Confinement IV dates: February 24-26, 2023

– Information can be found here: Winter 2023.


Confinement came about for two reasons.
First, despite many conventions cancelling, there were a bunch of sci fi authors who needed to talk to our publisher and editors, and there’s no convenient way to Skype or Zoom that many people, so it was going to be in person.  And since we were all going to be together, we might as well invite the fans and make it a convention.
Second, there actually are a significant number of people who shouldn’t wear masks (even though some of them force themselves to do so), and we wanted a get together where those with limitations wouldn’t be harassed by ableist twits.
Thus, ConFinement led to the Emergency Holographic Convention, to ConFinement II, and now ConFinement 2.5, and maybe beyond.
This is a small SF convention for authors and fans.  We haven’t had any major GoHs yet, though we have significant regular attendees at this point.  We’re game, but for various reasons, quite a few pros are not able to travel or attend as of 2021, and that’s without considering Cooties.

If you choose to attend, here’s what to expect:

  • Some vending
  • Some hospitality
  • Possibly a range trip, weather and personnel dependent
  • Some gaming
  • Some panels
  • Some giveaways and coming soon
  • Possibly dinner runs or catering in, budget permitting.
  • Lots of random convo and discussion about history, publishing, writing, and in context of writing, business, law, firearms, research, science, culture.

Convention Policies:

  • If you choose to wear a mask, that’s up to you, and you have the right to dress as you wish.
  • If you can’t, shouldn’t, or don’t wear a mask, that’s fine also.
  • If the presence of people without masks bothers you, stay home.
  • If the presence of people in a small group bothers you, stay home.
  • We’re not obligated to live our lives to your standards, nor vice versa.
  • We’re not responsible for the choices you make in attending or not. 
  • Legal carry of weapons is permitted within the local laws and as long as you’re not intoxicated or stupid.
  • Don’t harass attendees, staff, or random passersby.
  • Service animals are welcome. Support animals welcome within local laws and hotel policies.  Pets who may cause disruptions, and it has happened, should be kept at home. There’s also a pet friendly hotel across the street that will welcome you for the duration.
  • Location may change from previous events, but we’ll announce that ASAP to enable folks to find a pet friendly hotel close by.