Conduit (convention)

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Status on hiatus
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

Conduit, often stylized as 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]


  1. CONduit, 1991. Guests: Barbara Hambly (author), Derek Hegstead (artist), Erick Wujik (gaming)
  2. CONduit 2: Son of CONduit, 1992. Guests: Roger Zelazny (author), Liz Danforth (artist), Mike Stackpole (gaming)
  3. CONduit 3: Bride of CONduit, 1993. Guests: Larry Niven (author), Frank & Laura Brodian Kelly Freas (artists), Cat Faber (filk)
  4. CONduit 4: King CONduit, 1994. Guests: C. J. Cherryh (author), Liz Danforth (artist), Jennifer Roberson (author)
  5. CONduit 5: CONduit the Barbarian, 1995. Guests: Kristine Kathryn Rusch (author), Dean Wesley Smith (authors), David Cherry (artist), ElizaBeth Gilligan (author), Katharine Kerr (author)
  6. CONduit 6: Captain CONduit, 1996. Guests: Fred Saberhagen (author), Leonard Parkin (artist), L. Dean James (author)
  7. CONduit 7: CONduit of the Gods, 1997. Guests: Timothy Zahn (author), Phil & Kaja Foglio (artists), Steve Jackson (gaming)
  8. CONduit 8: Pirates of CONduit, 1998. Guests: David Brin (author), Arthur Roberg (artist), D. C. Fontana (media)
  9. CONduit 9: Deep Space CONduit, 1999. Guests: Terry Brooks (author), Michael Goodwin (artist), Bjo & John Trimble
  10. CONduit 10: Night of the Living CONduit, 2000. Guests: Charles de Lint (author), Brian Durfee (artist), MaryAnn Harris (artist), Steve Jackson (gaming)
  11. CONduit 11: A Space Oddity, 2001. Guests: Alan Dean Foster (author), Larry Elmore (artist), Three Weird Sisters (filk)
  12. CONduit 12: CONduit of the Rings, 2002. Guests: Christopher Stasheff (author), Newton Ewell (artist), Jack Donner (media)
  13. CONduit 13: The Nightmare CONtinues, 2003. Guests: Harry Turtledove (author), Lynne Goodwin (artist)
  14. CONduit 14: Reloaded, 2004. Guests: Steve Miller (author), Sharon Lee (author), Tracy & Laura Hickman (gaming), Jordin Kare (science)
  15. CONduit 15: Dragons of CONduit, 2005. Guests: Tim Powers (author), Charles Vess (artist), Susan J. Napier (anime), Shannon Hale (writer to watch)
  16. CONduit 16: Wizards of CONduit, 2006. Guests: L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (author), James M. Carson (conceptual artist), Sam Longoria (director, producer, actor, writer for film and theatre)
  17. CONduit 17: Shadows of CONduit, May 25–27, 2007. Guests: David Weber (author), Mike Dringenberg (artist)
  18. CONduit 18: Chronicles of CONduit, May 23–25, 2008. Guests: Michael A. Stackpole (author), Theresa Mather (artist)
  19. CONduit 19: Evil Overlords of CONduit, May 22–24, 2009. Guests: David Farland/Dave Wolverton (author), Howard Tayler, creator of the webcomic Schlock Mercenary.[5][6]
  20. CONduit 20: Space Pirates of CONduit, May 28–30, 2010. Guests: Barbara Hambly (author), Kevin Wasden (artist)
  21. CONduit 21: Caped CONduit, May 27–29, 2011. Guests: Carole Nelson Douglas (author), Joey Shoji (filk)
  22. CONduit 22: Time Lords of CONduit, May 25–27, 2012. Guests: Tamora Pierce (author), Tim Russ (media), Mary Ellen Smith (costuming)
  23. CONduit 23: The Dark Guilds of CONduit, May 24–26, 2013. Guests: Heather Joseph-Witham (author/scholar), Alexis Cruz (media), Paul Genesse (author)
  24. CONduit 24: WesterCONduit, July 3-7, 2014 (held jointly with Westercon 67). Guests: Brandon Sanderson (author), Cory Doctorow (author), Howard Taylor (artist and author), Mary Robinette Kowal (author and puppeteer)
  25. CONduit 25: Son of CONduit, 2015. Guests: Jane Lindskold (author), Larry Nemecek (media/fan), Jessica Douglas (artist)



  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: 2009-05-22. pp. 3–35. 
  6. ^ Nelson, Paul (2009-05-22). "Conduit Science Fiction and Fantasy convention coming to Salt Lake". Retrieved 2009-05-25. 
  7. ^ CONduit 16: Wizards of CONduit Program Book. Salt Lake City, Utah: CONduit Planning Committee. 2006-05-26. p. 49. 

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