Conjecture 2013 / Conchord 25 Announces Day Rates

At the door, memberships for Conjecture 2013 / Conchord 25 will be $50.00 for all three days.

Our day rates are:

Friday – $20.00
Saturday – $30.00
Sunday – $20.00

Conjecture 2013 / Conchord 25 Mobile Friendly Guide Available

Conjecture 2013 / Conchord 25 programming and other information is now available on a guide that should be friendly to any device from your mobile phone up to your desktop or laptop computer.

Using the KonOpas system developed by Finnish fan and convention runner Eemili Aro, this guide will provide a handy reference for what is going on at Conjecture 2013 / Conchord 25.

The guide can be referenced at

Conjecture 2013 / Conchord 25 Programming Available Online

Conjecture 2013 / Conchord 25 is pleased to announce that our programming schedule can be found online.

The schedule including a description of the panels can be found at  A grid summary can be found at


Congratulations to Hugo Award Winner Howard Tayler

Conjecture 2013 would like to congratulate Howard Tayler for winning the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Related Work, for his work on Writing Excuses Season 7.  Howard shares this award with Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Jordan Sanderson.

The complete list of 2013 Hugo Awards can be found on The Hugo Awards website at

Congratulations Sasquan Guest of Honor Tom Smith

Conjecture 2013 / Conchord 25 would like to extend our congratulations to Conchord Guest of Honor Tom Smith on being named one of the Guests of Honor at Sasquan, the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention.

Tom Smith will be joined by other Guests of Honor David Gerrold, Vonda McIntyre, Brad Foster, and Leslie Turek.

Sasquan will be held August 19-23, 2015 in Spokane Washington.

Conchord 25 Toastmaster Makes the News

Conchord 25 and Conjecture 2013 Toastmaster, Tim Griffin, has made the news in his hometown of La Cañada.

On July 24, The La Cañada Valley Sun ran an article “Notes from a musical nonprofit,” talking about Tim and his educational nonprofit and the work he does to integrate music into all parts and levels of education.

Interfilk Adds a Second Interfilk Guest to Conchord 25: Volker Tanger

We have just received word that Interfilk is sending a second Interfilk Guest to Conchord 25, combined with Conjecture 2013: German filker Volker Tanger.

Volker will be joining his wife Kirstin, as well as Conchord 25 Guest of Honor Tom Smith, Conchord Toastmaster Tim Griffin, Conjecture 2013 Author Guest of Honor Esther Friesner, and Conjecture 2013 Artist Guest of Honor Howard Tayler in our slate of honored guests.

We look forward to our visit from both Volker and Kirstin.

Conjecture 2013 / Conchord 25 Confirms SanSFiS Harassment Policiy

The staff of Conjecture 2013 / Conchord 25 would like to confirm that all policies of SanSFiS, Inc., our sponsoring organization and corporate backer, including their global harassment policy, will apply during Conjecture 2013 / Conchord 25.

More information on this, and other policies, can be found on our Policies page.

Rate a Panel Now Open – Help Us Build Our Program

Rate-a-Panel is now open! Share your ideas, and vote on others — together, we’ll build the best program yet. Come back often to vote as new topics are added and to check on the ranking of your favorites.

Voting will stop in September and we’ll do our best to fit the top ten panels at that point into the final schedule. (Unfortunately, sometimes the voters love a topic that not enough guests have the background to speak on, so we can’t guarantee all ten!)

Congratulations to Howard Tayler on His Hugo Award Nominations

Hugo Award

Hugo Award

On March 31, the nominations for the 2013 Hugo Awards were announced by LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention.  Conjecture 2013 Artist Guest of Honor Howard Tayler was nominated in two categories:

Schlock Mercenary: Random Access Memorabilia was nominated for Best Graphic Story.  Howard shares this nomination with Travis Walton, who does the coloring for Schlock Mercenary.  This is Howard’s fourth consecutive nomination for Best Graphic Story, making him the most consistently nominated author or artist in this category.

Writing Excuses Season Seven was nominated for Best Related Work.  Howard shares this nomination with the rest of the Writing Excuses team: Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Jordan Sanderson.

Conjecture 2013 / Conchord 25 congratulates Howard on his two nominations and wishes him luck in the final voting.

The 2013 Hugo Awards will be awarded by LoneStarCon 3, The 71st World Science Fiction Convention.  The awards will be announced and presented in a ceremony at LoneStarCon 3 on September 1, 2013.

The Hugo Awards, presented annually since 1955, are science fiction’s most prestigious award. The Hugo Awards are voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Convention, which is also responsible for administering them.

The Hugo Awards are trademarked by the World Science Fiction Society (“WSFS”), an unincorporated literary society which sponsors the annual World Science Fiction Convention and the Hugo Awards. WSFS is really just a framework for the individual Worldcons — it has no officers and no permanent organization (other than the Mark Protection Committee, which is responsible for registering and defending WSFS’s trademarks, and its Marketing Subcommittee, which runs the Hugo Award website)