Finding information on the Internet about nearby conferences, conventions, and workshops for speculative fiction writers can be a pain. I’m creating my own list but thought other writers might appreciate a look at some of the options.
Below are ten events in the U.S.A. that will either take place this season or have application deadlines in the next couple months.
The estimated cost is for Admission or Membership fee(s) for an adult and does not include travel or other discretionary expenses.
Many conventions are as inexpensive as a new book on writing, if you exclude travel costs. Conferences and large workshops are harder on one’s bank account.
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|Title||Dates||City||Est Cost||App Due|
|COSine Science Fiction Convention||Jan 21-23||Colo. Springs, CO||$35||N/A|
|Chattacon||Jan 21-23||Chattanooga, PA||$50||N/A|
|Capricon XXXI||Feb 10-13||Wheeling, IL||$70||N/A|
|Life, the Universe,
& Everything 28
|Feb 17-19||BYU, UT|
|ConDFW IX||Feb 18-20||Dallas, TX||$35||N/A|
||Mar 4-6||Seattle, WA||$90||Feb 11|
|Northern Colorado Writers Conference||Mar 11-12||Fort Collins, CO||$327||N/A|
|Clarion West||Jun 19 –
|Seattle, WA||$3,240||Mar 1|
|Clarion||Jun 26 –
|San Diego, CA||$5,007||Mar 1|
Half of these are science fiction conventions. Are you wondering what a convention is and why you might want to attend one? Clarion graduate Paula L. Fleming explains in her article on Attending a Speculative Fiction Convention.
Have you attended one or more of these events?