Welcome to Philcon!


Philcon 2020 will be switching to a virtual convention. There will be no in-person Philcon at the hotel in 2020. The current limitations on meetings imposed by the State of New Jersey would not permit Philcon to proceed at the hotel.

All hotel reservations which have been made in one of Philcon’s hotel blocks will be cancelled automatically by the hotel, although you should check to make sure that has happened. If you made a reservation outside the Philcon block, or through a third party vendor, you will have to contact them to request a cancellation.

We are planning on conducting a Philcon in 2021 at the Cherry Hill Crowne Plaza. The dates of Philcon 2021 will be November 19 to 21, 2021. Our scheduled Principal Speaker, Max Gladstone and our Artist Guest of Honor, Romas Kukalis, have graciously agreed to join us in 2021, and may also, schedule permitting, participate in the online Philcon 2020.

More information about the online Philcon 2020 will be made available soon.

If you have purchased a membership in Philcon 2020 already, it will be carried over to Philcon 2021. You may request a refund of your membership in Philcon 2020, or if you are interested in supporting our virtual convention, you may donate your membership. We are a 501(c)(3) organization. We can be contacted at info2020@philcon.org

Information about Philcon in 2021

Join us for the 84th anniversary of the world's first and longest-running conference on science fiction, fantasy, and horror! Philcon 2021 will take place on November 19-21, 2021.

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; Children’s/Family programming; a full-featured Tabletop Gaming room; our Writer’s Workshop (featuring professional authors and editors); Concerts; Dorian’s Dance Party, our Masquerade/Costume Competition, and more!

Guests of Honor

Principal Speaker

Max Gladstone - photo by Ellen Datlow

Artist Guest of Honor

Romas Kukalis