CAN*CON

CAN*CON: The Conference of Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature was a convention run by The Society for Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature in Ottawa, Canada. It was founded in 1992 by James Botte and Farrell McGovern. Besides Canadian content, it's goal was to turn Canadian sf back to books.

It's current motto is "The Conference on Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature".

The convention has had a fairly spotty history with two large gaps. In some years it also doesn't seem to have had Guests of Honor, though it designated up to a dozen or so people as "guests". "Special Guest" here is almost certainly not a Guest of Honor.

Convention Dates GoHs
CAN*CON '92 May 22-24, 1992 Guy Gavriel Kay, Donald Kingsbury, Jeff Green, Meghan Dunn, Jan Scott, Paul Valcour
CAN*CON '93 May 14-16, 1993 Karen Wehrstein, Shirley Meier, Bink, Robert J. Sawyer, Greg Ioannou
CAN*CON '94 May 13-15, 1994 S.M. Stirling
CAN*CON '95 / Boréal 12 (Canvention 15) May 12-14, 1995 Dave Duncan
CAN*CON '96 May 17-19, 1996 Robert Charles Wilson, Charles de Lint, Robert J. Sawyer
CAN*CON '97 May 2-4, 1997
Hiatus
CAN*CON 2001 August 17-19, 2001 Robert J. Sawyer
Hiatus
CAN*CON 2010 August 20-22, 2010 Marie Bilodeau
CAN*CON 2011 September 9-11, 2011 Julie E. Czerneda, Leonard Kirk, Liana K and Ed the Sock
CAN*CON 2012 September 21-23, 2012 Hayden Trenholm, Tom Fowler, Alan Neal
CAN*CON 2013 (Canvention 33) October 4-6, 2013 Robert J. Sawyer, Hayden Trenholm, Mark Robinson
CAN*CON 2014 October 3-5, 2014 Jo Walton, Gabrielle Harbowy, Jay Odjick
CAN*CON 2015 October 30 - November 1, 2015 Edward Willett, Trevor Quachri, Cristina Perissinotto
CAN*CON 2016 September 9-11, 2016 Tanya Huff, Sheila Williams, Sam Morgan, Eric Choi
CAN*CON 2017 October 13-15, 2017 Steven Erikson, Sheila Gilbert, Kim-Mei Kirtland
CAN*CON 2018 October 12-14, 2018 Kevin Hearne, Miriam Weinberg, Kurestin Armada
CAN*CON 2019 (Canvention 39) October 18-20, 2019 Kelly Robson, Charlie Jane Anders, Lee Harris, DongWon Song
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Concatenation Fanlore http://can-con.org (IA) Website . 1992 .

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