Congrès Boréal

A French language convention that moves to different locations in the province of Quebec, Canada every year.

While most of the programming and activities are in French, some are in English and the convention has had English speaking GoHs.

It was first held at the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi in 1979. In the 1980s., it was often held in conjunction with a "Salon du livre" (a book fair). It did not take place from 1990 to 1994; when it resumed, for several years in the late 90s, it was held in conjunction with Con*Cept.

The Prix Boréal are voted on by the members of the convention and are usually awarded at the end of the convention.

Convention Dates Location GoHs
Boréal '79 July 13-15, 1979 Chicoutimi
Boréal '80 April 25-27, 1980 Quebec City
Boréal '81 1981 Montreal
Boréal '82 July 7-11, 1982 Chicoutimi
Boréal '83 November 8-13, 1983 Montreal
Boréal '84 August 25-26, 1984 Quebec City
Boréal '85 1985 Quebec City
Boréal '86 1986 Longueuil
Boréal '87 October 22-25, 1987 Montreal
Boréal '86 June 16-19, 1988 Chicoutimi
Boréal '89 October 20-22, 1989 Ottawa
Boréal 12 May 12-14, 1995 CAN*CON '95, Montreal Dave Duncan
Boréal '96 March 22-24, 1996 Con*Cept '96, Montreal Joël Champetier
Boréal '97 September 26-28, 1997 Con*Cept '97, Montreal Daniel Sernine
Boréal '98 October 2-4, 1998 Con*Cept '98, Montreal Robert J. Sawyer, Yves Meynard, Mario Giguère
Boréal-20 ans July 16-18, 1999 Chicoutimi special 20th-anniversary celebration
Boréal '99 October 1-3, 1999 Con*Cept '99, Montreal Norbert Spehner
Boréal 2000 October 13-15, 2000 Montreal no GoHs
Boréal 2001 October 5-7, 2001 Montreal Suzanne Martel, Daniel Sernine
Boréal 2002 October 4-6, 2002 Montreal Patrick Senécal
Boréal 2003 October 24-26, 2003 Montreal Joël Champetier, Laurent McAllister (Yves Meynard and Jean-Louis Trudel)
Boréal 2004 (25th Anniversary) October 29-31, 2004 Canvention 24, Montreal René Beaulieu, Jean-Marc Gouanvic, Norbert Spehner, and Elisabeth Vonarburg
Boréal 2005 October 21-23, 2005 Montreal no GoHs
Boréal 2006 May 5-7, 2006 Montreal Guy Gavriel Kay
Boréal 2007 April 27-29, 2007 French National Science Fiction Convention 34, Montreal Alain Bergeron, Éric Henriet, Xavier Mauméjean, James Morrow, Geoff Ryman, Élisabeth Vonarburg
Boréal 2008 May 9-10, 2008 Montreal Catherine Dufour, Karl Schroeder, Élisabeth Vonarburg
Boréal 2009 August 8-9, 2009 Montreal Claude Bolduc
Boréal 2010 May 14-16, 2010 Quebec City Ted Chiang
Boréal 2011 May 13-15, 2011 Montreal Joël Champetier
Boréal 2012 May 4-6, 2012 Quebec City Héloïse Côté
Boréal 2013 May 3-5, 2013 Montreal Eric Gauthier
Boréal 2014 May 2-4, 2014 Montreal Ariane Gélinas
Boréal 2015 May 8-10, 2015 Montreal no GoHs
Boréal 2016 May 20-22, 2016 Mont-Laurier Christopher Priest, Fabien Fournier, Anne-Laure Jarnet
Boréal 2017 May 5-7, 2017 Quebec City Lionel Davoust, Jean-Claude Dunyach, Laurence Suhner
Boréal 2018 May 4-6, 2018 Montreal Sabrina Calvo, Sylvain Neuvel, Olivier Paquet, Patrick Senécal
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