SFContario is Toronto's fall science fiction convention, focusing on books, authors, writing, and science, as well as filking, costuming, gaming, media, visual arts, and participatory aspects of fandom. This year it is also Canvention, Canada's national science fiction convention and the site of the 2011 Aurora Awards, honoring the best of Canadian science fiction, fantasy, and fandom. SFContario will feature panels, presentations, readings, autographing, concerts, costume masquerade, dealers, art show, charity auction, fan tables, club and bid parties, and lots more. Guests of honour include:
* John Scalzi, author of Old Man's War and Zoe's Tale, president of the Science Fiction Writers of America, and creative consultant on Stargate Atlantis
* Karl Schroeder, author of Sun of Suns, co-author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Science Fiction, and strategic foresight expert.
* Gardner Dozois, many-times Hugo-winning editor of Asimov's Science Fiction magazine and Year's Best and many other anthologies.
* Toyboat, a music group from the Midwest specializing in hard rock versions of classic filk tunes.