Baycon 2004 was held May 28–31, 2004 at the San Jose DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, CA. The theme was "The Con You Can't Refuse", a play on the famous line "an offer you can't refuse" from The Godfather. Author GoH was Michael Swanwick, Artist GoH was Jael, Fan GoH was Elayne Pelz, Special Guests were Chase Masterson and Mark Ryan, and Toastmaster was Esther Friesner. Chair was Tony Cratz. The con's charities were the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers' Workshop and the Chabot Space and Science Center. Attendance was 2374 members.
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