May 24-27, 2024 (Memorial Day Weekend)

Renaissance Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland

A four-day celebration of Science Fiction and Fantasy!

Join over fifteen hundred fans of all backgrounds as we gather to celebrate Science Fiction and Fantasy with more than 300 hours of diverse programming, from award winning authors and publishers to twitch live-streamers, from cosplay experts to renowned scientists and tech innovators. Sing along with our filkers, immerse yourself in our stunning Art Show and Masquerade, and laugh and cry at our Film Festival. We’ve got something for everyone.

Guests of Honor

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Writer Guest of Honor: L.E. Modesitt, Jr.

L.E. Modesitt, Jr. is a very popular and prolific author, with over 75 novels so far. He is best known for his Saga of Recluse fantasy series

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Editor Guest of Honor: Sheila Williams

Sheila Williams is the two-time Hugo Award winning Editor (in 2011 and 2012) of Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, which has won the Locus Award for Best Magazine multiple times.

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Music Guest of Honor: Rhiannon's Lark

Creator Alyssa Yeager’s solo project “Rhiannon’s Lark” has made appearances at sci-fi, fantasy, and gaming conventions with insightful lyrics, gorgeous vocals, and gentle humor.

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2023 Compton Crook Award: Alex Jennings

Alex Jennings’  debut novel, The Ballad of Perilous Graves, was the winner of the 2023 Compton Crook Award.

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