SCIFI Events & Conventions

The following is a list of conventions that SCIFI has produced since its foundation.
The events are presented in reverse order, most recent first.

World Fantasy Convention 2019

October 31-November 3, 2019
Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

Theme: Fantasy Noir
Guests of Honor: Tad Williams, Reiko Murakami, Sheree Renée Thomas, Margo Lanagan, Beth Meacham, Robert Silverberg (toastmaster)
Chairs: Bruce Farr & Sherri Benoun
Membership: 748

SmofCon 2014

December 5-7, 2014
Manhattan Beach Marriott, Manhattan Beach, CA

Theme: Traveling Together Into the Future
Chairs: Bobbi Armbruster & Kim Marks Brown
Membership: 212

LA Con IV: 64th World Science Fiction Convention

August 23-27, 2006
Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim Hilton & Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim, CA

Guests of Honor: Connie Willis (author), James Gurney (artist), Howard DeVore (fan, posthumous), Frankie Thomas (special guest, posthumous)
Chair: Christian B. McGuire
Membership: 6291
Archived Website: http://laconiv.scifiinc.org/

Westercon 55: Conagerie

July 4-7, 2002
LAX Airport Radisson Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

Theme: It’s a Jungle Out There
Guests of Honor: Harry Turtledove (author), Beth Meacham (editor), Ross Chamberlain (artist), Robert Lichtman (fan)
Chair: Bruce Pelz
Membership: 1000
Archived Website: http://westercon55.scifiinc.org/

Conucopia: 1999 North American Science Fiction Convention (NASFiC)

August 26–29, 1999
Anaheim Marriott Hotel, Anaheim, CA

Guests of Honor: Jerry Pournelle (pro), Ellen Datlow (editor), Richard & Nicki Lynch (fan)
Chair: Christian B. McGuire
Membership: 1734

LA Con III: 54th World Science Fiction Convention

August 29-September 2, 1996
Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim Hilton & Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim, CA

Guests of Honor: James White (writer), Roger Corman (media), Takumi & Sachiko Shibano (fan), Elsie Wollheim (special guest, posthumous), Connie Willis (toastmaster)
Chair: Mike Glyer
Membership: 6703

SmofCon 12

December 2-4, 1994
Burbank Airport Hilton Hotel, Burbank, CA

Chairs: Chocolate Moose, Bruce Pelz, Ben Yalow
Membership: ~175

Westercon 47: Conozoic

July 1-4, 1994
Los Angeles Airport Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

Guests of Honor: George R.R. Martin (pro), William Rotsler (fan), Real Musgrave (artist)
Chair: Noel Wolfman
Membership: 1444

Bouchercon .22

October 11-13, 1991
Pasadena Hilton Hotel, Pasadena, CA

Guests of Honor: Edward D. Hoch (pro), William Link (visual media), William Campbell Gaunt (lifetime achievement), Bruce Pelz (fan), Bill Crider (toastmaster)
Chairs: Len & June Moffatt
Membership: n/a

Westercon 42: Conosaurus

June 30-July 4, 1989
Anaheim Marriott Hotel, Anaheim, CA

Guests of Honor: John Varley (pro), Arthur Hlavaty (fan)
Chairs: Lex Nakashima & Patrice Cook
Membership: ~2500

LA Con II: 42nd World Science Fiction Convention

August 30-September 3, 1984
Burbank Hilton, Burbank, CA

Guests of Honor: Gordon R. Dickson (pro), Dick Eney (fan), Robert Bloch (toastmaster), Jerry Pournelle (master of ceremonies)
Chairs: Craig Miller, Milt Stevens
Membership: 8365

Other Organizations & Events

While not directly organized or managed by SCIFI, the following organizations and conventions in the Los Angeles support and are supported by SCIFI and its directors.

Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society (LASFS)

LASFS is the oldest continually operating science fiction club in the world, established in 1934. LASFS promotes science fiction in southern California and around the country, and operates the Loscon convention every November; it also initiated the regional SF convention Westercon.
Website: lasfs.org

Loscon

The Los Angeles regional science fiction convention, taking place every Thanksgiving weekend in November at the Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel.
Website: loscon.org

Anime Los Angeles

L.A.’s “medium sized” fan-run anime convention, “on the other side of the year” — in the winter, at the Long Beach Convention Center.
Website: animelosangeles.org

Gallifrey One

The annual North American Doctor Who celebration and media convention, every February at the Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel.
Website: gallifreyone.com