Join us for the 75th anniversary of the world's first and longest-running conference on science fiction, fantasy, and horror!

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 childrens/family programming; our Writer's Workshop (featuring professional authors and editors); concerts; the Time Traveler's Masquerade Ball,  Masquerade/Costume Competition, and more!


Our Guests

Principal Speaker: Cory Doctorow

Artist Guests of Honor: Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell

Musical Guest: S.J. Tucker


Philcon online Registration is now closed.

You can still buy at-the-door memberships at Philcon. Registration will open at 3:00 p.m. on Friday.

Full weekend Adult memberships at-the-door are $60.

Full weekend Student memberships at-the-door are $35.

At Philcon, memberships for Friday only will be $25, Saturday only will be $45, and Sunday only will be $25.

Full weekend Children's memberships are $20, and Military personnel memberships are $25.


Hotel Registration is Open!

Rooms are going fast. The remaining rooms reserved for Philcon are available to the general public, so don't wait until they are gone. Click here to register.


Ten Things To Enjoy at Philcon

  1. Presentations by award-winning author, commentator and blogger, Cory Doctorow.
  2. The premier couple of Science Fiction and Fantasy Art, Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell.
  3. Our musical guest, wildly popular singer/songwriter S.J. "Sooj" Tucker.
  4. A diverse program, examining such topics as literature and publishing, art, mass media, popular culture, gaming, science, costuming and cosplay.
  5. Anime programming sponsored by our friends at ZENKAIKON, Philadelphia's Anime Convention!
  6. Our Time Travelers' Costume Ball, where you can dance the night away with other fans in your favorite fashions from your favorite era.. real or imagined!
  7. Philcon's famous Masquerade, where costumers from all over present their creations for you.
  8. An area for open gaming, where you can enjoy your favorite war-games, board and card games, as well as RPGs, with other gamers.
  9. Meet with professional authors, artists and others from the worlds of science fiction, fantasy and horror.
  10. Find out about new writers, books, shows, movies, and events, and share your finds with other fans.

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