Wilf's International Con Listings 2009

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20/02/2009-22/02/2009
REDEMPTION 09
Location:
Britannia Hotel, Coventry, U.K.
Guest of Honor: Carrie Dobro (More to be announced)
Email: info at conventions dot org dot uk
Webpage: http://www.conventions.org.uk/redemption/

28/02/2009
PICOCON 26
Location:
Imperial College Union, London.
Membership: GBP 10.00 Adults, GBP8.00 Students Pay at the door
Contact: ICSF, Beit Quad, Prince Consort Road, London, SW7 2BB.
13/03/2009-1/03/2009
EUROCON 2009
(with Deepcon 10, Italcon 35)
Location:
Fiuggi, Italy
Email: eurocon at euroconsf2009 dot it
Webpage: http://www.ds1.it/euroconsf-2009/  
19/02/2009 – 21/02/2009
LIFE, THE UNIVERSE & EVERYTHING 19: (LTUE)
An academic symposium
Location:
3rd floor of the Wilkinson Student Center, Brigham Young University Provo, Utah, USA
Guests of Honour:
Authors Tracy Raye Hickman and Laura Curtis Hickman
Membership:
Free to the public
Accommodation:
None, as we are not located in a hotel. There are several hotels in the area.
Note 1:
As LTUE is on a college campus, there is no costuming. Only participants are allowed to sell books that are not in the BYU Bookstore.
Note 2: The symposium includes workshops, panels, papers and presentations on writing, art, world building, science and analysis of science fiction and fantasy literature.
Contact:
Charlie Harmon 3rd floor, Wilkinson Student Center, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602.
Email:
ltueinfo at gmail dot com
Webpage:
http://www.ltue.org
21/03/2009 - 22/03/2009  
DORTcon,
Science-Fiction, literature, art, fantasy, horror movies, tv, gaming
Location: Fritz-Henssler-Haus, Dortmund, Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany
Guests of Honor: Walter H. Hunt, Markus Heitz
Artist Guest of Honor: Dieter Rottermund
Membership: EUR 22.50 till 31/12/08, EUR 27.50 till 15/03/08, EUR 32.50 at the door
Contact: Astrid and Michael Ehrt, Goethestrasse 51, 58566 Kierspe, Germany
Email: Kontakt at DORTcon dot de
Webpage: http://www.DORTcon.de 
27/03/2009 - 29/03/2009  
2ND ANNUAL NARUTO TREK CONVENTION
- Convention for fans of Naruto and Star Trek
Location: Sheraton Suites Cypress Creek - 555 N.W. 62nd Street - Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309, United States
Guests of Honour:
FROM NARUTO:
Maile Flanagan, Yuri Lowenthal, Kate Higgins, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Tom Gibis, Tara Platt;
FROM STAR TREK: Walter Koenig, Denise Crosby, James Cawley, Morgan Sheppard, BarBAra Luna, Christina Moses, Marc and Elaine Zicree
Membership: USD 35 for a 3-day weekend pass
Accommodation: at Con hotel, USD 149 per night, 2-room suite
Note: More guests to be announced
Contact: The Cartoon Cafe, P.O. Box 970131, Boca Raton, Florida 33497
Telephone: (561) 479-3872
Email: admin at narutotrek dot com
Webpage: http://www.narutotrek.com/
27/03/2009 - 29/03/2009  
P-CON VI
Location:
Central Hotel, Dublin, Ireland
Membership: Euro 30.00/GBP 20.00 Euro 35:00 at door. Students Euro 15.00. Euro 10.00 supporting
Contact: c/o 6 Weston Ave,Lucan, Co Dublin, Ireland.
Payment: Euro cheques to Peter McClean; sterling to 'Dave Lally #2 a/c', 64 Richbourne Terrace, London, SW8 1AX.
10/04/2009-13/04/2009  
LXCON
(The 60th) The British Eastercon
Location:
Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford.
Guests of Honor:
Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Tim Powers, Dirk Maggs
Fan Guests of Honor: Mary & Bill Burns.
Membership:
GBP 35.00 GBP 25.00 concessions/ YA (18-25), GBP 15.00 junior (13-17), GBP 5.00 child (5-12), infants free. Rates to rise `in the summer'.
Contact:
379 Myrtle Road, Sheffield, S2 3HQ
Webpage: http://www.LX2009.com
01/05/2009-03/05/2009  
OUTLANTACON
Location:
Atlanta, GA, USA
Guests of Honour: Lee Martindale, Joseph Carriker
Membership: USD USD 40 at the door
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Doraville, USD 79 per night
Email: pr at outlantacon dot org
Webpage: www.outlantacon.org  
22/05/2009 – 24/05/2009  
CONDUIT 19: EVIL OVERLORDS OF CONDUIT
A general interest convention
Location: Radisson Hotel Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Guests of Honour: Author/Editor Eric Flint and Artist Howard Tayler
Membership: Adults (18+) USD 35.00, Teens (13-17) USD 30.00, Youth (7-12): USD 17.00. Prices go up 1 May 2009.
Accommodation: USD 89.99/night for a single/double room at the Radisson Hotel.
Note: There will be panels, presentations and workshops on writing, art, media, world building, costuming, crafts, gaming and filk. KidCON programming also available. An ice cream social, filk concert, masquerade, belly dancing concert,
art show and dealers' room and Iron Costumer contest are some of the highlights.
Contact: Joe Monson P.O. Box 11745, Salt Lake City, Utah 84147-0745
Telephone: (801) 776-0164
Email: info at sfcon dot org
Webpage: http://conduit.sfcon.org
22/05/2009-24/05/2009  
TIMEGATE
Location:
Atlanta, GA USA
Guests of Honour:
Mary Tamm, Terrance Dicks, Brad Greenquist
Membership:
USD 40.00 at the door, children under 6 are free
Accommodation:
Holiday Inn Select Perimeter
Email:
krish at timegatecon dot org
Webpage:
www.timegatecon.org
22/05/2009 – 25/05/2009  
MISCON 23
Location:
Ruby's Inn & Convention Center, Missoula MT, USA
Guests of Honour: Author Guest Steven Brust, Artist Guest John Kovalic, Special Guest Author Michael Stackpole
Membership: USD 25 January to April 31, 2009, USD 30 on & after May 1, 2009
Accommodation: Ruby's Inn & Convention Center, Missoula MT [http://rubys.montana.com]
Note: Four days of cultivating art and culture through gaming, roleplaying, art auctions, writer's workshops, merchants, demonstrations, artist and writer panels and more!
Contact: Michelle Brumley-Bromley, Secretary of MisCon
Email: secretary at miscon dot org
Webpage: http://www.miscon.org
29/05/2009 - 01/06/2009  
CONSCRIPTION 2009
the 30th National Science Fiction Convention of New Zealand
Location: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Auckland Airport, Auckland, New Zealand.
Guests of Honour: Julie E. Czerneda, Russell Kirkpatrick, and Robbie Matthews.
Membership: NZD 90.00 until 31/03/2009, then NZD 110.00 until 20/04/2009. NZD 130.00 at the door, and NZD 90.00 at the door forguests from abroad. Supporting membership: NZD 20.00. Children 11 to 17: NZD 15.00 per day. Children under 11: free.
Accommodation: Same as the con hotel. Convention rates: NZD 139.00 for a single room and breakfast, NZD 159.00 for a double room and
breakfast. Please deal directly with the hotel. See the website for hotel contact details.
Note: Before the main convention, there is a three-day writers' workshop, run by GoH Julie E. Czerneda, 27 to 29 May 2009. Its cost is NZD 150.00. The prices of the convention and the workshop do not include each other.
Contact: ConScription 2009, c/- Kevin Maclean, 145 Settlement Road, Papakura 2110, New Zealand
Email: conscription at orcon dot nz
Webpage: http://conscription.co.nz/ConScription
05/06/2009-07/06/2009  
SchlossCon 2009 - SFCD-Con
Annual con of the German Science Fiction Club
Location: Feriendorf Muess, Schwerin, Germany
Membership: EUR 30.00 (until 31st march 2009), then EUR 35.00
Accommodation: Single room per night EUR 39.00 Double EUR 59.00 Multibed add EUR 25.00 PPPN inc. Breakfast
Email: schlosscon at schlosscon dot de
Webpage: http://www.schlosscon.de
05/06/2009 - 07/06/2009  
TorchSong Chicago
Media and some author based.
Location: Rosemond, Il
Guests of Honour: John Barrowman, Mark Sheppard, Carole Barrowman (author)
Membership: USD 500 Premiere ticket inlcudes all panels and cabaret plus a special meet and greet. Deluxe Ticket includes all panels and one autograph or photo op. General admission ticket is USD 100 for the weekend.
Accommodation: Double Tree Rosemond - Special rate USD 99 per night
Contact: Jonathan Harris
Telephone: 1-561-488-2775
Email: space-debris at aol dot com
Webpage: http://www.space-debris.com/torchsong.htm
19/06/2009-20/06/2009  
Norcon Oslo
Guest of Honour:
Richard Morgan
Preliminary Announcement Only
19/06/2009-21/06/2009
AETHERICA
Fantasy convention
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Trinity St, Chester CH1 2BD, UK
Guests of Honour: Peter S. Beagle, Joe Abercrombie
Membership: £35 (until 16/11/08), £45 (until 13/04/09), £55 (until 31/05/09). Junior (under 18) £25, Infant (under 5) £5, Supporting £20.
Accommodation: Per room per night, inc. breakfast: £89 single, £99 double, £119 executive, £139 suite. Book via convention website for con rates.
Contact: 36 Albemarle Rd, York YO23 1ER
Email: info AT aetherica DOT org
Webpage: http://www.aetherica.org
10/07/2009-12/07/2009    
FINNCON 2009
Location:
Helsinki Finland
Guests of Honor: George R. R. Martin, Alistair Reynolds
Webpage:
http://www.finncon.org  
10/07/2009 - 12/07/2009
POLARIS 23
Location:
Sheraton Parkway North Toronto Hotel, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada.
Guests of Honour: TBA
Membership: Full weekend memberships range from CDN 55.00 to CDN 200.00 and include basic membership, access to Polaris, all panels, Guest talks/autographs/photos, the Masquerade, Friday night Pirate themed dance and the Saturday Night Dance. Additional options for reserved seating and the Blastoff Party.
Accommodation: Sheraton Parkway North Toronto Hotel: http://www.tcon.ca/polaris/modules/content/?id=22. Special convention hotel rates range from CDN 109.00 for a single room to CDN 165.00 for a quad room. Rooms are also available at the nearby located Best Western Hotel ranging from
Note: Polaris 23 presented by TCON Promotional society, is Canada 's largest not-for-profit science fiction, fantasy, and media convention. This year our event will be held at the Sheraton Parkway North Toronto Hotel in Richmond Hill from July 10-12, 2009. Our organizing committee is dedicated to presenting a wide variety of media-related programming. We have over 300 hours of programming including special media guest Q & A's, scientists, authors, discussion panels, anime & video, gaming, Autographs & Photo Sessions, Masquerade Contest, dances and art displays! With the generous support from our donours we have a fantastic Charity Auction that raises money for Gilda's Club of Greater Toronto. And don't forget the 3rd annual Constellation Awards!
Contact: TCON Promotional Society, P.O. Box 7097, Station A, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5W 1X7
Telephone: (416) 410-TCON (8266)
Fax: (416) 410-TCON (8266)
Email: info at tcon dot ca
Webpage: http://www.tcon.ca/polaris  
24/07/2009 - 26/07/2009  
CONFLUENCE:
Pittsburgh's Literary Science Fiction and Filk Convention
Location: Moon Township, Pennsylvania
Guests of Honour: John Scalzi, More Difficulties
Membership: USD 35 until July 3, 2009 (USD 20 for kids 6-12). At-the-door, USD 45 (USD 20 for kids).
Accommodation: Doubletree Hotel, 8402 University Blvd., Moon Township, Pennsylvania 15108 Doubletree

Contact: Confluence, P.O. Box 3681, Pittsburgh, PA 15230-3681
Telephone: 412-344-0456
Email: confluence at spellcaster dot org
Webpage: http://www.parsec-sff.org/confluence/ 
25/07/2009 - 26/07/2009  
SATELLITE 2
Two day science fiction convention
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow, UK
Guest of Honour: Iain M Banks
Membership: Registration GBP 40.00, Supporting GBP 10.00, Junior (5-14) GBP 10.00, Infant GBP 1.00 (0-4), Apocryphal, Soft toy GBP 1.00
Accommodation: At Con Hotel, Prices TBC
Note: Following in the footsteps of Satellite 1, this con marks the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
Email: enquiries at satellite2 dot org dot uk
Webpage: http://www.satellite2.org.uk 
31/07/2009 - 02/08/2009      
CONSTITUTION
Science fiction, fantasy, gaming, filk
Location: New Hall (AKA Murray Edwards College), Cambridge, UK
Guests of Honour: Steph Swainston, Henry Gee, Sean Punch, Sib Machat
Membership: GBP 20.00 until 17/04/2009, then GBP 25.00 until 01/07/09, then GBP 30.00 until the con. Door prices TBA.
Accommodation: on site
Contact: 207 Campkin Road, Cambridge CB4 2LE
Email: info at constitution-con dot org dot uk
Webpage: http://www.constitution-con.org.uk/  
06/08/2009-10/08/2009  
ANTICIPATION
The 67th Worldcon
Location:
Palais des Congres de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
Guest of Honour:
Neil Gaiman
Invitée d'honneur:
Elisabeth Vonarburg
Fan Guest of Honour:
Taral Wayne
Editor Guest of Honour:
David Hartwell
Publisher Guest of Honour:
Tom Doherty
Master of Ceremonies:
Julie Czerneda
Membership:
CAD 165.00, USD 150.00, GBP 75.00. EUR 115.00. YEN 18 000, Supporting: CAD 55.00, USD 50.00, GBP 25.00, EUR 35.00, YEN 6000.
Discounts for site selection voters, presupporters, etc.
Contact:
(Registration) PO Box 505, Station NDG, Montréal, QC, H4A 3P4, Canada
Contact:
(Other) CP 105, Succursale NDG, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H4A 3P4.
Webpage:
http://www.anticipationsf.ca/  
14/8/2009-16/8/2009  
CONTINUUM 5:
Continuum is a Speculative Fiction convention inclusive of all genres and media. This years theme is "Galaxies by Gaslight"
Location:
The Ether Centre, Melbourne, Australia
Guests of Honour:
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Webpage:
http://www.continuum.org.au 
29/8/2009 -- 30/8/2009  
FANTASTICON 2009
Location:
Vanløse Kulturhus, Frode Jakobsens Plads 4, Copenhagen, Denmark
Guests of Honour: Charles Stross, Gwyneth Jones
Membership: DKK 100 / EUR 15 (DKK 150 / EUR 22 after May 1st)
Email: 2008 at fantasticon.dk fantasticon
Emal: 2009 at gmail.com
Webpage: www.fantasticon.dk  
04/09/2009 - 07/09/2009 z
NORTH AMERICAN DISCWORLD CONVENTION -
A convention to celebrate the works of Terry Pratchett
Location:
Phoenix, Arizona
Guest of Honour:
Terry Pratchett
Membership:
TBA
Accommodation:
TBA
Email:
info at nadwcon dot org
Webpage:
http://www.nadwcon.org
18/09/2009 - 20/09/2009
FANTASYCON
Location:
Britannia Hotel, 1 St James St, Nottingham
Guests of Honour: Gail Z. Martin. Jasper Fforde, Brian Clemens, Ian Watson
Membership: GBP 50.00, (BFS members GBP 40.00) to 31 March; GBP 60.00 (GBP 50.00) to 30 June; GBP 70.00 (GBP 60.00) thereafter. Saturday only GBP 30.00 Banquet GBP 35.00.
Contact: Beech House, Chapel Lane, Moulton, Beech House, Chapel Lane, Moulton, Cheshire CW9 8PQ UK.
Webpage:  http://www.fantasycon.org.uk 
16/10/2009 - 18/10/2009  
Imagicon 2
The Swedish national SF convention 2009
Location:
Skarpnäcks Kulturhus, Stockholm, Sweden
Guest of Honour: Liz Williams
Note: The convention will offer a varied selection of traditional programming and events, with a focus on what the committee takes an interest in. This means books, talks, a bar, panels, fannishness, interviews, and everything else we're passionate about.
Webpage:  http://www.imagicon.se/  
23/10/2009 - 25/10/2009  
GEEK.KON -
convention for all things geeky: sci-fi, anime, fantasy, gaming, etc.
Location:
The Madison Sheraton Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53713, USA
Guests of Honour:
(tentative)
Membership:
USD 20.00 - 3-day preregistration rate, USD 25.00 - weekend "at door" rate, Friday - USD 10.00, Saturday - USD 15.00, Sunday - USD 10.00
Accommodation:
Madison Sheraton Hotel, USD 109.00 special geek.kon rate
Note:
prolific convention for costuming in the midwest, programming for all tastes, guest to be announced at a later time
Email:
public (underscore) relations at geekkon dot net
Webpage:
http://www.geekkon.net/index  
30/10/2009-1/11/2009
ARMADACON 21
Location:
Royal Fleet Hotel, Plymouth, 9-12 Morice Square, Devonport, Plymouth. Devon PL1 4PQ, United Kingdom
Guests of Honour: Rev Lionel Fanthorpe, more to be added
Membership: 35.00 GBP full, and 30.00 GBP concessions
Accommodation: At the venue - 30.00 GBP per person per night, reservations at royalfleethotel dot co dot uk
Note: This is a fan-run multimedia convention, the venue has some parking and is accessible by bus.
Contact: Alison Trace, 20 Pinewood Close, Plympton, Plymouth PL7 2DW, Devon, United Kingdom
Email:
enquiries at armadacon dot org
Webpage: http://www.armadacon.org  
06/11/2009 - 09/11/2009  
IRISH DISCWORLD CONVENTION
- The first IrishDW con to celebrate the works and themes of the books by Sir Terry.
Location:
The Falls Hotel, Ennistymon, County Clare, Ireland
Guests of Honour:
Sir Terry Pratchett OBE, Stephen Briggs
Membership:
Euro 35approx until 01/08/2009 . Student rate and under 12s rate available. Under 6s go free. Day rates will be available but numbers will be limited.
Accommodation:
The Falls Hotel, Ennistymon, Co. Clare, Ireland. Euro50 per person sharing, per night (€20 single person supplement) - convention rates. Family apartments available.
Email: i
nfo at idwcon dot org
Webpage:
http://www.idwcon.org 

13/11/2009 - 15/11/2009
NOVACON 39
Location:
The Park Inn, 296 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG5 2BT
Guest of Honour: Justina Robson
Membership: GBP 38.00 until after Eastercon
Contact: 379 Myrtle Road, Sheffield, S2 3HQ
3/11/2009 - 15/11/2009  
CONTRADI(C)TION
Location:
City Hotel Oss, Netherlands
Membership:
EUR 50.00 (NCSF-members EUR 45.00)
Note:
It's a 'Cozycon' (relaxacon)
Contact:
Contradi(c)tion, De Rogge 6, 5384 XD Heesch
Email:
contradiction at ncsf dot nl
Webpage:  http://www.contradiction.ncsf.nl/
13/11/2009 - 15/11/2009  
New England Fan Experience
Location:
Courtyard Marriott, 275 Tremont Street Boston, Massachusetts USA
Guests of Honour:
Leonard Nimoy, Gareth David-Lloyd , IANTO JONES, John De Lancie, More guests TBA
General weekend admission
USD 49.00 special event tickets TBA
Accommodation:
USD 149.00 a night for a hotel room with a king bed or 2 doubles
Note:
Author Guest Wen Spencer
Email:
scifi at nefanx dot com
Webpage:
 www.nefanx.com www.nefanx.com
13/11/2009 - 15/11/2009  
TUS-CON 36
Location:
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Guests of Honor:
Weston Ochse, Liz Hanson, Ed Bryant
Special Guest: Dr. Paul Carter
Memberships:
USD 45.00 for weekend; children half price; One day memberships available
Accomodations:
InnSuites Hotel Tucson CityCenter - rates USD 69.00 1 room; USD 79.00 suite; USD 89.00 suite with jacuzzi [to get special rates, call (520) 622-3000 or (888) 784-8324 and mention the convention] Hotel room block reserved until 12 October 2009
Note:
This year includes cosplay
Phone/Fax:
520-296-4706
Email:
basfa at earthlink dot net
Webpage: http://tusconscificon.com/
27/11/2009 - 28/11/2009  
Keokon
Location:
Holiday Inn Express, Keokuk, Iowa
Guests of Honour: Emmy award winning special effects supervisor Ken Gorrell, ghosthunter Barb Huyser, author Adam J. Whitlatch
Membership: pre-register USD 20 until November 5, USD 30 at the door
Accommodation: Keokuk Holiday Inn Express
Contact: Per Malm
Email: permalm at mindspring dot com
Webpage: http://www.keokon.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
  www.upcomingcons.com and other websites in Europe and the USA.
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