Programming for Detcon1 will be a true Michigan experience, embracing diverse fandoms and traditions, and looking both to our future and our past(s) while delivering a vital and enjoyable now.

Detcon1 plans a broad and integrated program encompassing literature, music, art, media, science, gaming, fanac, and Maker topics. We expect to run panels, demos, and workshops in most areas, and will also include concerts, readings, events, special presentations, and games. Our kids & teen track will build on the extensive Michigan experience and expertise in children’s and youth programming. As part of our reflection on our history, we intend to present a retrospective of Detention, Detroit’s 1959 Worldcon.

Our key themes are Innovation, Technology, and Revitalization, reflecting the unique situation of Detroit as a lab for urban renewal in the 21st century.

We have a wealth of ideas, but we are always looking for more. If you have any ideas for programming items or topics, fill out our programming suggestion form here. If you would like volunteer to be on programming, please complete our initial programming volunteer form here. We cannot promise to use all ideas or program all volunteers, but we can’t use what we don’t know about!

Looking forward to seeing you in Detroit!