WisCon 45 in 2022

WisCon is a feminist science fiction & fantasy convention held annually in Madison, WI.

We hope you’ll join us for  WisCon 45 during U.S. Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-30, 2022! We are planning both an in-person and a virtual convention to maximize accessibility. See the WisCon blog for the latest plans

We are requiring masks and up-to-date vaccination for all in-person WisCon participants. Visit COVID-19 and WisCon 2022 for more information about our COVID-19 safety policies.

Check out our schedule of programming and events, including in-person and online sessions! All times listed are US Central Daylight time.

Guests of Honor

Zen Cho
Zen Cho (unable to participate, see below)

Yoon Ha Lee Headshot
Yoon Ha Lee (unable to participate, see below)

Rebecca Roanhorse's headshot
Rebecca Roanhorse (participating virtually)

Sheree Renée Thomas
Sheree Renée Thomas (participating physically & virtually)

Our four WisCon Guests of Honor in 2022 will be Zen Cho, Yoon Ha Lee, Rebecca Roanhorse, and Sheree Renée Thomas. We are thrilled to confirm that Sheree Renée Thomas will be attending WisCon 2022 in person and will also be available to participate in virtual programming. We are also delighted to confirm that Rebecca Roanhorse will be able to participate in virtual programming.

Due to family commitments and the ongoing pandemic, neither Zen Cho nor Yoon Ha Lee will be able to participate either physically or virtually in WisCon 2022.

WisCon Guests of Honor are chosen by, and often from within, our own community, and we will honor that choice by continuing to celebrate all of these amazing authors during WisCon 2022.


Registration for WisCon 2022 is now open. It closes May 15, 2022. There will be an in-person cap of 600 attendees this year. (There is no cap on virtual attendees.)

Hotel info

We will return to our convention hotel in 2022, Madison’s wonderful Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club.  The Concourse has opened room reservations for WisCon in 2022! Please show your support for our fabulous hosts by making your room reservations now. Our room block with special rates expired on April 26, 2022.

COVID and WisCon 2022 

We are requiring masks and vaccination, and have made a number of changes to con events to reduce the risk of COVID spreading at WisCon.

Thanks to Our Sponsors

WisCon 2022 is supported in part by grants from several organizations:

The Alamo Literary Arts Maintenance Organization (ALAMO)
The Carl Brandon Society
SFWA (The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, soon to be the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association)
The Speculative Literature Foundation

We are also grateful to the Hatch Public Library in Mauston, WI, for their in-kind donations supporting Kids’ Programming and COVID-19 Safety.

We would like to thank each of these organizations. We deeply appreciate their support of WisCon.