ConClave was an annual science fiction and fantasy convention that was held in southeastern/central Michigan since 1976. The convention was the primary activity of the accredited charitable non-profit ConClave, Inc. and drew about 600 attendees in the fall. Security at ConClave is traditionally handled by the Dorsai Irregulars.
The ConClave website stated that "From writers to spaceship pilots, rennies and furries, ConClave is a gathering for anyone with a sense of wonder."
The name ConClave fell into disuse after ConClave 40. A successor event, The Continuum, took place in October 13-15, 2017; a subsequent instance on October 5-7, 2018 ("Darkness Descending") featured guests of honor Elizabeth Bear, Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock and Richard Iorio.
Programming and furry fandom
While retaining its literary science fiction and fantasy roots, ConClave also celebrates other aspects of fandom such as animation, art, film, gaming, music, role-play, television, theater, renaissance reenactment ("rennies"), and furries. Uncle Kage was the fan guest of honor in 2005 and his story hour was again featured at the 31st ConClave from October 6 to 8, 2006 in Romulus, Michigan. Continuum 2018 does not appear to have had any furry-specific programming.
ConClave 32 was held from October 12 to 14, 2007 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at Detroit Metro Airport in Romulus, Michigan.
- ConClave and The Continuum on Facebook
- The Continuum (ConClaveSF) on Twitter
- ConClave website (archives)
- ConClave 30 Pictures - taken by Giza (archived)
- ConClave 31 Con Report and pictures - taken by Giza (archived)
- ConClave 32 Con Report and pictures (on Flickr) - taken by Giza