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A regional convention sometimes called CQT which is sponsored by the Kansas City Science Fiction & Fantasy Society and held in Kansas City, MO since 1972, usually over the Memorial Day weekend.

It began as Mid-America Con in June 1972, followed by BYOB-Con from Fall 1972 to 1979. In 1983 the numbering of ConQuesT conventions was adjusted to accommodate Mid-America Con and nine BYOB-Cons.

Wikipedia entry

Convention Date Location GoHs
ConQuesT 1980 1980 Hotel President Gordon R. Dickson, Garth Danielson
ConQuesT 2 May 22-24, 1981 Hotel Continental Poul Anderson, Donald C. Thompson
ConQuesT 3 May 28-30, 1982 Hotel Continental Norman Spinrad, Nancy Nutt
ConQuesT 4+10 May 27-29, 1983 downtown Howard Johnson's Kate Wilhelm, Ken Moore
ConQuesT 15 1984 downtown Howard Johnson's Frederik Pohl
ConQuesT 16 1985 downtown Howard Johnson's George R. R. Martin, Dell Harris
ConQuesT 17 1986 downtown Howard Johnson's Tim Powers
ConQuesT 18 1987 downtown Howard Johnson's John Varley, Don Maitz
ConQuesT 19 1988 downtown Howard Johnson's Howard Waldrop, Carl Lundgren
ConQuesT 20 1989 downtown Howard Johnson's Elizabeth Scarborough
ConQuesT 21 1990 downtown Howard Johnson's Melinda M. Snodgrass
ConQuesT 22 1991 John Kessel
ConQuesT 23 May 22-24, 1992 Michael Kube-McDowell
ConQuesT 24 May 28-30, 1993 James P. Hogan
ConQuesT 25 May 27-30, 1994 Park Place Hotel Steven Brust
ConQuesT 26 May 26-28, 1995 Park Place Hotel Octavia Butler
ConQuesT 27 May 24-26, 1996 Park Place Hotel Allen Steele, Myrna Logan, Lubov, Bob Tucker
ConQuesT 28 May 23-25, 1997 Park Place Hotel Larry Niven
ConQuesT 29 May 22-24, 1998 Park Place Hotel K. W. Jeter
ConQuesT 30 May 28-30, 1999 Park Place Hotel David Drake
ConQuesT 31 May 26-28, 2000 Park Place Hotel Walter Jon Williams
ConQuesT 32 May 25-27, 2001 Park Place Hotel James K. Morrow
ConQuesT 33 May 24-26, 2002 Kansas City Airport Hilton Connie Willis, Michael J. Walsh, Frank Kelly Freas
ConQuesT 34 May 23-25, 2003 Kansas City Airport Hilton Elizabeth Moon, Vincent Di Fate, Suzanne Carnival-Reece
ConQuesT 35 May 28-30, 2004 Kansas City Airport Hilton Jennifer Roberson, Jody Lee
ConQuesT 36 May 27-29, 2005 Kansas City Airport Hilton Joe Haldeman, Lee Roth, Jeanette Roth, Theresa Mather
ConQuesT 37 May 26-28, 2006 Kansas City Airport Hilton Kage Baker, Charles Piehl, Mitch Bentley
ConQuesT 38 May 25-27, 2007 Kansas City Airport Hilton Phyllis Eisenstein, Deb Geisler, Teddy Harvia
ConQuesT 39 May 23-25, 2008 Kansas City Airport Hilton Joe R. Lansdale, Chris Felknor, Laurie Felknor, David Lee Anderson
ConQuesT 40 May 22-24, 2009 Hyatt Regency Crown Center John Scalzi, Ed DeGruy, Oberon Zell
ConQuesT 41 May 28-30, 2010 Hyatt Regency Crown Center Michael Swanwick, Geri Sullivan, Peri Charlifu, Pete Abrams, George R. R. Martin
ConQuesT 42 May 27-29, 2011 Hyatt Regency Crown Center Tamora Pierce, Tadao Tomomatsu, Erin McKee
ConQuesT 43 May 25-27, 2012 Sheraton Kansas City Hotel Steve Miller, Sharon Lee, Susan Satterfield, Ursula Vernon, Tim Miller
ConQuesT 44 May 24-26, 2013 Holiday Inn CoCo Key Water Resort, Kansas City Patrick Rothfuss, Chris Garcia, John Picacio
ConQuesT 45 May 23–25, 2014 Kansas City Marriott Downtown Glen Cook, Barb and Ray VanTillburg, David Lee Pancake, Bridget Landry, Caroline Spector
ConQuesT 46 May 22–24, 2015 Kansas City Marriott Downtown Brandon Sanderson, Mark Oshiro, Nene Thomas, George R. R. Martin, Selina Rosen
ConQuesT 47 May 27–29, 2016 Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center Nnedi Okorafor, Diane Lacey, Julie Dillon, Seanan McGuire
ConQuesT 48 May 26-28, 2017 Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center Robert J. Sawyer, Zac Zacarola, Rachel Mayo, Jonathan Maberry
ConQuesT 49 May 25-27, 2018 Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center Steven Barnes, Aurora Celeste, Elizabeth Leggett, Scott Washington, Matt Jacobson