ZebraCon/1991

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ZebraCon 10 (1991)

There were about 225 attendees listed (by full legal name and city of residence) in the program book.

Zebracon 10 tshirt showing characters from Starsky & Hutch and The Professionals as zebras. Starsky's stripes match those on his car, the Torino. The artist is Paulie

The con skit was “Distant Snores,” a parody of the zine, Distant Shores.

In 1990, a Starsky & Hutch fan was frustrated by the popularity and focus of the con:
I sent my money in for Zcon '91 and am told I am #11 on the waiting list. 175 people are already signed up, which is the maximum, and the editor of the S&H l/z gets her money in one year and several months in advance and I'm put on a waiting list. What I wonder is...who are those 175 fans, surely not all S&H fans? So, unless the folks ahead of me die or something, the S&H l/z will not even be represented at Zcon. I am somewhat...uh, disturbed by all of this and wonder if anyone else is on a waiting list? Also, has Zcon changed for you? Or, is it still fun? Why do you go? Surely not for the S&H programming, it gets worse every year. The people? And, if it is the people, why not have our own S&H only con established (like SHareCon) and leave Zcon to the professional con promoters and vendors. [1] [For more on this topic, see SHareCon#ZebraCon vs. SHareCon.]

Vid Show

Playlists and vid show reviews from the 1990s and 2000s are being collected at ZebraCon/Vid Show.

Art Show

A fanartist in 1992 wrote:
This is a media con that started out as a Starsky & Hutch con (begun by PJ Alexander many years ago), and has expanded to include The Professionals and other spy/cop shows. They use to accept only related artwork, but since everybody running the con and attending is pretty much also into SF/Fantasy/Star Trek/Etc., Karen decided to throw open the art show to al types of art. This convention has a lot of content, so male/male stuff will probably sell very well. Pagan themes might also work well here, believe it or not, and even some japanimation. Emphasis on relationships and people rather than action/adventure. This con is switches with Virgule every other year - so next years list will have Virgule instead of Zebracon. Zebra Con has a small attendance (100 people), but art sales over $7,500 last year. Their membership has expanded. [2]

Convention Reports

References

  1. from Frienz #10
  2. from Artistic Endeavors #6 (November 1992)