MileHiCon started way back in AD 1969 under the name OctoCon. That year and the next it was a small event held in the basement of the Columbia Savings Bank at Federal Blvd. and Kipling Parkway in Lakewood Colorado. It was named OctoCon because it was intended that the convention would be the last weekend of October, although it tended to float around a bit in the first few years. (The first was delayed until AD 1969 November 15th).
In 1971 the convention moved into more stylish digs out at the Malibu Airport Inn followed by the Sheraton Airport Inn for the next six conventions. MileHiCon 4 was also the first to bear the MileHiCon name due to confusion with another OctoCon elsewhere in the country.
Since AD 1985, with only three exceptions, the convention has been held at the Sheraton Hotel Lakewood, a suburb slightly west of Denver. It has grown to a size of just short of 1000 guests in recent years, but has never passed that magic number to anyone's knowledge.
It is primarily a literary convention with panels, though there is also gaming, movies, a professional art show, a (small) masquerade, the inevitable dealers room, and the somewhat famous critter crunch (robotic grudge match, an early Robot War).
In the collection of photographs that follows there are many faces that are not known to the current custodians. If you recognize or more people in a photo that have not been mentioned in that photo's caption, or you know who the photographer was, please use the form that has been provided with the photo to identify that individual or individuals. Information about what was happening in a photo would also be appreciated if it is not included in the photo's caption. Thank you.
When you get to a photo that you may want to copy to your system simply click on the photo and then use your browser to save the image file. Clicking on the photo will give you a clean copy of the image file without the caption and other text that makes up the Web page. Because many of these photos may be copyrighted by the photographer or by other parties, care must be taken in their use for other than strictly personal enjoyment.
To access the Photo Album for a specific MileHiCon, please click on the name of the convention in the table.
|1972 –||MileHiCon 4|
|1974 –||MileHiCon 6|
|1975 –||MileHiCon 7|
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