Wilf's International Con Listings 2007
This page was updated on 03/01/2008
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VERICON VII Science fiction, fantasy, anime, and gaming convention
Location: Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachussetts, USA
Guest of Honour: Guy Gavriel Kay
Membership: USD 15 student / 25 non-student by 11 Dec. 2006, then USD 25/35 at the door. Day rates available at the door.
Accommodation: hotels in the area; some crash space available for college students
Contact: Harvard-Radcliffe Science Fiction Association, 4 University Hall, Cambridge MA 02138, USA
Email: publicity at vericon dot org
09/02/2007 - 11/02/2007
NULLUS ANXIETAS The Australian Discworld Convention
Location: Carlton Crest Hotel, 65 Queens Road, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Guest of Honour: Terry Pratchett
Membership: Full AUD 120.00 Concession AUD 100.00 until 01/01/2006, then Full AUD 160.00 Concession AUD 140.00 until 01/11/2006. Full AUD
200.00 Concession 180.00 at the door. Supporting AUD 50.00
Accommodation: Carlton Crest Hotel. Possible room share optional through con.
Email: ben at ausdwcon dot org
Life, the Universe & Everything: The Marion K. Doc Smith Symposium on Science Fiction and Fantasy
Location: Wilkinson Student Center, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, US
Guests of Honor: Julie E. Czerneda, Gloria Skurzynski, Howard Tayler, Stacy Whitman
Membership: Attendance is free.
Accomodation: There are several hotels in the area for those traveling from out-of-town. The Quality Inn is one good choice.
Note: Includes Panels, presentations, workshops and papers on various aspects of science fiction, fantasy and horror.
Contact: LTUE (attn: Elizabeth), 4153 JFSB, BYU, Provo, Utah 84602, US
Email: LTUEinfo at gmail dot com
16/02/2007 - 18/02/2007
FARPOINT An annual fan-run science fiction media convention
Location: Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn, 245 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, Maryland, USA
Guests of Honour: Summer Glau, Boogie Knights, Prometheus Radio Theatre, Mark Okrand, Peter David, more to be announced.
Membership: USD 55.00 until 31/01/2007, then USD 65.00 at the door. Child rate (under 12) is USD 20.00 until 31/01/2007, then USD 25.00 at the door. Friday evening banquet at additional cost, USD 40.00 until 31/01/2007, then USD 45.00 at the door. Child banquet, USD 20.00 both before and at the door.
Accommodation: Same as con hotel. USD 114.00 per night plus tax (approximately 13%) for single, double or quad rooms. Make sure to tell the reservation clerk that you are registering with Farpoint to get this rate.
Note: Farpoint celebrates science fiction fandom in its many forms. Over half of our programs and activities are suggested and staged by fans. The weekend offers live performances, a charity auction, formal Masquerade, art show and auction, 24-hour gaming, model-building contest, parties and more.
Contact: Farpoint Enterprises, 11708 Troy Court, Waldorf, Maryland 20601
Email: FarpointEnt at comcast dot net
Location: Hinckley Island Hotel, Leics.
Membership: GBP 55.00 until 09/02/2007 when advance booking closes GBP 60.00 at door.
Day Membership: GBP 35.00. GBP 40.00 at door. Under 18 GBP 15.00 Under 3 Free
Contact: 26 Kings Meadow View, Wetherby, LS22 7FX.
CONDOR XIV Science-Fiction and Fantasy Relaxicon
Location: Handlery Hotel and Resort, San Diego CA
Guests of Honour: Eric Flint, Tim Kirk
Membership: USD 35 till Nov 30,2006; USD 40 till Feb 24, USD 20 under 17, Free under 12
Accommodation: USD 119.00 for single/double/tripple/quad
Note: The longest-running convention in San Diego, a fun, friendly convention with a mix of music, gaming, literary and media guests.
Contact: ConDor, P.O. Box 15771, San Diego, California USA 92175-5771
Telephone: +01 (858) 278-2228
Email: info at condorcon dot org
23/03/2007 - 25/03/2007
Location: Pazin, Croatia
Guest of Honour: Juliet E McKenna
Membership: EUR 8.50 for three days; EUR 7.10 for Saturday and Sunday (24 - 25/03/2007)
Accommodation: Bed EUR 4.30 per night; sleeping bag EUR 2.20 per night; private accomodation & hotel in vicinity
Contact: Gorana Rabar
Email: gogz316 at hotmail dot com
29/03/2007 - 01/04/2007
2007 WORLD HORROR CONVENTION Horror / Media / Fantasy / SF Theme: Diversity Of Horror
Location: Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Guests Of Honour: Michael Marshall Smith, Nancy Kilpatrick, John Picacio, Sephera Giron, Don Hutchison, Peter Crowther And Peter Atkins
Membership: CDN 137.00 See Rates On Website.
Accomodation: Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre See Rates On Website
Note: Also Attending: Mort Castle, Gemma Files, Jo Fletcher, Stephen Jones, Tim Lebbon, Brian Lumley, L.H.Maynard & M.P.N. Sims, David Morrell, Mark Morris, Peter Straub, F. Paul Wilson, Robert J Sawyer, Ellen Datlow, And Many More
Email: amanda at whc2007 Dot Org
06/04/2007 - 09/04/2007
CONVOY The British Eastercon has been CANCELLED
CONTEMPLATION The Replacement Eastercon
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Trinity St, Chester, CH1 2BD
Guests of Honour: None
Membership: GBP 45.00 for full Attending, GBP 30.00 for Unwaged, GBP 20.00 for Supporting, GBP 20.00 for Junior (aged 5-14 years on 5 April 2007), GBP 1.00 for child (aged under 5 on 5 April 2007) (GBP 1.00 for a soft toy badge)
Accommodation: (Crowne Plaza) double or twin GBP 85.00, Single 75.00, Executive rooms GBP 20.00 extra.
Other Modestly Priced accommodation can be found nearby with Smooth Hound at:http://www.smoothhound.co.uk/chester.html
Note: Chris O'Shea (The Magician) is pulling an Eastercon out of his hat. Like any magician he needs an assistant (well lots of assistants actually). If you can help (experienced con runners especially welcome) please volunteer on the website or send an email. (It would be best if you looked at the website first.)
Contact: 18 Letchworth Ave, Feltham, Middlesex, TW14 9RY.
Email: membership at contemplation dot conventions dot org dot uk
20/04/2007 - 22/04/2007
Location: Richmond, Virginia U.S.A.
Guests of Honour: Robert J. Sawyer, Steve Stiles and Fan GOH: Wombat (jan howard finder)
Membership: Adults (17 and up): $25 from before 30/09/06 $30 before 31/12/'06 $35 before 19/04/06 and $40 at the door Young Adults (13-16):
$15 Children (12 and under): Free
Accommodation: Doubletree Inn at the Richmond Airport 5501 Eubank Road Sandston, Virginia U.S.A. 01-1-804-226 6400 for reservations
Note: Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror comes to Richmond again with RavenCon 2007. To pre-register by check/money order, send the appropriate amount with names and ages of guests to:RavenCon 9623 Hollyburgh Terrace Charlotte, North Carolina 28215
Contact: RavenCon 9623 Hollyburgh Terrace Charlotte, North Carolina 28215
Email: mike at nthzine dot com (con-chair)
Location: University of Utah, Union Building, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Guests of Honour: Professor Paul Hyde of Brigham Young University
Membership: USD 20.00 - USD 55.00
Accommodation: See website
Note: Keynote Address on the Full Tapestry of Middle Earth, Classes on Costuming, Elvish language, The Silmarillion and the Women in Tolkien's Works; Live-Action Role-Playing, Costume Contest, Art Show and Vendors; Evening Masquerade and Medieval-Style Dancing to Live Music.
Email: info at intothewest dot org
25/05/2007 - 27/05/2007
CONFOUNDING TALES - Help Fight the Evil Empire
Location: Normandy Hotel, Glasgow, Scotaland
Membership: GBP 30.00 until 17/04/2006. GBP 35.00 from 18/04/2006
Note: Convivial is at it again
Contact: Confounding Tales, c/o Dr. P. H. Sneddon, 66 High Street, Stewarton, East Ayrshire, KA3 5DY
CONduit XVII: Shadows of CONduit
Location: Radisson Hotel, downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, US
Guests of Honor: David Weber, Bob Eggleton, L. E. Modesitt, jr., Shannon Hale
Membership: to be announced
Accomodation: Radisson Hotel, SLC, Utah, US. Prices to be determined.
Note: A general science fiction convention with panels, presentations, art show, dealers room, gaming, an ice cream social and a masquerade.
Contact: CONduit, P.O. Box 11745 Salt Lake City, Utah 84147-0745
Email: form is on the webpage for emailing CONduit
25/05/2007 - 27/05/2007
MARCON 42 A Full Spectrum Fantasy and Science Fiction Convention
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Columbus, Ohio 43215, 614-463-1234 for reservations
Guests of Honor: Author - Keith RA DeCandido, Editor - John Mosby, Editor Media - Kevin Sorbo Artist - Laura Reynolds, Artist Media - Rick Faraci
Science - G. Patrick Molloy Gaming - Looney Labs Filk - Three Weird Sisters Costuming - Pierre and Sandy Pettinger Fan - Nancy Janda
Toastmaster Timothy Zahn
Membership: Adult, USD 35.00 until December 31, 2006, USD 40.00 until May 10, 2007, and USD 45.00 thereafter and at the door. Children, USD 25.00 until May 10, 2007, and USD 30.00 thereafter and at the door. Children in Tow under 7 years of age are free in the company of their paying adult.
Accomodation: Same as Con Hotel. Single Room Rate USD 99.00 + tax for up to 4 persons. See web site for suite arrangements.
Note: 48 hours plus of as much programming as a Worldcon! All persons who come are interested in Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror! Meet people with your interests! See website for more details
Contact: 1-614-890-6104 for more details.
Email: macbear at gmail dot com or lnnwinks at iwaynet dot net
25/05/2007 - 27/05/2007
ConQuesT 38 "A Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention for Everyone"
Location: Airport Hilton, 8801 Northwest 112th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64153
Guests of Honour: Phyllis Eisenstein, Teddy Harvia, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Deb Geisler
Membership: USD 45 until 01/05/2007, USD 55 thereafter and at the door, child age 6 - 11 half price, gaming pass USD 20
Accommodation: same as convention hotel, rates from USD 78/night, see online reservation page at the ConQuesT website
Note: A Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention for Everyone, "Masters of the Multiverse" Art Exhibit, Writers' Workshop, "Story in a Bag" Contest, Harry Potter programming track, Yu-Gi-oh! and World of Warcraft Regional gaming tournaments, Masquerade costume contest, Art Show and Sale, Dealers' Room, Live Action Role Playing (LARP) scenario sponsered by KC KANAR, and much more
Contact: ConQuesT 38, PO Box 36212, Kansas City, MO, USA, 64171
Email: conquest38 at gmail dot com
03/06/2007 - 03/06/2007
Montreal Toycon 2007 - Toy, comic book, sci-fi, & anime convention
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada Accommodation: Same as con. Courtyard by Marriott Hotel...special rates offered to convention attendees. Please mention Toycon during reservations.
Contact: David Mark
Telephone: (514) 948-2627
Email: montrealtoycon at gmail dot com
08/06/2007 - 11/06/2007
Convergence 2: 46th Australian Natcon
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Guests of Honour: Margaret Mahy, Isobelle Carmody
Fan Guest of Honour: Cath Ortlieb
Membership: AUD153.00 till 31 December 2006
Accommodation: Rydges Melbourne
Note: Theme YA SF&F. The person books built.
Contact: Rose Mitchell, Chair
Email: convergence at natcon dot org dot au
YEAR OF THE TELEDU A "Do it Yourself" con for 150 fans.
Location: Stage Hotel, Leicester
Membership: GBP 35.00
Contact: 14 Endsleigh Gdns, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 2HJ
27/07/2007 - 29/07/2007
Confluence 2007: The Nineteenth Annual Literary Science-Fiction and Fantasy Conference in Western Pennsylvania
Location: Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh Airport, 8402 University Boulevard, Moon Township, Pennsylvania, USA, 15108
Guest of Honour: Gardner Dozois (See Note 1)
Guests: Margaret Davis and Kristoph Klover, P. Schuyler Miller Critic
Guest: Gary K. Wolf
Membership: Adult USD 35.00 until 06/07/2007 USD 45.00 thereafter, Children (age 6-12) USD 20.00 Children 5 and under may attend free provided they are accompanied by a responsible adult at all times
Accommodation: single room is USD 95.00 until 06/07/2007
Note 1: We regret that Gardner Dozois is unable to attend for personal reasons.
Note 2: We have a new Larger Location this year!
Contact: Confluence, P.O. Box 3681, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA 15230-3681
Email: confluence at spellcaster dot org
28/07/2007 - 29/07/2007
STEEL CITY CON
Location: Pittsburgh Expomart - Monroeville. 105 Mall Blvd., Monroeville, Pennsylvania 15146.
Guests of Honour: Jeremy Bulloch, Felix Silla and Doug Wangler.
Membership: Adult - USD 7.00, Kids under 12 - USD 5.00, Early Buyer Event - USD 10.00
Accommodation: Radisson Hotel. 101 Mall Blvd.,. Monroeville Pennsylvania 15146. Special rate of USD 89.00 (must ask for Steel City Con rate)
Note: Special Promotions include. Give-Aways, Show Specials and Charity Event. Saturday hours - 8am-6pm, Sunday hours - 10am-4pm.
Contact: Orangestone Promotions, Inc. 456 Old Farm Lane Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15904.
Telephone: 1- 814-467-1500
Email: orangestone at aol dot com
ARCHON 31 2007 North American Science Fiction Convention (9th NASFiC)
Location: Collinsville, Illinois (St. Louis, Missouri area) Gateway Center
Guest of Honour: Barbara Hambly
Artist Guest of Honour: Darrell K. Sweet
Media Guest of Honour: Actress Mira Furlan
Fan Guest of Honour: Nancy "Cleo" Hathaway
Toastmaster: Roger Tener
Attending Membership: USD 60.00 Adult 17 and older, USD 45.00 Young Adult 11-16, USD 35.00 Child 6-10 (as of 2 Aug 2007)
Supporting Membership: USD 35.00 (Adult & Young Adult)
Contact: Archon 31/9th NASFiC PO Box 8387 St. Louis, MO 63132-8387
Email: nasfic_info at archonstl dot org
Location: Queen's Elms Centre, 78 Malone Rd, Belfast
Guest of Honour: Ian Banks
Membership: GBP 16.00, GBP 14.00 unwaged
Contact: 115 Malone Rd, Belfast, BT9 6SP.
03/08/2007 - 05/08/2007
FANDEMONIUM '07 - IDAHO's MULTIMEDIA ENTERTAINMENT EXPO
Location: Nampa Civic Center - 311 3rd Street South, Nampa, Idaho 83651 - +1 (208) 468 5500
Guests of Honour: Michael Coleman, R.K. Milholland, Ichidan, Steve Willhite, Custodians Of Otakudom, Order of Ares, Reed Hawker, Pikminlink.
Membership: USD 25.00 until 20/07/2007 then USD 30.00 at the door.
Accommodation: Days Inn Nampa - 130 Shannon Drive, Nampa, Idaho 83687 - +1 (877) 442 0217 - Single/Double: USD 49.99, Suite: USD 89.99
Note: Celebrating Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Anime, Gaming, Horror & Comics!
Contact: Fandemonium, Post Office Box 701, Middleton, Idaho 83644
Telephone: +1 (208) 284 3858
Email: info at fandemonium dot org
Oslo SF Festival A joint event organised by Intercon/Norcon and Shadowcon
Location: Oslo University, Helga Engs hus, Blindern, Oslo
Guest of Honour: Tim Powers
Membership: Under 18 år: NKR 100.00, Between 19 and 25 NKR 200.00, over 25 NKR 300.00
Email: monica at mortencb dot cx
Note: Website is currently in Norwegian. Please contact me at wilf dot james at ntlworld.com for more info.
10/08/2007 - 12/08/2007
RECOMBINATION/HARMUNI III Unicon 21 RPG Filk
Location: New Hall, Cambridge
Membership: GBP 28.00 under-18s half price
Contact: 1 Mays Way, Cambridge, CB4 1UB
NIPPON 2007 (65th World Science Fiction Convention) SF&F
Location: Pacifico Yokohama (http://www.pacifico.co.jp/), Yokohama, Japan.
Author Guests of Honour: Sakyo Komatsu & David Brin
Artist Guests of Honour: Yoshitaka Amano & Michael Whelan
Fan Guest of Honour: Takumi Shibano
Attending Membership, Adult: USD 220.00, GBP 125.00, EUR 186.00, JPY 26,000 (through 30/06/2007).
Attending Membership, Young Adult (13-19): USD 165.00, GBP 83.00, EUR 124.00, JPY 17,000.
Attending Membership, Child (0-12): USD 80.00, GBP 44.00, EUR 67.00, JPY 9,000.
Supporting Membership: USD 50.00, GBP 28.00, EUR 45.00, JPY 6,000
For conversions, see website Credit Card memberships charges in Japanese Yen. Cash and cheques in local currency to local agents.
Accommodation 1: Intercontinental Hotel (http://www.interconti.co.jp/yokohama/)
Accommodation 2: Pan Pacific Hotel (http://pphy.co.jp/), Yokohama. Room prices to be determined.
North America Peggy Rae Sapienza, peggyraes at comcast dot net. Nippon2007, PO Box 314, Annapolis Junction MD 20701-0314, USA.
UK Mike "Sparks" Rennie, sparks at lspace dot org. Nippon2007, 68 Crichton Avenue, Burton Stone Lane, York, GREAT BRITAIN, YO30 6EE, UK.
Europe Vincent Doherty, vj1709 at hotmail dot com. Nippon2007, Koninginnegracht 75a, 2514A Den Haag, Netherlands.
Australia Craig Macbride, nippon07 at f8d dot com. Nippon2007, PO Box 274, World Trade Centre, Vic, 8005, Australia.
General: Japan Nippon2007/JASFIC, 4-20-5-604, Mure, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-0002 Japan.
E-mail: info at nippon2007 dot org
Eurocon 2007 The 2007 European Convention
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Guests of Honour: Anne McCaffrey, David A. Hardy, Stephen Baxter & Zoran Zivkovic
Fan Guest of Honour: Niels Dalgaard
Ghost of Honour: Stanislaw Lem
Membership: From 1st January 2007 and until 1st August 2007 the price is: DKK 150.00 or GBP 15.00 or EUR 22.50 or US$ 24.00 or NOK 165.00 or SEK 195.00 After that - and at the door - the price per day is: DKK 100.00 (no foreign currency accepted at the door)
A weekend ticket (Friday to Sunday) can be purchased at the door on Friday for DKK 200.00
Telephone: (mobile) +4520750181
E-mail: info at eurocon2007 dot dk.
Webpage: (In English) http://www.eurocon2007.dk/index_en.php
28/09/2007 - 03/10/2007
ICon 2007 - Legends Israel's annual Science Fiction and Fantasy convention, now in a tourist friendly format.
Location: The Tel Aviv Cinemateque, Tel Aviv, ISRAEL
Guests of Honour: TBA
Membership: USD 75.00 con only, USD 100.00 including day trip to Jerusalem.
Note: Neil Gaiman, Orson Scot Card and Tim Powers loved it. What about you?
Contact: Guests and Foreign Relations Manager - Naomi Wiener, 6 Pri Megadim St., Tel Aviv, ISRAEL.
Email: naomi at icon dot org dot il
ASSIMILATION A weekend long consumer focused show involving science fiction and related elements
Location: Radisson Worldgate Resort Orlando Florida Hotel, 3011 Maingate Lane, Kissimmee, Florida 34747
Guests of Honour: Ethan Phillips, Tracy Scoggins, Richard Horvitz,Michael Stackpole, Glenda Finkelstein and Rooster Teeth Productions
Membership: Elite Ticket: USD 250.00, Deluxe Ticket: USD 150.00, General Admission: USD 30.00 Until 31/07/2007, USD 35.00 until 31/08/2007 and USD 40.00 at the door
Accommodation: Same as con hotel
Email: info at assimilationcon dot com
NECRONOMICON: A Convention of Science-Fiction, Fantasy and Horror fans in its 26th year!
Location: Hyatt Regency - Tampa; Tampa, Florida. U.S.A.
Guests of Honor: Gregory Benford, Alan M. Clark, Owl Goingback
Membership: USD 25.00 till Sep 1st, USD 35.00 at the door.
Accommodation: Hyatt Regency - Tampa. Con discount available (see website).
Note: Includes panels, presentations, workshops and other events on various aspects of science fiction, fantasy and horror.
Contact: Necronomicon 2007, P.O. Box 2213, Plant City, FL 33564-2213 US
Email: raggedyann at stonehill dot org
SATELLITE 1 One-day convention celebrating the 50 years of science and science-fiction since the launch of Sputnik 1
Location: The Campanile Hotel, 10 Tunnel Street, Glasgow, Scotland
Guest of Honour: Ken MacLeod
Membership: GBP 20 until the day, then GBP 25
Accommodation: contact the hotel for details
Contact: Niall Jackson, Flat 3/2, 132 West Princes Street, Glasgow G4 9DB
Email: satellite1 at maranelda dot org
12/10/2007 - 14/10/2007
CONSTELLATION xxvi: OPHIUCHUS General-interest science fiction & fantasy
Location: Holiday Inn Express, 42, 3808 University Drive, Huntsville, Alabama
Guests of Honour: To be announced
Membership: USD 30.00 as of 23/04/2007, higher later, USD 40.00 at the door. Children's rates: Ages 0-3 Free, Ages 4-10 USD 20.00.
Accommodation: Hotel room rate to be announced.
Contact: P.O. Box 4857, Huntsville, Alabama 35815-4857
Email: constell at con-stellation dot org (the dash in con-stellation is part of the address)
Location: Hilton Washington DC/Rockville, Executive Meeting Center;1750 Rockville Pike; Rockville, Maryland 20852 (See note 1)
Guests of Honour: Jeffrey Ford and Ellen Datlow
Membership: USD 40.00 until 30/6/2007 then USD 50.00 until 30/9/2007; USD 60.00 at the door
Accommodation: Accommodation same as con hotel. USD 119.00 single, USD 129.00 triple/quad, USD 159.00 suite
Note 1: Hilton Washington DC/Rockville is the confusing name of the hotel. It is NOT in Washington DC
Note 2: Capclave is a small relaxed literary convention with a program that usually focuses on the short fiction form. Our Guests of Honor and other notable authors, editors, artists, and fans of the short fiction form will explore the creation and enjoyment of short fantasy and science fiction genre stories.
Contact: Capclave 2007; c/o Barry Newton; Post Office Box 53; Ashton, Maryland 20861 USA
C0NCEPT 2007 Fan-run convention, science fiction & Fantasy
Location: Days Hotel, 1005 Guy Street, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Guests of Honour: authors David Weber & Tanya Huff & actor, Jeremy Bulloch
Membership: CDN 45.00 until Sept 15, CDN 50.00 at the door
Accommodation: Same as con hotel. To reserve your room, call the Days Hotel directly, 1-514-938-4611, and be sure to mention
ConCept in order to benefit from our special room rates: CDN 89.95 for single or double, CDN 99.95 for triple or quad, + taxes.
If planning a room party, request a room on the 3rd floor. Cut-off date for reservations is September 15.
Note: Art show, auction, dance, dealers room, panel discussions, gaming, model competition, masquerade, video room
Contact: ConCept SFF, Box 196, Ste-Julie, Quebec, Canada, J3E 1X6
Email: conceptsff at conceptsff dot ca
OCTOCON Irish National Convention
Location: Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth, Ireland
Membership: EUR 30.00, Student: EUR 15.00, Under 18: EUR 12.00 Supporting EUR 10.00
Contact: c/o Electric Dragon, 19a Main St, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.
Cult TV Weekender 2007 TV fandom convention Note Change of Venue
New Location: Heythrop Park Hotel, Enstone, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5UE, United Kingdom
Cancelled Location: Dunchurch Park, Rugby Road, Dunchurch, Warwickshire, CV22 6QW, United Kingdom
Membership: GBP 79.00 until 31/03/2007, then GBP 89.00. GBP 89.00 at the door. GBP 39.00 per child
until 31/03/2007, then GBP 44.00. GBP 44.00 at the door for children.
Accommodation: Same as con hotel. Standard accommodation is GBP 119.00 per person sharing. Executive accommodation is GBP 139.00. Single standard accommodation is GBP 149.00 until 30/06/2007, then GBP 179.00. All prices cover three nights' evening meal, bed and breakfast.
Accommodation for children aged 3-12 is half these prices. Children under 2 years old are free (sharing parents' room).
Invited Guests: Antonio Fargas, Ike Eisenmann, Stephanie Waring Plenty more to follow.
Note: UK Annual Cult TV Weekender brings together interviews with celebrity guests from both sides of the camera, television production workshops, a fun "fanstrand", autograph sessions, memorabilia traders, charity auctions, a star cabaret, themed parties, discussion groups and debates, quizzes and competitions, and the 14th annual international Cult TV Awards.
Contact: Alex J Geairns, Cult TV Weekender 2007, P.O. Box 1701, Wolverhampton, WV4 4WT UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 (0)700-4-2858-88
Email: weekender at cult dot tv
VCON 32 and CANVENTION 27 science fiction, fantasy and gaming convention.
Location: Radisson President Hotel, 8181 Cambie Road, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.
Guests of Honour: Peter S. Beagle, Martin Springett, Lisa Smedman
Membership: CDN 40.00 until 02/07/2007, then CDN 50.00 until 01/10/2007. CDN 60.00 at the door. Students: 25 percent discount. Children 7-12 half price.
Accommodation: same as con hotel. special convention rate: CDN 119.00 per night single or double occupancy (possibly up to 4: inquire). Mention "VCON" to get this rate. Executive suites: CDN 159.00. Suites with full kitchen including dishes, utensils: CDN 199.00. Radisson's toll-free number: 1-800-333-3333. Hotel's direct line: 1- 604-279-8384. hotel's email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: This year, VCON is host to Canvention, Canada's national convention, at which the Aurora Awards are announced and presented. Eric Johnson, tv's new Flash Gordon, will make a special appearance.
Contact: VCON 32, Box 78069, Grandview RPO, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V5N 5W1
Telephone: 1- 778-230-1605
Email: vconpublicity at gmail dot com
25/10/2007 - 31/10/2007
HanseCon 23 The 23rd Anniversary HanseCon
Location: The CVJM-Haus, Große Petersgrube 11, Lübeck, Germany.
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 around GBP 50.00.
The bus from Lübeck Airport to Lübeck City Centre takes 30 minutes and cost Euro 2.50 (GBP1.75) one way. (2006)
Get off when Kohlmarkt stop is announced on the bus. It is literally a two minute walk to CVJM from there.
Return from Sandstrasse (likewise around two minutes) or the central bus station (ZOB)
(ZOB = ZentraleOmniBusBahnhof) in Lübeck.
Guests of Honour: None
Membership: Euro15.00 (GBP10.00) plus Euro15.00 (GBP10.00) for the subsidised banquet.
Accommodation: CVJM = YMCA. Euro10.00 (GBP7.00) per night (5 nights) in mini dormitories.
A German breakfast is offered at Euro 5.00.(GBP3.50)
Hansecon members are expected to be the only residents during the con.
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 (approx)
Number Attending: 40+
Lübeck SF Club Website: http://members.aol.com/sfcl
British Contact: wilf dot james at ntlworld dot com
26/10/2007 - 28/10/2007
MILEHICON 39 Science fiction, fantasy & horror literary convention
Location: Hyatt Regency-Tech Center, 7800 E. Tufts Ave., Denver, Colorado
Guests of Honour: authors David Weber & Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, artist Frank Wu, special media guest (Sat. only), actor David Hedison.
Membership: $40 at the door
Accommodation: $84 single/double
Note: Largest literary convention in the Rocky Mountain Region with over 80 authors and speakers, also the largest SF/fantasy art show in the region, plus video, anime, masquerade, gaming, dealers, the Critter Crunch and Critter Flotilla (robotic combat and aquatic competitions), and more. Contact: MileHiCon 39, P.O. Box 487, Westminster, CO 80036 USA
Email: lindanel at ix dot netcom dot com
Manitoba Comic Con / Sci-Fi Expo
Location: Victoria Inn 1808 Wellington Ave.Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Guests: Dave Prowse, Gwynyth Walsh, Barbara March, Sue Dawe, David Finch, J. Torres, Rod Espinosa, Michael Underwood, Garry Russell and Gary Wood
Note: 24/hr Anime & Sci-Fi Video Room, 24/hr Gaming Room, Panels, Hospitality Suites, Masquerade Ball, Over 150 Exhibitor tables, Artist Alley and much more!
Starfleet Klingon BANQUET - Charity Event for McMillan Cancer Support
Location: Quality Hotel, Two Mile Ash, Milton Keynes UK
Ticket: GBP 30.00
Note: This is a Starfleet Event and the wearing of a uniform, whether Starfleet, Klingon or other member race of the Federation is
strongly recommended. (athough outfits from shows such as Battlestar Galactica, Babylon 5 etc are also fine).
Telephone: (daytime) +44 (0) 7771 754 563
Hispacon 2007 - The Spanish National Convention
Location: Pabellon Hassan II (antiguo Pabellón de Marruecos de la Expo 92) c/ Max Planck nº 2. Isla de la Cartuja. Seville 41092 Spain
More details to follow
ICON 32: RISE OF THE PHOENIX
Location: Coralville Marriott, Coralville, Iowa, USA
Guests of Honour: Jack McDevitt, Ralph J. Ryan, Rusty Hevelin
Membership: USD 40 until 13/10/2007, then USD 50 at door. Also Youth and 1-day rates.
Accommodation: Hotel Double: USD 90, Icon rate. Other room sizes available.
Note: Iowas oldest convention, founded by Joe Haldeman
Contact: Icon 32 Dept C 308 E Burlington PMB #201 Iowa City IA 52440
Email: lynch dot dennis at mcleodusa dot net
Location: Quality Hotel, Walsall
Membership: GBP 38.00, booking closes 31 Oct: GBP 42.00 at the door Day rates GBP 12.50 Fri, GBP 22.50 Sat, GBP 17.50 Sun
Contact: 379 Myrtle Rd, Sheffield,S2 3HQ
UberCon IX Gaming Convention
Location: Holiday Inn Hotel, Edison, New Jersey
Membership: USD 45 via website pre-registration, then USD 55 at the door for the whole weekend. Discounted rates available for single
Note: Events include console and LAN video games, Board games, RPGs, CCGs, Miniatures, Anime room, and Local artists.
Contact: UberCon LLC, 14924 Bushy Park Rd, Woodbine, MD 21797
Email: kfrost at ubercon dot com
Huaka'i i Nâ Hôkû - Travel to the Stars - Star Trek one day convention
Location: 'Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii 600 Imiloa Place Hilo, Hawaii 96720
Guests of Honour: Michael and Denise Okuda, Garfield and Judith Reeves-Stevens
Membership: USD 20.00 full day, USD 25.00 including plantarium show
Accommodation: Please arrange it yourself
Note: Guest presentations (4), Masquerade, Book signing, more
Contact: Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii
Location: Novotel, Plymouth
Membership: GBP 30.00 reg; (Concessions 27.00) Day rates Sat GBP 18.00 (GBP 15.00) Sun GBP 12.00 (GBP 10.00) GBP 5.00 for evenings
Contact: 20 Pinewood Close, Plympton, Devon, PL7 2DW
Location: Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA)
Guests of Honour: Eric Flint and at least one to be named later
Membership: USD 30.00 until 31/01/2007 then USD 35.00 until 30/04/2007 then USD 40.00 until 30/06/2007 then USD 45.00 until 31/10/2007.
USD 50.00 at the door. There are various student, child, and group discounts.
Accommodation: Same as con hotel. Con discount rates will be forthcoming
Note: Events include Masquerade, Film room, Anime room, Art Show, Dealers' room & 24-hour gaming. Programming will include books, comics, media, science, anime, costuming, art, gaming, filk, children's programming, etc.
Contact: Philcon 2007, P.O. Box 8303, Philadelphia, PA 19101-8303, U.S.A.
Email: info2007 at philcon dot org
23/11/2007 - 25/11/2007
BENELUXCON 2007 (The Future Is Now Conference)
Location: Novotel, Leuven, Belgium
Guests of Honour: Richard Calder & Christopher Priest
Membership: EUR 60 (it was EUR 50 until 31dec06)
Contact: Future Visions Unlimited, Berkenhoflaan 13, 3001 Leuven, Belgium
Email: contact at futurevisions dot be
listings have been taken or translated from:
ConNotation Ansible Fans Across the World, the SFCD SF-Infodienst Jenga's SF and Gaming Convention Lists and other websites in Europe.
More convention information is always needed. (Please note the format that I use.)
Jarden, Letchworth, Herts. SG6 2NZ, UK.
E-mail: wilf dot james at ntlworld dot com
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