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  • We are planning for 2022 to be in person. [crosses fingers] Contract with the Hunt Valley hotel has been signed.
  • As always, we need volunteers to run the con. If you can help, please send an email to info@chessiecon.org or message the con chair on Discord.
  • Do you have a Discord account? Join our parent organization, TSFS, where you can keep up with Chessiecon planning, keep up with friends, ask questions, and get announcements straight from the staff! Join the TSFS Discord server here!

Contact Us

TSFS, Inc.
PO Box 83032
Gaithersburg, MD 20883-3032

Guest of Honor

Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Award-winning author, editor, and publisher Danielle Ackley-McPhail has worked both sides of the publishing industry for longer than she cares to admit. In 2014 she joined forces with husband Mike McPhail and friend Greg Schauer to form her own publishing house, eSpec Books (www.especbooks.com).

A small con with a 45-year tradition

Chessiecon is a science fiction and fantasy convention put on by the Thanksgiving Science Fiction Society to continue in the tradition of DarkoverCon. The con emphasizes the work of women creators of science fiction and fantasy in literature and art. Chessiecon has over 200 hours of programming including writing, music, gaming, art, and science. Come and browse the dealer room featuring an eclectic mix of handmade items, books, games, and more. Join in the traditional Turkey Awards and the Midnight Hallelujah Chorus.

The convention is run entirely by volunteers. See the Volunteers page if you want to help.