Science Fiction Convention Listing & Film Diary

Science Fiction Convention Listing
& Film Diary 2023 -'24

Forthcoming major science fiction convention and SF film (movie) listing for the year.
Covers international and national SF level conventions only.

SF Film launches refer only approximately to European/UK release dates and are subject to studio change.

Although covering many countries, this convention diary lists only the major national and international SF conventions relating to the genre's literary and cinematic forms. For a more complete list of book conventions (including smaller regional ones especially in the US) then consult the Locus listing and Ansible (especially UK).  For details of TV related SF conventions in the UK then consult SFX magazine in the UK, and for conventions in countries with a significant Russian-speaking population see MIR Fantasy magazine in Russia.
For registration details see the convention's own website linked to each of the below entries.

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National Level and International SF Conventions 2023 - '24

 

 

2022

November 2022

WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION 2022 ( 3rd - 6th November '22). Hyatt Regency, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. GoHs: Ginjer Buchanan, Victor LaValle, Jo Walton, Caitlín R. Kiernan, and Andrei Codrescu, with Toastmaster Ursula Vernon.

 

December 2022

AETNACON 2022: ITALCON - ITALY'sNATIONAL CONVENTION ( 10th - 11th December '22). Catania, Sicily. GoHs to be confirmed.

 

2023

February 2023

100YSS Nexus 2023 - KENYAN SCIENCE & SF (31st January - 4th February '23) Space, Purpose, & Culture Collide. Science GoHs and an SF GoH. Nairobi, Kenya.

 

April 2023

CONVERSATION - THE 2023 BRITISH SF EASTERCON (7th-10th April '22). Birmingham. GoHs: Zen Cho, Niall Harrison, Jennell Jaquays, Kari Sperring, Adrian Tchaikovsky and Ursula Vernon.

SWANCON - AUSTRALIA (15th-16th April '22). Though not Australia's natcon, it will be a significant event and covers SF, fantasy and horror. Venue in Maylands, Perth, Australia.

METROPOLCON - GERMANY (28th-30th April '22) Berlin. Though not Germany's natcon, it will be a significant event and covers SF, fantasy and horror. GoHs: To be confirmed.

 

May 2023

STOKERCON (15th - 18th May '23). Pittsburgh, PA , USA . The World Horror Convention is held under the auspices of the Horror Writers Association.  The convention sees the presentation of the annual Bram Stoker Award of the Horror Writers Association.

METROPOLCON - GERMANY'S NATIONAL CONVENTION (15th - 18th May '23). Kulturquartier, Gerichtstraße 35, 13347 Berlin. GoHs includes Mary Robinette Kowal.

 

June 2023

SCI-FI LONDON - BRITAIN'S PRINCIPAL SF FILM FEST (1st - 10th June '23). London. Exact venue to be confirmed.

FANTASTICON - DENMARK'S NATIONAL CONVENTION (2nd - 4th June '23). Stoberiet, Copenhagen, Denmark.  GoHs to be announced.

KONFLICT - THE 2023 EUROCON (8th - 11th June '23). Uppsala, Sweden. GoHs: Johan Egerkrans (SE), Merja Polvinen (FI), Francesco Verso (IT) and Martha Wells.

PYRKON - POLAND'S LARGE CONVENTION (16th -18th June '23). Poznan International Fair.  GoHs: Victoria "VE" Schwab and Karol Wojcicki.

 

July 2023

FINNCON 2023 - FINLAND'S NATIONAL CONVENTION (7th - 9th July '23). University of Tampere, Finland. GoHs: Diane Duane, Helena Waris & Vesa Sisatto.

CELSIUS 232 - SPAIN'S LARGE CONVENTION (18th - 22nd July '23) GoHs includes Joe Abercrombie.

NORTH AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION (NASFiC) (20th - 23rd July '23). RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.;  The NASFiC is held in N. Amerca the years the SF Worldcon is held outside N. America. Guests of Honour to be announced.

 

August 2023

CHENGDU- The 81st SF WORLDCON (16th - 20th August '23 - A change from 23rd - 29th). Chengdu Century City New International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Chengdu, China. GoHs: Robert Sawyer, Sergei Lukyanenko and Cixin Liu.  This Worldcon comes with a health warning and indeed a second health warning.

 

September 2023

FANTASYCON 2023 (15th - 17th September '23). Birmingham, Great Britain.

 

October 2023

WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION 2023 ( 26th - 29h October '23). Sheraton Kansas City Hotel, Crown Center, Kanasas City, Missouri, USA. GoHs: Kij Johnson (author), Vincent Villafranca (sculptor), Elizabeth Leggett (artist)and Jonathan Strahan (editor).

STRANIMONDI - ITALCON 2023 (exact date to be confirmed) House of Games, 20126 Milan, Italy. GoHs to be confirmed.

OCTOCON - IRELAND'S NATIONAL CONVENTION 2023 (exact date, venue and GoHs to be confirmed).

 

2024

LEVITATION 2024 - THE 2024 BRITISH SF EASTERCON (Easter weekend '22). Venue: Telford International Centre . GoHs: Jackie Burns, Genevieve Cogman, Michelle Sagara and Tade Thompson.

THE 82nd SF WORLDCON (8th - 12th Sept '24). Scottish Event Campus (SEC), Glasgow. GoHs: Ken MacLeod (author), Nnedi Okorafor (author), Chris Baker (artist), Teri Windling (fantasy author), and fans Claire Brialey & Mark Plummer.

ERAMUSCON - THE 2024 EUROCON (16th - 18th August '24) Rotterdam Ahoy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Exact dates and GoHs to be confirmed.

NORTH AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION (NASFiC) (15th - 18th August '24). The Buffalo, NY, USA. Guests of Honour to be announced.

STRANIMONDI - ITALCON 2024 (exact date to be confirmed) Trieste, Italy. GoHs to be confirmed.

 

2025

WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION 2025 ( ?? '25).Hilton Birmingham Metropole, Birmingham International Airport, Great Britain.

 

We will post an update of this diary January 2024 but will draft the page early December 2023
should you wish to let us have details of your national convention.

 

Want a feel for whether any of the above events might be for you?
Check out our reviews of past SF conventions.

 

 

 

Science Fiction Film Diary 2023 - 2024

Note: This list features UK/Western European dates as at January 2023 so these may change.
Also release dates in other parts of the World may vary by a few months.

 

 

2022 - 2023

 

December 2022

Avatar: The Way of Water
Jake Sully lives with his newfound family formed on the planet of Pandora. Once a familiar threat returns to finish what was previously started, Jake must work with Neytiri and the army of the Na'vi race to protect their planet. Director James Cameron.  Trailer here.

The Amazing Maurice
Based on the Terry Pratchett story. This story follows Maurice, a goofy streetwise cat, who has the perfect money-making scam. He finds a dumb-looking kid who plays a pipe and has his very own horde of rats, who are strangely literate. Animation starring the voice of Hugh Laurie.  Trailer here.

 

 

2023

 

January 2023

True Haunting
The terrifying story of the first televised exorcism on NBC in 1971. The NBC news segment was a success, the exorcism was not. Instead, it made things worse for the Becker family who lived there. Much worse.  Based on the books by Edwin Becker.

Unwelcome
Married couple Maya and Jamie escape their urban nightmare to the tranquillity of rural Ireland only to discover malevolent and murderous goblins lurking in the gnarled, ancient wood at the foot of their new garden. Maya and Jamie escape their urban nightmare of London to the tranquillity of rural Ireland only to discover malevolent, murderous goblins lurking in the gnarled, ancient wood at the foot of their new garden. Heavily pregnant, Maya is soon targeted by the goblins and the family she befriended after forgetting to make sure the creatures are fed. Who - or what - will come to her rescue and what extremes will she go to to protect her unborn child?  Director Jon Wright.   Trailer here.

 

February 2023

Knock at the Cabin
While vacationing, a girl and her parents are taken hostage by armed strangers who demand that the family make a choice to avert the apocalypse.  Trailer here.

Distant
This follows an asteroid miner who, after crash-landing on an alien planet, must make his way across the harsh terrain, running out of oxygen, hunted by strange creatures, to the only other survivor. Comedy SF

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne, along with Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne, explore the Quantum Realm, where they interact with strange creatures and embark on an adventure that goes beyond the limits of what they thought was possible.  Director Peyton Reed.  Trailer here.

 

March 2023

Shazam! Fury of the Gods
The film continues the story of teenage Billy Batson who, upon reciting the magic word "SHAZAM!" is transformed into his adult Super Hero alter ego, Shazam.  Trailer here.

65
After a catastrophic crash on an unknown planet, pilot Mills (Adam Driver) quickly discovers he’s actually stranded on Earth…65 million years ago. Now, with only one chance at rescue, Mills and the only other survivor, Koa (Ariana Greenblatt), must make their way across an unknown terrain riddled with dangerous prehistoric creatures in an epic fight to survive. From the writers of A Quiet Place and producer Sam Raimi comes 65, a sci-fi thriller starring Adam Driver, Ariana Greenblatt, and Chloe Coleman. Written, directed, and produced by Scott Beck & Bryan Woods who previously did A Quiet Place - the film is also produced by Sam Raimi, Deborah Liebling and Zainab Azizi.  Trailer here.

 

April 2023

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers embark on an epic quest to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people.  Stars Chris Pine Michelle Rodriguez Regé-Jean Page.  Trailer here.

Renfield
The protagonist is Dracula's henchman and inmate at the lunatic asylum.  R.M. Renfield (Nicholas Hoult) decides to leave his centuries-long line of work as a henchman and familiar to Count Dracula (Nicolas Cage) and finds a new lease on life in modern day New Orleans when he falls in love with a feisty but perennially aggressive traffic cop named Rebecca Quincy (Awkwafina).  Trailer here.

Evil Dead Rise
This follows The Evil Dead (1981).  Moving the action out of the woods and into the city, Evil Dead Rise tells a twisted tale of two estranged sisters, played by Sutherland and Sullivan, whose reunion is cut short by the rise of flesh possessing demons, thrusting them into a primal battle for survival as they face the most nightmarish version of family imaginable.  Director Lee Cronin.  Trailer here.

 

May 2023

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Still reeling from the loss of Gamora, Peter Quill rallies his team to defend the universe and one of their own - a mission that could mean the end of the Guardians if not successful.  Director James Gunn.  Stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista.  Trailer here.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One)
Computer animation.  Sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018). Miles Morales returns for the next chapter of the Oscar®-winning Spider-Verse saga, an epic adventure that will transport Brooklyn's full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man across the Multiverse to join forces with Gwen Stacy and a new team of Spider-People to face off with a villain more powerful than anything they have ever encountered.  This was originally due out last October, so it is a delayed release.  Trailer here.

 

June 2023

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
Transformers' spinoff 'Beast Wars' which feature robots that transform into robotic animals.  Director Steven Caple Jr.  Trailer here.

The Flash
This is the Scarlet Speedster's solo film starring Ezra Miller as Barry Allen.  Trailer here.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
Director James Mangold.   Trailer here.

 

July 2023

Insidious: Fear the Dark
A supernatural horror film directed by Patrick Wilson in his directorial debut, with a screenplay by Scott Teems from a story by series creator Leigh Whannell. The film is a direct sequel to Insidious (2010) and Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013), and is the fifth installment in the 'Insidious' franchise.  The Lamberts 10 years after the last installment, as Dalton begins college.  Trailer here.

Oppenheimer
The story of American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and his role in the development of the atomic bomb. Director Christopher Nolan.

The Marvels
Sequel to the 2019 Captain Marvel.  Director Nia DaCosta.  Trailer here.

 

August 2023

The Meg 2: The Trench
More marine monster mayhem with Jason Statham.  Sequel to the 2018 film The Meg.  Director Ben Wheatley.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
CG-animated feature film based on the superhero team.

 

September 2023

Haunted Mansion
Comedy drama horror.  A single mum named Gabbie hires a tour guide, a psychic, a priest, and a historian to help exorcise their newly bought mansion; after discovering it is inhabited by ghosts.  Director Justin Simien.  Trailer here.

The Last Voyage of Demeter
Based on a single chapter, the Captain's Log, from Bram Stoker's classic 1897 novel Dracula, the story is set aboard the Russian schooner Demeter, which was chartered to carry private cargo - twenty-four unmarked wooden crates - from Carpathia to London. The film will detail the strange events that befell the doomed crew as they attempt to survive the ocean voyage, stalked each night by a terrifying presence on board the ship. When it finally arrived near Whitby Harbour, it was a derelict. There was no trace of the crew.  Trailer here.

 

October 2023

Kraven the Hunter
Spider-man's foe gets his own film. Russian immigrant Sergei Kravinoff is on a mission to prove that he is the greatest hunter in the world.  Director J. C. Chandor.

True Love
SF Romance.  Director Gareth Edwards. Gareth was the winner of Sci-Fi London's 2008 48-hour challenge. This got him his first full-length feature, Monsters.

 

November 2023

Dune: Part Two
This follow-up film will explore the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a warpath of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.  Director Denis Villeneuve.  Trailer here.

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
Coriolanus Snow mentors and develops feelings for the female District 12 tribute during the 10th Hunger Games.  Trailer here.

Wonka
The story will focus specifically on a young Willy Wonka and how he met the Oompa-Loompas on one of his earliest adventures.  Trailer here.

 

December 2023

Untitled Ghostbusters Afterlife Sequel
After the events in Oklahoma, the Ghostbusters team returns to where it all started; New York City! The Spengler family story continues with a new group of Ghostbusters led by Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson) and Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd). Director Gil Kenan.  Jason Reitman confirmed he was not returning to direct the Afterlife sequel as the working title is tentatively called "Firehouse". Gil Kenan will assume directing duties while Jason Reitman will remain on as writer, and producer.

The Creepy Witch
Helana Minerva, 40, seduced her 120-year-old mentor Sarkoni Sorman with her beauty and youth. As a result, the angry master cursed her to become an ugly old witch aged 118 years. Helana screams violently at first due to the creepy look, and then from the magic book she finds the solution to restore her beauty and youthfulness. The witch decided to play a riddle with the royal family and to make them lose in the riddle so that they would become lifelong slaves...  Directors Kalaiarasi Sathappan & Nadeem Uddin.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
Plot unknown but Batman is in the mix. This is the sequel to the 2018 film 'Aquaman.' Director James Wan.

 

 

2024

A Quiet Place: Day One
A new take and a new cast for the 'Quiet Place' franchise.

Blade
The latest incartnation of Blade the vampire hunter and apparently a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe... Don't know how this is going to work.

 

 

 

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