Jon Davis, Titanfall Developer

The North American Science Fiction Convention is coming to Detroit!

Get ready for fun in all flavors of science fiction and fantasy geekdom, coming to detroit July 17-20,2014. Come meet authors, artists, scientists, makers, musicians, costumers, gamers, and other creative folk and fellow fans. Explore the Art Show and Dealers Room, check out the program, spot a new indie film at the Film Festival, hit the parties and dance scene, watch the Masquerade costume contest and awards ceremonies, or just hang out with friends in the Renaissance Center Marriott‘s huge atrium and lobby. Watch out for flying robots!

What’s new:

Detcon1 is pleased to announce that Programmer Jon Davis will be joining us as our Video Games Special Guest. Jon is part of the team that developed this year’s highly-anticipated release, Titanfall.

We are thrilled to announce the nominees for the Detcon1 Awards for YA and MG Speculative Fiction. Drum roll please…

Young Adult
Allegiant by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books)
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic Press)
The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson (Arthur A Levine Books)

Middle Grade
Handbook for Dragon Slayers by Merrie Haskell (HarperCollins)
House of Hades by Rick Riordan (Disney-Hyperion)
Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

For information on how to vote, visit the Award page.

Entry forms for the Art Show are now posted.

The entry form and rules for the Detcon1 Film Festival are now up, along with the most recent list of Film Submissions.

Detcon1 is now on Tumblr. Check us out over there and spread the word.

Our Vision

Our vision for Detcon1 is to create a convention that:

  • Is inclusive and welcoming to all fans (learn more about our commitment to diversity here)
  • Embraces many different genre expressions and fandoms, while providing a strong core focus on written science fiction
  • Celebrates our past and envisions our future
  • Provides an opportunity for fans, authors, artists and other professionals to connect with each other
  • Showcases Detroit, a city in the middle of reinventing itself

>>More about Detcon1

Explore the website to find everything you need to know about the convention, and check back frequently as we add new information. Here are some quick links: