Ben's Hammer - Western Region

Western Region
Hollywood Collectors Show - Feb 10 - 12, 2012
Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel & Convention Center,
2500 North Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505 - Phone: 951 258-4968
Autograph and collectibles show featuring media guests from a wide range of television and movie genres.

Strategicon - Orccon
Feb 17 - 20, 2012 - Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel,
6101 West Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045, Phone: 800- 325-3535
Gaming event
Contact: PO Box 92103, Long Beach, CA 90809 Phone: 408-266-2475 x4
Email: stratcon_conman@strategicon.net

Radcon
Feb 17 - 19, 2012 - Red Lion Hotel, 2525 N. 20th,
Pasco, WA, Phone: 800-325-4000
Science-Fiction/Fantasy Convention
Contact: Box 370 , 1761 N George Washington Way , Richland, WA 99354

Animation on Display
Feb 18 - 19, 2012 - Hotel Kabuki, 1625 Post Street,
San Francisco CA 94115, Phone: 800-738-7477
Convention featuring Japanese animation, cartoons, and related interests.

Creation Con
Feb 18 - 19, 2012 - Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel,
2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505
Commercial Media convention. Features multiple guests from TV & movies. Contact: 217 S. Kenwood Street, Glendale, CA 91202 Phone: 818-409-0960
Email: creatickets@creationent.com

Potlatch 21 - Feb 24-26, 2012
Best Western Plus Executive Inn, 200 Taylor Avenue North,
Seattle, WA 98109, Phone: 206-448-9444
Potlatch is a small, literary oriented, genre convention that helps to support Clarion West via an auction and other activities.
Contact: 11300 1st ave NE apt 313 , Seattle WA 98125-6041
Email: registration@potlatch-sf.org

Phoenix Vul-Con
Feb 25 - 26, 2012 - Phoenix Convention Center,
100 North 3rd Street, Phoenix, Arizona
Gaming Con
Contact: 5248 E Tapekim Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331

ConDor - March 2-4, 2012
Town and Country Resort and Convention Center,
500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108, Phone: 619-291-7131
Guests of Honor: Lowell Cunningham (author of Men in Black) and Mike Bocianowski (artist)
Theme: Men In Black: Aliens, Conspiracies, & Feds, Oh My!
Contact: PO Box 15771, San Diego, CA 92175-5771
San Diego's Longest Running Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention - Panels, Art Show, Dealers Room, Gaming, Filking, Costuming, Parties, and more

Consonance
Mar 2 - 4, 2012 - Hilton Newark/Fremont, 39900 Balentine Drive,
Newark, CA 94560-0564, Phone: 510-490-8390
San Francisco Bay Area filk convention
Contact: 1448 Carlson Blvd., Richmond, CA 94804
Guests: Brenda Sinclair Sutton, Teresa Powell, Mary Crowell, Gwen Knighton, W. Randy Hoffman, Kira Heston, Seanan McGuire, Brooke Lunderville

Creation
Mar 2 - 4, 2012 - Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel,
2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505
Commercial Media convention. Features multiple guests from TV & Movies.
Contact: 217 S. Kenwood Street, Glendale, CA 91202 Phone: 818-409-0960
Email: creatickets@creationent.com

San Jose Super Toy Show
Mar 10 - Santa Clara County Fairgrounds,
344 Tully Road, San Jose, CA
More than 100 toy dealers selling a variety of vintage and modern toys and collectibles.
Contact: 532 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose, CA 95128 Phone: 408-298-1709
Email: artapartment@yahoo.com
Guests: Yvonne Craig, Billy Dee Williams

ConQuest SAC
Mar 16 - 18, 2012 - Sacramento Marriott Hotel Rancho Cordova,
11211 Point East Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742, Phone: 916-638-1100
Email: conquestion@avalongamecon.com

WonderCon
Mar 16 - 18, 2012 - Anaheim Convention Center,
777 Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802
Comics and popular arts convention.
Contact: PO Box 128458, San Diego, CA 92112-8458 Phone: 619-491-2475
Email: cci-info@comic-con.org
Guests: Arthur Adams, Sergio AragonÚs, Ernest Cline, Mark Evanier, Michael Golden, Joe Hill, Richard Kadrey, Jim Lee, Mike Mignola, Steve Niles, Eric Powell, Bob Schreck, Fiona Staples, Richard Starkings, J. Michael Straczynski, Mark Waid, Marv Wolfman

Gamestorm
Mar 22 - 25, 2012 - Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. 6th Street,
Vancouver, WA 98660, Phone: 360-993-4500
Gaming Con
Contact: 3611 SE 151st Ave, Portland OR 97236-2229
Guests: Andrew Hackard, Samuel Mitschke, Jason Bulmahn

FOGcon 2 - March 30 - April 1, 2012
Marriott, Walnut Creek CA
Honored Guests: Nalo Hopkinson, Shelley Jackson
Honored Ghost: Mary Shelley

LepreCon 28 - April 6-8, 2012
Tempe Mission Palms, Tempe, AZ
Annual Arizona science fiction and fantasy convention with an emphasis on science fiction and fantasy art
Guests: Franchesco, Joe Haldeman, Mark Greenawalt, Todd VanHooser

KimeraCon
May 11 - 13, 2012 - Phoenix Mesa Marriott, 200 North Centennial Way,
Mesa, AZ 85201, Phone: 480-898-8300
Multi-hobby convention for anime, games, sci-fi, & fantasy.
Contact: 745 N. Gilbert Rd, Ste 124 PMB 104, Gilbert, AZ 85234-4616
Email: info@kimeracon.com

SpaceFest
May 30 - Jun 3, 2012 in Tucson, Arizona
Space Exploration Con
Contact: PO Box 37197, Tucson, AZ 85740 Phone: 520-888-2424
Email: staff@novaspace.com

Wyrd Con
Jun 21 - 24, 2012 - Hilton Costa Mesa, 3050 Bristol Street,
Costa Mesa, CA 92626, Phone: 714-540-7000
Live Action Role Playing Convention
Contact: 1245 Cabrillo Park Dr., Santa Ana, CA 92701
Email: info@wyrdcon.com

ConClusion - Westercon 65 - July 5-8, 2012
Seattle, WA
Author Guest of Honor: Robin Hobb AKA Megan Lindholm; Artist Guest of Honor: Frank Wu with special guest Brianna Spacekat Wu; Science Guest of Honor: Art Bozlee; Fan Guest of Honor: Chaz Boston-Baden

Cascade Writers - July 26-29, 2012
Vancouver WA (near Portland OR)
Guests of Honor include Tor editor Beth Meacham; authors Jay Lake, Ken Scholes, Barb & J.C. Hendee, Mark Teppo; agent Michael Carr of Veritas Literary
Cascade Writers is a literary event which includes Milford-style workshops and other classes of interest to writers.

Dragonflight
Aug 10 - 12, 2012 - Bellevue Hilton Hotel, 300 112th Avenue SE,
Bellevue, WA, Phone: 425-455-1300
Gaming Con
Contact: PO Box 776, Seattle, WA 98111-0776

Chicon 7: The 70th World Science Fiction Convention - August 30 - Sept 3, 2012
Hyatt Regency, Chicago IL
Guests of Honor: Mike Resnick, Rowena Morrill, Story Musgrave, Peggy Rae Sapienza, Jane Frank; Toastmaster John Scalzi

Conjecture 2012/ConChord 24 - October 5-7, 2012
Town and Country Resort & Conference Center, San Diego, CA
Fan run SF and filk convention
Guest of Honor: Patricia C. Wrede; Filk GoH TBA
Theme: Realms of Dragons, Knights, and Wizards
Panel discussions, art, music, costuming related to science fiction and fantasy, with an emphasis on exploring the Realms of Dragons, Knights, and Wizards

Convolution 2012 - November 2-4, 2012
Burlingame, CA

World Fantasy Convention 2013 - October 31 - November 3, 2013
Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel, Brighton, England
Guests of Honor: Richard Matheson, Richard Christian Matheson

TusCon
Nov 9 - 11, 2012 - Hotel Tucson CityCenter, 475 North Granada,
Tucson AZ 85701, Phone: 520-622-3000
Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Convention.
Contact: PO Box 2528, Tucson AZ 85702-2528
Email: basfa@earthlink.net
Guests: S.M. Stirling, Ed Bryant

LosCon 39
Nov 23 - 25, 2012 - LAX Marriott, 5855 W. Century Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90045, Phone: 310-641-5700
A Local General Science Fiction Convention.
Contact: 6012 Tyrone Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91401
Email: info@loscon.org
Guests: Vernor Vinge, Alan White, Lloyd Penney, Yvonne Penney