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Previous Conventions

This will attempt to list all the conventions that Lois has attended since becoming a professional writer! If you know of any conventions that Lois has attended which are not listed here please send me details.

Details of Future Conventions and Book Signings can be found elsewhere.

1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015




May 24-27, writer GoH at BayCon 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, 5101 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, California, 95054.

June 21-23, programming participant at 4th Street Fantasy in Spring Hill Suites, Marriott, 5901 Wayzata Blvd, St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55416.

July 28, Guest of Honour at SofaCon 2013 An Online International Science Fiction Convention. This was a five hour live convention, now available on You Tube.

August 29-September 2, attending and Hugo nominee at LoneStarCon 3 at Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Cente, San Antonia, Texas, USA.

September 27-29, attending the Baltimore Book Festival at Baltimore Inner Harbor.


April 6-8, local writer guest/panelist at Minicon 47 at The DoubleTree Bloomington, 7800 Normandale Blvd, Bloomington, MN 55439

June 15-17, Guest of Honor at DeepSouthCon 50, in Huntsville, AL.

June 21-26, ALA Annual Conference 2012 participant at the American Library Association Annual closed convention, held at theAnaheim Convention Center, OC.

July 5-8, Attending CONvergence 2012 is held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington Ė Minneapolis South in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota.

July 20-22, Guest of Honor at Finncon 2012, in Tampere, Finland.

September 23, appearance at National Book Festival on the Mall in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Library of Congress.

October 9, reading and Q & A at The University of Minnesota, Morris 7pm, in Imholte Hall 109. The author will be reading from her latest book and taking questions from the audience. A reception is scheduled to follow. All are welcome to attend this exciting literary event.


March 4-6, GoH MarsCon 2011: Days of Magic at Crowne Plaza Minneapolis Intíl Airport Hotel & Suites (formerly: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites), 3 Appletree Square, Bloomington, MN.

June 24-26, attended Fourth Street Fantasy Convention at Doubletree Hotel, Minneapolis MN.

August 17-21, attended Renovation the 69th Worldcon held at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno, Nevada USA.


July 1-4, attended CONvergence at the Sheraton Bloomingto Hotel, in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota.


March 31, Reading and Q&A, Dakota County Heritage Library, 20085 Heritage Drive, Lakeville, MN 55044 at 7 PM

June 19-21, attended the Fourth Street Fantasy Convention as a panelist. To be held at Doubletree Park Place, St Louis Park, Minneapolis.

September 4-7, One of many Guests at Dragon*Con held in Atlanta GA. This is a very large convetion so check the website for the multiple locations.

September 18-20, Guest of Honor at Fencon VI Dallas / Fort Worth Texas. To be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, North Dallas / Addison, 14315 Midway Road, Addison TX 75001.


March 21-23, local writer/panelist at Minicon 43 in Bloomington MN.

August 6-10, Guest of Honor at Denvention 3 the 66th World Science Fiction Convention, held at the Colorado Convention Center and Adams Mark Hotel, Denver, Colorado, USA.

November 26, Keynote Speech, UPC Science Fiction Award at Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.


February 8-11, Author Guest of Honor at Capricon XXVII to be held at the Sheraton Chicago Northwest, 3400 West Eculid Ave., Arlington Heights, IL 60005. Tel (847)394 2000. Also featured Artist GoH Erin McKee and Fan GoH Cat Faber.

April 6-8, attending Minicon 42 to be held at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, 7800 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington, MN 55435. Writer GoH: Charles de Lint, Artist GoH Charles Vess

July 6-8, Author Guest of Honor at CONvergence 2007 to be held at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, 7800 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington, MN 55435.

November 1-4, attending the World Fantasy Convention in Saratoga Springs, NY, USA, at the Saratoga City Center [Sold Out]


April 13-16, Guest of Honor at Norwescon 29 at the Seatac Doubtletree Hotel, Seattle, Washington, USA.

May 26-29, Programming Participant at Wiscon 30 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA

August 4-7, Author Guest of Honor at Mythcon 37 the annual conference of the Mythopoeic Society. The conference was held on the University of Oklahoma Campus in Norman, Oklahoma, USA (GoH speech can be found here.


March 25-27, Program participant at Minicon 40 Easter Weekend, in the Sheraton Bloomington South, Minneapolis, MN.

April 1-3, Guest of Honor at Technicon 22 in Blacksburg, VA

April 8-10, Guest of Honor at OdysseyCon V in Wisconsin.

July 1-4, Guest of Honor at Gaylaxicon 2005, in Boston Massachusetts.


February 20-22, Guest of Honor at ConDFW III, 2004. ConDFW was held at the Radisson Hotel Dallas North in Richardson Texas, just north of Dallas proper.

April 9-11, Minicon 39 in Minneapolis. Lois attended on the Saturday.

May 28-31, Guest of Honour at Balticon 38, at the Wyndham Inner Harbour Hotel, Baltimore MD.

September 2-6, Noreascon Four the 62nd Worldcon, in Boston Massachusetts.

Saturday October 9, the National Book Festival in Washington, DC, sponsored by the Library of Congress.


April 18-21, Emoticon 2003 New Zealand National Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention 2003. Confirmed guests were Lois McMaster Bujold, Diane Duane and Peter Morwood. Send mail to

May 23-26, Wiscon 27, in Madison, Wisconsin. Lois attended as a regular attendee and program participant.

June 5, 7:00pm Marion Public Library, Lois was there for a lecture and book signing.  Her appearance was in conjunction with the Marion County Historical Society's Smithsonian exhibit, "Yesterday's Tomorrows:  Past Visions of the American Future"  Please call (740) 382-3951 for more information.

October 10-12, Guest of Honour at Albacon 2003 at the Ramada Inn and Convention Center in downtown Schenctady NY.


January 11-14, "Super Secret Guest" at GAFilk in Atlanta, GA. Also Guests of Honour - Echo's Children.

March 29-31, Program Participant at Minicon 37 in Minneapolis.

April 19-21, Virtual Guest of Honour at VorCon 2002, Moscow, Russia. First "real" convention dedicated solely to Lois. Guest of Honor, editor-in-chief of the AST publisher, Nikolai Naumenko.

April 26-28. Guest of Honor at Sferakon 2002 Zagreb, Croatia. Due to ill health Mary Gentle could not make it as Co-Guest. Note the website is currently only available in Croatian. English language contact is Vlatko Juric-Kokic. A con report by Lois is available.

29 August-2 September, Program Participant at ConJose, the 60th World Science Fiction Convention, took place at the McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, California.
More information about ConJose, including membership rates, was available from its web site ( or by writing to or PO Box 61363, Sunnyvale CA 94088-1363 USA

October 4-6, Guest of Honor at Trinoc*con 2002 Durham, NC,

October 31-November 3, World Fantasy Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Lois herself attended, as did Pat Wrede. Lois was nominated for the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel.


January 12-14, Writer Guest of Honor at Arisia 2001 Boston, Massachusetts. Fan Guest of Honor - Wombat. The convention was held at the Park Plaza in Boston, MA. The hotel is one short block south from the Arlington T-stop on the Green Line.

April 13-15. Program Participant at Minicon 36 in Minneapolis.

August 30 - September 3, Programming Participant at the WorldCon, The Millennium Philcon, Philadelphia, PA. Held at Pennsylvania Convention Center and Philadelphia Marriott Hotel.

November 9-11, Guest of Honor at Tropicon XX, Florida.


May 5-7, Lois was the Guest of Honor at Demicon XI in Des Moines. This was organised by the Des Moines Science Fiction Society. Held at University Park Holiday Inn.

July 12-16, Writer Guest at AsturCon - the 2000 HispaCon, The Spanish Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention, part of the 14th Semana Negra of Gijon (July 7th - 16th), Gijon, Asturias, Spain.

July 28-30, Guest of Honor at Diversicon 8, Holiday Inn Express - Bandanda Square, 1010 W Bandana Blvd, St Paul, MN.
Special Guest: Laurel Winter; Posthumous Guest of Honor: Leigh Brackett.
Diversicon 8 was the host of the 2000 James Tiptree, Jr., Award Ceremonies.
Diversicon 8, PO Box 8036, Lake Street Station, Minneapolis, MN 55408. FFI: Andrew, 612-798-5880; email:

August 31-September 4, Program Participant, Chicon 2000, Chicago Worldcon, Hyatt Regency, Chicago, IL Mailing address: PO Box 642057, Chicago, IL 60664.

September 23-25, Guest of Honor, Congress of Russian Science Fiction Writers, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. Their publishing house, Terra Fantastica publishes all news regarding the Congress and offical information can be from them (in Russian, of course).

November 1-3, Lois was speaking at the West Virginia Library Association's annual meeting in Charleston, WVa. The meeting was at the Holiday Inn, Charleston House. Her talk and a booksigning were planned to be open to the public.


Lois was Guest of Honor at Confusion 1999, the website was currently under construction.

April 9-11, Guest of Honor at I-Con 18, The convention was held on the campus of the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island, NY. Details by email: or by post from PO Box 550, Stony Brook, NY 11790-0550.

April 22, Lois was at a signing, held at Pandemonium Books & Games, 36 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Phone: (617) 547-3721, email:, on Thursday, afternoon from 3-5pm.
After the signing she was lecturing and reading with Melissa Scott at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It took place on Thursday evening from 7 to 10pm at 70 Massachusetts Ave., Room 10-250. The event was open to the public but was liable to be packed.

Oct 22-24, Guest of Honor at MileHiCon 31 Details from PO Box 101322, Denver, CO 80250,


March 18 - 21, ICFA, (International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts) Ft. Lauderdale, Florida This was an academic conference at which Lois was writer-guest. It was held at the Ft. Lauderdale Airport Hilton, Dania, Florida. Registration co-cordinators were listed as Trish & Bill Dorn, and Public Information Coordinator was listed as John Hodgson,

April 24-27, Guest of Honor at Swancon 23, Perth, Australia, Address: GPO Box G429, Perth, Western Australia, 6948. Email, current website

May 1-3, a Guest of Honor at Marcon Columbus, Ohio, Address: PO Box 141414, Columbus, OH 43214. Website

May 29-31, Guest of Honor at LibertyCon Chattanooga, Tennessee. The con was held at the Radisson Read House hotel. Con address: LibertyCon, PO Box 695, Hixson, TN 37343.

July 24-26, Diversicon 6, this was a small local convention that Lois attended as a local writer/panelist, (Karen Joy Fowler was Guest of Honor and Pat Murphy was special guest). Pat Wrede also attended.
It was at the Radisson South Hotel (same hotel as Minicon), 7800 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington, MN. More info at: PO Box 8036, Lake Street Station, Minneapolis, MN 55408, or call Eric at (612)-825-9353. Website

September 11-13, First Contact V, Midway Hotel-Airport, Milwaukee, WI. Write MSFCI, Box 92726, Milwaukee, WI 53202, phone (414) 967-7762 (Theresa), email, Website

November 11-13, Author Guest of Honor at OryCon 20, Portland, Oregon, Address: OryCon, PO Box 5703, Portland, OR 97228-5703 USA. Website can be found at They planned to have several guests.


August 27-September 1, Worldcon, aka LoneStarCon 2, San Antonio, Texas, Lois was there as a regular writer/panelist in the thundering herds of same, and as a Hugo nominee. Address: LoneStarCon 2, PO Box 27277, Austin, TX 78755-2277. email: They had a website with more info. Held at Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, Marriott Rivercenter and Marriott Riverwalk.

September 26-28, Guest of Honor at Con*Cept 97, Montreal, Canada Address: PO Box 405, Station H, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 2L1.

October 3-5, Guest of Honor at Archon 21. St. Louis, Missouri Address: PO Box 483, Chesterfield, MO 63006-0483. Located at the Collinsville, IL Gateway Center (convention center) and adjacent Holiday Inn (same location as 1993-96 Archons), just off exit 11 (11 miles east of St. Louis/Mississippi river) on I-55/I-70.


February 16-18, Guest of Honour at Boskone 33 in Framingham, MA. Held at the Sheraton Tara Hotel.

April 5-7, Minicon 31 in Minneapolis,

May 24-27, Programme Participant at WisCon 20 in Madison, Wisconsin. See Women of Other Worlds ed Helen Merrick & Tess Williams, University of Western Australia Press, Australia ISBN: 1-876268-32-8 for details. Also website at

June 22-23, featured Guest at the Science Fiction Research Association conference, held in Eau Claire, WI.

7 July, Spoke to the American Library Association conference, in New York, NY. Speech republished as "Mind Food: Writing Science Fiction" in the Journal of Youth Services in Libraries Winter 1997.

September 6-8, Guest of Honour at Coppercon 16, Scottsdale, Arizona. Held at the Holiday Inn, Sunspree Resort, Scottsdale, Arizona.

November 8-10, Author Guest of Honour at Windycon XXIII held at the Hyatt Regency Woodfield, Schaumburg, Illinois.


April 14-17, Guest of Honour at EasterCon aka Confabulation, Docklands, London, England.

August 24-28, Programme Participant at the 53rd Worldcon, Intersection (Glasgow in '95), in the UK. Held at Scottish Exhibition and Conference Center, Moat House, Crest, and Central Hotels.



February, Guest of Honor at WisCon 17, the world's only feminist science fiction convention. Held in Madison, Wisconsin. Other Guest of Honor Kristine Kathryn Rusch

October 15-17, Guest of Honor at at Necronomicon, held at the Airport Holiday Inn, Tampa, Fl, with Peter David Website:


Pro Guest at ROC*KON #16, in Little Rock, Arkansa, other Guests were: Storyteller: Fran Stallings and Artist: Cat Conrad. September 3-7, Programme Participant at the 50th WorldCon, MagiCon in Orlando, Florida. Held at Orange County Convention and Civic Center and The Peabody Hotel.


Guest of Honor at RiverCon in Louisville, KY. Held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

August, Guest of Honor at VikingCon

August 29-September 2, Hugo Award winner at the 49th Worldcon, Chicon V in Chicago. Held at the Chicago Hyatt Regency, and its underground convention center and at the Swissotel.


April 28, 1990 Nebula banquet, Presented the novelette Nebula to Connie Willis, then recieved the the novella Nebula from Connie Willis!


April 22, Nebula Award Winner at 1988 Nebula Awards Weekend, held at the Penta Hotel, New York NY.

August 31-September 4, Hugo Award Nominee at the 47th Worldcon, Noreascon III in Boston. Held at Sheraton-Boston Hotel and Hynes Convention Center.

November 17-19, Special Guest at Philcon 1989.



August 26-31, at Conspiracy 87 the 45th Worldcon in Brighton, UK. Held at Metropole Hotel and Brighton Conference Centre.


ConFederation, First Worldcon as a professional writer. Worldcon in Atlanta. Held at Marriott Marquis, Atlanta Hilton.

Details of early worldcons obtained from the Worldcon home page.

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