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Ad Astra, 1989-2019, was a convention held in the Toronto area and presented by the Ad Astra Science Fiction Society. In 2023, the club announced that it would pay out what money it could to creditors and "enter a dormant phase".

Convention Dates GoHs
Ad Astra I June 13-15, 1980 James Hogan, Steve Simmons
Ad Astra II June 11-13, 1982 Jerry Pournelle, Ro Lutz-Nagey
Ad Astra III September 23-25, 1983 Ben Bova, Ken Fletcher
Ad Astra IV September 28-30, 1984 Dean Ing, David C. Onley, Bob Passovoy
Ad Astra V June 7-9, 1985 David Brin, Vonda McIntyre, Mike Glyer
Ad Astra VI June 13-15, 1986 Steven Brust, Roger Zelazny, Frank Kelly Freas
Ad Astra 7 June 12-14, 1987 C. J. Cherryh, Elisabeth Vonarburg, Diana Gallagher Wu
Ad Astra 8 June 10-12, 1988 Orson Scott Card, R. A. MacAvoy, Fran Skene, Taral
Ad Astra 9 June 9-11, 1989 John Varley, Kerry O'Quinn
Ad Astra 10 June 8-10, 1990 Terry Pratchett, Frank Kelly Freas, Larry Stewart
Ad Astra 11 June 7-9, 1991 Barbara Hambly, George Alec Effinger, Bob Eggleton
Ad Astra 12 June 5-7, 1992 Katherine Kurtz, Lois McMaster Bujold, Jan Howard Finder
Ad Astra 13 June 4-6, 1993 Frederik Pohl, Dave Duncan, Robin Wood
Ad Astra 14 June 17-19, 1994 L. Sprague de Camp, Catherine Crook de Camp, Diane Duane, Peter Morwood, George Alec Effinger
Ad Astra 15 June 16-18, 1995 Roger Zelazny, A. C. Crispin, Shawna McCarthy, Wayne Barlowe, Kim Newman, Stephen Jones, Michael Copabianco, Ellen Datlow
Ad Astra 16 June 7-9, 1996 Larry Niven, James P. Hogan, Philip Pullman, Robert J. Sawyer, Kathryn Cramer
Ad Astra XVII June 13-15, 1997 Steven Brust, Tim Powers, John Clute
Ad Astra 18 / Ad Astra '98 June 5-7, 1998 Josepha Sherman, Tanya Huff, Keith & Gary Arseneau
Ad Astra 2000 February 18-20, 2000 Nancy Kress, Charles de Lint, Christopher Stasheff, Scott Edelman, Lloyd Penney, and Yvonne Penney
Ad Astra 2001 February 23-25, 2001 Connie Willis, David G. Hartwell, Rick Green, Robert J. Sawyer, Urban Tapestry
Ad Astra 2002 February 8-10, 2002 Guy Gavriel Kay, John Howe, Julie E. Czerneda, Ted Nasmith
Ad Astra XXII March 21-23, 2003 David Brin, Tanya Huff, Robert Gould, Brian Froud
Ad Astra 2004 April 2-4, 2004 C. J. Cherryh, Robert Charles Wilson, Don Bassingthwaite, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Mark Askwith, Gord Rose
Ad Astra XXIV April 8-10, 2005 Nalo Hopkinson, Don Hutchison, Tom Smith, Charles Vess, Peter Watts
Ad Astra 25 March 31-April 2, 2006 Kelley Armstrong, Terry Brooks, Peter David, Ed Greenwood, Betsy Mitchell, Martin Springett, David Warren
Ad Astra 26 March 2-4, 2007 Ed Beard, Jr., Cory Doctorow, Phyllis Gotlieb, Stephen Jones, Lee Knight, Chris Knight
Ad Astra 27 March 28-30, 2008 Yvonne Gilbert, Howard Tayler, Christopher Golden, Rebecca Moesta, Kevin J. Anderson, Dr. Shelley Rabinovitch, Glen Loates, Wayne Brown
Ad Astra 28 March 27-29, 2009 Melyssa Ade, Nigel Bennett, Kent Burles, David Drake, Joanne Ellen Hansen, Tamora Pierce, Timothy Zahn, Michael Green, Mary-Ellen McAlonen
Ad Astra 29 April 9-11, 2010 Aaron Allston, Todd McCaffrey, Robert J. Sawyer, Eric Flint, Robert Pincombe, Cathy Palmer-Lister
Ad Astra 30 April 8-10, 2011 Mercedes Lackey, Larry Dixon
Ad Astra 31 April 13-15, 2012 Harry Turtledove, Lesley Livingston, Shelly Shapiro, Joe Jusko, Peter Halasz
Ad Astra 32 April 5-7, 2013 Jim Butcher, Shannon Butcher, Stephen Hunt
Ad Astra 33 April 4-6, 2014 David Weber, Steven Erikson, Anne Groell, Patricia Briggs, Donato Giancola, Mark Townsend
Ad Astra 2015 April 10-12, 2015 Anne Bishop, Charles de Lint, MaryAnn Harris, Denis McGrath, Monica Pacheco
Ad Astra 2016 April 29-May 1, 2016 Jack Whyte, Sandra Kasturi, Brett Savory
Ad Astra 2017 May 5-7, 2017 Brandon Sanderson, Kristen Britain, S. M. Stirling, Eric Choi
Ad Astra 2018 July 13-15, 2018 Bill Fawcett, Maria V. Synder, Timothy Zahn, Jody Lynn Nye, Sylvian Neuvel
Ad Astra 2019 July 12-14, 2019
Ad Astra 2020 May 1-3, 2020 Heather Dale, Ellen Kushner, Peter Kenneth
Ad Astra 2021 2021

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