In addition to our great programming, we have fun events going all weekend long:

  • Thursday night:  Reception & Reading at Room of One’s OwnWisCon kicks off when we visit our favorite bookshop and listen to readings from our Guests of Honor.
  • Friday afternoon: The GatheringThe official start to WisCon, when the Concourse ballroom fills with activities to help you ease into the weekend. Visit old friends, connect with new friends, and have some fun!
  • All weekend:  Art Show An opportunity to slow down and enjoy art that’s beautiful, sublime, weird, and possibly challenging the kyriarchy — created by WisCon members!  Most art is available for sale, and all art is up for the voted-for-by-members awards.
  • All weekend:  Dealers’ Room A room!  Full of dealers!  Visit this marketplace during the weekend to peruse the selection of books, jewelry, and other interesting wares.
  • Saturday afternoon:  Bake Sale for Otherwise Award When WisCon does its part to raise money for the Otherwise Literary Award.
  • Saturday night:  Tiptree Auction The Otherwise Literary Award’s premier fundraiser, which WisCon is proud to host on a near-yearly basis.
  • Sunday night:  Dessert Salon A chance for members to dress up, dress down, and enjoy fantastic delights from the Concourse’s pastry chef.
  • Sunday night:  Guest of Honor Speeches Our keynote event, when our Guests of Honor speak, sing, or do whatever strikes their fancy, WisCon makes important announcements, and sometimes a wild idea kicks off something amazing.
  • Monday afternoon:  SignOut A chance to chat with authors and get your books signed.