Convention Publications

Like just about all fannish endeavors, conventions also produce many publications. The most common are flyers, Progress Reports, and Program Books. There are many other types as well: newsletters (with frequencies from 1 to 1 a day to 1 an hour), program schedules, souvenir books, Guest of Honor collections, Memory Books, and all sorts of one-time publications. Along with the photos we have from many conventions, these convention pubs can provide a better understanding of the fannish and professional activities at conventions. We'll try to provide as many as we can here. Note to Conrunners: please send us electronic copies of your conventions publications so we can make them available permanently.

-- Joe Siclari
    Fan History Project Coordinator

Entries marked with a [BB] in this table have one or more publications on-line at this site.

Entries marked with a [RB] in this table are links to other sites.

Con Title Sponsor/Chairman/Editor Date[s] Type Flag
[BB] Britain in 97 bid Vince Docherty & Tim Illingworth
[BB] Decomposers, The Mark M. Keller & Sue Anderson
[BB] DeepSouthCon
How it Began
Larry J. Montgomery ? Article
[BB] Helicon 2 Martin Hoare Mar 29 Apr 1 Publications
[BB] Hong Kong in 1997 bid


[BB] Milwaukee in 1994 bid

[BB] New York in 98 -- Midatlanticon bid

[BB] Not Dundalk in 92 bid

[BB] Phoenix in 93 bid Terry Gish
[BB] Pluto in 87 PR3 bid Jeff Mathews
[BB] San Diego in 87 bid

[BB] Syracon Flyer Jay K. Klein & David A. Kyle
[BB] Titanicon in 2012 bid Jay Freeman & Yvonne DeGraw

Tropicon VIII * 6 Fanzine
[BB] Tulsa in 88 bid

[BB] Zagreb in 1993 bid

[BB] NYcon I: Official Souvenir Journal Sam Moskowitz July 2-4 1939 Souvenir Journal
[BB] Nycon I Sam Moskowitz July 2-4 1939 Program Book
[BB] NYcon I: TIME Magazine Report unknown July 10 1939 Report
[BB] Chicon I Mark Reinsberg Sept 1-2 1940 Program Booklet
[BB] Denvention I Olon F. Wiggins July 4-6 1941 Publication
[BB] Pacificon I 1946 Pacificon Society Aug 30 Sept 1 1946 Publications
[BB] Philcon I: Pubs Index The Philcon Society Aug 30 Sept 1 1947 Index
[BB] Cinvention The Cincinnati Fantasy Group Sept 3-5 1949 Publications
[BB] NorWesCon Donald B. Day Sept 1-4 1950 Publications
[BB] Nolacon Harry B. Moore Sept 1-3 1951 Publications
[BB] Chicon II (TASFiC) 1952 Convention Committee Aug 30 Sept 1 1952 Publications
[BB] Philcon II: Pubs Index 11th World S-F Convention Sept 5-7 1953 Index
[BB] SFCon Lester Cole & Gary Nelson Sept 3-6 1954 Publications
[BB] Clevention Thirteenth World Science Fiction Convention Committee Sept 2-5 1955 Publications
[BB] NYcon II David A. Kyle Aug 31 Sept 3 1956 Publications
[BB] Loncon I Ted Carnell Sept 6-9 1957 Progress Report
[BB] Solacon Anna S. Moffatt Aug 29 Sept 1 1958 Publications
[BB] Detention Roger Sims & Fred Prophet Sept 4-7 1959 Publications
[BB] Pittcon Flyer Chair Dirce Archer Sept 3-5 1960 Publications
[BB] Pittcon Newsletter Editor James Taurasi Sept 3-5 1960 Publications
[BB] Seacon Wally Weber 1961 Publications
[BB] Chicon III Earl Kemp Aug 31 Sept 3 1962 Program Book
[BB] DeepSouthCon III Alfred Andrews Aug 6-8 1965 Flyer
[BB] FLORIMEL #3 Joe Staton Nov 1966 APA Pub
[BB] Minicon 1 Minnesota Science Fiction Society Jan 6 1968 Flyer
[BB] Nebula Awards Banquet Science Fiction Writers of America Mar 15 1969 Program
[BB] Minicon 2 Minnesota Science Fiction Society Apr 4-6 1969 Program Book
[BB] Deep South News Letter Janie Lamb Aug 22-24 1969 Newsletter
[BB] Minicon 3 Minnesota Science Fiction Society Apr 3-5 1970 Program Book
[BB] Minicon 4 Minnesota Science Fiction Society June 17-19 1971 Program Book
[BB] Minicon 5 Minnesota Science Fiction Society Oct 15-17 1971 Program Book
[BB] Discon II Jay Haldeman & Ron Bounds Aug 29 Sept 2 1974 Publications
[BB] Minicon 9 Minnesota Science Fiction Society Oct 11-13 1974 Program Book
[BB] Minicon 10 Minnesota Science Fiction Society Apr 18-20 1975 Program Book
[BB] MidAmeriCon Ken Keller Sept 2-6 1976 Publications
[BB] "Back to the Rivits" Sue Anderson
Mark M. Keller
Feb 19 1977 Playbill
[BB] Star Wars Roots Alexis A. Gillard May 27 1978 Playbill
[BB] OKon II Steve Kimmel July 21-23 1978 Program Book
[BB] IguanaCon II Tim Kyger Aug 30 Sept 4 1978 Publications Updated
[BB] LunaCon 22 The New York Science Fiction Society
The Lunarians, Inc.
Mar 30 Apr 1 1979 Publications
[BB] DeepSouthCon 17 New Orleans Sons of the Sand, Ltd, July 20-22 1979 Program Book
[BB] LunaCon 23 The New York Science Fiction Society
The Lunarians, Inc.
Mar 14-16 1980 Publications
[BB] LunaCon 24 The New York Science Fiction Society
The Lunarians, Inc.
Mar 20-22 1981 Publications
[BB] LunaCon 25 The New York Science Fiction Society
The Lunarians, Inc.
Mar 19-21 1982 Publications
[BB] Boskone 20 New England Science Fiction Association, Inc. Feb 18-20 1983 Publications
[BB] LunaCon 26 The New York Science Fiction Society
The Lunarians, Inc.
Mar 18-20 1983 Publications
[BB] Minicon 19 Minnesota Science Fiction Society Apr 1-3 1983 Program Book
[BB] ConStellation Michael Walsh Sept 1-5 1983 Crab Feast Handout
[BB] Boskone 21 New England Science Fiction Association, Inc. Feb 17-19 1984 Publications
[BB] LunaCon 27 The New York Science Fiction Society
The Lunarians, Inc.
Mar 16-18 1984 Publications
[BB] Boskone 22 New England Science Fiction Association, Inc. Feb 15-17 1985 Publications
[BB] Boskone 23 New England Science Fiction Association, Inc. Feb 14-16 1986 Publications
[BB] Boskone 24 New England Science Fiction Association, Inc. Feb 13-14 1987 Publications
[BB] LunaCon 30 The New York Science Fiction Society
The Lunarians, Inc.
Mar 20-22 1987 Program Book
[BB] Boskone 25 New England Science Fiction Association, Inc. Jan 29-31 1988 Publications
[BB] Boskone 26 New England Science Fiction Association, Inc. Jan 27-29 1989 Publications
[BB] Minicon 25 Minnesota Science Fiction Society Apr 13-15 1990 Program Book
[BB] MagiCon Joe Siclari, et al Sept 3-7 1992 Publications
[BB] Tropicon XII Francine Mullen Jan 7-9 1994 Program Book
[BB] BanffCon 1995
Oct 1995 Program Book
[BB] LoneStarCon 2 Karen Meschke Aug 28 Sept 1 1997 Publications
[BB] Ron Zukowski interview Warren Buff Aug 1999 Audio file
[BB] AussieCon Three Perry Middlemiss Sept 2-6 1999 Publications
[BB] Torcon 3 Peter Jarvis Aug 28 Sept 1 2003 Publications
[BB] Concourse Chris O'Shea Apr 9-12 2004 Publications
[BB] Noreascon Four Deb Geisler Sept 2-6 2004 Publications
[BB] Interaction Vincent Docherty, Colin Harris Aug 4-8 2005 Publications
[BB] LA Con IV Christian B. McGuire Aug 23-27 2006 Publications
[BB] Contemplation Chris O'Shea Apr 6-9 2007 Publications
[BB] Nippon 2007 Hiroaki Inoue, Shigeru Hayashida, Shouichi Hachiya, Masaharu Imaok Aug 30 Sept 3 2007 Publications
[BB] PhilCon 2008 Evelyn C. Leeper Nov 21-23 2008 Report
[BB] Anticipation René Walling & Robbie Bourget Aug 6-10 2009 Publications
[BB] PhilCon 2009 The Philcon Society Nov 20-22 2009 Publications
[BB] AussieCon 4 Victorian Science Fiction Conventions Inc Sept 2-6 2010 Publications
[BB] PhilCon 2010 Evelyn C. Leeper Nov 1-2 2010 Report
[BB] PhilCon 2011 Evelyn C. Leeper Nov 18-20 2011 Report
[BB] Londinium in CMDIV A.U.C. Evelyn C. Leeper Nov 9-11 2012 Reoprt
[BB] EightSquaredCon Juliet McKenna Mar 29 Apr 1 2013 Publications
[BB] LoneStarCon 3 Randall Shepherd Aug 29 Sept 2 2013 Publications
[BB] 2013 TusCon Science Fiction Convention Gerald M. Gay Oct 24 2013 Article
[BB] Operacon Fannish Educational Network Mar 1215 2015 Progress Report
[BB] Dysprosium Judy Hodgkin Apr 3-6 2015 Publications
[BB] Mancunicon Pat McMurray Mar 2528 2016 Publications

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