• Principal Speaker Announced: JONATHAN MABERRY, a New York Times bestselling author,
  • Rob Carlos selected as Philcon 2023 Artist Guest of Honor
  • Kelley Armstrong named as Philcon 2023 Special Guest
  • The Masquerade page was update with information and entrant forms for Philcon 2023.
  • The Young Writers Conference for students in grades 5-12 is back again this year, and closes October 7, 2023. Get your stories written and submitted so you can win the prize money! See Young Writers Contest for more details.
  • Save the date: Philcon 2023 is from November 17-19, 2023. Registration is now open. Buy your membership now!
  • Hotel registration is open for both the regular (non-hospitality) and party (hospitality) blocks. Our room rate remains at $125.00 plus tax per night. See the hotel page to reserve your room.
  • Thank you for attending Philcon 2022. If you still need content from the Philcon 2022 site, please visit

Principal Speaker

JONATHAN MABERRY, Principal Speaker

Jonathan Maberry 

Artist Guest of Honor

Rob Carlos, Philcon 2023 Artist Guest of Honor

Rob Carlos

Special Guest

Kelley Armstrong Philcon 2023 Special Guest

Kelley Armstrong

In person at the Doubletree by Hilton, Cherry Hill, NJ

Currently, it is our intention to host an in-person Philcon at the Doubletree by Hilton, Cherry Hill, NJ.

Join us for the 86th anniversary of the world’s first and longest-running conference on science fiction, fantasy, and horror! Philcon 2023 will take place on November 17-19, 2023.

Started in 1936, Philcon features cutting-edge programming about literature, art, television, film, anime, comics, science, gaming, costuming and cosplay, music, and other topics of interest to fans of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. We will also have many other attractions, such as our awesome Art Show and Auction; a Vendors Room full of unique merchandise; a full-featured Tabletop Gaming room; our Writer’s Workshop (featuring professional authors and editors); Concerts; Dances, our Masquerade/Costume Competition, and more!

Vaccination and Mask Policy

Philcon 2023 has not yet set it’s Vaccine and Mask Policy.