ConGregate 7 / DeepSouthCon 59

COVID-19 Advisory

As we get closer to July, ConGregate is planning to implement safety measures based on direction from the hotel, the state of North Carolina and other government agencies, as well as guidance set forth by health officials. We expect that, while somewhat diminished, there will still be a risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place where interaction with the general public happens. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. Everyone at ConGregate will be required to follow all safety instructions while in the convention spaces. We take the safety and well-being of everyone involved with ConGregate seriously, and all safety measures in place will be designed with that in mind.

By attending ConGregate 7 & DeepSouthCon 59, you will voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. We highly recommend getting vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to July.

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What is ConGregate?

ConGregate is a completely volunteer run, speculative fiction convention held in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina.

We host a fair amount of interactive programming, in addition to traditional programming (like panel discussions, concerts, a costume contest and charity events). 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.

For more information, use the navigation bar at the top of this page, or simply drop us an email.

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DeepSouthCon (DSC)

We will be hosting DeepSouthCon 59 (DSC) in 2021. You can find out more information about DSC here.

ADA Accommodations

ConGregate will attempt to make reasonable accommodations for with those with special needs and/or requests. Please contact our Accessibility Coordinator, Richard Sarner, with your requests as soon as possible. We sometimes need time to work through the logistics of trying to fulfill requests.

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 9, 2021. 

Greg's News

COVID-19 Update

Vaccinations are picking up. More and more of our guests and members are posting on social media that they are getting vaccinated. Given the current rate of vaccination (currently ~40% of NC, SC and VA have already received a…

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COVID-19 Update

We are still watching the pandemic closely, and have been in contact with the hotel. Vaccinations will be key to whether we can hold our convention. 

Even if enough vaccinations have been given, expect some changes... lik…

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Any decision regarding the 2021 convention, in regards to COVID-19, will take place closer to convention - once we know more about things like the availability of the vaccine(s).

Guests of Honor

The 2021 Guests of Honor will be Timothy Zahn (rescheduled from 2020) and Michael A. Stackpole. Time to get your Star Wars geek on!

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