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Science Fiction Convention Program Collection

Science Fiction Convention Program Collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Science Fiction Convention Program Collection
Identification: MS421
Date: 1986-2011
Size/Quantity: 2.4 linear feet (6 document cases)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Georgia Institute of Technology. Archives and Records Management
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:This collection contains the official programs for a wide range of science fiction conventions, particularly featuring those in the southern United States. Programs for Dragon*Con and Worldcon are included; other associated publications included are programs, pocket programs, and progress reports for various large- and small-scale conventions.

Biographical/Historical Note

Science fiction conventions, gatherings of fans of science fiction and fantasy, began to be held in Britain and the United States during the mid-1930s. The first World Science Fiction Convention was held in New York City in 1939, in conjunction with the World's Fair. In modern times, science fiction conventions draw fans not only of science fiction literature, but also of other genres such as science fiction movies, television, comics, and games.


Scope and Content Note

The science fiction convention programs collection contains the official programs for a wide range of science fiction conventions, particularly featuring those in the southern United States. Other associated publications included here are pocket programs and progress reports for various large- and small-scale conventions, including filk music conventions. Several programs from Worldcon, the World Science Fiction Convention, as well as programs from Dragon*Con, a convention held annually in Atlanta, also form part of this collection.


Arrangement

Convention programs are arranged alphabetically by title.


Index Terms

Conferences.
Congresses and conventions--United States.
Dragon*Con.
Science fiction fans.
Science fiction, American.
Science fiction--Societies, etc.
World Fantasy Convention.
World Science Fiction Convention.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite [Title, Date] Science Fiction Convention Program Collection (MS421), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Provenance

These convention programs are drawn from accessions #2011.042 and #2011.074 (donations).

Processing Information

Ryan Speer and Christine de Catanzaro processed this collection in September 2011.

Accruals

Additions to this collection are expected. Addition of Worldcon 44 and Dragon Con Origins '90 (2011.074) made on September 22, 2011.

Revisions to Finding Aid

September 2011:
  • Additions to finding aid (additions in accession #2011.074).

  • Restrictions

    Restrictions: Access

    None.

    Restrictions: Use

    Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.


    Separated Material

    A few artifacts (convention badges) have been removed from the programs. These will be processed separately.


    Related Material

    For the Georgia Tech Archives' Science Fiction Fanzines Collection, see MS420.


    Other Finding Aids

    A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.


    Container List

     

    Box

    1Boskone, 2010
    Boskone 47 (Boston, MA): 2010
     
    1Balticon, 2004
    Balticon 38 (Baltimore, MD): 2004
     
    1Chattacon, 1999
    Chattacon XXIV (Chattanooga, TN): January 15-17, 1999
     
    1ConCarolinas, 2009
    ConCarolinas (Charlotte, NC): May 29-31, 2009
     
    1ConDFW, 2004
    ConDFW 38 (Plano, TX): February 20-22, 2004
     
    1Conflikt, 2007-2010
    Conflikt 1: January 25-27, 2007
    Conflikt 2 (Renton, WA): January 30-February 1, 2009
    Conflikt 3: 2010
    Conflikt 4: 2011
     
    1Confluence (Pittsburgh, PA), 2005-2010
    Confluence 2005: July 15-17, 2005
    Confluence 2006: July 15-17, 2005
    Confluence 2007: July 27-29, 2007
    Confluence 2008: July 25-27, 2008
    Confluence 2009: July 24-26, 2009
    Confluence 2010: July 23-25, 2010
     
    1Dragon*Con (Atlanta, GA), 1994-2002
    Dragon Con (Origins '90): 1990
    Dragon*Con (Ace '94): July 15-17, 1994
    Dragon*Con 1997: June 26-29, 1997
    Dragon*Con 1997 Pocket Program Guide (2 copies): June 26-29, 1997
    Dragon*Con 1998: September 3-6, 1998
    Dragon*Con '99: July 1-4, 1999
    Dragon*Con '99 Pocket Program: July 1-4, 1999
    Dragon Con 2000: June 29-July 2, 2000
    Dragon Con 2000 Pocket Program: June 29-July 2, 2000
    Dragon Con 2002: August 30-September 2, 2002
     

    Box

    2Dragon*Con (Atlanta, GA), 2006-2008
    Dragon*Con 2006: September 1-4, 2006
    Dragon*Con 2006 [Pocket Program]: September 1-4, 2006
    Dragon*Con 2007: August 31-September 3, 2007
    Dragon*Con 2007 Progress Report: August 31-September 3, 2007
    Dragon*Con 2007 Pocket Program: August 31-September 3, 2007
    Dragon*Con [2008]: August 29-September 1, 2008
    Dragon*Con 22nd Edition Progress Report: August 29-September 1, 2008
    DragonCon 2008 Pocket Program: August 29-September 1, 2008
     
    2DucKon (Napierville, IL), 2009-2010
    DucKon 18: June 12-14, 2009
    DucKon 19: June 18-20, 2010
     
    2Faerie Escape, 2010
    Faerie Escape (Atlanta, GA): August 14-15, 2010
     
    2FenCon (Dallas, TX), 2004-2010
    Fencon [2004]: September 2004
    FENCON Convention Guide: September 2004
    FenCon IV: September 21-23, 2007
    FenCon IV Convention Guide: September 21-23, 2007
    FENCON VI: September 18-20, 2009
    FenCon VI Convention Guide: September 18-20, 2009
    FENCON VII: September 17-19, 2010
    FENCON VII [Convention Guide]: September 17-19, 2010
     
    2GAFilk (Atlanta, GA), 1999-2011
    GAFilk 1 (2 copies): January 8-10, 1999
    GAFilk 2000: January 7-9, 2000
    GAFilk [2001]: January 5-7, 2001
    GAFilk 2002: January 11-13, 2002
    GAFilk V: January 10-12, 2003
    GAFilk Six: January 9-11, 2004
    GAFilk [7]: January 7-9, 2005
    GAFilk 8: January 6-8, [2006]
    GAFilk 9: January 5-7, 2007
    GAFilk 10: January 11-13, 2008
    GAFilk 11: January 9-11, 2009
    GAFilk 12: January 8-10, 2010
    GAFilk 13: January 7-9, 2011
     

    Box

    3Galacticon (Chattanooga, TN), 1999-2001
    Galacticon 1999 (2 copies): April 16-18, 1999
    Galacticon 2000 (2 copies): March 31-April 2, 2000
    Galacticon 2001: undated (2001)
     
    3LibertyCon (Chattanooga, TN), 1998
    LibertyCon 12: May 22-24, 1998
     
    3Magic Carpet Con, 1994-1997
    Magic Carpet Con II (Dalton, GA): April 29-May 1, 1994
    Magic Carpet Con 5 (Chattanooga, TN) (2 copies): May 2-4, 1997
     
    3Marcon, 2002
    Marcon 37 (Columbus, OH): May 24-26, 2002
     
    3MidSouth Con, 2007
    MidSouth Con (Memphis, TN): March 23-25, 2007
    MidSouth Con (Memphis, TN) Pocket Program: March 23-25, 2007
     
    3Magnum Opus Con, 1992
    Magnum Opus Con 7 (2 copies): 1992
     
    3North American Science Fiction Convention (NASFIC), 1995-2010
    NASFIC [1995] (Atlanta, GA): July 13-16, 1995
    Cascadia Con - NASFIC (Seattle, WA): September 1-5, 2005
    Cascadia Con - NASFIC (Seattle, WA) Pocket Program: September 1-5, 2005
    Cascadia Con - NASFIC (Seattle, WA) Progress Report #3: Spring 2005
    Cascadia Con - NASFIC (Seattle, WA) Progress Report #4: Summer 2005
    TuckerCon 31/Archon 31 - NASFIC 9 (Collinsville, IL): August 2-5, 2007
    TuckerCon 31/Archon 31 - NASFIC 9 (Collinsville, IL) Pocket Program: August 2-5, 2007
    ReConStruction - NASFIC 10 (Raleigh, NC): August 5-8, 2010
    ReConStruction - NASFIC 10 (Raleigh, NC) Pocket Program: August 5-8, 2010
     

    Box

    4Oasis (Orlando Area Science Fiction Society) (Orlando, FL), 1992-2001
    Oasis V: May 15-17, 1992
    Oasis 6 (2 copies): May 14-16, 1993
    OASFIS Event Horizon - Special Convention Issue (2 copies): May 1993
    Oasis 7 (2 copies): May 13-15, 1994
    OASFIS Event Horizon - Convention Issue (2 copies): May 1994
    Oasis 8 (2 copies): May 19-21, 1995
    Oasis 10 (2 copies): May 16-18, 1997
    OASFIS Event Horizon - Special Convention Issue: May 1997
    Oasis 11 Program Book (2 copies): May 15-17, 1998
    OASFIS Event Horizon - Special Convention Issue: May 1998
    Oasis 11 Progress Report: 1998
    Oasis 12 Program Book: May 14-16, 1999
    Oasis 13: May 26-28, 2000
    Oasis 14 (2 copies): May 25-27, 2001
     
    4Ohio Valley Filk Fest, 2001-2002
    Ohio Valley Filk Fest 17 (Dublin, OH): October 26-28, 2001
    Ohio Valley Filk Fest 18 (Dublin, OH): November 1-3, 2002
     
    4Sci-Fi Summer Con (Atlanta, GA), 2001-2004
    Sci-Fi Summer Convention Guide and Missalette: 2001
    Sci-Fi Summer Con: June 11-13, 2004
     
    4Trinoc*Con (Durham, NC), 2002
    Trinoc*Con: 2002
     
    4Worldcon 44 (Atlanta, GA), 1986
    ConFederation (3 copies): August 28-September 1, 1986
     
    4Worldcon (Baltimore, MD), August 5-9, 1998
    Bucconeer Pocket Program: August 5-9, 1998
    Bucconeer (2 copies): August 5-9, 1998
    Broadside Two (Bucconeer newsletter): January 1997
    Broadside Three (Bucconeer newsletter): June 1997
    Broadside Issue No. 4 (Bucconeer newsletter): January 1998
    Broadside Issue No. 5 (Bucconeer newsletter): April 1, 1998
    Broadside Issue No. 6 (Bucconeer newsletter): July 1998
    Bucconeer Progress Report One: September 1996
    Bucconeer Progress Report Two: September 1997
    Bucconeer Progress Report Three: March 1998
    Bucconeer Progress Report Four: June 1998
     

    Box

    5Worldcon 58 (Chicago, IL), August 31-September 4, 2000
    Chicon 2000: August 31-September 4, 2000
    Chicon 2000 Memory Book: August 31-September 4, 2000
    Chicon 2000 Programming Participants' Guide and Biographies (2 copies): August 31-September 4, 2000
    Chicon 2000 Progress Report 3: February 1999
    Chicon 2000 Progress Report 4: August 1999
    Chicon 2000 Progress Report 5: January 2000
    Chicon 2000 Progress Report 6: April 2000
    Chicon 2000 Progress Report 7: July 2000
    The Chicon Sampler (2 copies): 2000
     
    5Worldcon 59 (Philadelphia, PA), August 30-September 3, 2001
    The Millennium Philcon: August 30-September 3, 2001
    The Millennium Philcon [Pocket Program]: August 30-September 3, 2001
    Poor Richard's Almanack: Millennium Philcon Progress Report No. 4: 2001
     
    5Worldcon 61 (Toronto, ON), August 28-September 1, 2003
    Torcon: August 28-September 1, 2003
    Torcon Progress Report No. 3: September 2002
    Torcon Progress Report No. 4: January 2003
    Torcon Progress Report No. 5: June 2003
    Torcon Progress Report No. 6: August 2003
     
    5Worldcon 62 (Boston, MA), September 2-6, 2004
    Noreascon 4: September 2-6, 2004
    Noreascon 4 Convention Guide: September 2-6, 2004
    Noreascon 4: The Filkado: September 2-6, 2004
    First Night: Noreascon 4: September 2, 2004
    Noreascon 4 Progress Report 7: August 2004
     

    Box

    6Worldcon 62 (Boston, MA), September 2-6, 2004
    Noreascon 4 Progress Report 1: January 2002
    Noreascon 4 Progress Report 2: August 2002
    Noreascon 4 Progress Report 4: July 2003
    Noreascon 4 Progress Report 5: December 2003
    Noreascon 4 Progress Report 3: January 2003
    Noreascon 4 Progress Report 6: May 2004
     
    6Worldcon 64 (Los Angeles, CA), August 23-27, 2006
    L.A. Con IV: August 23-27, 2006
    L.A. Con IV Pocket Program Guide: August 23-27, 2006
    L.A. Con IV Progress Report #2: February 2005
    L.A. Con IV Progress Report #3: December 2005
    L.A. Con IV Progress Report #4: April 2006
    L.A. Con IV Progress Report #5: July 2006
     
    6Worldcon 66 (Denver, CO), August 6-10, 2008
    Denvention 3: August 6-10, 2008
    Denvention 3 Quick Reference Guide: August 6-10, 2008
    Denvention 3 Progress Report One: September 2007
    Denvention 3 Progress Report Three: April 2008
     
    6World Fantasy Convention, 1992-1999
    World Fantasy Convention 1992 (Callaway Gardens, GA): October 29-November 1, 1992
    World Fantasy Convention 1992 (Callaway Gardens, GA) Pocket Program: October 29-November 1, 1992
    World Fantasy Convention 1994 (New Orleans, LA): October 27-31, 1994
    World Fantasy Convention 1994 (New Orleans, LA) [Restaurant Guide]: October 27-31, 1994
    World Fantasy Convention 1994 (New Orleans, LA) Pocket Program: October 27-31, 1994
    World Fantasy Convention 1994 (New Orleans, LA): October 27-30, 1994
    World Fantasy Convention 1995 (Baltimore, MD) Progress Report #2: ca. 1995
    World Fantasy Convention 22 (Chicago, IL): The Many Faces of Fantasy: October 31-November 3, 1996
    World Fantasy Convention 1996 (Chicago, IL) Program and Schedule of Events: October 31-November 3, 1996
    World Fantasy Convention 1996 (Chicago, IL) Reading Series: October 31-November 3, 1996
    World Fantasy Convention 1996 (Chicago, IL) Progress Report #2: ca. 1995
    World Fantasy Convention 1996 (Chicago, IL) Progress Report #3: ca. 1996
    World Fantasy Convention 25 (Providence, RI): Voyages: November 4-7, 1999
    World Fantasy Convention 25 (Providence, RI) Pocket Program: November 4-7, 1999
    World Fantasy Convention 25 (Providence, RI) Progress Report Two: ca. 1999