Saturday, June 16, 2007

CONvergence 2007 (July 6 - 8)

The theme of CONvergence 2007 will be "Creature Feature," which may give many of you visions of monster movies new and old, and of things that go bump in the night. While those ghouls and goblins will certainly be part of the proceedings, creature characters are not limited to the realm of Horror.

Personally, I love the old creature feature movies so this is a fun theme for me.


Lois McMaster Bujold - Science Fiction and Fantasy Author
Emily Hagins - Young Filmmaker
Bernie Wrightson - Comic Book Artist and Illustrator
Brian Keene - Horror Author
Wally Wingert - Voice Actor
John Kovalic - Dork Tower, Out of the Box Games

Con Location:

CONvergence 2007 July 6 7 8 at the
Sheraton Bloomington Hotel
7800 Normandale Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55435

Contact them:
651-MISFITS (651-647-3487) - 24-hour voicemail
General Information

Check out other con listings in my Google Calendar

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Reports on past cons

If you'd like to read about science fiction cons which have past (and maybe plan for next year!) this might be a good resource...

I was actually looking for Blars, who was the main 'keeper' of the sciffylist for many years and who seems to have gone over the rim (well, maybe i need to keep digging!).

Anyone know where Blars is? I did +blars +science fiction and came up with some interesting stuff, like the link I offered above.

Keep the faith!

Pam Hoffman

Friday, May 18, 2007

Memorial Day Weekend

It's a big weekend for Conferences, sci fi or otherwise...

Gen Con Star Wars Celebration IV (May 24 - 28, - note May 24 only open to Official Fan Club Members)
Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles CA
Memberships: 4-day: $110 (Official Star Wars Club members get fifth day free)

May 25-26, 2007
Dallas, TX

Fanime 2007


GAMEX 2007 (May 25 - 28, '07)- a gaming convention
The Westin Hotel Los Angeles Airport, 5400 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045, (800) 937-8461 or (310) 216-5858
Room Rate: $95 Single/double/triple/quad
Memberships: $33 prereg, $38 at the door
Contact: Strategicon, 820 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505, (818) 848-4760

BAYCON (May 25 - 28, '07)
San Mateo Marriott, 1770 South Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo CA 94402
Guests: Alan Dean Foster, Diana L. Paxton, Linda "Kitty" VonBraskat-Crowe, Seanan McGuire
Memberships: $50 to 12/31/06, $60 to 2/28/07, $65 to 4/30/07, then $75
Contact: BayCon 2005, P.O. Box 610427, San Jose, CA 95161-0427

Anything else you can think of?

Pam Hoffman

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Conjecture VI 9/28-30/2007

A good little science fiction con.

Conjecture VI
Red Lion Hanalei Hotel
2270 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108
Sept. 28th-30th, 2007

Membership is $40 until 9/15/07, $45 at the door.
Room Rate: $115/day for all rooms and parking is $6/day (in & out)
They will have a parking discount for those not staying at the hotel but I don't know what it is.

Guest of Honor: Larry Niven

This is a fun little con. If you remember all the cons that drew in fans before the Cremation, you'll really enjoy this con. The staff is having fun and it shows. I go every year and I have fun every year.

Jeff Miller
Review Page for Gamers

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


I know that there are many sci fi fans who are into gaming too!

KUBLACON (May 25 - 28, '07) - a gaming convention
Burlingame Hyatt Regency, 1333 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010, 800-421-1442 Hotel Rate: $102/night Memberships: $35 to 2/28/07. Contact: Khalsa Brain Games, PO Box 170436, San Francisco, CA 94117, 877-626-2337

Pam Hoffman

Wednesday, May 9, 2007


It's not officially a 'sci fi' con but it is related.

FANIME 2007, May 25 - 28, '07
San Jose McEnery Convention Center, 150 W. San Carlos St., San Jose, CA 95113
Guest: Hiroyuki Yamaga

Nancy Hay led me to James Hay Conventions where this is listed...

James Hay Conventions

Pam Hoffman

Here's a list of convention listings

If you want to find a convention, try this list of convention lists:

Jeff Miller
Review Page for Gamers