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Some of the conventions coming up in Illinois and neighboring states (with updated info and corrected links):

ConcinnityCon — April 13, 2013  – Milwaukee, WI    Also, more info on their Facebook page

C2E2              April 26-28, 2013 • Chicago, IL

OdysseyCon             April 12-14, 2013       — Madison, WI   (no GOH announced yet)

Windy City Pulp & Paper        April 12-14, 2013          Lombard, IL

Anime Central                  May 17-19, 2013       Rosemont, IL

WisCon             May 24-27, 2013           Madison, WI   (GOH are Joan Slonczewski and Jo Walton)

And if you have information on other conventions you’d like to share, please post a comment — or send me an email and I’ll update this post.   Thanks!


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Just mentioning some of the upcoming conventions for Illinois, and neighboring states (and including links for full info):

ConFusion    January 18-20, 2013            Dearborn, MI

CapriCon 32           February 7-10, 2013   Westin, North Shore  — author GOH is Daniel H. Wilson

MiniCon                    March 29-31, 2013         Minneapolis, MN — author GOH is Julie Czerneda

MarCon    March 29-31, 2013            Columbus, OH — author GOH is Joe Haldeman


Walter Gillings, Arthur C Clarke, Ted Carnell – at the “first” SF convention

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WindyCon is this weekend, at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center — and I saw in the programming that there will be 2 book groups meeting at the Con.    So, if you’re interested in what they’re discussing, or what they have to say, here’s the info:

Saturday at 11:00 am: Phandemonium Book Club
The Phandemonium Book Club will be discussing this year’s winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel, Among Others by Jo Walton

Saturday at 1:00 pm: Newsflesh Book Discussion
Hosted by the Chicago SF Reading Group, led by Kathy Lehman

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John Scalzi has posted his Chicon 7 schedule on his blog.   Just in case you’re going to Chicon, and want to meet him (or talk his ear off), check out his schedule.

Here’s just one of his appearances (per his schedule):

Sun Sept 2 8:00:pm
The Hugo Ceremony (Grand Ballroom)
You know who gets to give out the awards this year? Why, I do! BWA HA HA HAH HA HA HA! No, I won’t know in advance who won. Don’t ask me. You can’t bribe me.


If you’d like to learn more about Chicon 7 (where, what, etc etc etc), here’s the LINK    

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I’m sorry I missed a few over the last couple of weeks.    I will do my best to stay on top of upcoming conventions in the future — so here are 2 that will be coming up in the near future (click links for the full info):

WizardWorld Chicago ComicCon – in Rosemont, IL – August 9-12, 2012

GenCon in Indianapolis — “the best four days in gaming” – August 16 – 19, 2012

AND …Chicon 7 – The 70th World Science Fiction Convention — in Chicago  – August 30 – September 3, 2012      GOH (Guest of Honor) is Mike Resnick, although there are plenty of other authors and cool people attending (including John Scalzi, as Toastmaster).     You may still purchase an Membership for Chicon, but they will be announcing (per their website), in July, that there will be day rates.  Check the link for more information.

You may see this gentleman at Wizard World … or Chicon…..




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