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A convention in the Bay Area since 2011 which is "a literary-themed, conversational West Coast SF/F con. Each year we chose a new theme and invite Honored Guests (ranging from writers to scientists and artists) whose work exemplifies the theme."

The "FOG" in FOGcon is a pun on Bay Area fogs and the acronym for Friends of Genre (along with the Speculative Literature Foundation) one of the two sponsoring organizations.

It apparently went into hiatus during the Covid-19 pandemic, running a series of small online events and hopes to run an entirely online convention in 2023. One or both of its sponsoring organizations appears to be shutting down.

Convention Dates GoHs Theme
FOGcon 1 March 11-13, 2011 Pat Murphy, Jeff VanderMeer, Fritz Leiber The City in Speculative Fiction
FOGcon 2 March 30-April 1, 2012 Nalo Hopkinson, Shelley Jackson, Mary Shelley The Body
FOGcon 2013 March 8-10, 2013 Terry Bisson, Susan R. Matthews, Anthony Boucher Law, Order, and Crime
FOGcon 2014 2014 Seanan McGuire, Tim Powers, James Tiptree, Jr. Secrets
FOGcon 2015 March 6-8, 2015 Kim Stanley Robinson, Catherynne M. Valente, Joanna Russ The Traveller
FOGcon 6 March 4-6, 2016 Jo Walton, Ted Chiang, Donna Haraway, Octavia Butler Transformations
FOGcon 7 March 10-12, 2017 Delia Sherman, Ayize Jama-Everett, Iain M. Banks Interstitial Spaces
FOGcon 8 2018 Andrea Hairston, Ada Palmer, Thomas M. Disch Performance in SF&F
FOGcon 9 2019 Becky Chambers, Karen Joy Fowler, Ursula K. Le Guin Friendship
FOGcon 10 March 6-8, 2020 Nisi Shawl, Mary Anne Mohanraj, Terry Pratchett Turning Points

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