July 9-11, 2021 | Downtown Marriott | Winston-Salem, NC


Thank you coming to our 2020 2021 convention! We hope to see you next July.


We will have information regarding 2022 beginning in the August / September time frame (likely dates are July 22-24)

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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(or what to do when there is no costume contest.)

After much review and out of an abundance of caution, the Congregate 2021 Costume Contest has been cancelled for this year.  This is to ensure the safety of the contestants, the judges, and the staff of the costume contest. 

BUT…it wouldn’t be a con without costumes!  So ConGregate 7 & DeepSouthCon 59 present:

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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 of the con in 2022. 

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