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NEFilk 26 - Conterpoint - July 1-3, 2016 - Radisson Hotel North Baltimore, MD by (FEFilk 01 July 2016 / ) - WHEN: July 1-3, 2016
WHERE: Radisson Hotel North Baltimore, MD
GUESTS OF HONOR:

Guests of Honor: Bill and Brenda Sutton
Toastmaster: Callie Hills
Interfilk Guest: Kip McMurray
About Conterpoint: Programming will feature the usual array of concerts, workshops, one-shots and theme filks, plus the fabulous Interfilk auction.

(Source: FEFilk)

Westercon 69 - July 1-4, 2016 - Portland, OR by (Westercon 69 01 July 2016 / ) - WHEN: July 1-4, 2016
WHERE: Portland DoubleTree Hotel, 1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, OR 97232
GUESTS OF HONOR:

Writer Guest of Honor: John Scalzi
Artist Guest of Honor: Theresa Mather
Science Guest of Honor: Bobak Ferdowsi
Filk Guest of Honor: Alexander James Adams
Fan Guest of Honor: David D. Levine
ABOUT WESTERCON: In 1948, Walter J. "Doc" Dougherty of the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society proposed that an annual West Coast convention be started for West Coast fans who couldn't afford to travel east each year. The first Westercon was held in September, 1948. It was a one-day event with an attendance of 77. It wasn't until 1951 that the Westercon became a weekend-long event, settled into the July 4th holiday and began traveling to different cities. A complete history of the Westercon conventions is available on the Westercon site.

(Source: Westercon 69)

Confluence: July 29-31, 2016 -- Doubletree by Hilton Cranberry Pittsburgh, PA by (Confluence 29 July 2016 / ) - WHEN: July 29-31, 2016 WHERE: Doubletree by Hilton Cranberry Pittsburgh, PA
GUESTS OF HONOR:

Guest of Honor: Saladin Ahmed
Featured Filk Guests: Jeff & Maya Bohnhoff
Special Klingon guest author: Lawrence M. Schoen
ABOUT CONFLUENCE: Located at the birthplace of the Ohio River, Confluence is Pittsburgh’s longest-running literary conference with a strong focus on science fiction, fantasy and horror.

Award-winning authors, editors, artists and song-writers gather for three full days, holding panel discussions, concerts and talks that will broaden and deepen your appreciation of your favorite genres. Welcoming and personal, Confluence gives the attendees a unique opportunity to meet and chat with the writers and artists who create the SF/F/H culture today, and are shaping the movement of science fiction and fantasy in the future.

When you need to get up and explore, we also offer a wide variety of activities including musical filk concerts, an exciting dealers room, morning-to-night video track, science programming, art shows, poetry readings, writing workshops, art demos, and Saturday night entertainment.

(Source: Confluence)

Escape Velocity - July 1 – 3, 2016, Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center by (Museum of Science Fiction (MOSF) 29 July 2016 / ) - Description: Escape Velocity is a micro futuristic world’s fair to promote STEAM education within the context of science fiction using the fun of comic cons and fascination of science and engineering festivals. Escape Velocity seeks to make a measurable positive impact to boost informal learning on the more conceptually challenging academic areas.

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