Wilf's International Con Listings 2008

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22/02/2008 - 24/02/2008
Science-Fiction, horror, comics, gaming, anime
The Chattanooga Choo Choo, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Guests of Honour:
Suzi Lorraine, April Monique Burril, Jim O'Rear, Ted Alderman, Thong Girl, Toshigawa.com Team, William "Nick" Johns, Billy Tackett, Steve Stanley, Lin Workman
USD 35.00 at the door. Kids 7-13 USD 15.00. Kids 6 and under free.
same as con hotel. rates are (mention ConNooga to get special rate) USD 85.00
15,000 square feet of exhibitor, celebrity, fan group, artists space. 6800 square feet of gaming space.
Jeff Hickey @ ConNooga, 3712 Ringgold Road, Suite 164, Chattanooga, TN, USA (Tennessee) 37412
info at connooga dot com
29/02/2008 - 02/03/2008
Location: Handlery Hotel & Resort, San Diego, CA USA
Guests of Honour: Author: Timothy Zahn, Media: Ellen Muth
Membership: USD 40.00 till 02/24/08, then USD 50.00 at the door
Accommodation: same as con hotel, rates are (code: CAASM3) USD 109 for Single or Double, Triple is 114.00, Quad is 119.00
Webpage: http://www.ConDorCon.org
Science Fiction/ Fantasy
Birmingham, Alabama
Guests of Honour:
Alan Dean Foster, David Drake, David Sherman more to come
USD 30.00 through March 2008, USD 35.00 at the door
Doubletree Hotel 808 South 20th Street, Birmingham, Alabama 35205
Room Rates are USD 119.00 a night if you mention OmegaCon when making reservations.
Shaun Knopf
omegacon at omegacon dot us

Orbital 2008
The British Eastercon
Radisson Edwardian Hotel, Heathrow, London
Guests of Honour:
Neil Gaiman, Tanith Lee, China Miéville, Charles Stross, Fan GoH - Rog Peyton
Attending GBP 55.00, Unwaged GBP 35.00, Supporting GBP 20.00, Junior GBP 20.00, Child GBP 5.00, Infant GBP 1.00, Apocryphal, Soft toy GBP 1.00, Beeblebear GBP 1.42
(In Radisson Edwardian) Single room GBP 64.00, Twin room GBP 84.00, Double room GBP 84.00, Triple room GBP 109.00, Twin room + Z-bed GBP 109.00, Double room + Z-bed GBP 109.00
Special Note: There will be a collection box for donations for Alzheimers research to add to Terry Pratchett's donation.
info at orbital2008 dot org
27/03/2008 – 30/03/2008
World Horror Convention  
A gathering of horror writers, artists and fans
Radisson Hotel, downtown Salt Lake City
Guests of Honor:
John Jude Palencar, Michael R. Collings, more to be determined later.
Hotel rate: USD 124.95/night, double occupancy. (Not for sale until April 2007.)
USD 150.00 at the door.
WHC2008 PO Box 802, Layton, Utah 84041, US
whc2008 at gmail dot com
28/03/2008 - 30/03/2008
Science-fiction/Fantasy/Anime/Gaming convention
Location: Seelye Hall, Smith College, Northampton, Massachussetts, USA
Guests of Honour: Includes, but is not limited to: Sharyn November, Patricia Briggs, Lynn Flewelling, and Annette Curtis Klaus.
Membership: USD 20.00 for pre-registration (pre-registration closes 02/03/2008) / USD 5.00 Smith Students/ USD 25.00 at door
Accommodation: Local hotels, including the Pioneer Valley Hotel off Route 9
Note: Includes many different panels and workshops. Has a focus on celebrating women involved in these genres. Is also just plain fun
Email: conbust at gmail dot com
Webpage: http://sophia.smith.edu/conbust/mission.html
28/03/2008 - 30/03/2008  
Central Hotel, Exchequer St, Dublin
Membership: EUR 25.00/GBP 15.00 EUR 15.00 supporting; EUR 30.00 at the door
Payment: Sterling cheques to 'Dave Lally #2 a/c', 64 Richbourne Tce, London, SW8 1AX
Contact 253, Sundrive Road, Crumlin, Dublin 12, Ireland
29/03/2008 - 30/03/2008
Pennsylvania's Largest Toy Show & Pop Culture Convention, Focused on SF Collectibles and SF Guests!
Pittsburgh Expomart - Monroeville, Pennsylvania. United States.
Guest of Honor:
Kenny Baker.
Admission at door only. Adult - USD 7.00, Kids under 12 - USD 5.00, Early Buyer Event - USD 10.00
Radisson Hotel, Monroeville - ask for special show rate.
Orangestone Promotions, Inc. (814) 262-0503
orangestone at aol dot com
25/04/2008 - 27/04/2008
UberCon X
Holiday Inn Hotel, Edison, New Jersey
USD 55 via website pre-registration, then USD 65 at the door for the whole weekend. Discounted rates available for single days visitors.
Timothy Zahn, Pete Abrams, MJ Young
Events include console and LAN video games, Board games, RPGs, CCGs, Miniatures, Anime room, and Local artists.
UberCon LLC, 14924 Bushy Park Rd, Woodbine, MD 21797
kfrost at ubercon dot com
26/04/2008 - 27/04/2008
Vanløse Kulturhus, Frode Jakobsens Plads 4, Copenhagen, Denmark
Guests of Honour: Norman Spinrad, Erwin Neutzsky-Wulff
Membership: DKK 100.00 (EUR 15.00)
Email: 2008 at fantasticon dot dk
Webpage: http://www.fantasticon.dk

UNI-CON 2008
Science-Fiction/Fantasy, Gaming
Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, New Hampshire, USA
Guest of Honor:
Walter Koenig
Other Guests: Leigh Grossman, Jeanne Cavelos, and Steve Meretzky
USD 15.00 for pre-registration; USD 25.00 at the door
Uni-Con is a first year convention being put on by the Franklin Pierce University Science-Fiction & Fantasy club and Gamers' club, with the support of a number of other FPU groups. We will have a wide array of video gaming, tabletop games, and a Magic: the Gathering tournament. There will also be a number of panels and workshops. Please visit our website for more information.

Åcon the Second:
Adlon Hotel, Mariehamn, Åland (Finland)
Wilf's Note:
The Åland Islands are between Sweden and Finland in the Baltic Sea. Åland is roughly pronounced aw-land - aw as in law.
The languages spoken are Swedish and English.
Guest of Honor:
Ian McDonald
In Adlon hotel - see website
EUR 20.00, DKK 150.00 or SEK 200.00
acon at sci dot fi
(All in English) http://acon2.wordpress.com/

02/05/2008 - 04/05/2008
- The XIXth Lithuanian Convention of SF&F Fans & The XIVth Convention of Baltic region SF fans
Location: Communication Development Museum in the Old Town of the City, (Rysiu istorijos muziejus), Rotuses Sq 19, Kaunas, Lithuania
Theme: The New Pantheon (about new gods of nowadays and near future - Internet, TV, Media, Drugs, Medicine, IT, etc.)
Membership: LTL 25 (EUR ~7.24)
Contact: Elena Vitkauskaite
Telephone: +37 0611 26103
Email: elenux2000 at yahoo dot com
Webpage: http://lituanicon.minifilmai.lt/

15/05/2008 - 18/05/2008  

EUROROSCON The Russian Eurocon
Hotel Lesnye Dali, Gorki 10, Moscow West, Russia www.convent.ru
23/05/2008 - 26/05/2008

Baltimore, Maryland
Guests of Honour: Author GoH:
Connie Willis; Artist, Music and Special GoH's to be announced.
USD 46.00 thru 28 Feb, USD 51.00 1 Mar thru 30 Apr, USD 59.00 thereafter and at the door
Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn room rate USD 130 for Balticon.
The Maryland Regional Science Fiction Convention sponsored by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society
Balticon, PO Box 686, Baltimore, MD 21203-0686
Attn: JButler 410-992-6995
balticoninfo at balticon dot org

23/05/2008 - 26/05/2008
Doctor Who, Stargate, and general SF
Location: Holiday Inn Select Atlanta-Perimeter / Dunwoody, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Guests of Honour: Tony Amendola, John Levene
Membership: Individual: USD 35.00 (until 30/04/2008)), USD 45.00 (at the door); Group memberships are USD 30.00 each for groups of 10 or more now through 30/04/2008; (no group memberships will be available at the door); use Paypal or send in the printable membership form on the website.
Accommodation: same as con hotel. Rates are USD 69.00 + tax (mention TimeGate to get special rate)
Note: Fan run convention for Doctor Who, the Stargate shows, Science Fiction, Gaming, and more. Meet and greet with the guests, dealers
room, costume contest, con suite with great food and drink, music and theatrical performances, and much more. Check the schedule as it is
updated for programming. There are three tracks of programming, one for Stargate, one for Doctor Who, and one for SF in general.
Email: info at timegatecon dot org
Webpage: http://www.timegatecon.org

Con Carolinas
Marriott Executive Park 5700 Westpark Drive Charlotte, North Carolina 28217
Guests of Honor: Robert Picardo, Mike Resnick, Boogie Knights, Faith Hunter, David B. Coe and many more!
Membership: before 24/05/2008 Adults USD 25.00 children 6-14 years USD 10.00 After 24/05/2008 rates are USD 35.00 adult and USD 15.00
child 6-14 years.
Accommodation: Marriott Executive Park, Charlotte, NC. 704-527-9650 (Con is in Hotel) USD 79 + tax (standard double) USD 89 + tax (concierge) USD 109 + tax (suite)
Note: Fan run convention of Science fiction, Gaming, Comics, Anime, SCA and more. Get close to the guests, have fun! dealers room, costume contest, con suite, great location and rates.
Telephone: Phone Mail: 803-883-0858
Mailing Address: ConCarolinas, PO BOX 26336, CHARLOTTE, NC 28221-6336
Webpage: www.concarolinas.org

13/06/2008 - 15/06/2008  
ConFuse 2008
Ryds Herrgård, Linköping, Sweden
Guest of Honour: Cory Doctorow
Membership: SEK 300.00 (EUR 32.00)
Note: There is a Swedish Air Force museum nearby that is well worth a visit.
Contact: ConFuse 2008 c/o Tommy Persson, Rydsvägen 180A, SE-584 32 Linköping, Sweden
Webpage: http://www.lysator.liu.se/confuse/

28/06/2008 - 29/06/2008
ConRunner 2008
A biennial con-running convention for all convention runners (Committee, Staff & Volunteers)
Britannia Hotel, Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1DD
Guests of Honour:
GBP 30.00 to 1st March 2008, then £35 to 21st June 2008 and £45 at the door.
Rates start from £49 p.n for a double/twin and £45 p.n for a single for two or more nights. Rates for one night are £59 for double/twin and £55 for a single.
ConRunner is a convention aimed at anyone interested or experienced in running a science fiction, or other genre fan convention. The scope is pan-european and across all genres, looking at the problems we all have and the solutions we've each found.
ConRunner 2008, 56 Jackmans Place, Letchworth G.C., Hertfordshire, SG6-1RH
01462 621 861
conrunner at ntlworld dot com
The 2008 Tolkien Society Seminar
Parkstead House, Holybourne Avenue, Roehampton, London, SW15 4JD, United Kingdom.
Membership: GBP 34.00 (Tolkien Society members GBP 30.00) book by 07/06/2008.
Accommodation: Not provided, if required see
http://www.enjoyengland.com/destinations/find/london/kingston-upon-thames.aspx for information.
Note: Membership rate includes lunch and tea/coffee.
Contact: Christopher Kreuzer, 6 Hazel Close, Twickenham, TW2 7NR, United Kingdom.
Email: seminar AT tolkiensociety DOT org
Webpage: http://www.tolkiensociety.org/seminar/index.html
03/07/2008 - 06/07/2008
Multi-media Sci Fi/Fantasy/Comic Book/Gaming/Literature convention.
Location: Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, 7800 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington (Minneapolis), Minnesota.
Guests of Honour: Mark Evanier, Mercedes Lackey, Larry Dixon, Len Wein, Marv Wolfman, Bernie Wrightson, Peter Mayhew, David Weber, Ken
Hite, Daren Dochterman, Harry Knowles, Jay Knowles, Robert Meyer Burnett, Dr. James Kakalios, Bridget Landry, Andrew Probert, Vincent Truitner, Greg Weisman,Christian Colquhon,
Membership: USD 50.00 until 15/05/08, USD 65.00 at the door. Online reservation available at http://www.convention-reg.com
Accommodation: Basic rooms USD 101 USD/night. Contact hotel@convergence-con.org
Note: This is the 10th anniversary of CONvergence. Normally 3 days, we are 4 days this year only. All guests but one are returning guests
from previous years. 2 24 hour movie rooms, 24 hour free coffee. 24 hour consuite. Literary Lounge, gaming floor, dealers room, Masquerade
(costume contest), 3 floors of party rooms, 10 tracks of programming, art show and live art auction, 2 live performance venues (main stage
and acoustic Harmonic Convergence). 2700 attendees in 2007. All moneys go to educational non-profit that supports science education and
Email: info at convergence-con dot org
Webpage: http://www.convergence-con.org
07/07/2008 - 17/07/2008  
Movie and documentary shows, lectures and panels related to Tolkien's works.
Location: Aula CAM, Kursaal 1, Elche, Alicante. Spain
Guest of Honour: Adam Tolkien
Membership: Free entrance. Limited capacity.
Accommodation: Not provided. See information in Spanish at http://www.smialdemithlond.info/mapa_elche.php

Note: All shows and activities will be in Spanish. The most special event will be the panel on July 17th, with Adam Tolkien as honour guest.
Contact: Jose Manuel Ferrandez
Email: mithlond AT sociedadtolkien DOT org
Webpage: http://www.sociedadtolkien.org/noticia.php?id=242
11/07/2008 - 13/07/2008

The Omaha Science Fiction & Fantasy Festival (OSFest 08)
A Science Fiction Convention with Something for Everyone
Location: Comfort Inn & Suites, 7007 Grover Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68106
Guests of Honour: Aaron Allston, Claudia Christian, Mike Cole, and Rusty Hevelin.
Membership: Adults: USD 35.00 until 31/12/2007, then USD 40.00 until 30/06/2008. USD 50.00 at the door. Age 12 and Under:
USD 18.00 until 31/12/2007, then USD 20.00 until 30/06/2008. USD 25.00 at the door.
Accommodation: Comfort Inn & Suites, 402-934-4900 Mention OSFest to get the convention rate: USD 89.99 per night for a single or double room, USD 139 per night Executive and Jacuzzi Suites.
Note: Shadow Creek Studios will be the Featured Filmmaker with showings of three of their movies.
Contact: OSFest08, 7934 Grover Street, Omaha, NE 68124
Telephone: 402-991-7934
Email: omahascifi at gmail dot com
Webpage: http://www.osfes.org/osfest.htm
11/07/2008 - 13/07/2008

Polaris 22
is a weekend long event that presents the best and broadest possible range of guests, activities and interests.
Doubletree international plaza hotel, 665, Dixon road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Webpage: http://www.tcon.ca/polaris/modules/tconguests/ Zachary Quinto, Rachel Luttrell, Jim Butcher, Peter Watts
Membership: Full weekend memberships start from CAD 50.00 (CAD 25.00 for under 12) up to CAD 170 until 02/06/2008, then starting at CAD 60.00 at the door. Numerous optional membership upgrades are available.
Accommodation: Same as con hotel. All single and double rooms are CAD 133.00 per night, triple occupancy is CAD 153.00 and quad occupancy rooms are CAD 173.00. Whirlpool Suites, parlours, & one and two bedroom suites are currently priced starting from CAD 350.00/night. These are the discounted room rates if booked through the con.
Note: Polaris is Canada's longest-running fan-run convention. as it is run by volunteers, members can choose to volunteer for discounts and other benefits, also members are eligible to enter monthly contests online.
Contact: TCON Promotional Society, P.O. Box 7097, Station A, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5W 1X7
Telephone: +1 (416) 410-8266
Email: info at tcon dot ca
Webpage: http://www.tcon.ca/polaris/modules/tconguests/
18/07/2008 - 20/07/2008 
SFCD Con 2008 -
The German Science Fiction Club Annual Convention
Location: Tagungshotel Mühltal, Mühltal Trautheim, near Darmstadt, Germany
Guests of Honour: TBA
EUR 25.00 (SFCD Members EUR 20.00) until 31/12/2007; EUR 30.00 (SFCD Members EUR 25.00) until 30/04/2008; EUR 35.00 (SFCD Members EUR 30.00) after 30/04/2008 (GBP 1.00 = EUR 1.40 approx 31/10/2007)
Tagungshotel Mühltal, EUR 49.00 single room, EUR 78.00 double room, EUR 15.00 sleeping bag - per night all inc. breakfast buffet. Midday meal EUR 10.00 approx, Evening meal EUR 7.00 approx.
Special Note: A visit to the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt is planned for Monday 21/07/08
Wilf Note:
I am a member of SFCD and I can provide more info about this con in English. Email: wilf dot james at ntlworld dot com
Birgit Fischer, Am Schafbuckel 6, 64853 Otzberg-Lengfeld, Germany (English understood)
bifi2000 at aol dot com. (English understood)
25/07/2008 - 27/07/2008
Confluence 2008:
The Twentieth Annual Literary Science-Fiction and Fantasy Conference in Western Pennsylvania
Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh Airport, 8402 University Boulevard, Moon Township, Pennsylvania, USA, 15108
Guest of Honour:
Joe Haldeman
Adult USD 35.00 until 07/07/2008 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
single room is USD 95.00 until 07/07/2008
Confluence, P.O. Box 3681, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA 15230-3681
confluence at spellcaster dot org

26/07/2008 - 27/07/2008    
Finncon And Anime Con 2008
(Two cons at the same place)
Tampere, Finland
Guests of Honour:
M. John Harrison, Chales Vess, Farah Mendlesohn and Petri Hiltunen
TBA There are several hotels nearby
Supreme Queen of Everything:
marianna dot leikomaa at gmail dot com
info at finncon dot org

31/07/2008 - 03/08/2008  
Oslo SF Festival
 A joint event organised by Intercon/Norcon and Shadowcon
Oslo University
Guests of Honour:
Iain M Banks, Torstein Bugge Høverstad
Website is currently in Norwegian. Please contact me at wilf dot james at ntlworld.com for more info.

31/07/2009 - 02/08/2009
Gaming, science fiction, fantasy
Location: New Hall, Cambridge, UK
Guests of Honour: TBA
Membership: GBP 20.00 adults, reduced rates for children. Will rise before the convention.
Accommodation: on-site. Single GBP 52.50/night, twin GBP 75.00/night. Accommodation booking not yet open.
Contact: Constitution Membership, 207 Campkin Road, Cambridge CB4 2LE UK
Email: info at constitution-con dot org dot uk
Webpage: http://www.constitution-con.org.uk/

01/08/2008 - 03/08/2008  
Stocon 08
Kulturhuset Skarpnäck, Stockholm, Sweden
Guest of Honour: Diane Duane
Fan Guest of Honour: Anders Bellis
Membership: SEK 300.00
Supporting Membership SEK100.00
Webpage: http://stocon08.warp10.se/

01/08/2008 - 03/08/2008

Nampa Civic Center - 311 3rd Street South, Nampa, Idaho 83651
Guests of Honour: Jan Scott-Frazier, Steve Willhite, Ichidan, Reed Hawker, Order of Ares, Custodians Of Otakudom, Brother Wind, Ani-Music, Court Cantrell: MIB 0111, Project Silence.
Membership: Adult 3-Day Pass USD 35.00 / 1-Day Pass USD 20.00 - Youth Senior 3-Day Pass USD 30.00 / 1-Day Pass USD 18.00
Accommodation: Days Inn Nampa - 130 Shannon Drive, Nampa, Idaho 83687 - +18774420217
Note: Live Musical Performances. Music Video, Short Story & Costume Contests. Fan Film Screenings. Kingdom Hearts themed Theatrical Play.
Contact: Daniel (Borneo) Armstrong
Telephone: +12082843858
Email: info at fandemonium dot org
Webpage: http://www.fandemonium.org/ 

02/08/2008- 03/08/2008

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront 225 Easy Coast Line Drive, Jacksonville, Florida, 32202
Guests of Honour:
Linda S. Cowden, Kimberly Raiser, Bo Savino/A. J. Rand, Tracy A. Akers, K. L. Nappier, Kevin A. Ranson
USD 15.00 until 19/07/2008, USD 20.00 at the door.
No special rates this year so stay at any hotel you want.
Den of Dreams Books & Games, 805 Oak Arbor Cir., St. Augustine ,FLorida 32084
ancient_con at yahoo dot com

06/08/2008 - 10/08/2008
Denvention 3
The 66th World Science Fiction Convention
Location: The Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado, USA
Author Guest of Honour: Lois McMaster Bujold
Artist Guest of Honour: Rick Sternbach
Fan Guest of Honour:Tom Whitmore
Ghost of Honour: Robert A. Heinlein
Toastmaster: Wil McCarthy
Special Music Guest: Kathy Marr
Membership: USD 200.00
Supporting Membership: USD50.00
Child membership: (Under 12) USD 50.00
Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center & other hotels (See website)
Contact: Denvention 3 , PO Box 1349, Denver, CO 80201 USA
Email: webmaster@denvention.org

21/08/2008 - 24/08/2008  
- Scifi - for the show
Location: Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel, 1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z2R9, Canada, 604-893-7120
Guests of Honour: Richard Dean Anderson, Capt. Paul Watson, Andee Frizzell, Cliff Simon, Corin Nemec, Dan Payne, Alex Zahara, Gary Jones, Dean Haglund and Bruce Woloshyn of Rainmaker
Membership: GatePass: GBP 135
Accommodation: Con Venue is also the Con Hotel - the Sheraton Wall Centre. Room Types and Prices (All prices in Canadian Dollars USDCAD): Run of House $209 (either with one King Bed or two Doubles), Deluxe Corner Room $239, Club Floor $264, Family Suite $259, Junior Suite $259, One Bedroom Suite $309, Two Bedroom Suite $509. Prices shown are single/double rates. Additional person CAD $30. Reservations MUST be made directly with the hotel, citing GATECON 2008 to receive these prices. Hotel Direct Dial: 604-893-7120; Email: reservations at wallcentre dot com
Note: Mr. Anderson rarely appears at fan conventions -- this is his first in North America -- so don't miss this great opportunity to meet him and talk Stargate!
Contact: The C3 Gatecon08 at gmail dot com
Webpage: http://www.gatecon

22/08/2008 - 25/08/2008
Hilton Metropole, Birmingham (NEC)
GBP 45.00 or GBO 30.00 concessions until 1 June 2007 online(www.dwcon.org) or 15 June by post. Online registration closes 1 August 2008 -- or earlier if the membership limit is reached
PO Box 4101, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 5XD.
Email: info at dwcon dot org.
Webpage: http://www.dwcon.org/
22/08/2008 - 24/08/2008
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Guests of Honour: Check web site
Membership: $25
Accommodation: check web site
Contact: James Armstrong
Telephone: 416-241-7827
Fax: 416-241-6827
Email: info@hobbystar.com
Webpage: www.fanexpocanada.com
22/08/2008 - 24/08/2008
Parcon 2008  
Plzeñ Secondary School of Transportation, Plzeñ, Czech Republic
Guests of Honour:
China Miéville, Ian R. Macleod, Kirsten J. Bishop, Jeff VandeMeer and others
EUR 20.00
Accommodation 1:
EUR 5.99 per person per night in 3 bed rooms
Accommodation 2:
Hotel CD at EUR 65.00 per double room per night (approx)
Plzen offers super beer from the original Pilsner Urquell brewery. You can even bath in beer at Plzeñ.
MECON 11/Unicon 22
Queen's University Belfast Student's Union, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Guests of Honour:
Charles Stross, Michael Carroll, Paul Cornell, Paul J Holden, John McCrea, Ian McDonald and John Vaughn
GBP 15.00, GBP 10.00 unwaged & concessions. Supporting GBP 5.00
MeCon 11, 115 Malone Rd, Belfast, BT9 6SP.
Webpage: http://www.mecon.org.uk/
(in the vein of Aliens Stole My Handbag, Damn Fine Con and They Came And Shaved Us)
Bentley, Walsall
Guest of Honour:
GBP 40.00 until the end of Eastercon. GBP 45.00 until 31 August. GBP 50.00 at the door (places not guaranteed; numbers are limited).
Parent/guardian consent required for under-18s.
Contact: 54 Bridge Rd, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 2QP
Email: ZombieConUK at yahoo dot com.
Webpage:  http://www.zombiecon.co.uk/ 
15/09/2008 - 19/09/2008
Battlestar Galactica Thirtieth Anniversary Celebration
Location: Carnival Cruise Ship “Paradise”, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California (USA)
Guests of Honour: Dirk Benedict, Richard Hatch, Terry Carter, Anne Lockhart, Jack Stauffer, Sarah Rush, Denny Miller, Stu Phillips, Aaron Douglas, more to be determined later
Membership: USD 199.00 event pass + cabins starting at USD 285.00 (see Accommodation below) until 15/09/2008. No event tickets are sold onboard. Cabins are limited so book now!
Accommodation: interior cabin USD 285.00/person (or USD 535.00 single occupant), ocean view cabin USD 335.00/person (or USD 635.00 single occupant), jr. suite USD 685.00/person (or USD 1335.00 single occupant): These cruise prices includes all port charges, government taxes, your accommodations onboard for the entire 4 day cruise, all meals onboard, and access to all public areas of the ship.
Note: Welcome aboard Cocktail party, 5 course dinners with the stars every night, Autograph sessions, Panel discussions, Exclusive entertainment, parties and events with the Battlestar Galactica cast and crew
Contact: Rex Mundi Productions, 769 Cherry Ave. Ste. 5, Long Beach, CA 90813 (USA)
Telephone: Betty Carl at St. Cloud Travel 877-652-5683 (toll free) or 407-892-6165
Email: info at galacticruise dot com
Webpage: http://www.galacticruise.com
18/09/2008 - 20/09/2008
weekend of movie stars, movies, panels, and lots o' fun.
Location: The Clarion Hotel, Aberdeen, Maryland, Exit 85 off I-95.
Guests of Honour: Edd Byrnes, Jon Provost, Patty McCormack, Margaret Kerry, Larry Storch, and Kathleen Hughes
Membership: USD 15 per day, USD 10 per day if paid in advance before July 1. Children free.
Accommodation: Special room rate if you tell the operator you are attending the convention, nicknamed MANC.
Note: Movies run 24 hours a day, drive-in movie theater in the parking lot after dark, stars sign autographs.
Contact: Martin Grams, Po Box 189, Delta, PA 17314
Telephone: 1 (717) 456 - 6208
Email: mmargrajr at hotmail dot com
Webpage: http/www.midatlanticnostalgiaconvention.com
19/09/2008 - 21/09/2008
Britannia Hotel, 1 St James Street, Nottingham
Guests of Honour: Christopher Golden, James Barclay, Dave McKean
Master of Ceremonies: Christopher Fowler
Membership: Before 30 June 2008 BFS Members/Students £50.00 Others £60.00 After 30 June 2007 BFS/Stud £60.00 Others £70.00
Email: membership at fantasycon dot org dot uk
19/09/2008 - 21/09/2008
a family-friendly celebration
Location: Davis Conference Center in Layton, Utah (about ½ hour north of Salt Lake City).
Guests of Honour: Kevin Sorbo, Richard Herd, Sarah Douglas, Brandon Sanderson and more.
Membership: USD 35.00 until 31/5/2008, USD 40.00 until 31/8/2008, USD 45.00 at the door. Kids 3-11 half of adult prices. “Banquet with the Stars” tickets and autographs extra. Pre-purchase rates available.
Accommodation: Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City/Layton, 762 West Heritage Park Boulevard, Layton, UT 84041 Room rates are USD 89.00/night if you mention Mountain-Con, and is valid for up to 4 people per room. Hotel is physically connected to the convention center.
Note: Covering all things “fandom” from anime to zombies (sci-fi, fantasy, horror, anime, gaming, LARP, etc.). There is also a “Banquet with the Stars” and a fan film festival.
Contact: Bob Allen, convention chair
Email: info at mountaincon dot org
Webpage: http://www.mountaincon.org
25/09/2008 - 28/09/2008  
Annual Tolkien Society event including entertainments, art show, talks, panels auction and visit to Tolkien's grave.
Christ Church College, Oxford, United Kingdom.
GBP 42.00 until 31/07/2008 GBP 49.50 until 05/09/2008. Tolkien Society members GBP 35.00 until 31/07/2008 GBP 42.50 until 05/09/2008. Accompanied children 0-6 free, 7-10 GBP 1.00, 11-15 GBP 17.00 (Tolkien Society members GBP 15.00).
At convention college. All prices per room, and include breakfast. 3 nights = Thursday/Friday/Saturday. 2 Nights = Friday/Saturday. Single standard room 3 nights GBP 180.00, 2 nights GBP 120.00. Single ensuite room 3 nights GBP 255.00, 2 nights GBP 170.00. Twin ensuite room 3 nights GBP 435.00, 2 nights GBP 290.00.
Tolkien Society bookings, 29 Tockley Road, Burnham, Buckinghamshire, SL1 7DQ, United Kingdom.
bookings AT tolkiensociety DOT org
27/09/2008 Note:
This logo is copyrighted by Kehlan
2nd Starfleet/Klingon Banquet
Holiday Inn, Milton Keynes, UK
Guests of Honour:
John Carrigan (Of Gods and Men, New voyages)
Open to anyone. Ticket price £30 with all profits going to Macmillan Cancer Support
Holiday Inn, Milton Keynes, £59 per night for double room
Themed Three course meal, raffle, charity auction,short talk by our guest, disco, official photographer and display of scifi art.
Contact: Kehlan
Telephone: 07946 129650
Email: kehlan@ncc-71805.com
Webpage: http://www.ncc-71805.com/
03/10/2008 - 05/10/2008
General Science Fiction Convention
Location: Gateway Center & Holiday Inn, 1000 Eastport Plaza Drive, Collinsville, Illinois, USA 62234-6104 (St. Louis, Missouri area)
Guests of Honour: Author GoH Laurell K. Hamilton, Artist/Gaming GoH John Kovalic, Fan GoH Rich & Michelle Zellich,
Toastmaster & Masquerade MC Vic Milan
Membership: USD 50 until July 31, USD 55 from August 1 until September 15, USD 60 from September 15 on and at-the-door; Kids
aged 6-10 are USD 8 at any time; Young Adults aged 11-16 are USD 20 at any time
Accommodation Choices:
  HOLIDAY INN: 1000 Eastport Plaza Drive, Collinsville, IL 62234-6104; 1-800-551-5133 (USD 119.95 single-quad, USD 189.95 for parlor half of Junior Suites; includes coupons for full American breakfast for up to two people per room per day). Internet access: Wireless Ethernet, all rooms, Wired Ethernet "bridges" available on request PHONE RESERVATIONS: Make sure to specify "Group Code" ARC.
 COMFORT INN 8 Commerce Drive, Collinsville, IL 62234 618-346-4900, 800-228-5150 Free Breakfast, Indoor Pool One Person - USD 79.99; Two to Four People - USD 84.99
 DAYS INN 12 Commerce Drive, Collinsville, IL 62234 618-345-2000, 800-272-6232 One to Four People - USD 70.00 Free Breakfast, Indoor Pool
EXTENDED STAY SUITES 6 Gateway Drive, Collinsville, IL 62234 618-345-0800, Free Breakfast One to Four People - USD 80.00
 HAMPTON INN 7 Commerce Drive, Collinsville, IL 62234 618-346-4400, 800-426-7866 One to Four People - USD 82.00 Free Breakfast, Indoor Pool and Jacuzzi, Ironing Boards/Irons
 MOTEL 6 552 Ramada Boulevard, Collinsville, IL 62234 618-345-9500, 800-528-1234 One to Four People - USD 51.99 Free Breakfast, Outdoor Pool, Pets Allowed
 SUPER 8 MOTEL 2 Gateway Drive, Collinsville, IL 62234 618-345-8008800-800-8000 One to Two People - USD 72.99; Three People - USD 78.99; Four People - USD 84.99 Free Breakfast
Note: The crown jewel of cons in the American Midwest, featuring one of fandom's most renowned masquerade /costume contests
Contact: Archon 32, P.O. Box 8387, St. Louis, MO 63132-8387 Telephone: 636.230.9481
Email: Please go here to contact us: http://www.archonstl.org/32/index.php?option=com_contact&catid=12&Itemid=3

Webpage: http://www.archonstl.org/32/
10/10/2008 -12/10/2008
a brand new convention celebrating the works and worlds of Katherine Kurtz
CANCELLED (Reference Sam Wise)
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Guests of Honour: Katherine Kurtz, Scott MacMillan
Artist Guests: Hannah Shapiro and Kathy Spivey
Membership: From now until Sept. 1 costs USD 40.00, from Sept. 1 until Sept. 30.00 costs USD 50.00
After Sept 30 and registration is the at-the-door price of USD 60.00 Day rates: Friday USD 15.00, Saturday is USD 30.00, Sunday USD 15.00
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Harrisburg West, I-83 & Pennsylvania Turnpike exit 242 New Cumberland, PA 17070
Hotel Front Desk: 1-717-7742721 | Hotel Fax: 1-717-7742485 Please contact the hotel directly for room rates and availability
Note: This weekend will also include a birthday celebration for Katherine Kurtz
Webpage: http://derynicon.rhemuthcastle.com/
10/10/2008 -13/10/2008
Science fiction/fantasy/horror con for GLBT folk & friends
Location: Hyatt Regency Bethesda, 7400 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814, USA
Guests of Honour: Author: Geoff Ryman; Artist: Alicia Austin
Membership: USD 65 until 30/09/2008, then USD 70 at the door
Accommodation: Single USD 169, Double USD 169, Triple USD 189, Quadruple USD 209
Note: Only general SF convention by and for gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender fans and their friends
Contact: Gaylaxicon 2008, c/o Lambda Sci-Fi, P.O. Box 656, Washington, DC 20044-0656, USA
Email: See web site
Webpage: http://www.gaylaxicon2008.org
Science Fiction Convention
The Fishmarket, Northampton, NN1 2HL, UK.
Guests of Honour:
Iain M. Banks, Ken Macleod, Storm Constantine, Special Guest: Paul Cornell
Other Attractions: S
aturday night, official party to celebrate 50th birthday of the British Science Fiction Association,
with live music. Real ale bar. Other guests and participants to be announced.
GBP 30.00 until 24/03/2008 GBP 25.00 for BSFA members, then GBP 40.00 until 11/10/2008. GBP 40.00 at the door, GBP 35.00 for BSFA members. GBP 20.00 day membership. GBP 10.00 supporting members.
Ibis Northampton Centre, Sol Central Marefair - NN1 1SR - NORTHAMPTON - UNITED KINGDOM Con ates GBP 50 per room with breakfast at GBP 5.50 or free if two nights’ stay booked. Contact hotel directly quoting Newcon4 +44 (0) 1604/608900.
Ian Whates, 41 Wheatsheaf Road, Alconbury Weston, Cambs PE28 4LF
+44 (0) 1480 896857
FINIANG at aol dot com
Best Western Coeur d'Alene Inn, 506 W Appleway Avenue, Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, 83814-9510, US, Phone: 208-765-3200, Fax: 208-664-1962, Toll Free Reservations: 800-251-7829
Membership: Three days NHMGS member USD 25.00, Three days Non-member USD 30.00
Accommodation: Room rate is USD 79.00 not including taxes and a 5% surcharge. Any cancellations must be made a minimum of 48 hours prior to arrival.50 Rooms have been reserved for this event. They will be held until 9/17/08. After that the rooms will be released to the general public.
Focus of this event is historical and science fiction miniatures wargaming
Contact: Chuck Hamack, P. O. Box 672, Walla Walla, WA, 99362
Email: startroop at hotmail dot com
Webpage: http://tactical-solutions-gaming.tripod.com/index.html
Royal Dublin Hotel, O'Connell Street, Dublin, Ireland
Guest of Honour: Ken McLeod
Membership: GBP 20.00 EUR 25.00, Students GBP 10.00 EUR 12.00, Under 18 GBP 10.00 EUR 8.00, Supporting GBP 10.00 EUR 8.00
Email: memberships@Octocon.com
24/10/2008 - 27/10/2008  
HanseCon 24 The 24th Anniversary HanseCon
The CVJM-Haus, Große Petersgrube 11, Lübeck, Germany.
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:

Euro15.00 (GBP12.00) plus Euro20.00 (GBP16.00) for the subsidised banquet.
CVJM = YMCA. Euro15.00 (GBP12.00) per night (5 nights) in mini dormitories. A German breakfast is offered at Euro 5.00.(GBP3.70) Hansecon members are expected to be the only residents during the con.
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 = Euro1.55 (approx)
Number Attending:
Lübeck SF Club Website:

British Contact: wilf dot james at ntlworld dot com   
24/10/2008 - 26/10/2008 
General Science Fiction Convention
Location: Hyatt Regency Tech Center-Denver, 7800 E. Tufts Ave., Denver, Colorado, USA 80237
Guests of Honour: authors Jim Butcher, Tim Powers, & Patricia Briggs, artist Michael Carroll, & visual effects supervisor Ed Kramer.
Toastmaster: author Carrie Vaughn.
Membership: Weekend: USD 40, ages 6-11 USD 20, ages 0-5 free. Day memberships also available.
Note: Largest literary con in the Rocky Mountain region. Programming runs continuously from 3 p.m. FST (fannish standard time) on Friday until 5 p.m. FST on Sunday. Critter Flotilla on Friday. Serpent Moon performance and bellydance workshop, Odd Austin performance, Masquerade, and Literacy Auction on Saturday. Art Auction and Critter Crunch on Sunday.
Contact: Linda Nelson, P.O. Box 487, Westminster, CO 80036
Telephone: 303-426-0806
Email: lindanel at ix.netcom.com
Webpage: http://www.milehicon.org/  

Coralville Marriott, Coralville, Iowa, USA
Guests of Honour: GOHs: Tanya Huff, Alan M. Clark, Richard Klemensen, Rusty Hevelin
Membership: USD 40 until 10/10/2007, then USD 50 at door.Also Youth and 1-day rates.
Accommodation: Hotel Double: USD 85, con rate. Other room sizes available.
Note: Iowa’s oldest convention, founded by Joe Haldeman
Contact: Icon 33 308 E Burlington PMB #300 Iowa CityIA52440
Telephone: +1-319-365-5857
Email: lynch dot dennis at imonmail dot net
Webpage: http://www.iowa-icon.com
Novotel, Plymouth
Guest of Honor: Adrian Cole, more TBA.
Membership: GBP 35.00, GBP 30.00 concessions; GBP 10.00 supporting. A deposit secures current rate.
Contact: 20 Pinewood Close, Plympton, Devon, PL7 2DW
Webpage: http://www.derkasper.co.uk/ 
07/11/2008 - 09/11/2008
TusCon 35
- Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Convention
Location: InnSuites Hotel, 475 N. Granada, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Guest of Honor: Diana Gabaldon; Toastmaster: Ed Bryant
Membership: USD 40 through 01-09-2008; henceforth and at-the-door USD 45. Children's membership half price
Accomodation: InnSuites St. Mary's. Webpage http://stmarys.innsuites.com/ Discounted room rates for members - ask for "TusCon Science Fiction Convention" rates of USD 88 (studio room) and USD100 (2-room suite). Discounted rates expire 06-10-2008.
Note: TusCon is Arizona's longest running fan-operated convention - a smallish convention with a fairly large number of professionals attending. Panels, gaming, movies, parties, relaxing
Contact: TusCon, PO Box 2528, Tucson Arizona USA 85702-2528
Fax: 520-571-7180
Email: basfa at earthlink dot net
Webpage: http://home.earthlink.net/~basfa/ 

Quality Hotel, Bentley, Walsall
Guest of Honor: GoH Ian R. MacLeod
Membership: Pounds36 reg, until Eastercon 2008
Contact: 379 Myrtle Road, Sheffield, S2 3HQ.
Webpage: http://www.novacon38.org.uk/ 
21/11/2008 -23/11/2008
Sci-Fi Experience
Doctor Who, Stargate, Star Trek, Firefly, Twilight and general SF
Location: Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Cambridge, MA United States of America
Guests of Honour: Peter Davison, George Takei, Robert Picardo, Morena Baccarin, Mark Goddard, Kellan Lutz, Bob Eggleton
Membership: USD 49.00 (until 17/11/208), USD 60.00 (at the door)
Accommodation: same as con hotel. Rates are 149.00 + tan (Mention New England fan Experience)
Note: Part of the New England Fan Experience which is five shows in one Anime kaiju Experience, Pop Culture Experience, Science and Technology
Experience, Gaming Experience and of course Sci-Fi experience. One membership gets you into all experiences. Programming includes dance,
karaoke, panels, workshops, demo, screenings and much more.
Email: registration at NEFE dot us
Webpage: http://www.sci-fiexperience.com  
The 29th Beneluxcon
Park Plaza Mandarin Hotel, Eindhoven, Holland
Guest of Honor: TBA
Membership: until 25/03/2008 Adults EUR 50.00, Children 7 and over EUR 25.00, Children under 7 free; after 25/03/2008 Adults EUR 65.00, Children 7 and over EUR 30.00, Children under 7 free
Accommodation: Same as con hotel. Prices will be published on website. There will be a special con arrangement.
Note: Fiction and fact, fun and games, live roleplaying, film- and childrensprogramme, instant-masquerade.
Contact: ConTroll, De Rogge 6, 5384 XD Heesch (Netherlands)
Telephone: +31 412 456746
Email: controll at ncsf dot nl
Webpage: http://www.controll.ncsf.nl/index_en.html
28/11/2008 - 30/11/2008  
Doctor Who Convention
Location: The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, 70 Yorktown Center, Lombard, Illinois 60148 USA
Guests of Honour: Colin Baker, Paul Cornell, more to be announced
Membership: USD 75 general admission, USD 135 for reserved seating for weekend; daily pass USD 35 through 15 November 2008. At-the-door
prices to be announced.
Accommodation: USD 95/night, single/double/triple/quad occupancy
Note: discussion sessions, question and answer sessions, autograph and photograph sessions, Masquerade, Fan Film screenings, vendors,
Sunday Brunch (USD 40 in addition to convention membership)
Contact: Jennifer Kelley
Email: jennifer at chicagotardis dot com
Webpage: http://www.chicagotardis.com

These con 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.)

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