ConGregate 10

ConGregate 10

July 12-14, 2024
Winston-Salem, NC
Downtown Marriott & Embassy Suites

Days until ConGregate & SAGA

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What is ConGregate?

ConGregate is a completely volunteer run, science fiction convention (conference), held in the Winston-Salem, NC. We host a fair amount of interactive programming, in addition to traditional programming (panel discussions, concerts, costuming, short film festival, 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 offer a lot more than just a large exhibit hall filled with vendors and guests.

We invite you to join us for our 10th Anniversary!


SAGA logoBeginning in 2024, ConGregate will be partnering with SAGA, an excellent, professional development conference for writers. If you wish to attend SAGA, do not register for ConGregate. Your SAGA membership includes a membership to ConGregate.


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At ConGregate, we pride ourselves in trying to provide an inclusive environment, and fully support all guests and fans, equally, regardless of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, religion, or national origin.

(Also -  see our Harassment Policy and the Con Chair's note on diversity

Short Film Festival

  Submissions for the second annual ConGregate Short Film Festival are now open on Film Freeway until June 17.

The Phantom of the Opera

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a very special presentation of the original 1925 silent film, The Phantom of the Opera. The film will have a live score performed by Guests of Honor, Valentine Wolfe

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. 


ConGregate will be at the Downtown Marriott (main con hotel) and the Embassy Suites in downtown Winston-Salem, NC. 

Note: The cost of hotel rooms went up for 2024... this is being driven by the current cost of labor (inflation).