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Name: BASCon, Bay Area Slash Convention
Dates: 2000 - 2011
Location: south San Francisco, California, United States
Type: fan-run fan con
Focus: slash
Organization: com com
Founding Date: 2000

Subpages for BASCon (con):
2001 · 2002 · 2003 · 2004 · 2005 · 2006 · 2007 · 2008 · 2009 · 2010 · 2011 · Vid Show
2001 convention flyer
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BASCon is slash fan-run con in south San Francisco, known particularly for its artshow and vidshow.

It was one of two conventions created at the close of Friscon, another slash convention that operated in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1990s. While one convention (Constrict) moved to Las Vegas, BASCon remained in California.

On February 12, 2001, the BASCon mailing list was created and the convention was announced:

As some of you may know, the owners of FriscoN have decided not to do another FriscoN. I was very saddened at this news although I do understand the why of the decision. But I wanted the spirit of FriscoN to continue and found others who felt the same; so we, the con-comm of BAScon [San Fancisco Bay Area slashers] have decided, to celebrate all the varieties of slash in the spirit of Halloween and San Francisco....This will be a kink friendly slash con with a place for all slash fans from the most vanilla to the most out there kind of fan. We want everyone to feel welcome, enjoy each other's company, see the City of San Francisco, and have a slash feast. It is our goal to take the best of FriscoN and carry forward. Please join us. Please forward this to other slash lists you might be on and to dealers you'd like to see at the con. I'm thinking to OZ and Highlander and other fandoms that I might be able to reach. We want to include all slash fans because we love slash and want to see it celebrated in a very special City -- San Francisco.

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You can see sample program guides in PDF format from 2004 and 2007.

The con zine for this convention is BASCon.

As of Fall 2011, the concom has announced that 2011 would be the last BASCon, at least for the present.

Programming, Vid Shows, and Convention Reports











  • See BASCon/2010.
  • [No programming or art show info available]