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What is ConGregate?

ConGregate is a completely volunteer run, speculative fiction convention held in the Greensboro metro area 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 FlintMichael A. Stackpole
Guest of HonorSpecial Literary Guest
Valentine Wolfe imageToni Weisskopf image
Valentine WolfeToni Weisskopf
Special Musical GuestsSpecial Literary Guest
 (Sat/Sun only)

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. 

In case you've missed Valentine Wolfe at the numerous area cons they've been at, here's a sample...

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Greg's News

Pre-Con Meet-up

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

Writing Workshops

Reminder: Space is limited with many of the writing workshops we will be hosting. Register now to make sure you get your spot.

Program Book Ads

If you would like to place an ad in our program book, here is what you need to know: Advertising

Open Gaming Forum

This year we are trying something new. For Open Gaming, we have set up an online forum where you can post your game and the time you wish to meet up with other players.

Friday Night Frights

We have a great evening planned for July 12!  After Opening Ceremonies and the Manly Wade Wellman Award, we will have Friday Night Frights, beginning with Nosferatu with music by Valentine Wolfe, and then ghost stories featuring Tally Johnson and Valentine Wolfe.

Writing Workshops

Check out our great line-up of writing workshops for 2019!  

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