Gaylaxicon is an annual science fiction, fantasy and horror convention that focuses on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender topics. It takes place in various locations in the United States of America usually on the east coast.


Started in 1988 in Provincetown, Massachusetts, Gaylaxicon is organized by member organizations of the Gaylactic Network.[1]

The Gaylaxian Science Fiction Society (GSFS) is the New England-based chapter of the Network, which organized the original convention and continues to be a driving force behind many of the Gaylaxicons.[2] GSFS is a member of the New England Science Fiction Association (NESFA).[3]

Spectrum awards

The Gaylactic Spectrum Awards are usually awarded at Gaylaxicon, based on a nomination and voting process that is moderated by the Gaylactic Network.

Past conventions

Year Location: Town Location: State Guest(s) of Honor: Author Guest(s) of Honor: Other Note Refs.
1988 Provincetown Massachusetts J.F. Rivkin Gaylaxicon '88,
90 attendees
1990 Tewksbury Massachusetts Melissa Scott Hannah M.G. Shapero (artist) Gaylaxicon '90,
130 attendees
1991 Tewksbury Massachusetts Samuel R. Delany Hannah M.G. Shapero (artist) Gaylaxicon '91,
245 attendees
1992 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Tanya Huff Tristan Alexander (artist) Gaylaxicon IV,
360 attendees
1994 Rockville Maryland Jewelle Gomez Tom Howell (artist)
Forrest J Ackerman (special guest)
Gaylaxicon V,
350 attendees
1995 Niagara Falls New York Don Sakers Heather Bruton (artist) Gaylaxicon VI,
180 attendees
1996 Burlington Massachusetts Ellen Kushner
Delia Sherman
Colleen Doran (artist) Gaylaxicon VII,
342 attendees
1997 Marlboro Massachusetts Gaylaxicon Lite '97,
90 attendees
1998 Troy Michigan Anne Harris Kurt Erichson (cartoonist)
Frank Gembeck, Jr. (artist)
Gaylaxicon 8,
60 attendees
1999 Arlington Virginia Diane Duane Nancy Janda (artist)
Jean-Pierre Dorleac (special guest)
Gaylaxicon 1999,
303 attendees,
the 10th Gaylaxicon
2000 Arlington Virginia Fiona Patton Nan Fredman (artist) Gaylaxicon 2000,
265 attendees
2004 San Diego California David Gerrold Joe Phillips (artist)
Virginia Hey (actor, Farscape)
285 attendees [8]
2005 Boston Massachusetts Lois McMaster Bujold Phil Jimenez (artist: Hidden Frontier)
250 attendees [9]
2006 Toronto Ontario (Canada) Nalo Hopkinson Ellen Muth (actor)
Richard Arnold (media)
Michael Rowe (editor)
Gaylaxicon 2006 [10][11][12]
2007 Atlanta Georgia Jim Grimsley Georges Jeanty (artist) Other guests: David Gerrold,
Joe Haldeman, Steve Berman,
Toni Weisskopf, James Cawley,
David B. Coe
2008 Bethesda Maryland Geoff Ryman Alicia Austin (artist) [12][14]
2009 Minneapolis Minnesota Margaret Weis Andy Mangels
Lawrence Schimel
Terrance Griep
Gaylaxicon 2009,
313 attendees
2010 Montreal Quebec (Canada) Canceled [17] [18]
2011 Atlanta Georgia n/a (Wayback of Outlacon website lists guests, but only three GoHs) Amber Benson (GoH)[19]
Don Schermerhorn and Wayne Hergenroder (fan GoHs)[20]
May 13 to 15. Hosted as part of Outlantacon. [21]
2012 Minneapolis Minnesota Kyell Gold Gary Russell (Writer/Producer)
Lyda Morehouse (Writer)
Barbara Schulz (Artist)
Gaylaxicon 2012,
unknown attendees

Upcoming Gaylaxicons

Year Location: Town Location: State Guest(s) of Honor: Dates Note Refs.
2015 Atlanta Georgia David Yost May 8–10


External links

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Gaylactic Network and Gaylactic Spectrum Awards Foundation
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Gaylactic Spectrum Awards
See also
Alan Lutton

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