Friends of the Genre (FOGcon) is a literary-themed San Francisco Bay Area SF/F con in the tradition of Wiscon and Readercon. This year our theme is "The Body", and we've two wonderful Honored Guests, writer Nalo Hopkinson and writer and artist Shelley Jackson. We will be building community, exchanging ideas, and sharing our love for the literature of imagination. FOGcon takes place from March 30-April 1, 2012. Visit fogcon.org for more information.
I enjoyed this con when I went last year. It fulfilled my number one convention prerequisite--lots of cool people to hang out with, which consequently leads to lots of fun conversations. The concom also did a great job with their programming track--not just interesting ideas, but also really intelligently assembled panels, which again, meant fun conversations.
Plus, Nalo Hopkinson. NALO HOPKINSON.*
Check out their website.
*(If you haven't read her, go read her!)