(Frequently abbreviated "Natcon".) A convention designated as the gathering for all of the fans in a particular country. This is sometimes done by having a rotating convention (e.g., the British Eastercon) and sometimes by means of designating different regional conventions as the year's national convention (e.g., Canada's Canvention.) Natcons are nearly always bid conventions moving from site to site.
|Australia||The Australian Natcon|
|Croatia||SFeraKon or whichever Croatian convention is largest|
|France||Convention Nationale Français de Science-Fiction|
|Japan||Nihon SF Taikai|
|New Zealand||The New Zealand NatCon|
|US||None, really, since the Worldcon fulfills that role when it is in North America. The Nasfic was invented to provide a national convention when Worldcon is overseas, but it does not really seem to fulfill the role.|