Cons Coming in the First Half of April

Until I can get the searchable database developed and running, I’m stuck with listing cons in each issue and, if I miss some, here in the blog. Here is a list of ones coming up during the first half of next month.

April 5-8: Norwescon 30
Seatac, Washington
Guests include: Kim Stanley Robinson.
Focus: SF

April 5 – 9: SwanCon
Perth, Western Australia
Guests include: Elizabeth Moon, David Gerrold and Matthew Reilly
Focus: SF, F, H

April 6 – 9: Eastercon (Contemplation)
Liverpool, England (UK)
Guests include: Judith Clute, Peter Dickinson and Robin McKinley
Focus: SF, F

April 6-8: Minicon 42
Minneapolis, MN
Guests include: Charles de Lint
Focus: SF

April 12 – 15: Baycon
Exeter, England (UK)
Focus: Gaming

April 13 – 15: Grand Slam Sci-Fi Summit
Burbank, Calif.
Guests include: Walter Keonig, George Takei and James Marsters
Focus: SF Media

April 13 – 15: Odyssey Con VII
Madison, Wi.
Guests include: Joan D. Vinge, Jack McDevitt and Christopher Jones
Focus: SF and gaming

April 13 – 15: RoundCon
Columbia, S.C.
Focus: Gaming

April 13 – 15: Willycon IX
Wayne, Neb.
Guests include: Paul Lawrence, James Alan Gardner and Taki Soma
Focus: SF, F

April 13 – 15: Middle Tenessee Anime Convention
Nashville, Tenn.
Guests include: Lisa Furukawa
Focus: Anime

April 13 – 16: OLNFC 4
Leicester, England (UK)
Focus: Leonard Nimoy

April 14: O-Conn
Helotes, Texas
Guests: Alexander Winn and Ryan Luther
Focus: Anime

April 14 – 15: Armageddon: Pop Culture Expo
Christchurch, New Zealand
Guests include: Steve Blum, Kevin Weisman and Vic Mignogna
Focus: SF, F, Comics

April 14 – 15: Star One
Bedford, England (UK)
Guests include: Paul Darrow, Angela Bruce and John Leeson
Focus: Blakes 7

April 15: Comic Book and Non-Sport Card Show
Dunn Loring, Va.
Focus: Comics

For those of you who like to write science fiction, fantasy or horror, you might consider attending Odyssey: The Summer Fantasy Writing Workshop in June. The application deadline is April 15, 2007. The six-week course will be taught by Jeanne Cavelos, former senior editor at Bantam Doubleday Dell and winner of the World Fantasy Award.

When: June 11-July 20, 2007
Where: Sait Anselm College, Manchester, NH
For more info:

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About the author

As The Genre Traveler, Carma Spence loves to view the world through Genre-Coloured glasses. In other words, she sees the world through a lens of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, where trash cans can be Daleks in disguise and neighborhood forests can harbor faeries and sprites. Magic realism is real! Or at least you can choose to see the world that way to add to the fun and awe of life.