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Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Mystery Convention Files

Collection ID

SCRC 461

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Collecting Area(s)

Description

Collection Summary 

Title
Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Mystery Convention Files
 
Dates
1945-2011
 
Collection ID
SCRC 461
 
Quantity
7.5 linear feet (6 boxes)
 
Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries
 
Language
Materials in English.

 

Detailed Collection Information

Description of Collection

Collection contains programs, brochures, fliers, newsletters, and other materials related to various science fiction, fantasy, and mystery conventions. Conventions with significant amounts of material include Philcon (the Philadelphia Science Fiction Conference run by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society), the World Fantasy Convention, and the World Science Fiction Convention.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by name of convention.

 

Patron Information

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: [URL]

Research Access

Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Publication and Copyright Information

The Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Mystery Convention Files are the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. The creators have not assigned their rights to Temple University Libraries; their intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to them or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated. 

Preferred Citation

[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Mystery Convention Files, SCRC 461, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Related Material

Carlos Roy Lavender Papers, SCRC 79, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Assembled by Libraries staff from various sources.

Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid prepared in September 2020 by Randi Jones, Student Worker, Ann Mosher, Bibliographic Assistant II, and Katy Rawdon, Coordinator of Technical Services.

     

Index Terms

The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:
 
Corporate Names:
Philadelphia Science Fiction Society
Philcon
World Fantasy Convention
World Science Fiction Convention

Subjects:
Congresses and conventions--United States
Detective and mystery fiction
Detective and mystery fiction--Societies, etc.
Fans (Persons)
Fantasy fiction, American
Fantasy fiction--Societies, etc.
Mystery fans
Science fiction, American
Sience fiction fans
Science fiction--Societies, etc.


Material Types:
Administrative records
Ephemera
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Periodicals
Press releases
Publications
Vertical files

Inventory

1          1          Albacon          1996-1997

1          2          Antares          1996

1          3          Antelae          1968

1          4          Anthrocon          1997, 1999

1          5          Archon          1992

1          6          Arisia          1994-1999

1          7          Astronomicon          1994, 1997

1          8          Autoclave          1977-1978

1          9          Balticon          1973

1          10          Balticon          1975

1          11          Balticon          1977

1          12          Balticon          1981

1          13          Balticon          1982

1          14          Balticon          1984

1          15          Balticon          1985

1          16          Balticon          1987

1          17          Balticon          1994

1          18          Balticon          1996

1          19          Balticon          1997

1          20          Balticon          1998

1          21          Balticon          1999

1          22          Bay-Con          1968

1          23          B’Haazon          1977

1          24          Boskone          1967

1          25          Boskone          1982

1          26          Boskone          1984

1          27          Boskone          1985

1          28          Boskone          1989

1          29          Boskone          1996

1          30          Bouchercon          1985

1          31          Bouchercon          1988

1          32          Bouchercon          1989

1          33          Bubonicon          1999

1          34          Cactuscon          1987

1          35          Chattacon          1978

1          36          Classicon          1995

1          37          Clevention          1966

1          38          ConCerto          1997, 1999

1          39          ConChord          1989

1          40          Conclave          1977, 1982

1          41          Conebulus          1961

1          42          Coebulus          1978

1          43          Con-Fab-U-Lation           1991

1          44          Confluence          1994-1997

1          45          ConFurence          1994

1          46          ConFusion           1978-1983

1          47          Conquest          1981, 1996

1          48          Constellation          1983

1          49          Conterpoint, Too          1996

1          50          Context          1997

1          51          Contradiction          1981-1994

1          52          Conucopia          1999

1          53          ConVocation          1996

1          54          Costume Con           1997-2000

1          55          Creation Conventions           1982

1          56          Dallascon          1969-1973

1          57          Dallascon          1969-1973

1          58          Darkover          1993

1          59          Deep South Con          1978-1986

1          60          Dimension Convention          1984

1          61          Disclave          1980

1          62          Disclave          1984

1          63          Disclave          1987

1          64          Discon          1963

1          65          Discon          1974

1          66          DixieCon          1978

1          67          Dragon Con          1994

1          68          Dreamation          1997

1          69          Earthcon          1983

1          70          Empiricon          1983

1          71          Empiricon          1984

1          72          Empiricon          1985

1          73          Empiricon          1989

1          74          Equicon          1987

1          75          Eurocon          1972

1          76          EveCon          1988-1989

1          77          EveCon          1990

1          78          EveCon          1997

1          79          EveCon          1999

1          80          Fall Sci-Fi Convention          1982

1          81          Fan Historicon          1997

1          82          Fantastic in the Arts          1986

1          83          Fantasy Faire          1982-1983

1          84          Fantasycon          1981

1          85          Festival De La Science-Fiction          1979

1          86          Gaylaxicon          1994, 1999

1          87          Genericon          1997

1          88          Hatcon          1984       

1           89          Helicon          1970

1          90          Hexacon          1981

1          91          Hexacon          1989
1          92          Hippotocon          1977         

1          93          Hostigos          1989

1          94          I-Con          1988

1          95          I-Con          1994

1          96          I-Con          1996

1          97          I-Con          1997

1          98          I-Con          1999

1          99          I-Con          2000

1          100          Intercon          1995

1          101          Intercon          1998

1          102          Intersection          1995

1          103          InConJunction          1984

1          104          Jerucon          1982

1          105          JohnCon          1969

1          106          Kaleidoscope          1969

1          107          Katsu Con          1995

1          108          Kwintus Kublius          1977

1          109          L.A. Con          1972

1          110          L.A. Con          1984

1          111          L.A. Con          1996

1          112          Lastcon          1982

1          113          Laughing Osiris          1974

1          114          Lepre Con          1998

1          115          Loncon          1965

1          116          Lone Star Con          undated

1          117          Lunacon          1966

1          118          Lunacon          1967

1          119          Lunacon          1970

1          120          Lunacon          1976

1          121          Lunacon          1982

1          122          Lunacon          1989

1          123          Lunacon          1991

1          124          Lunacon          1996

1          125          Lunacon          1997

1          126          Lunacon          1998

1          127          Lunacon          1999

1          128          Marcon          1975

1          129          Marcon          1978

1          130          Maybe          1976

1          131          Media West Con          1997

1          132          MidAmeriCon          1976, 1978

1          133          MidWestCon          1977-1978, 1981-1984, 1986-1987

1          134          MillenniCon          1990         

1          135          MosCon          1979, 1988

1          136          Mostly Eastern Con          1990

1          137          Mountain Media Con          1995

1          138          Munchcon          undated

1          139          Necon          1987, 1994, 1996

1          140          New Con          1972

1          141          Nocres          1976

1          142          Nolacon          1988

1          143          Non Con          undated

1          144          Noreascon          1980

1          145          Noreascon          1989

1          146          NorthAmericacon          1979

1          147          NorthAmericacon          1979  

1          148          Norwescon          1980-1984, 1999

1          149          Norwescon          1983

1          150          Not Just Another Con          1995

1          151          Novacon          1979

1          152          NYClone          1987

1          153          NyCon          1966-1967

2          1          Octocon          1979-1980, 1982-1986

2          2          O-Con          1969

2          3          Omnicon          1981-1982, 1984-1985

2          4          Origins          1978

2          5          Otakon          1994

2          6          Pacificon          1963-1964

2          7          Paracon          1978

2          8          Pghlange          1977-1978

2          9          Philadelphia Area Gaylaxians          1995

2          10          PhilCon          1979-1983

2          11          PhilCon          1973

2          12          PhilCon          1975

2          13          PhilCon          1976

2          14          PhilCon          1977

2          15          PhilCon          1978

2          16          PhilCon          1979

2          17          PhilCon          1980

2          18          PhilCon          1981       

2          19          PhilCon          1982

2          20          PhilCon          1983

2          21          PhilCon          1984

2          22          PhilCon          1985

2          23          PhilCon          1986

2          24          PhilCon          1987

2          25          PhilCon          1988

2          26          PhilCon          1989

2          27          PhilCon          1990

2          28          PhilCon          1991

2          29          PhilCon          1992

2          30          PhilCon          1993

2          31          PhilCon          1994

2          32          PhilCon          1995

2          33          PhilCon          1996

2          34          PhilCon          1997

2          35          PhilCon          1998

2          36          PhilCon          1999

2          37          PhilCon          2000

2          38          PhilCon          2001

2          39          PhilCon          2002

2          40          PhilCon          2003

2          41          PhilCon          2004

2          42          PhilCon          2005

2          43          PhilCon          2006

2          44          PhilCon          2007

2          45          PhilCon          2007

2          46          PhilCon          2008

2          47          PhilCon          2010

2          48          PhilCon          2011

2          49          Phoenixcon          1984         

2          50          Phrolicon          1986-1988, 1996-1997

2          51          Phrolicon          1990

2          52          Pinekone          1989

2          53          Pittcon          1960

2          54          Philadelphia Science Fiction Society (PSFS). Publicity. Clippings, photographs, etc.          1971, undated

2          55          Philadelphia Science Fiction Society (PSFS). Philcon Material          1972-1980, undated

2          56          Philadelphia Science Fiction Society (PSFS). Contact: The Philadelphia Bidding Committee Newsletter          1973, 1977, undated

2          57          PSFS News          1945

2          58          Pulpcon          1984

2          59          Pulpcon          1990

2          60          Quakecon          1979

2          61          Quantum          1976

3          1          ReaderCon          1994, 1996

3          2          Risteria          1976-1977, undated

3          3          RiverCon          1975

3          4          RiverCon          1977

3          5          RiverCon          1982

3          6          RiverCon          1983

3          7          RiverCon          1984

3          8          RiverCon          1986

3          9          RiverCon          1987

3          10          RiverCon          1996

3          11          Rockon          1978

3          12          RoVaCon          1977

3          13          RoVaCon          1985

3          14          RoVaCon          1986

3          15          RoVaCon          1987

3          16          Rubicon          1983

3          17          Sci-Con          1988

3          18          Science Fiction League          1937

3          19          Science Fiction Weekend          1982

3          20          SF Convention Register          undated

3          21          ShoreCon          1997

3          22          Shore Leave          1999

3          23          Sodacon          1959

3          24          Son of Beach Con          2000

3          25          Son of Paragon          1981

3          26          A Southern Fantasy          1987

3          27          Spacecon          1984

3          28          Spycon          1984

3          29          Starbase Indy          1989

3          30          Summercon          1977

3          31          Syndi-Con          1996

3          32          Syracon          1967

3          33          Tonikon          1996-1999, undated

3          34          Torcon          1973, 1977, 2003

3          35          Totocon          1979

3          36          Tricon          1966

3          37          Tropicon          1988

3          38          Unicon          1979

3          39          Unicon          1989

3          40          V-Con          1987-1988, 1996

3          41          Viking Con          1983-1984

3          42          Westerncon          1963

3          43          Westerncon          1965

3          44          Westerncon          1987

3          45          Wilcon          undated

3          46          Windycon          1976, undated

3          47          Winterfest          1991

3          48          WisCon          1999, 2008

3          49          World Fantasy Convention          1976

3          50          World Fantasy Convention          1978

3          51          World Fantasy Convention          1979

3          52          World Fantasy Convention          1980

3          53          World Fantasy Convention          1980

3          54          World Fantasy Convention          1981

3          55          World Fantasy Convention          1981

3          56          World Fantasy Convention          1982

3          57          World Fantasy Convention          1983

3          58          World Fantasy Convention          1984

3          59          World Fantasy Convention          1985

3          60          World Fantasy Convention          1985

3          61          World Fantasy Convention          1986

3          62          World Fantasy Convention          1986

3          63          World Fantasy Convention          1987

3          64          World Fantasy Convention          1987

3          65          World Fantasy Convention          1988

3          66          World Fantasy Convention          1989

3          67          World Fantasy Convention          1990

3          68          World Fantasy Convention          1990

3          69          World Fantasy Convention          1992 

4          1          World Fantasy Convention          1995

4          2          World Mystery Convention          1985

4          3          World Mystery Convention          1998         

4          4          World Science Fiction Convention          1939

4          5          World Science Fiction Convention          1949

4          6          World Science Fiction Convention          1964, 1965         

4          7          World Science Fiction Convention          1952-1953

4          8          World Science Fiction Convention          1959

4          9          World Science Fiction Convention          1959

4          10          World Science Fiction Convention          1959

4          11          World Science Fiction Convention          1960

4          12          World Science Fiction Convention          1960

4          13          World Science Fiction Convention          1961

4          14          World Science Fiction Convention          1961

4          15          World Science Fiction Convention          1962

4          16          World Science Fiction Convention          1962

4          17          World Science Fiction Convention          1963

4          18          World Science Fiction Convention          1963

4          19          World Science Fiction Convention          1965

4          20          World Science Fiction Convention          1966

4          21          World Science Fiction Convention          1967

4          22          World Science Fiction Convention          1968

4          23          World Science Fiction Convention          1968

4          24          World Science Fiction Convention          1971

4          25          World Science Fiction Convention          1971

4          26          World Science Fiction Convention          1972

4          27          World Science Fiction Convention          1973

4          28          World Science Fiction Convention          1973

4          29          World Science Fiction Convention          1974

4          30          World Science Fiction Convention          1974

4          31          World Science Fiction Convention          1974

4          32          World Science Fiction Convention          1975

4          33          World Science Fiction Convention          1975

4          34          World Science Fiction Convention          1976

4          35          World Science Fiction Convention          1976

5          1          World Science Fiction Convention          1976

5          2          World Science Fiction Convention          1976

5          3          World Science Fiction Convention          1977

5          4          World Science Fiction Convention          1977

5          5          World Science Fiction Convention          1977

5          6          World Science Fiction Convention          1978

5          7          World Science Fiction Convention          1978

5          8          World Science Fiction Convention          1979

5          9          World Science Fiction Convention          1980

5          10          World Science Fiction Convention          1980

5          11          World Science Fiction Convention          1980

5          12          World Science Fiction Convention          1980

5          13          World Science Fiction Convention          1981

5          14          World Science Fiction Convention          1981

5          15          World Science Fiction Convention          1982

5          16          World Science Fiction Convention          1982

5          17          World Science Fiction Convention          1982

5          18          World Science Fiction Convention          1982

5          19          World Science Fiction Convention          1983

5          20          World Science Fiction Convention          1983

5          21          World Science Fiction Convention          1983

5          22          World Science Fiction Convention          1983

5          23          World Science Fiction Convention          1983

5          24          World Science Fiction Convention          1984

5          25          World Science Fiction Convention          1984

5          26          World Science Fiction Convention          1984

6          1          World Science Fiction Convention          1986

6          2          World Science Fiction Convention          1986

6          3          World Science Fiction Convention          1986

6          4          World Science Fiction Convention          1987

6          5          World Science Fiction Convention          1988

6          6          World Science Fiction Convention          1988

6          7          World Science Fiction Convention          1989

6          8          World Science Fiction Convention          1989

6          9          World Science Fiction Convention          1989

6          10          World Science Fiction Convention          1991

6          11          World Science Fiction Convention          1991

6          12          World Science Fiction Convention          1992

6          13          World Science Fiction Convention          1992

6          14          World Science Fiction Convention          1993

6          15          World Science Fiction Convention          1995

6          16          World Science Fiction Convention          1996

6          17          World Science Fiction Convention          1998

6          18          World Science Fiction Convention          1999

6          19          World Science Fiction Convention          2000

6          20          World Science Fiction Convention          2001

6          21          World Science Fiction Convention          2001

6          22          World Science Fiction Convention          2001

6          23          World Science Fiction Convention          2001

6          24          World Science Fiction Convention          2001

6          25          World Science Fiction Convention          2001

6          26          World Science Fiction Convention          2001

6          27          World Science Fiction Convention          2001