The Chessiecon 2022 Souvenir Program Book is here.

Go to the Turkey page for this year’s Turkey Award winners

The full weekend schedule is now available. Visit the Program menu to choose an individual day, hours of operation, or a meeting room diagram

Learn about our prestigious presenters on the Presenter Biography page

See the Vendors page for a list of this year’s vendors

Guests 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 (

Blibbering Humdingers singing

The Blibbering Humdingers draw inspiration from the Harry Potter series, Dr Who, the SCA, medieval fantasy, science fiction and all kinds of delightfully, geeky fandomness. Scott and Kirsten Vaughan began performing together in 1992 in the SCA, where they are known as Efenwealt Wystle and Maîtresse Aénor d’Anjou. With the release of Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows in 2007, they decided to form their own wizard rock act. From there they’ve branched into all kinds of nerd rock, filk, folk and fun.

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.