The North American Science Fiction Convention Rocked Detroit!

Thank you to everyone who came out and contributed to a fabulous NASFiC. The total number of attending memberships was 1628, with a warm body count of 1450, making Detcon1 the largest Science Fiction convention in Michigan – so far!

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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, 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:

Check out the Sunday, Saturday Hoax (BOOM), Saturday evening, Saturday Morning, Friday Evening, Friday Morning, and Thursday editions of our newsletter, Internal ConBustion. The Publications page links to these and other handy printable info.

Programming updates (Pink Sheets) are available for Sunday, Saturday, Friday, and Thursday.

The schedule of Artists/Authors Alley Appearances is now available (these do not appear in the program guide).

On-site Registration will open at 9 AM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the Foyer of the Ontario Exhibit Hall on the 3rd floor of the RenCen.

Wondering how to get around once you arrive? We have posted RenCen Floor Maps (.pdf) as well as a wayfinding guide to Getting Around Detcon1 (.pdf). And check out Progress Report 3 for an all-in-one-place guide to the con.

Our discounted parking rate ($12 weeknights, $6 weekends) is now good for both the Beaubien and Port Atwater garages (previously only Beaubien).

Regretfully, Sarah Zettel has had to pull out at the last minute and will not be attending as an MC.

The full program schedule is live! With nearly 400 unique panels, workshops, demos, talks and readings over 4 days, you will have no problem staying busy at Detcon1!

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: