Crowd image


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, gaming, 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.

Featured Guests

Eric Flint imageMichael Stackpole image
Eric Flint -canceledMichael A. Stackpole
Guest of HonorSpecial Literary Guest
Valentine Wolfe imageToni Weisskopf image
Valentine WolfeToni Weisskopf
Special Musical GuestsSpecial Literary Guest

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.

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 12. 

Greg 8 Headshot


Greg's News

Flint Cancellation

As some of you may have heard, Eric Flint has taken ill. He is currently recovering at a hospital in Utah and will be unable to attend ConGregate.  We will not be replacing Eric as GoH, because being a guest of honor is about honoring the guest, not about us, his fans.

Toni Weisskopf has offered to fill in where ever possible, in Eric's absence.

We send Eric our thoughts and best wishes.

Food at the Red Lion

Here are your "in house" options for food at the Red Lion Hotel. (There are links on this page to various menus.) 

Program Book

You can get an advanced look at he 2019 program book in PDF format.  Note: this file is 13M.

Pre-reg ends June 30

Don't forget to register before the end of June, otherwise you will be paying more to register at the door.


Our schedule is now published... though we expect a change or two might sneak in when we aren't looking. 

Pre-Con Meet-up

We will be having an informal gathering in Pub 135 on Thurs night of the con.

View older posts »