ConGregate 2020


It is with deep regret that we have to announce that we are canceling ConGregate 2020 - same story, different con.

When NC released the Phase 2 specifics of their Safer at Home order, they did not increase the number of people allowed to gather in a single indoor event hall or ballroom. That number is currently set at 10 people, which is, of course, way too small for a SF con. While it’s possible that Phase 3 might increase that number, we don’t see it moving to a number high enough to safely and/or legally hold the convention.

Our plan is to roll everything forward to next year’s event.

ConGregate 2021 is scheduled for July 9-11, 2021 and will still be located at the Winston-Salem Marriott. All memberships, dealer tables, hallway tables, and Breakfast with Timothy Zahn tickets will be automatically transferred to 2021, unless you contact us to request otherwise. 

Some good news: as you might have guessed from above, yes, Timothy Zahn has agreed to be with us as our 2021 Guest of Honor.

We also would like make you aware that we will be the host convention for DeepSouthCon 59 next year. We had a very successful DSC in 2017, and are extremely pleased to be hosting it again.

Lastly, regarding your hotel room reservations, you will need to contact the Marriott to make sure your reservations are canceled for this year. You can call the hotel directly at 336-725-3500.

We hope to see you next year. In the meantime stay safe... and stay tuned!

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What is ConGregate?

ConGregate is a completely volunteer run, speculative fiction convention held in the Piedmont Triad region 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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Tim Rickard 
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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 17. 

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Greg's News

COVID-19 / Cancellation

Please follow this link to read our Statement on Community Health and our cancellation policy.

Breakfast tickets

Tickets for Breakfast with Timothy Zahn are on sale now sold put.

Breakfast with Timonthy Zahn

We are offering a very limited, exclusive event... Breakfast with Timothy Zahn. For those who are interested, please read all of the information here.


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