wolfe
Artist Guest of Honour: Lisa Snellings-Clark
Musical Guest of Honour: Lorraine a' Malena
2005 Compton Crook Award Winner: Tamara Siler Jones
Membership: Pre-registration rate: USD 43.00 until February
28; USD 48.00 till April 30; USD 55.00 after April 30 and at the
Contact: Balticon 40, PO Box 686, Baltimore, MD 21203-0686
Accommodation: Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn special room
rate $119.00, single-double-triple-quad. Call 410-785-7000 for
reservations or see
Balticon website for online registration.
Email: balticoninfo at balticon dot org
CONDUIT 16: WIZARDS OF CONDUIT General interest sf&f convention
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Guests of Honor: Bob Eggleton, Sam Longoria, others TBA
Other Guests: L.E. Modesitt, Jr., Dan Willis
Membership: USD 26.00 until 01/12/2005, USD 32.00 until 01/04/2006,
USD 40.00 at the door
Accomodation: Sheraton City Centre Hotel, 151 West 500 South,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101, 1-801 401-2000
Email: info at sfcon dot org
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 350 N. High St., Columbus,
Ohio U.S.A PH 614-463-1234
Guests of Honour:
Artist: Jody Lee
Author: George R. R. Martin
Costuming: Chris Kramer
Editor: David G. Hartwell,
Electronic Gaming: EB Games
Fan: B. J. Mitias
Filk: Dave and Judith Hayman
Gaming: Pieramyd Productions, Ltd.,
Media: Eugene Rod Roddenberry,
Science: Steve Lee
Toastmaster: Bill Roper
Membership: Adult, 13 years and older, $30 until December
31, 2005, $35 until May 10, 2006, $50 thereafter and at the door.
Children, 12 and under, $20 until December 31, 2005, $25 until
May 10, 2006, $30 thereafter and at the door. Kids in tow, 7 years
and under, FREE when accompanied by a paying adult AT ALL TIMES.
Accomodation: Hyatt Regency Hotel offers rooms at $99/night
for 1-4 persons for the convention. See webpage regarding suites.
Note: A Full Spectrum Fantasy & Science Fiction Convention
with something for everyone!
Theme: Roddenberrys Universe 40 years
Contact: Mailing address: MARCON, P. O. Box 141414, Columbus,
Email: marpu at cshellsweb dot com
SCI FI SUMMER CON ATLANTA
Location: Holiday Inn
Airport North hotel, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 404-762-8411
Guests of Honour: Mike Demeritt, Jana Oliver
Membership: USD 20.00 individual preregistered, USD 15.00
group preregistered (15 group members), USD 20.00 per day at door,
USD 30.00 full con at the door
Accommodation: same as hotel USD 65.00 per night sleeping
room (king or double)
Note: Just North of the Atlanta airport. More than 5 restaurants
within 1 mile of the convention hotel. Plenty of parking in front
and back of the convention hotel.
Contact: C Jones, p.o. box 957203, Duluth, GA 30095
Email: info at sfscon dot net
Lycon 2 The 2006 German
Guest of Honour: James P. Hogan
Location: Jugend und Kulturzentrum "Röhre"
(Youth and Culture Centre "Tube") Lübeck, Germany
Details: See Hansecon 21
(with link back here) to get more background info. Note that some
prices may be different.
Note: The "Röhre" Culture Centre offers
more room for events than the CVJM Haus.
Membership: EUR 15.00 until Hansecon 21 (October 2005)
then EUR 20.00 (to be confirmed)
Banquet: Expected to be EUR 30.00
Accommodation: CVJM (YMCA) Große Petersgrube, Lübeck.
Hostel standard EUR 10.00, Hotel standard EUR 20 per person per
night. Breakfast EUR 5.00 per breakfast.
Email: sfcl at aol dot com
Lübeck SF Club Webpage: http://members.aol.com/lyconvent/
THE GATHERING OF THE FELLOWSHIP
All things Tolkien and C.S. Lewis
Location: Sheraton Centre Hotel, 123 Queen Street West,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Guests of Honour: Bruce Hopkins, John Howe, Ted Naismith,
Michael Coren, Mike Foster, Colin Duriez, Michael Drout, Amy Sturgis,
Verlyn Flieger, Jef Murray, Ancanar, Lingalad, more.
Membership: Attending registration CDN 117.74. Many VIP
packages available, details at website.
Accommodation: CDN 179.00 per room per night single or
double, plus CDN 30 for extra person beyond 2. Convention discounted
Note: Proceeds benefit ProLiteracy. Special events include
Lord of the Rings stage play, banquet, costume contest, art show,
sale room and more. Volunteers needed.
Contact: Edward Rodrigues
Email: ed dot rodrigues at gatheringofthefellowship dot
CONZILLA (Westercon 59) West Coast Regional Science Fantasy
Location: Marriott Mission Valley, 8757 Rio San Diego Drive,
San Diego, California, USofA
Guests of Honour: Walter Jon Williams
Artist Guest: Bob Eggleton
Fan Guest: Bobbi Armbruster
Toastmaster: Kevin J. Anderson
Membership: USD 70.00 until June 15 2006, USD 80.00 at
Accommodation: same as con hotel USD 139.00 s/d/t/q
Contact: Conzilla, PO BOX 845, Ramona, CA 92065, USofA
Email: info at conzilla dot info
TT20 Science Fiction & Fantasy, Media
Location: DoubleTree International Plaza Hotel, 655 Dixon
Road (West of 401), Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M9W 1J3
Guests of Honour: Michael Shanks, Amber Benson, Adam Busch,
Garrett Wang, Lexa Doig, Richard Hatch
Membership: CAD 60.00 Weekend Adult, CAD 25 Weekend Child
until 26/05/06 then at the door price CAD 70 Weekend Adult, CAD
Accommodation: Single CAD 129.00, Double CAD 129.00, Triple
CAD 149.00, Suites starting from CAD 350.00. Convention discounted
rate. You must mention TT20 when booking your room in order to
receive the convention rate.
Note: Special Guest Q & A's, Scientists, Authors, Discussion
Panels, Anime & Video, Gaming, Autographs & Photographs,
Masquerade Contest, Dance and Art Displays. This year hosting
the Aurora Awards, Canada's highest literary award for creative
work in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror.
Contact: TT20, P.O. Box 7097, Station A, Toronto, Ontario,
Canada, M5W 1X7
Email: tt dash info at tcon dot ca
21/07/2006 - 23/07/2006
TRINOC*CON 2007 / DEEPSOUTHCON 44
Location: North Raleigh Hilton, 3415 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh,
North Carolina 27609 USA
Guests of Honour:
Literary: David Drake and John Kessel
Art: Patrick Meadows
Special Guest: Barry N. Malzberg
Toastmaster: David G. Hartwell
Membership: USD 30.00 until 21/06/2006, then USD 35.00
and at the door.
Accommodation: North Raleigh Hilton's con rates USD 89.00
single/double, USD 99 triple/double (plus tax). Request hotel
code "trin". Prices good until 30/06/2006.
Note: Extensive Literary, Art and Webcomics guests and
programming plus much Gaming.
Contact: Trinoc-coN, P.O. Box 10633, Raleigh, NC 27605-0633
Email: info at trinoc-con dot org
Timeless Destinations - Sci-Fi & Fantasy Convention
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Guests of Honour: Over 30 guests from a wide range of shows,
inc Aaron Douglas, Alonso Oyarzun, Kandyse McClure, Paul Campbell,
Richard Hatch, & Tahmoh Penikett: Xenia Seeburg, Michael McManus,
Brian Downey & Ellen Dubin: Wayne Pygram, Lani Tupu, Gigi
Edgley & David Franklin:
Andrew Jackson, Chris Kramer, Ellen Dubin, Aiden Drummond &
Sonya Salomaa: Lisa Ryder Alex Zahara Jeremiah Dan Payne Jeremy
Bulloch Blue Mankuma Bruce Woloshyn John Novak Nathaniel Arcand
And many more!
Membership: USD 250.00 for a full pass
Accommodation: CDN 135.00
Contact: Trisha at timelessdestinations dot com
Email: info at timelessdestinations dot com
MECON 9 9th N/Ireland SF Con
Guests of Honour: Ian McDonald, Diane Duane, Peter Morwood
and Ian Watson. More TBA soon!
Location: Queens University Residences Elms Centre, Queen's
University Elms Village, Malone Road, Belfast
Membership: GBP 14.00 or Euro 21.00 until December 2005
Email: meconbelfast at yahoo dot co dot uk
04/08/2006 - 06/08/2006
FANDEMONIUM 2006 - Idaho's
Annual Media Culture Entertainment Expo.
Location: Nampa Civic Center, Nampa, Idaho, U.S.A.
Guests of Honour: Aaron Leach, Reed Hawker, Order of Aries,
Miss Amelia's Whiskey, Ichidan, The Custodians of Otakudom.
Membership: USD 25.00 before 20/07/2006 USD 30.00 at the
door. Youth and Senior discount USD 21.00 before 20/07/2006 USD
25.00 at the door. Children 5 and under Free.
Accommodation: Please see website for complete listing.
Note: A Celebration of Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming, Anime,
Horror & Comics Fandom!
Contact: Fandemonium, P.O. Box 701, Middleton, Idaho 83644
Email: info at fandemonium dot org
Webpage: http://www.fandemonium.org/ nbsp;
04/08/2006 - 06/08/2006
CONTINUUM 4 - Retrorama:
the future was then
Location: The Victoria Hotel, 215 Little Collins Street, Melbourne,
Guests of Honour: Margo Lanagan, Charles Stross and Shaun
Membership: Until 30/04/2006 - Adult Membership: AUD 120 Student/Concession:
AUD 85 First Time Continuum Member: AUD 85 Junior (5-16 Years)
accompanied by an adult. AUD 25. From 01/05/2006 Adult: AUD 145,
Concession/First Timer: AUD 100, no increase for Juniors.
Supporting Membership: AUD 25
Accommodation: The Victoria Hotel. Room rates: AUD 115 double
or twin room.
Reservations: Contact The Victoria Hotel directly and quote
"Continuum" for the special rate: 1800 331 147 (toll
free within Australia)
Hotel Telephone: +61 3 9653 0441 Fax: +61 3 9650 9678
Note: Continuum is an annual speculative fiction and pop culture
convention which this year is exploring past futures, think H.G.
Wells, the Jetsons, Bladerunner... Continuum is very welcoming
to first time con goers and visitors to Melbourne.
Contact: Continuum 4, GPO Box 603, Melbourne VIC Australia
Email: info at continuum dot org dot au
11/08/2006 - 13/08/2006
LOMNITZ CON '06
Buschänke, Lomnitz, near Ottenndorf-Okrilla, Germany
Guest of Honour: Mario Ulbrich
Membership: EUR 8.00
12/08/2006 - 13/08/2006
The Lost World Convention 2006
Location: Raddison Los Angeles Westside Hotel, Culver City,
Guests of Honour: Will Snow, Michael Sinelnikoff, David
Orth, and Judith & Gar Reeves-Stevens
Membership: USD 125 for both days, USD 75 for 12/08 only,
USD 85 for 13/08 only
Accommodation: same as con hotel (Special Rates For Convention
Participants listed on website)
Note: 100% of the proceeds to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser
Pediatrics AIDS Foundation.
Contact: Eva Bowles
Email: lostworldlady at aol dot com
Behind The Mask - Discworld
Location: Hinckley Island Hotel,
Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK
Guest of Honour: Terry Pratchett
Other Guests: Stephen Briggs, Bernard Pearson, Trevor Truran,
Colin Smythe, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen, Diane Duane, Peter Morwood,
Langford, Lionel Fanthorpe
Membership: Full attending £45 (£50 after 1st
Sept '05), Concessions: £30 (£35), Supporting: £15
(£20), Child Free
Contact: Discworld Convention 2006, P.O. Box 102, Royston,
Herts, SG8 7ZJ, UK
Accommodation: Hinckley Island Hotel, Hinckley, Leicestershire,
Email: info at dwcon dot org
FINNCON 2006 Borderlines & Animecon 2006
Location: Paasitorni Conference Centre, Helsinki, Finland
Guest of Honour: Jeff VanderMeer
Membership: FREE! (All Finncons are free!)
Accommodation: Communal crash space is lkikely to be provided
for a very small fee. (It was when I went to Turku in 2003.)
Wilf Note: Typical attendance (mainly walk-ins) 3,000+.
From past experience the organisation matches the number of fans
attending. The only cons with more fans attending in Europe are
Worldcons. All Finnish fans are very friendly and speak excellent
23/08/2006 - 27/08/2006
L.A.CON IV (64th Worldcon)
Location: Anaheim, California, USA.
Author Guest of Honour: Connie Willis
Artist Guest of Honour: James Gurney
Fan Guest of Honour: Howard DeVore
Special Guest of Honour: Frankie Thomas
Membership: USD 175.00 GBP 100.00 EUR 150.00 (An
installment plan is available starting at GBP 30.00 EUR 54.00)
Supporting Membership: USD 50.00 GBP 30.00 EUR 45.00
Accommodation: Hilton Anaheim, Anaheim Marriott, and
Anaheim Convention Center Confirmed: USD 99.00 room rates at hotels
Contact: L.A.con IV, c/o SCIFI Inc, PO Box 8442, Van Nuys,
CA 91409, USA.
E-mail: info at scifiinc dot org
Bellaing 2006 The 33rd French National Science Fiction Convention
Location: Bellaing, near Valenciennes, France (There is
a map on the website)
Guests of Honour: Brian STABLEFORD (to be confirmed), Gilbert
MILLET, Lucie CHENU plus a Russian guest t.b.a.
Membership: EUR 40.00 until 30/09/2005, EUR 45.00 until
31/05/2006 then EUR 50.00
Accommodation: Free camping site next to the con, a hostel
3km away from Bellaing http://www.chateau-aubry.com
or find your own
Food and drink: Lunches EUR 8.00, (Thur, Fri, Sat) Evening
meals EUR 12.00 (Thur, Fri) Banquet EUR 20.00 Saturday evening.
E-mail: pierre dot gevart at wanadoo dot fr
Webpage: (in French) http://33eme-convention-sf.monsite.wanadoo.fr/page7.html
Fencon III Literary
& Filk con
Location: North Texas
Music Guest of Honour: Heather Alexander
Fan Guest of Honour: Judith Ward
Toastmaster: Jim Butcher
Special Guest: Lawrence Watt-Evans
Location: Britannia Hotel, 1 St James Street, Nottingham
Guests of Honour: Neil Gaiman, Ramsey Campbell, Juliet
Master of Ceremonies: David J Howe
Membership: Before 30 June 2006 GBP 40.00 Students with
ID GBP 45.00, After 30 June 2006 GBP 50.00 & GBP 55.00
Accomodation: (includes breakfast) Brittania Hotel: Twin/Double:
GBP 40.00 pp/pn (for 2 people sharing) Single: GBP 50 pp/pn
Contact: Vicky Cook
Email: fcon at britishfantasysociety dot org dot uk
VCON 31: Vancouver's
annual sf and fantasy convention
Location: Executive Airport Hotel, 7311 Westminster Highway,
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Author Guest of Honour: Barbara Hambly
Artist Guest of Honour: Lynne Taylor Fahnestalk
Fan Guest of Honour: Randy McCharles
Other author guests: Dave Duncan, Spider and Jeanne Robinson,
Robert J. Sawyer, Alma Alexander, Matthew Hughes, Don De Brandt
Membership: CAD 50.00 until 15/09/2006, then CAD 60.00.
Children (7-12) half-price, 6 and under free.
Accommodation: (con hotel): Room for 1-4 people CAD 109.00
Email: vconpublicity at gmail dot com
Hansecon 22 The 22nd Annual HanseCon
Location: The CVJM-Haus, Große Petersgrube 11, Lübeck,
Theme: A fannish event to mark the conclusion of the year.
Hansecon has a traditional banquet at the Schiffergesellschaft
(Ship's company) restaurant in Lübeck.
If it is not a banquet it is an excellent dinner where the waiters
usually come around and ask if you want seconds. Plenty of opportunities
are offered during the con to sample the charms of the well-preserved
historic Hanseatic City of Lübeck in the company of friendly,
well-informed fans. Lübeck is the marzipan capital of Germany
and Hansecon marks this with a fannish marzipan "potato"
rally. The "potatoes" are marble-sized balls of marzipan.
Hansecon is a con that I recommend every British fan to attend
at least once. It has everything to recommend it.
Ryan Air offers cheap flights
from Stansted to Lübeck. I The total cost of the return
trip including taxes etc is expected to be less than GBP 60.00.
The bus from Lübeck
Lübeck City Centre takes 30 minutes and cost Euro
2.00 (GBP1.25) one way. (2002)
Get off when Kohlmarkt stop is
announced on the bus. It is literally a two minute walk to CVJM
Return from Sandstrasse (likewise
around two minutes) or the central bus station (ZOB)
(ZOB = ZentraleOmniBusBahnhof) in
Guests of Honour: None
Membership: Euro15.00 (GBP10.00) plus Euro15.00
(GBP10.00) for the subsidised banquet.
Accommodation: CVJM = YMCA. Euro10.00 (GBP6.50
per night (5 nights) in mini dormitories. Please bring your own
sheets and pillow (or sleeping bag) or pay Euro4.50 (GBP3.00)
(once) for bed linen.
A German breakfast is offered at Euro 3.00.(GBP2.00)
Hansecon members are expected to be the only residents during
NOTE: CVJM is pronounced: "say fow yot emm" by
Germans. ((fow like how not low) It stands for "Christliche
Verein für Junger Männer")
Exchange rate: GBP 1.00 = Euro1.49
Number Attending: 40+
British Contact: wilf dot james at ntlworld dot
13/10/2006 - 15/10/2006
IMAGICON - SWECON 2006
Swedish national SF convention
Location: Royal Institute of Technology Students' Union,
Guest of Honour: Joe Haldeman
Membership: SEK 300 until 01/10/2006, SEK 350 at the door.
Supporting membership at SEK 100.
Accommodation: List of hotels TBP on the web site.
Note: Substantial programming in English
Email: concom at imagicon dot se
Location: Dos Hermanas
near Seville, SPAIN
Guests of Honour: Kiril Yeskov, Richard Morgan, Ian Watson,
Joao Barreiros and Bernardo Fernandez
Membership: EUR 10.00
Banquet: EUR 45.00
Contact: Francisco Fernández
Email: fcofdez_es at yahoo dot com
Webpage: (in Spanish) http://www.atlanteasur.net/hispacon2006/
Location: Best Western Sawgrass, 1711 N. University Drive,
Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 33322
Guests of Honour: Margot Kidder, Noel Neill, Gerard Christopher,
Cindy Morgan, Bob Layton & more
Membership: USD 20.00
Accommodation: Same as con hotel. USD 79.00 per night
Note: South Floridas only Comic Book, Anime &
Contact: Florida Supercon, 6511 Nova Drive, Davie FL. 33314
Email: mike at floridasupercon dot com
Location: Grand Wayne Convention Center, 120 W. Jefferson
St., Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46802
Guests of Honour: Jolly Blackburn, Jason Holmgren
Membership: USD40/30/20 (3 days/2 days/1 day) pre-registration;
USD47/37/27 at the door
Accommodation: Downtown Hilton, 1020 South Calhoun St.,
Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46802
Note: Science Fiction/Fantasy Roleplaying games, miniatures
events, board gaming, card gaming
Contact: Lisa Adams, Chairman
Telephone: 765-643-5491 leave message and contact number
Email: chairman at pentacongames dot com
10/11/2006 - 11/11/2006
ARMADACON 18 (Like a
Location: Novatel Hotel, Marsh Mills, Plymouth, Devon
Guests of Honour: Richard Bonehill, Paul Cornell and Trevor
Membership: GBP 30.00 (Day rates available)
Accommodation: Novatel Hotel: Double room GBP 55.00
per night (provisional cost)
Contact: Marion Pritchard, 4 Gleneagle Avenue, Mannamead,
Plymouth, PL3 5HL
Telephone: +44 (0) 1752 267873
Email: enquiries at armadacon dot org
17/11/2006 - 19/11/2006
Location: Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, 1401 S.W.
Naito Parkway, Portland, Oregon 97201
Guests of Honor: Cory Doctorow, Ellen Datlow, Vincent DiFate,
Membership: USD 45.00 July 16-October 15, 2006; USD 55.00
at the door; children 6-12 half price; children 5 and under free.
Accomodation: Same as con hotel. USD 99.00 per night double
Note: Oregon's premiere science fiction and fantasy convention
Contact: Orycon 28, PO Box 5464, Portland, Oregon 97228-5464
Email: mary at clueserver dot org
24/11/2006 - 26/11/2006
CONVENTUS (27th Beneluxcon)
Location: Grand Hotel de l'Empereur, Maastricht, Netherlands
Guests of Honour: James P. Hogan, Thomas Olde Heuvelt, Alastair
Reynolds, Tais Teng
Membership: 40 Euros until Eastercon, 50 Euros after; half
that for children 4-12 years old, if accompanied by an adult with
a full membership).
Accommodation: (Booking handled through the convention) Room
prices are 114 Euros per night, with the possibility of sharing
a double room.
Note: This is the convention originally announced as ConTreaty
2006. It offers mixed Dutch and English programming, varying from
the various GoH
speeches to including an alternative English-language programme
item during the presentation of the Paul Harland Prijs for best
original Dutch short story of the year.
Contact: ConVentus, Steenstraat 16, 6155 KH Puth, Netherlands
Email: conventus at ncsf dot nl
Jarden, Letchworth, Herts. SG6 2NZ, UK.
E-mail: wilf dot james at ntlworld dot com
Note: Because I get so much spam I use the
word Convention in the subject line as a filter.
Please put the word Convention in the subject line of any email to me.
It does not matter if the subject has nothing to do with conventions.
Unexpected emails usually get mixed up with the trash and can be lost.
The Convention filter keeps such emails out of the trash.
by Wilf James © 05/01/2007