Wednesday, May 5, 2010

FogCon: A New West Coast Literary Science Fiction Convention

I’m on the concom for a new literary science fiction convention that will be launching in San Francisco on March 11-13, 2011. Fogcon is hosting guests of honor Pat Murphy and Jeff VanderMeer.

The con isn't explicitly feminist the way that Wiscon is feminist, but a number of people on the concom are Wiscon staples and feminists ourselves--such as me, Vylar Kaftan, Eva Fulsom, and others.

You can visit us at, where there’s more information available, along with registrations starting at $55.

Here's a bit from the press release:

“Each year we’ll explore a new theme related to speculative literature. Our goal is to build a literary-themed convention modeled after some of our favorite conventions, which include WisCon, ReaderCon, and Potlatch,” said Vylar Kaftan, convention chair. The convention is being produced in partnership with the Speculative Literature Foundation.

FOGcon is hoping to attract a diverse range of attendees, from committed SF fans to readers interested in exploring the world of speculative fiction. The convention hotel, the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, in San Francisco’s Nob Hill District, is offering the rate of $119/night to convention members…

Friends of the Genre (FOGcon) is a literary-themed San Francisco SF/F con in the tradition of Wiscon and Readercon. Each year we’ll focus on a new theme in speculative fiction and invite Honored Guests ranging from writers to scientists to artists. We will build community, exchange ideas, and share our love for the literature of imagination.

I hope to see some of you there!

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