Concave 41

Guest of Honor: Liberty Con’s own Brandy Spraker!!
and the incomparable FIVE YEAR MISSION

February 20 - 23, 2020
The Clarion Inn
Home of Concave for the past ten years
Bowling Green, KY

Concave is BACK !!

Join us for our 41st year as we celebrate in XLI style!

Art Show, Game Rooms, Vendors, Five Year Mission Concert, Parties, ConSuite, 24/7 Pool, and all the things you have come to know and love about Concave these past 40 years!
Come join us for the eleventh year at our constantly remodeled location for a fannish time without parallel!

What is Concave?

Kentucky's Longest Running Science-Fiction Convention is not your average Convention. Each year during the last full weekend in February we create a Science-Fiction Fan Utopia. Our all volunteer staff is made up of our members. We are a not for profit convention and no one is paid. This “Relax-a-Con” is not about celebrity guests, or panels. We are about having a great weekend with like-minded folks from Science-Fiction and Fantasy Fandom. There are themed parties, an art show, vendors, a world class hospitality suite, and our house band FIVE YEAR MISSION performs on Saturday Night after the Art Auction. Membership is required for access to the Convention Hotel and includes access to our Consuite; with all you care to eat and drink.

Thursday Night

You got skills with Chili? You need another night of Concave? This is your Answer...

Join us Thursday night for a Bonfire and Chili Pot-Luck.


At the Door:
$50 - Adult
$35 - Under 21

Pre-registration (Until February 12th, 2020):
$45 - Adult
$30 - Under 21

Pay Online

Pre-Registration is now Closed. Don't worry you can still Register at the door! See you soon!

Pay by check

Checks made payable to CONCAVE should be mailed with a complete list of who you are paying for to:

Concave Intergalactic Headquarters
124 Fairlawn Ave
Lexington, KY 40505-3224

Memberships and Vendor Rooms are non-refundable but may be transferred or applied towards the next year.

Single Day Passes

Due to the nature of our all inclusive Consuite it is not fiscally feasible to offer one day passes. Late Memberships are offered at a discounted rate on Sunday beginning at 12AM.

Our Hotel

The Clarion Inn

166 Cumberland Trace Road
Bowling Green, KY 42103
Phone: (270) 282-7130

Single-Quad $80
Suite $120

Two Night Minimum Stay Required
Free Wi-Fi and Late Check Out upon request

Cancellations can be made at no charge up until the Tuesday before the event (February 19th, 2020).
Reservations are held until 6pm on your scheduled arrival date. If you are arriving after 6pm the hotel may require a one night deposit.

All Atrium Party or Vendor rooms (aka in the Concave Village) must be reserved through Claude. (

Art Show


To receive a copy of the Concave Art Show Rules, Bid Sheets, Control Sheets, Hanging Fees, and Shipping Information contact: Curt and Kim Payne (
Space is limited so make your reservations early!

Gaming Program


The Concave Gaming Program is very informal. There are no sponsored tournaments or prizes. Just a bunch of gamers doing there thing in the game rooms provided by Concave. If you are interested in running a particular game or tournament. You can contact our Game Master Joshua Goodpastor . (

Huxter Room


Our vendor area is comprised of one main open atrium room. We convert this area into our Concave Village; with vendors, parties, game rooms, and our Consuite all in one central location. A limited number of vendor rooms are available. Concave charges a $40 "Capitalism" fee for all vendors. Once approved, vendors are put on a "cleared to book" list with the hotel and can call to book their room(s). Vendor rooms are fully furnished hotel rooms that face the Concave Village area and include up to three 6 foot tables. Arrangements can be made to have some or all of the furniture removed from the room with the hotel; which may charge a fee for the furniture removal. Vendor costs do not include membership(s); which are mandatory for all attendees. For more information or to book a table contact: Claude Miles (