literary

Dum-Dum

Aug 3rd-5th 2017

Coldwater, MI 49036

“Tarzan”, “John Carter” (Warlord of Mars) and members of Edgar Rice Burroughs (ERB) family, along with ERB comic strip writers & artists, authors of ERB related books. Hollywood Screening ~ Mingling ~ Presentations and Panels Burroughs Bibliophiles Meeting and Auction ~ ERB Commemorative Stamp Ceremony Tarzan Yell Contest ~ Banquet ~ Guest Speakers: Jane Goodall and Jim Morris

fantasy, horror, literary, mystery, pulp, science fiction, weird

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literary

The North American Discworld Convention 2017

Sep 1st-4th 2017

New Orleans, LA 70130

The North American Discworld Convention (NADWCon) is a biennial fan operated celebration of the author Sir Terry Pratchett. Join us in Genua, for fun, games, cosplay and more! Come as a fan and leave as family.

art, board game, burlesque, cosplay, costume, craft, fan, fantasy, filk, geek, literary, media, science fiction, vampire

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literary

Philcon

Nov 10th-12th 2017

Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Philcon is the oldest General Science Fiction Convetions around, and takes place November 10-12 at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, NJ. Philcon has a Writer’s Workshop, a Dealer’s Room, a Gaming Area, an Anime Room, an Art Show, a Masquerade, and more!! Hope to see you there!!

animation, board game, costume, fantasy, geek, literary, science fiction

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Conventions with Literary programming

science fiction

Soonercon

Jun 23rd-25th 2017

Oklahoma City, OK 73110

SoonerCon is a fan-run multi-genre convention held annually in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. While originally created as a traditional sci-fi/fantasy convention, SoonerCon now crosses over to many different aspects of fandom including gaming, comics, literature, anime, miniature modeling, costuming, art, and film.

anime, art, collectibles, comics, cosplay, fantasy, film, halloween, literary, roleplaying game, science fiction

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academic

SFRA Conference 2017

Jun 28th-Jul 1st 2017

Riverside, CA 92521

Our keynote speaker is author Nnedi Okorafor, writer of fantasy, sf, and speculative fiction. Sf author Ted Chiang will also be in attendance for a special screening of Arrival (2016, dir. Denis Villeneuve), which is based on Chiang’s short story “Story of Your Life.” A Q&A with Chiang will follow the screening. The conference theme will be Unknown Pasts / Unseen Futures. This theme grows out of the 2016 conference, whose conversations reminded us that there is so much about the history of science fiction that has yet to be sufficiently addressed in scholarship, including marginalized or otherwise neglected bodies of work.

academic, black, fantasy, feminist, glbt, literary, science fiction

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science fiction

LibertyCon

Jun 30th-Jul 2nd 2017

Chattanooga, TN 37402

You probably know by now that LibertyCon is a convention that prides itself on great guests, phenomenal panels and a killer ConSuite. We are a convention that is small on purpose (we limit the attendees to 500) since we want to give the fans a chance to sit down and chat with the guests. Sure we could try to bring in twice the attendees, but do you think you would be able to sit on a couch with Terry Brooks talking about law or playing Magic the Gathering with Brandon Sanderson if we did?

fantasy, literary, science, science fiction

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science fiction

ConGregate

Jul 14th-16th 2017

High Point, NC 27260

ConGregate is a completely volunteer run, science fiction and fantasy convention. We host a fair amount of interactive programming, in addition to traditional programming like panel discussions, gaming, concerts, a costume contest and a charity auction. This allows the fans an opportunity to interact directly with the guests and other fans.

art, cosplay, fantasy, geek, literary, roleplaying game, science fiction

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science fiction

Confluence

Aug 4th-6th 2017

Coraopolis, PA 15108

Confluence is the Pittsburgh, PA premier literary Conference focused on Science Fiction, Fantasy and horror. Confluence participants include many award winning authors and editors who enjoy meeting and talking with Confluence members. Panel discussions and talks are held all day, each day during the con, that will broaden and deepen your appreciation of literary Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. We also offer a variety of of activities such as art demos by guest artists and entertainment items that span the spectrum from poetry readings, to musical filk concerts. Come experience our bountiful consuite, the ever-expanding art show and our book-crammed dealers room or visit the video room. And don’t forget to stick around for the annual, Saturday evening travesty performance, presented by the Parallax Second Players.

fantasy, filk, literary, science, science fiction

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harry potter

PotterVerse Con

Sep 8th-10th 2017

Baltimore, MD 21202

The Mid-Atlantic’s Major Harry Potter Fan Convention!

academic, fan, fan fiction, fantasy, geek, harry potter, literary, writing

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science fiction

Farpoint 25

Feb 9th-11th 2018

Hunt Valley, MD 21031

Farpoint is an American science-fiction convention held since 1993 in Maryland. The convention is fan-run and gives every attendee a VIP experience without the VIP-size price tag. Typical programming includes panel discussions, a competitive masquerade, independent film and fan videos, a dedicated gaming room, an art show and auction, charity auction, interactive live performances and celebrity guest appearances. It is a successor convention to ClipperCon (1984-1989) and OktoberTrek (1990-1992).

animation, art, board game, card game, celebrity, comics, computer, cosplay, costume, craft, dance, disney, doctor who, fan, fantasy, filk, film, geek, glbt, harry potter, karaoke, literary, media, miniatures, paranormal, pop culture, power rangers, robot, roleplaying game, science, science fiction, space, star trek, star wars, stargate, tea party, technology, twitter, video game, writing, zine

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science fiction

MarsCon

Mar 2nd-4th 2018

Minneapolis, MN 55425

MarsCon is a fan-run science fiction convention for all ages held every March in the Twin Cities area. At MarsCon you’ll find panel discussions, parties, guest of honor presentations, music of many kinds, our art show, film/anime room, science room, dealers room, charity auction, and masquerade. The Dementia track is virtually a con in itself. Mix and mingle with a few hundred of your favorite fanish friends at MarsCon!

animation, anime, apocalypse, art, board game, card game, celebrity, collectibles, comics, computer, cosplay, costume, craft, dance, doctor who, fairy, fan, fan fiction, fantasy, feminist, filk, film, geek, glbt, harry potter, historical, horror, kaiju, karaoke, larp, literary, lovecraft, manga, martial arts, media, miniatures, monster, music, paranormal, pop culture, renaissance, retrofuturism, robot, roleplaying game, science, science fiction, space, star trek, star wars, stargate, steampunk, technology, vampire, weird, writing, zombie

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