History of ConGlomeration

We who are ConGlomeration pride ourselves on being a product of the local fan community, and for our convention’s family-friendly atmosphere. We took up the Louisville convention mantle after Steve and Sue Francis (our Fan Guests Emeritus…or is it Emeritii?) retired RiverCon in 2000. ConGlomeration has beenĀ a fixture in the local science fiction calendar sinceĀ 2001, continuing a Derby City fan tradition that dates to 1975, and our next convention will throw down March 30 to April 1, 2018.


Past ConGlomerations

April 7-9, 2017

Ramada Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, Louisville, KY


April 8-10, 2016

Ramada Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, Louisville, KY


April 3-5, 2015

Ramada Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, Louisville, KY


April 11-13, 2014

Ramada Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, Louisville, KY


April 5-7, 2013

Ramada Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, Louisville, KY

  • Author Guest of Honor – Ian Harac
  • Publisher Guest of Honor – Jason Sizemore
  • Artist Guest of Honor – Beth Trott
  • Volunteers Mascots – Captain Platykirk and Mr. Spoctypus

April 13-15, 2012

Ramada Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, Louisville, KY


April 22-24, 2011

Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, Louisville, KY


April 9-11, 2010

InnPlace Hotel and Conference Center, Louisville, KY


2009 – The Lost Year

Due to the unanticipated bankruptcy and closure of the Clarion Hotel, and an inability to recover deposited funds from the hotel operators, the convention was forced to cancel. Registered convention members received refunds or were credited with memberships to the 2010 convention — and we’re grateful for their continued support.


April 18-20, 2008

Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, Louisville, KY


Aug. 10-12, 2007

Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, Louisville, KY

Daniel Dos Santos and Allen Steele were unable to attend. We hope to host them in the near future!


Aug. 11-13, 2006

Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, Louisville, KY


Aug. 12-14, 2005

Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, Louisville, KY

  • Artist Guest of Honor – Mark Zug
  • Film Guest of Honor – John Hudgens
  • Volunteers Mascot – PlatyMech

Aug. 6-8, 2004

Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, Louisville, KY

  • Author Guest of Honor – Michael Williams
  • Artist Guest of Honor – Tom Kidd
  • Filk Guest of Honor – Tom Smith
  • Volunteers Mascot – Gandopus the Grey

Aug. 8-10, 2003

Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, Louisville, KY


Aug. 16-18, 2002

Holiday Inn Lakeview, Clarksville, IN


Aug. 10-12, 2001

Holiday Inn Lakeview, Clarksville, IN