Lloyd's CanCon List
compiled by Lloyd Penney at canconlist@hotmail.com

The following is a list of upcoming Canadian conventions. Also listed are U.S. conventions close to the Canadian border. The list is compiled and maintained by Lloyd Penney. If you would like your convention listed or if you have any questions, corrections, updates or comments, you can contact Lloyd at canconlist@hotmail.com  (The
 e-mail address canconlist@hotmail.com, has nothing to do with the CanCon convention).


Index (updated Mar 16th, 2005)

 Beyond  2005


JANUARY  

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FEBRUARY  

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MARCH 19 – MARCH WINDS TOY & COLLECTIBLE SHOW, Hansa Haus, Mississauga, ON. For more information, (905)272-5597.

MARCH 24-26 – OFFICIAL STARGATE SG-1 & STARGATE ATLANTIS CONVENTION, Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, Burnaby, BC. Media SF convention. Guests: Michael Shanks, Joe Flanigan, Cliff Simon, Martin Gero, Gary Jones, James Bamford. Memberships: US funds, see website. For more information, www.creationent.com .

MARCH 24-26 – SAKURACON 9, Washington State Convention & Trade Centre, Seattle, WA. Anime convention. Guests: Tony Oliver, more. Memberships: US$45 until February 28, $60 at the door, one day passes available. For more information, www.sakuracon.org .

MARCH 26 - X-TRAVACON, Knights of Columbus Hall, Livonia, MI. Comics, toy and card show. Admission: US$3. For more information, www.motorcityconventions.com.

MARCH 30 – APRIL 2 – SIMCON XXVIII, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. Gaming convention. Memberships: TBA. For more information, www.simcon.org .

MARCH 30 – APRIL 2 – AMBERCON 2006, Embassy Suites Detroit, Livonia, MI. Gaming convention. Guests and memberships: TBA. For more information, www.ambercon.com.

MARCH 31 – APRIL 2 – AD ASTRA 2006, Hotel TBA, Toronto, ON. SF convention. Guests: Ray Harryhausen, Terry Brooks, Peter David, Betsy Mitchell, David Warren, plus satellite linkup with Ray Bradbury, more. Membership: C$50 until February 28, $60 at the door. For more information, www.ad-astra.org .

MARCH 31 – APRIL 2 – FilKONtario 16, Hotel TBA, Mississauga, ON. SF filking convention. Guests: Chris Conway, Tanya Huff, Judi Miller. Memberships: TBA. For more information, www.filkontario.ca .

MARCH ??-?? – ASTRONOMI-CON VANCOUVER. All details TBA. For more information, www.astronomi-con.com .

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APRIL 1 – NISHIKAZE II, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB. Anime convention. Guests: TBA. Memberships: $2 or non-perishable food donation. For more information, www.nishikaze.org.

APRIL 1-2 – EMERALD CITY COMICCON, Qwest Field, Seattle, WA. Guests: Adam Hughes, Roman Dirge, Brom, Tony Harris, Steve Niles, more. Tickets: TBA. For more information, www.emeraldcitycomiccon.com.

APRIL 7-9 – UBCon: RESURRECTION, Student Union Building, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY. Gaming convention. Guests and memberships: TBA. For more information, www.wings.buffalo.edu/sa/sarpa/ubcon/html.

APRIL 9 – SEATTLE GAME CON v2.1, Seattle Centre, Seattle, WA. Gaming convention. Guests and memberships: TBA. For more information, www.seattlegamecon.com.

APRIL 13- 16 – NORWESCON 29, DoubleTree Hotel Seattle Airport, SeaTac, WA. SF convention. Guests: Lois McMaster Bujold, Donato Giancola, Robert J. Sawyer, Betsy Wollheim, Sheila Gilbert. Memberships: TBA for 2006. For more information, www.norwescon.org .

APRIL 21-23 – EERIECON EIGHT, Days Inn at the Falls, Niagara Falls, NY. SF/dark fantasy/horror convention. Guests: Harry Turtledove, Tanya Huff, Esther Friesner, more. Memberships: US$35 until March 26, $40 afterwards and at the door. For more information, www.eeriecon.org .

APRIL 21-23 – PENGUICON 4.0, Livonia Holiday Inn, Livonia, MI. SF convention/ Linux conference. Guests: Chris DiBona, Frank Hayes, Andy, Kristina and Alison Looney, Steve Miller, Sharon Lee. Memberships: US$35 until January 31, US$40 until March 31, US$45 at the door, youth rates available. For more information, www.penguicon.org .

APRIL 28-30 – PARADISE COMICS TORONTO COMICON, National Trade Centre, Toronto, ON. Comics convention. Guest: Stan Lee. Memberships: TBA. For more information, www.torontocomicon.com .

APRIL 29 – TRANSFORMERSCON 5, Doubletree International Plaza Hotel, Toronto, ON. Convention for the toy/comic/shows/movies. Guests: Joe Ng, Alex Milne. Admission: TBA. For more information, www.transformerscon.com .

APRIL 30 - X-TRAVACON, Knights of Columbus Hall, Livonia, MI. Comics, toy and card show. Admission: US$3. For more information, www.motorcityconventions.com.

APRIL ??-?? – TORONTO COMICON, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON. Guests: TBA. Admission: Free with coupon. For more information, www.hobbystar.com.

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MAY 5-7 – CORFLU 23, Hotel TBA, Toronto, ON. Fanzine convention. Memberships: C$60/US$50. For more information, www.corflu.org.

MAY 5-7 – BORΙAL 2006, Concordia University, Montrιal, QC. Francophone SF convention. Guests: Guy Gavriel Kay, Sylvie Bιrard, Jacques Baudou, Joλl Champetier, Yves Meynard, Patrick Senιcal, Ιlisabeth Vonarburg. Memberships: $25 until March 1. For more information, www.congresboreal.ca.

MAY 7 – CALGARY COMIC & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO, Calgary Stampede Grounds, Calgary, AB. Guests & memberships: TBA. For more information, www.calgaryexpo.com.

MAY 19-21 - KEYCON 23, Radisson Winnipeg Downtown, Winnipeg, MB. SF convention. Guests: Jaqueline Carey, Ruth Thompson, Barron Vangor Toth. Memberships: $35. For more information, www.keycon.org .

MAY 19-21 – MOTOR CITY COMIC CON, Rock Financial Showplace, Novi, MI. Guests: Adam West, Burt Ward, Yvonne Craig, Lee Meriwether, Malachi Throne, John Saxon, Ken Osmond, Carrie Fisher, Warwick Davis, Jim Steranko, Sergio Aragones, Carl Lundgren, Dominic Keating, more. Tickets: US$45 in advance, US$50 at the door. For more information, www.motorcityconventions.com/motor_city_comic_con/.

MAY 19-21 – FLATLAND FANTASY GAMES CONVENTION, Hotel TBA, Regina, SK. Memberships: TBA. For more information, www.reginagamers.com.

MAY 19-22 – CANGAMES 2006, Rideau Curling Club, Ottawa, ON. Gaming convention. Guests: TBA. Memberships: $25 until April 30, $30 at the door. For more information, www.cangames.ca.

MAY 20 & 21 – OTAFEST 06, Hotel TBA, Calgary, AB. Anime convention. Guests & memberships: TBA. For more information, www.otafest.com.

MAY 26 – CALGARY COMIC & TOY EXPO, McMahon Stadium, Calgary, AB. Guests: Pop Mhan, Norm Breyfogle, Ken Steacy, Cary Nord. Admission: $5. For more information, www.comicandtoy.com.

MAY 26-28 – ANIME NORTH 10, Toronto Congress Centre & Doubletree International Plaza Hotel, Toronto, ON. Anime convention. Guests and memberships: TBA. For more information, www.animenorth.com .

MAY 26-29 – MEDIAWEST*CON 26, Lansing Holiday Inn South and Conference Centre, Lansing, MI. Media SF convention. Memberships: US$50 in US, US$55 outside of US until May 6, or until limit of 900 reached. For more information, members.aol.com/MdiaWstCon/mwc26.htm .

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JUNE 9-11 – BLOODY WORDS VII, Toronto Marriott Eaton Centre, Toronto, ON. Mystery convention. Guests: Mary Jane Maffini, Stuart Kaminsky, Linwood Barclay. Memberships: $175/US$165. For more information, www.bloodywords.com.

JUNE 16-18 – GAYLAXICON 2006, Best Western Primrose Hotel, Toronto, ON. GLBT SF convention. Guests: Richard Arnold, Michael Rowe. Memberships: C$50/US$40. For more information, gaylaxicon.gaylacticnetwork.org/2006 .

JUNE 23-25 – CANADIAN ARTS & CARTOONING EXPO (C-ACE), Best Western Victoria Park Suites Hotel, Ottawa, ON. SF art convention. Guests: Julie E. Czerneda, Mark Oakley. Memberships: $30 until May 26, $40 at the door. For more information, www.c-ace.org.

JUNE 24 – JULY 1 – CRUISETREK 2006. Cruise from Montreal to Boston and return. Guests: Vaughn Armstrong, Chase Masterson, Suzie Plakson, Lolita Fatjo, Ronald Moore, Richard Arnold, Eric Stillwell. Costs: See website. For more information, www.members.aol.com/cruisetrek.

JUNE 25 - X-TRAVACON, Knights of Columbus Hall, Livonia, MI. Comics, toy and card show. Admission: US$3. For more information, www.motorcityconventions.com.

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JULY 1-4 – THE GATHERING OF THE FELLOWSHIP 2006, Sheraton Centre Toronto, Toronto, ON. Tolkien convention. Guests: Ted Nasmith, Carl Hostetter, Arden Smith, Michael Drout, Verlyn Flieger, more. Memberships: Various rates and packages. For more information, www.tolkiengathering.org .

JULY 7-9 – TT20, Doubletree International Plaza Hotel, Toronto, ON. Trek/media SF convention. Guests: Michael Shanks, Amber Benson, Lexa Doig, Garrett Wang, Richard Hatch, Larry Stewart, more to come. Memberships: C$60 full weekend, more at the door, other levels available. For more information, www.tcon.ca/tt20/ .

JULY 8 & 9 – ANIMETHON 13, Grant MacEwan College, Edmonton, AB. Anime convention. Memberships: Various levels, see website. For more information, www.animethon.org.

JULY 8 & 9 – GALACTICON 2006, Sheldon House, Jamestown, NY. Gaming convention. Guests: Kris Osk, Tom Filsinger, Mark Ashby. Memberships: US$18. For more information, www.filsingergames.com/gc2000.htm .

JULY 14-16 – GARDEN CITY ANIME FESTIVAL, Quality Hotel Parkway Convention Centre, St. Catharines, ON. Anime convention. Guest: Les Major. Memberships: $35 weekend. For more information, www.gcaf.org .

JULY 22 – NORTHERN ANIME FESTIVAL, Durham College and University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, ON. Anime convention. Guests: Les Major, Lisa Furukawa Ray. Registration: $15, $16.50 online, $20 at the door. For more information, www.northernanime.ca.

JULY 23 - X-TRAVACON, Knights of Columbus Hall, Livonia, MI. Comics, toy and card show. Admission: US$3. For more information, www.motorcityconventions.com.

JULY 28-30 – CON-VERSATION, DoubleTree Hotel, Novi, MI. Relaxicon. Memberships: US$25 until April 11, US$30 after and at the door. For more information, www.con-versation.com.

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AUGUST 4-6 – INTERNATIONAL ANTHROPOMORPHIC FESTIVAL, Montreal Hilton Laval, Laval, QC. Furry convention. Guests: TBA. Memberships: $30 preregistration, $35 at the door, $15 children, sponsorship levels available. For more information, www.anthrofest.org .

AUGUST 11-13 – CON-VERSION 22, Hotel TBA, Calgary, AB. Guests: David Weber, Larry Niven, R. Scott Bakker, John Hertz. Memberships: $40 until April 1. For more information, www.con-version.org.

AUGUST 18-20 – ANIME EVOLUTION, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC. Anime convention. Guests and membershops: TBA. For more information, www.animeevolution.com.

AUGUST 20 - X-TRAVACON, Knights of Columbus Hall, Livonia, MI. Comics, toy and card show. Admission: US$3. For more information, www.motorcityconventions.com.

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SEPTEMBER ??-?? – AMBERCON NORTH, Hotel TBA, Toronto, ON. Gaming convention. Guests and memberships: TBA. For more information, www.amberconnorth.com.

SEPTEMBER 1-3 – FAN EXPO CANADA, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON. Multi-media, multi-interest convention. Guests and admission: TBA. For more information, www.canadiannationalexpo.com.

SEPTEMBER 2-6 – FERAL! 2006, Camp Arowhon, Algonquin Provincial Park, ON. Anthropomorphic fan camp. Memberships: $275 until April 30, $295 afterwards, maximum 150. For more information, www.campferal.org.

SEPTEMBER 17 - X-TRAVACON, Knights of Columbus Hall, Livonia, MI. Comics, toy and card show. Admission: US$3. For more information, www.motorcityconventions.com.

SEPTEMBER 18 – FLEETCON 2006, CFB Halifax, Halifax, NS. SF/gaming convention. Admission: $5. For more information, www.fleetcon.ca.

SEPTEMBER 22-24 – RIMCON, Holiday Inn, Victoria, BC. SF convention. All information TBA. For more information, www.rimconvictoria.com.

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OCTOBER 6-8 – CONCLAVE 31, Crowne Plaza Detroit Metro Airport, Romulus, MI. Science Fiction convention. Guests: Catherine Asaro, Voltaire, Rene & Carole Gobeyn, Emerald Rose. Memberships: US$30 until January 20, US$35 until April 21, US$40 until Labor Day, US$45 at the door. For more information, www.conclavesf.org.

OCTOBER 13-15 – CON*CEPT 2006, Hotel TBA, Montreal, QC. Science fiction convention. Guests and memberships: TBA. For more information,…

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NOVEMBER 3-5 – BAKURETSUCON, Hampton Inn, Colchester, VT. Anime convention. Guests and memberships: TBA. For more information, www.bakuretsucon.org.

NOVEMBER 10-12 – ASTRONOMICON 10, Clarion Riverside Hotel, Rochester, NY. Science fiction convention. Guests and memberships: TBA. For more information, www.astronomicon.info.

NOVEMBER 17-19 – U-CON 2006, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Gaming convention. Guests & memberships: TBA. For more information, www.ucon-gaming.org.

NOVEMBER 19 - X-TRAVACON, Knights of Columbus Hall, Livonia, MI. Comics, toy and card show. Admission: US$3. For more information, www.motorcityconventions.com.

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BEYOND 2006

2007 

?? - ?? WORLD HORROR CONVENTION 2007, Hotel TBA, Toronto, ON. Guests: Michael Marshall Smith, more. Memberships: TBA. For more information…

2008

OCTOBER 30 – NOVEMBER 3 – WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION 2008, Hotel TBA, Calgary, AB. Guests and memberships: TBA. For more information…

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