is a literary-focused science fiction and fantasy convention. This year's theme, in honor of Guest of Honor David Drake, is Military Science Fiction.
The convention will run from Friday, September 26 through Sunday, September 28 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel
in Mission Valley, located at 2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108.
Full memberships are $50 at the door.
SPECIAL DISCOUNTS: $20 membership rate for active duty military and reserves, librarians and library staff, high school/college faculty and staff, and college students. High school students pay $15. See website for youth rates and one-day rates.
There will be panel discussions, book signings, a dealers' room, an art show, an anime room, a concert of geeky music, parties, gaming, and some very special events, including:
Welcome to Fiction Stadium, where Chairman Conje pits Iron Hacks from different schools of fiction against each other to determine who is the ultimate Iron Hack! Secret ingredients provided by the audience are woven into an improvised story, each Hack passing it maliciously on to the next with unresolvable cliffhangers and embarrassing segues. This event gets funnier every year. Don't miss it!
Mad Science Faire
Each year, we hold a competition for deranged researchers, disturbed inventors, and engineers with a screw loose. Do you have an Infernal Device bubbling away in your basement? Have you Meddled With Something That Man Was Not Meant To Know? Bring it to the con and put it on display. (Just remember, all live specimens must have a Conjecture membership.)