Thank you for attending PHILCON 2023
Everyone worked hard to bring you a successful Philcon this year and we hope all had a good time. Registration will open for Philcon 2024 in January.
Principal Speaker Jonathan Maberry unable to attend Philcon 2023 due to illness
It is with deepest regret we announce that Philcon 2023’s Principal Speaker, Johnathan Maberry, will not be able to attend Philcon (November 17-19), due to an unexpected illness. The Philadelphia Science Fiction Society and the Philcon Committee thank you for your understanding. We look forward to inviting him in the future and promoting his work. In the meantime, we invite you to check out his many books and anthologies and his V-Wars Netflix series. Thanks again for your understanding and please join us in wishing him a speedy recovery.
- Additional Parking – Parking is available after 5:00 PM Friday at the Cooper Health Care Building lot, next door to the north and connected to the hotel parking lot, for the weekend.
- The program schedule is now live at https://schedule.philcon.org. It will update as changes are made to the schedule throughout Philcon.
- The 2023 COVID-19 Vaccination and Mask Policy has been updated. No change was made to the actual vaccinations or PCR testing requirements, but a clarification was made to make it easier to understand. The proof of vaccination section was revised to deal with the CDC no longer requiring issuance of vaccine cards.
- The Young Writers Conference has announced it’s winners. See Young Writers Contest for more details.
- Philcon 2023 T-shirt with Rob Carlos Philly-themed dragon art available for pre-order – See artwork and details and enter your order now!
- 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
- We now have a Fashion Show on Friday night at 8:30 PM, see Villainous Fashion Show for more details.
- The Masquerade page was updated with information and entrant forms for Philcon 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.