CONduit

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CONduit
Status Active
Genre Science fiction/Fantasy
Location(s) Salt Lake City, Utah
Country United States
Inaugurated 1990
Attendance 500-900
Organized by SFCon, Inc.
Filing status Utah non-profit
Website
http://conduit-sf.com/

CONduit is an annual general interest science fiction and fantasy convention held in May in Salt Lake City, Utah.[1] CONduit was founded in 1989 but took two years to plan its first convention. While there are other genre conventions in Utah, CONduit is the largest general interest convention,[1] and provides a means for professionals to meet and network with other professionals, as well as a way for fans to meet and enjoy each other's company.[2]

Each year, CONduit has a charity auction to benefit a local charitable cause. In years past, this auction benefitted Reading for the Future, a non-profit organization which promoted literacy through speculative fiction. The RFF Utah Student Writing and Art Contest was sponsored in part by CONduit.[3] However, RFF ceased operation in January 2010.[4] CONduit is also a founding member of the Utah Speculative Fiction Council.

Notable local guests have included Brandon Sanderson, L.E. Modesitt, Jr.,[2] Tracy Hickman,[2] Anne Wingate,[2] Dan Willis, Bradley Williams, Eric James Stone, James Dashner, Dave Wolverton,[2][5] Paul Genesse, Kevin Wasden, and Howard Tayler.[5]

Upcoming conventions[edit]

CONduit 25: There and Back Again[edit]

CONduit 25: There and Back Again will be held in 2015.

CONduit 24[edit]

CONduit 24 will not be taking place in 2014. Rather it is being replaced by the Westercon 67 convention to be held July 3-7, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Appearing at the conference:

History[edit]

Speculative fiction
Alternate history
Fantasy fiction
Science fiction
Horror fiction
Other
Portal icon Speculative fiction portal

CONduit 23: The Dark Guilds of CONduit[edit]

CONduit 23: The Dark Guilds of CONduit was held May 24–26, 2013 at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.

CONduit 22: Time Lords of CONduit[edit]

CONduit 22: Time Lords of CONduit was held May 25–27, 2012 at the Radisson Hotel in Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.

CONduit 21: Caped CONduit[edit]

CONduit 21: Caped CONduit was held May 27–29, 2011 at the Radisson Hotel in Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.

CONduit 20: Space Pirates of CONduit[edit]

CONduit 20: Space Pirates of CONduit was held May 28–30, 2010 at the Radisson Hotel in Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.

CONduit 19: Evil Overlords of CONduit[edit]

CONduit 19: Evil Overlords of CONduit was held May 22–24, 2009.[7]

CONduit 18: Chronicles of CONduit[edit]

Held 23–25 May 2008 at the Radisson in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.

CONduit 17: Shadows of CONduit[edit]

Held 25–27 May 2007 at the Radisson in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.

CONduit 16: Wizards of CONduit[edit]

CONduit 15: Dragons of CONduit[edit]

CONduit 14: Reloaded[edit]

CONduit 13: The Nightmare CONtinues[edit]

CONduit 12: CONduit of the Rings[edit]

CONduit 11: A Space Oddity[edit]

CONduit 10:Night of the Living CONduit[edit]

CONduit 9: Deep Space CONduit[edit]

CONduit 8: Pirates of CONduit[edit]

CONduit 7: CONduit of the Gods[edit]

CONduit 6: Captain CONduit[edit]

CONduit 5: CONduit the Barbarian[edit]

CONduit 4: King CONduit[edit]

CONduit 3: Bride of CONduit[edit]

CONduit 2: Son of CONduit[edit]

Sources:[2][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Vaughn, Aaron (2009-05-24). "Evil Overlords Claim Salt Lake for Sci Fi Convention". Fox 13 KSTU. Retrieved 2009-05-25. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Davis, James (2007-06-18). "From all spacewalks: Salt Lake's CONduit unites a galaxy of science fiction fans for three days of unabashed imagination". Retrieved 2007-06-24. 
  3. ^ "RFF Utah Student Writing and Art Contest". Reading for the Future Utah. Retrieved 2007-06-24. 
  4. ^ "RFF Utah Home". Reading for the Future. January 21, 2010. Archived from the original on February 24, 2010. Retrieved February 24, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c CONduit 19: Evil Overlords of CONduit Program Book. Salt Lake City, Utah: SFCon.org. 2009-05-22. pp. 3–35. 
  6. ^ a b CONduit 16: Wizards of CONduit Program Book. Salt Lake City, Utah: CONduit Planning Committee. 2006-05-26. p. 49. 
  7. ^ Nelson, Paul (2009-05-22). "Conduit Science Fiction and Fantasy convention coming to Salt Lake". KSL.com. Retrieved 2009-05-25. 

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