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COVID-19 Update

It seems like vaccinations are picking up. More and more of our guests and members are posting on social media that they are getting inoculated. Given the current rate of vaccination (currently ~35% of NC, SC and VA have already received at least one dose), we are expecting to hold the convention in person… or, at least expect the hotel to hold us to our contract, thus forcing us to hold the con, barring any changes.

We are watching the progress closely. If the con were held today, the hotel would likely attempt to move us across the street to the Benton Convention Center (which they own), where they could host our standard membership numbers in a larger venue, thus meeting the state’s capacity limits. Having said that – there is no guarantee that will happen in July.

Based on the above, we are recommending everyone who can get vaccinated, do so. It is the best way we can ensure everyone remains safe. Even so, we are still expecting NC to still require masks, and other safety precautions.

As always, we are continuing to monitor the situation and will be making a final decision on the convention as we get a bit closer to the summer.

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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... like a probable mask requirement and social distancing requirements. We have a number of contingency plans in place, depending on the situation, and will move forward when more information is available.

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COVID-19

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).

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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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Cancellation of 2020

It is with deep regret that we have to announce that we are canceling ConGregate 2020 - same story, different con... read more

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Breakfast tickets

Tickets for Breakfast with Timothy Zahn are on sale now sold put.

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Breakfast with Timonthy Zahn

We are offering a very limited, exclusive event... Breakfast with Timothy Zahn. For those who are interested, please read all of the information here.

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Hotel

We are switching hotels!

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Program Book

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

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Schedule

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

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Pre-Con Meet-up

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Writing Workshops

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

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Newsletter

Sign up today for our brand new ConGregate Newsletter!

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Vendor/Exhibitor Space

Vendor/Exhibitor applications are now open.

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Toni Weisskopf

Baen Books publisher, Toni Weisskopf, will be returning to ConGregate as Special Literary (Publisher) Guest. She will only be here on Sat/Sun.

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Michael Stackpole

We are pleased to announce that Michael A. Stackpole will be be returning as a Special Literary Guest. 

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Valentine Wolfe

We are pleased to announce that Valentine Wolfe will be returning as our Special Musical Guests!

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