A Weekend in the Country (US)
See also A Weekend in the Country (UK).
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The first convention was held April 10–13, 1987. The cons ran to at least 1995.
The convention capped membership at 150.
It had a heavy Professionals fan base attendance.
- April 10–13, 1987 (It welcomed fans from "THE PROFESSIONALS, STAR TREK, MAN FROM UNCLE, SIMON AND SIMON, STARSKY AND HUTCH, EQUALIZER, ROBIN HOOD, and BLAKE'S 7.")
flyer for the first convention that appeared in The Who Do We Trust Times #5, note the typo in the title
- April 15–17, 1988
- Fan Writer Guest of Honor: Lois Welling
- Fan Artist Guest of Honor: Suzan Lovett
- cost of membership was $25–30
- dealer's room, panels, video room (PAL and NTSC), art show, auction, Friday night get-together party
- dealer's table was $45 which included one con membership
- art show: no hanging fee, but the con took a 10% for all art sold
- According to one attendee it was held in April 1989  A flyer in the back of the Gambit convention program guide gives the date as March 10–12, 1989.
- Fan Writer Guest of Honor: Lezlie Shell
- Fan Artist Guest of Honor: Robin Belyea
a flyer for the convention found in the Gambit convention program guide
It was rumored to have been skipped, but the numerations of the ones after it suggest otherwise.
- April 1992, Mysti Frank's editorial for Chalk and Cheese #11 mentions buying a Suzan Lovett print there for her zine.
- April 22–24, 1994 (the flyer for that year listed "workshops, art show, dealers, panels, videos, video dubbing, video repairs, PARTY!" as activities)
- April 7–9, 1995
From the flyer: "Dealers Room, Panels, Videos, Art Show and other convention activities including a Friday Night Ice Cream Social and a Saturday Night 'Pre-Art Auction' Party."