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A fan-run regional convention held in Biloxi, MS, from 1978, which typically has several media (film or TV) guests in addition to author, artist, gaming, fan, and science guests. Mississippi's longest running and largest science fiction, fantasy and gaming convention, it is sponsored by CoastCon, Inc., a non-profit literary organization.

The con's numbering system started out by calendar year, changed to Roman numerals on the 8th iteration, and changed to decimal numbers on the 29th iteration.

Convention Dates GoHs, Notes
Coastcon 1978 March 31-April 2, 1978 Meade Frierson, Penny Frierson, Lou Zocchi, Mike Kurtik
Coastcon '79 March 9-11, 1979 George R. R. Martin, Meade Frierson III
Coastcon '80 March 14-16, 1980
Coastcon '81 March 13-15, 1981 Jerry Pournelle, James Madden
Coastcon '82 March 12-14, 1982 Richard Pini, Wendy Pini, Joe Haldeman
Coastcon '83 March 4-6, 1983 Jo Clayton
Coastcon '84 March 9-11, 1984 Robert Adams,
Coastcon VIII March 8-10, 1985 Alan Dean Foster, Robert Neagle
Coastcon IX April 4-6, 1986 J. R. Madden
Coastcon X March 28-30, 1987 L. Sprague de Camp, Catherine Crook de Camp, Real Musgrave, Dave Dorman, Dr. Jack Stocker
Coastcon XI 1988 Curtis Scott
Coastcon XII March 17-19, 1989 Debbie Hodgkinson
Coastcon XIII March 30 - April 1, 1990 Joe R. Lansdale, Sandy Peterson, Robert Petitt, Walter Irwin, George Alec Effinger, Gregory Nicholl, Sidney Williams, David Lavigne
Coastcon XIV March 15-17, 1991 Harry Alm, Marilyn Alm
Coastcon XV March 27-29, 1992 Aubrey Stephens
Coastcon XVI April 2-4, 1993 Timothy Zahn, Lawrence Watt-Evans, Keith Parkinson, Michael Stackpole, Mary Scott
Coastcon XVII March 25-27, 1994 Spider Robinson, Jeanne Robinson, George Alec Effinger, Larry Elmore, Niels Erickson
Coastcon XVIII March 31 - April 2, 1995 Mike Stackpole, Steve Perry, Jennifer Roberson, George Alec Effinger, Maxy Pertuit, Jerre Rivers
Coastcon XIX March 22-24, 1996 Gary Graham, Elizabeth Moon, Tony DiTerlizzi, Tim Beach, Samantha Steeber
Coastcon XX March 20-23, 1997 Frank Schiavo
Coastcon XXI March 27-29, 1998 Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman, David Cherry, Giselle Sleiman, Ann Cavitt (later Neagle)
Coastcon XXII March 19-21, 1999 Walter Koenig, Patricia Tallman, P. N. Elrod, Larry Elmore, Steve Jackson, Terry Wade
Coastcon XXIII March 24-26, 2000 Jason Carter, Wortham "Bob" Krimmer, Peter Woodward, Joey Grillot, Jr.
Coastcon XXIV March 16-18, 2001 Danny Strong, Larry Bagby, Josepha Sherman, Nene Thomas, Alfred Richard
Coastcon XXV March 15-17, 2002 Barbara Hambly, Steven Brust, Lubov, Dave Arneson, Giselle Sleiman Sharpe, Bob Hart
Coastcon XXVI March 21-23, 2003 Peter Jurasik, Fred Saberhagen, Loren Wiseman, Robert R. Hoffman Ph.D., Julie Schiavo
Coastcon XXVII April 2-4, 2004 Ann C. Crispin, Albrecht, Stephen Austin, Bobby Rodgers, Frank Jerome, Sally Jerome
Coastcon XXVIII March 4-6, 2005 Walter Koenig, William Johnson, Judy Johnson, Mark Worrell, Glenda Finkelstein, Jeff Breslauer, Sharon Green, Dave Arneson, Dale Kemper, Carl Lundgren, Debbora Wiles, Dr. James Kakalios
Coastcon 29 March 24-26, 2006 this was a very scaled-down con in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
Coastcon 30 March 16-18, 2007 Noel Neill (the Original Lois Lane), William Murphy, Michael "Scotty" Scott, Michael Bledsoe
Coastcon 31 April 11-13, 2008 Gigi Edgley, David Gerrold, Rudy Scott Nelson, Robert C. Bruce, Jr., Diane Galloway
Coastcon 32 March 20-22, 2009 Virginia Hey, David Weber, Michael Moorcock, John Picacio, Larry Brom, A. J. Brockway
Coastcon 33 March 5-7, 2010 Nicky Clyne, David Drake, Matthew Tessier
Coastcon 34 March 11-13, 2011 Gary Graham, Mike Resnick, Jeff Dee, Jack Herman, Jason Fisher
Coastcon 35 March 16-18, 2012 Lindsey Wagner, Patricia Tallman, Timothy Zahn, Jon Leitheusser, Steve Kenson, Ken Grimes
Coastcon 36 March 15-17, 2013 Adrian Paul, Jennell Jaquays, Diana Rowland, Bill Majure and Cynthia Majure
Coastcon 37 March 7-9, 2014 John de Lancie, Kelley Armstrong, Michael Brock, Don Schermerhorn
Coastcon 38 March 20-22, 2015 Tony Amendola, Aaron Douglas, Tiffany Grant , Brendan LaSalle, Rebecca Smith
Coastcon 39 March 4-6, 2016 Jacqueline Carey, Mitch Foust, Robin Laws, Bevan Lowery, Steve Blum, Mary McGlynn, Unity Rains and Tim Broome
Coastcon 40 March 3-5, 2017 Oded Fehr, Michael Coleman, Robert Buettner, Brian LeBlanc, Kevin Siembieda, Sean Patrick Fannon, Pauline Grigsby, John Grigsby
Coastcon 41 March 16-18, 2018 Bryce Papenbrook, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Knightmage, Doug Lewis, Karen Lewis
Coastcon 42 March 7-10, 2019 Steven Brust, Matthew Atchley, Michael Tatum, Sandy Peterson, Kathy Beauford, Skungy Scontrino, Dave Ducorbier, Brian Held
Coastcon 43 March 6-8, 2020 Seanan McGuire, Melissa Gay, Morgan Berry, Jay Little, Greg Spanier
Coastcon 44 March 3-5, 2021 March 4-6, 2022 Faith Hunter, Rafe White. Postponed due to Covid-19
Coastcon 45 March 3-5, 2023 Kevin Thompson, Gini Koch, Theresa Mather, Dwaine Balius, Chip Lechner, Ann Marie Croutch
Coastcon 46 March 1–3, 2024 Jake Stormoen, Tedd Walley, Shane Hensley, Max Gladstone

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