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Science Fiction Conventions


The below list is of upcoming fan-run and professionally-run science fiction conventions within a few hours drive of the Dayton, Ohio area. Conventions listed as "TBA" or "UNCONFIRMED" were held in the previous 12 months and are projected to continue in the next 24 months but do not have definite dates or locations announced.

Note that these links are provided by Starward Bound as a service to its members. Starward Bound is not responsible for the content or upkeep of these pages. A new browser window will open for each link.


2014

DeConPression, January 17-19, 2014, Worthington, OH

Confusion, TBA , 2015, Detroit, MI

Ohayocon, January 24-26, 2014, Columbus, OH

Millennicon, March 14-16, 2014, Cincinnati, OH

CincyCon, March 21-23, 2014, Cincinnati, OH

SPACE, April 12-13, 2014, Columbus, OH

Marcon, May 9-11, 2014, Columbus, OH

ColossalCon, June 5-8, 2014, Sandusky, OH

Origins, June 11-15, 2014, Columbus, OH

MidWestCon, June 27-29, 2014, Cincinnati, OH

InConJunction, July 5-7, 2013, Indianapolis, IN

Confluence, July 15-17, 2014, Pittsburgh, PA

Ikasucon, August 1-3, 2014, Fort Wayne, IN

GenCon Indy, August 14-17, 2014, Indianapolis, IN

Buckeye Game Fest, September 11-14, 2014, Columbus, OH

ConText, September 26-28, 2014, Columbus, OH

Archon, October 3-5, 2014, St. Louis, MO.

Pandoracon, TBA 2015, Cincinnati, OH

Wizard World's Mid-Ohio-Con, October 31-November 2, 2014, Columbus, OH

Starbase Indy, November 28-30, 2014, Indianapolis, IN


WorldCon , is the largest annual gathering of science fiction fans from around the world. The convention is held in a different city each year with a new name.
LonCon3, The 72th World Science Fiction Convention, August 14-18, 2014, London, England.

NASFIC , is held when WorldCon is being hosted outside of the United States.
Detcon1, The 2014 NASFIC Science Fiction Convention, July 17-20, 2014, Detroit, MI.

WFC, World Fantasy Convention, is the largest annual gathering of fantasy fans from around the world. The convention is held in a different city each year.
World Fantasy Convention 2014, The 40th World Fantasy Convention, November 6-9, 2014, Washington, DC.

Bouchercon, is the largest annual gathering of Mystery fans from around the world. The convention is held in a different city each year but is always called Boucheron.
Bouchercon 2014, The World 44th Mystery Convention, November 13-16, 2014, Long Beach, CA.

SF Site's Convention listings A list of links for Science Fiction and Fantasy convention sites.

Mystery and Detective Fiction and Media Research Guides from California State University, Long Beach A list of links for Mystery convention sites

Containment by Greententacles.com Listings and blogs for various speculative fiction convention sites


Occasionally, companies whose business is convention organizing hold conventions in the area.  These conventions are typically oriented towards media or gaming.  These organizations include Vulkon (which holds a media conevntion in Cleveland in October). Please check the Vulkon web site for upcoming conventions.





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