The Bay Area’s Longest Fan-Run Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
Our 2018 convention will be held in San Mateo from Friday, May 25 through Monday, May 28, 2018. We’ll be returning to the San Mateo Marriott Hotel again.
Our theme for 2018 is Patchwork Fandom: Stitching The Generations Together.
Our co-chairs for 2018 will be Gwennifer Held & Katie Scarlett.
Guests of Honor
Writer Guest of Honor
BayCon is excited to announce legendary fantasy author Tamora Pierce as our Writer Guest of Honor for 2018!
Tamora Pierce is known widely for her works of fantasy fiction that depict young heroines. In 2013, she received the Margaret A. Edwards award from the American Library Association for her Song of the Lioness and Protector of the Small quartets. She also won the 2005 Skylark Edward E. Smith Memorial Award for Imaginative Fiction.
Pierce’s short stories and other works have also been featured in numerous anthologies, comics and essay collections. Tamora’s next book, Tortall: A Spy’s Guide, is due out in October 2017.
Born in Pennsylvania, Tamora spent much of her childhood in the San Francisco Bay Area. She now lives in Syracuse, New York with her husband Tim Liebe, and four cats.
M. Todd Gallowglas will be our Toastmaster.
|Pre-register for BayCon 2018!|
|Special early bird rates for a limited time.|
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|General Seating||Reserved Seating at Friday/Saturday/Sunday Evening Events||Reserved Seating at Friday/Saturday/Sunday Evening Events|
|–||Special Meet the Guests of Honor Reception||Special Meet the Guests of Honor Reception|
|–||Special BayCon Patron T-shirt & Ribbon||Special BayCon Sponsor T-shirt & Ribbon|
|–||Special BayCon Program Book Cover (for Autographs)||Special BayCon Program Book Cover (for Autographs)|
|–||(1) Special Guest of Honor Brunch (Limited Seating)||Special Guest of Honor Brunch (Limited Seating)|
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