InConJunction

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InConJunction
Status Active
Genre Science Fiction & Fantasy
Dates First weekend of July
Frequency Annually
Venue Indianapolis Marriott East
Location(s) Indianapolis, Indiana
Country United States
Inaugurated 1981[1]
Next event July 6th – 8rd, 2018
Attendance 650 - 800
Organized by Circle of Janus Science Fiction Club of Indiana
Website
http://www.inconjunction.org/

InConJunction is a fan-run, not-for-profit science fiction convention held during the first weekend in July in Indianapolis, Indiana. Past guests include Philip José Farmer, Frederik Pohl,[2] Catherine Asaro, George R.R. Martin, Jerry Pournelle, Glen Cook, Mike Resnick, Timothy Zahn,[2] and David Drake. The convention focuses on literature and literacy, but not to the exclusion of other areas of interest. Unique or unusual features include a dedicated Doctor Who room sponsored by The Whoosier Network, an anime room sponsored by The Indiana Animation Club, and a charity auction supporting Indy Reads and other charities as chosen by the convention chairperson.

Upcoming conventions[edit]

InConJunction 37 will be held June 30 – July 2, 2017, at the Indianapolis Marriott East. The guest list has yet to be announced.

InConJunction 38 will be held July 6–8, 2018, at the Indianapolis Marriott East. The guest list has yet to be announced.

Past conventions[edit]

InConJunction 36 was held July 1 – 3, 2016, at the Indianapolis Marriott East. The Author Guest of Honor was Simon Morden (British author of The Metrozone series, Arcanum and more). The Media Guest of Honor was Rockne S. O'Bannon (television writer and producer of Farscape, seaQuest, Defiance, Cult, and Alien Nation). The Artist Guest of Honor was Heather V. Kreiter (Award-winning fantasy illustrator; creator of the My Little Demon series). The Music Guest of Honor was Wax Chaotic. The Featured Guests were Dr. Arlan K. Andrews, Sr., Keith DeCandido, Tammy Jo Eckhart, Michelle Mussoni, and Robert Pyatt, Ph. D..

InConJunction 35 was held July 3 – 5, 2015, at the Indianapolis Marriott East. The Author Guests of Honor were Timothy Zahn and Dr. Arlan K. Andrews, Sr.. The Artist Guest of Honor was RJ Haddy. The Music Guest of Honor was Marian Call. The Toastmaster was Lou Harry.

InConJunction 34 was held July 4 – 6, 2014, at the Indianapolis Marriott East. The Author Guest of Honor was to have been the late Aaron Allston. Upon his sudden death, the convention secured Jack Campbell (John G. Hemry) as Author Guest of Honor. The Artist Guest of Honor was Aaron Williams (cartoonist). The Science Guest of Honor was Robert Pyatt, PhD. The Toastmaster was Lou Harry.

InConJunction 33 was held July 5 – 7, 2013, at the Indianapolis Marriott East. The Author Guest of Honor was Cherie Priest. Artist Guest of Honor was Stuart Sayger. The Music Guest of Honor was the band Five Year Mission.

InConJunction 32 was held July 6 – 8, 2012, at the Indianapolis Marriott East. The Author Guest of Honor was Kevin Hearne. Artist Guest of Honor was Paul "Pablo" Taylor. Fan Guest of Honor was Edward Endres, Jr.'s Fyberdyne Laboratories. Music Guest of Honor was the band Wild Mercy. And the Special Guest of Honor was prop builder Mike Moore.

InConJunction 31 was held July 1 – 3, 2011, at the Indianapolis Marriott East. The Author Guest of Honor was Catherine Asaro. Artist Guest of Honor was David Lee Pancake. Music Guest of Honor was Donald Wolcott. Toastmaster was Travis Clemmons. Selected charities were One Laptop per Child and Indiana Literacy Association.

InConJunction 30 was held July 2 – 4, 2010, at the Indianapolis Marriott East. Author Guest of Honor was Keith R. A. DeCandido. Artist Guest of Honor was Ed Beard, Jr.. Gaming Guests of Honor were Andy Looney and Kristin Looney of Looney Labs. Music Guest was the band Wild Mercy. Toastmaster was The Incredible Two-Headed Toastmaster (Robert Pyatt and Randy Porter).

InConJunction XXVIV was held July 3 – 5, 2009, at the Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites. Author Guests of Honor were Michael Z. Williamson and Sarah Zettel. Artist Guest of Honor was Robin Wood (artist). Toastmaster was Tom Smith.

InConJunction XXVIII was held July 4 – 6, 2008, at the Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites. Author Guest of Honor was John Scalzi. Artist Guests of Honor were Alan M. Clark and Howard Tayler. Fan Guest of Honor was Robert "Gunner" Reynolds. Toastmaster was Randy Porter.

InConJunction XXVII was held July 6 – 8, 2007, at the Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites. Author Guest of Honor was George R. R. Martin. Artist Guest of Honor was visual effects compositor Sherry Hitch. Fan Guests of Honor were Jeff Thompson and Kathie Thompson. Music Guests were The Gregory Morris Group and Tom Smith. Toastmaster was Randy Porter.

The history of InConJunction is summarized at its website in the InConJunction History and Web Archive.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Future Conventions". Starlog. p. 23. July 1981. 
  2. ^ a b "Sci-Fi folks to meet here". Indianapolis News. June 20, 1987. 

References[edit]

  • Novello, Laura A (July 6, 1985). "Delegates universally way-out". Indianapolis Star.
  • Headden, Susan (July 5, 1986). "Searching for a truer 'fiction'". Indianapolis Star, pp. 25–26.

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