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What is ConGregate?

ConGregate is a completely volunteer run, speculative fiction convention held in the Greensboro metro area of North Carolina.

We host a fair amount of interactive programming, in addition to traditional programming (like panel discussions, gaming, concerts, a costume contest and charity events). The interactive nature of our con allows fans an opportunity to interact directly with the guests and other fans. In other words, we're a lot more than just a large exhibit hall filled with vendors and guests.

Featured Guests

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Eric FlintMichael A. Stackpole
Guest of HonorSpecial Literary Guest
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Valentine WolfeToni Weisskopf
Special Musical GuestsSpecial Literary Guest
 (Sat/Sun only)

ADA Accommodations

ConGregate will attempt to make reasonable accommodations for with those with special needs and/or requests. Please contact our Accessibility Coordinator, Richard Sarner, with your requests.

Hawaiian Shirt Friday

Each year, Congregate remembers contributors that we have lost from the science fiction and fantasy world. The tradition began in memory of Aaron Allston, who was well known for his love of Hawaiian shirts. We encourage everyone to wear a Hawaiian shirt on Friday, July 12. 

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Greg's News

Scam Warning

ConGregate does not share our attendance list with anyone. There is an email circulating where there is an offer to sell our attendance list. It’s a scam.

Pre-reg ends June 30

Don't forget to register before the end of June.


Our schedule is now published... though we expect a change or two might sneak in when we aren't looking. 

Pre-Con Meet-up

We will be having an informal gathering in Pub 135 on Thurs night of the con.

Writing Workshops

Reminder: Space is limited with many of the writing workshops we will be hosting. Register now to make sure you get your spot.

Open Gaming Forum

This year we are trying something new. For Open Gaming, we have set up an online forum where you can post your game and the time you wish to meet up with other players.

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