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Con list

I've started listing cons; obviously at some point this will probably have to break out into its own page as Slash cons has. And I realize this might look redundant of the convention category. But there was nowhere to just list cons to create potential wikilinks; I mean, yes, ideally people would stub the cons, but it's good, IMO, to have a place where you can just list the con and trust someone else to come and make a stub, etc. That was the thought anyway. --Speranza 17:40, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

Assorted con info


BamaCon 7 is sponsored by the University of Alabama's Fantasy Game Club and will be held March 18-21 at the Sheraton Capstone Inn/Bryant Conference Center. The special guest is Jonathan Frakes of ST:TNG. For more info, write to QO member [Editor's Note 2005: Out-of-date information withheld.].

I found some info about this first con at Newsweek of all places. I don't think I've referenced it correctly, though. Mrs. Potato Head 21:42, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
I tweaked the reference and formatting a bit to make it clearer, though I don't know what the protocol is for citing slideshows.--æthel 22:35, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
thank you! I thought the source was tons of fun, but haven't a clue how to make it right. Mrs. Potato Head 00:53, 16 December 2009 (UTC)


CrackerCon 2 is also March 19-21, in Jacksonville, Florida. Guest of Honor is Ben Bova, Artist Guest of Honor is Jeff Adams. Misty and Larry and I had a great time at last year's CrackerCon; these are friendly, hospitable people. Send a SASE to [Editor's Note 2005: Out-of-date information withheld.] for registration info.


Phoenixcon 8 is April 16-18 at the Sheraton Century Center Hotel in Atlanta. Guest of Honor is Lois McMaster Bujold, special Guests are Allen Steele and Tom Deitz. For information call [Editor's Note 2005: Out-of-date information withheld.].


MARCON 28, "Ohio's premier Science Fiction and Fantasy convention," is April 23-25 at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus. Main Guests are Mike Resnick, Jane Yolen, and Lois McMaster Bujold. For further information write to [Editor's Note 2005: Out-of-date information withheld.].

Magic Carpet Con

Magic Carpet Con I offers a rare chance to meet Andre Norton May 7-9 in Dalton, Georgia. Send a SASE to QO member [Editor's Note 2005: Out-of-date information withheld.] for registration information.

Alternate Realities

Alternate Realities VI, at the University of Georgia, has been postponed until May. The committee is still looking for help in expanding their programming. If you're interested, write to QO member [Editor's Note 2005: Out-of-date information withheld.].

New Orleans Science Fiction and Fantasy Festival

New Orleans Science Fiction and Fantasy Festival is June 18-20 at the Clarion Hotel New Orleans. Robert Silverberg is Guest of Honor. Send your SASE to [Editor's Note 2005: Out-of-date information withheld.] for registration information.[1]

Finnish cons

I removed the odd list of Finnish scifi events at the end of the article and created an article for Finncon to replace it. --Ruuger 23:42, 13 March 2010 (UTC)

Creation entertainment link in the con list?

Why is the Creation Entertainment linked in the list of cons? I mean, I get that they organize cons with actors and such, but the company is not a con. I think that should go elsewhere in the article, maybe in the section explaining procons? Or maybe specific cons they organized could be linked in the con list or something, but right now this seems like one of those "one of these things does not belong" Sesame skits...--RatCreature 21:13, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

I changed it to "Creation Con" since lots of people do use that term collectively for their cons and we should be defining it anyway. Franzeska 15:34, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

Name of this ST con?

"The first major Star Trek convention, run by Joan Winston and others, was held in New York in 1972 and drew 3,000 people" : does this con have a name? I've not found one yet. I'd like to make a page for it, but don't know what to call it. --Mrs. Potato Head 19:16, 2 April 2011 (UTC)

It was called 'Star Trek Lives' (Joan named her book later after it). I've started the page here:[[2]] - someone will need to set up a disambig page and update links to the book.--FanloreFan 07:09, 4 August 2011 (UTC)

Cons past and present

I split the massive list of cons into past and present. Categories already provide alphabetical lists with little annotation. When I look at a list of cons, one of the first things I want to know is whether I can go to them or not. Franzeska 15:36, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

Those lists are long and probably still incomplete. Can we move them to a separate page like List of Conventions Past and Present? Or perhaps split into two other pages: List of Current Conventions, List of Past Conventions? And then the sections could be merged and include just the highlights--longest-running con still going, longest-running con with no years skipped, etc.--æþel 00:31, 6 January 2012 (UTC)
That's a good idea. I was working on this list a long time ago, and at that point, did it in a really primitive way. It needs to be re-vamped in a major way. --Mrs. Potato Head 00:53, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

duplicate section

There is a section titled "Distiguishing features of Conventions" and another titled "Features of Cons"--æþel 00:55, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

Let's merge 'em. (Unless someone hollers "stop!" in the next hour or so, I'll do it.) --Sk 02:04, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
I'm hollering "go!" :-) --Mrs. Potato Head 02:21, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
Done! :) --Sk 03:40, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

Coronavirus cancelations

Hi all! I did some searching but haven't found anything on how the coronavirus is affecting fandom. I was thinking of including a paragraph or two here about the cancellation of conventions and fan meet-ups, but was wondering what other editors thought - should the coronavirus get its own page? Has anyone else been working on this/something related to this? Thanks! -Jaetion (talk) 16:34, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

I think a separate page on Coronavirus cancellations or Coronavirus and Fandom with a cancellations section would be a great addition.--aethel (talk) 16:56, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
I just found this while searching to see if that page exists yet. I'm in the process of creating a stub Covid-19 and Fandom and I have a section for cancelled events. All I know about so far are CoNZealand and Eastercon. If anyone knows of any other events cancelled or reorganized, please add them. --Auntags (talk) 19:00, 1 April 2020 (UTC)