January 2nd has been designated as “Science Fiction Day” by many, to correspond with the supposed (or selected) birthday of one Isaac Asimov.

Of course, January 2nd is just as good a day to celebrate science fiction as any other day (our contention being that EVERY day should be “Science Fiction Day”), but we here at Amazing Stories would be remiss if we did not also mention that a WEEK for Science Fiction celebrations was proposed and, we presume, observed, at least for a little while, during the early days of our genre.

In an editorial on the anniversary of the founding of Amazing Stories, Hugo Gernsback a Science Fiction Week that should take place during March or April – a whole week to revel in the joys of our favorite genre!

Well, in a couple of years, we’re pretty much going to be doing that!

In April of 2026, in Richmond, Virginia, in association with the long-running and successful RavenCon convention, we will be hosting a week(end) of both live and virtual celebrations to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the magazine and our favorite genre!

So HAPPY SCIENCE FICTION DAY and hope to see you a couple of year’s hence at SCIENCE FICTION WEEK(end)!


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