Welcome to Philcon!

Join us for the 79th anniversary of the world's first and longest-running conference on science fiction, fantasy, and horror! Philcon 2016 will take place on November 18-20, 2016.

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 slate of Children's/Family programming; our Writer's Workshop (featuring professional authors and editors); Concerts; the Time Traveler's Masquerade Ball, our Masquerade/Costume Competition, and more!

We are pleased to welcome C.J. Cherryh (Prinicipal Speaker), Dave Seeley (Artist Guest of Honor), and L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (Special Guest) as our 2016 Guests of Honor

News

Tentative Programming for Philcon 2016 Available to View

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 00:48

As of August 24th, this list here is our current slate of panels offered for 2016. This list is not definitive; descriptions may be tweaked, some items may be cut due to lack of interest by potential panelists, and others will be added as we finalize our schedule. At the moment, screenings, author readings, and autograph sessions have not been locked down, and so are not on this draft of the programming. Additionally, the presentations from this year's Principal Speaker (C.J.

Crowne Plaza Room Requests/Accommodations

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 22:06
Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill

If you are staying in the Crowne Plaza and require an accessible room, a lower floor for Shabbos, or plan to hold a party and need to be on a party floor, please contact our Hotel Liaison at hotel2016@philcon.org. Please include your name, reservation confirmation number, and your needs so that we may work with the hotel to ensure you are accommodated to the best of their ability. 

Philcon Congratulates Principal Speaker C.J. Cherryh For Being Named as SFWA's Latest Grand Master

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 20:22

The Philcon Committee extends its enthusiastic congratulations to C.J. Cherryh, our 2016 Principal Speaker, who has just been named by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA, Inc.) as the 32nd Damon Knight Grand Master. She is being honored by SFWA for her contributions to the literature of Science Fiction and Fantasy.