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ConGregate 9

July 14-16, 2023 | Downtown Marriott & Embassy Suites | Winston-Salem, NC

What is ConGregate?

ConGregate is a completely volunteer run, science fiction convention, held in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina (as of now, Winston-Salem). We host a fair amount of interactive programming, in addition to traditional programming (like panel discussions, concerts, costuming, short film festival, and charity auction). The interactive nature of our con allows fans an opportunity to interact directly with the guests and other fans. In other words, we're a lot more than just a large exhibit hall filled with vendors and guests.


Guests of Honor

We have started booking our Guests of Honor for 2023, including John Scalzi and Michael A. Stackpole.


Volunteer

We always need volunteers, both on the con committee (Staff) and workers at the convention (Gophers).  Please join for our 2023 convention!k below


Location

We will be at the Downtown Marriott (main con hotel) and the Embassy Suites in the Twin City Quarter of Winston-Salem, NC. The hotel room block is not yet open, but we will post a link once that is set up.

Note: We know the cost of hotel rooms is going up for next year... this is being driven by the current cost of labor.


Hawaiian Shirt Friday

Each year, Congregate remembers contributors that we have lost from the science fiction and fantasy world. The tradition began in memory of Aaron Allston, who was well known for his love of Hawaiian shirts. We encourage everyone to wear a Hawaiian shirt on Friday, July 14. 


Short Film Festival

We will be launching our first ever, short film festival in 2023!  We are working to accept submissions through Film Freeway. Look for more information as things develop over the coming months.




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