1979

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January 18 Stone Hill Science Fiction Association founded
February 11 Ron Graham dies
Easter Yorcon
May 11–13 First ArmadilloCon
July HUMANALO founded
July 17 Walter Gillings dies
July 20-22 First Spacecon
August 23-26 Seacon '79 (Worldcon)
August 30-September 3, Labor Day NorthAmericon '79 (NASFiC)
September 28-30 Final PgHLANGE held
October 19-22 Wellcon (first New Zealand Natcon)
Autumn First Shoestringcon held
Science Fiction Chronicle by Andy Porter begins publication
Terry Hughes TAFF trip
DUFF: Ken Fletcher & Linda Lounsbury (South)
GUFF: John Foyster (North)



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1979 NASFiC Site Selection - 4th International SF Festival - 5th World Fantasy Convention - APA-VCR - AZAPA - AggieCon X - Ambercon - Ambercon 1 - Anokon - Anokon 2 - Apa Filk - Apaloosa - Apasition - Apatite - Apricon 2 - Archon 3 - ArmadilloCon - ArmadilloCon 1 - Artkane - Astra - BYOB-Con - BYOB-Con 9 - Background Noise - Balticon 13 - Bubonicon 11 - Catherynne M. Valente - ChUSFA - ChambanaCon 9 - Chicago in '79 - Chicago in 1982 - Coastcon '79 - Codclave V - Collector - ConClave IV - Conebulus III - Costume-Mania - Coulsons to Newcastle - (Coveted) Balrog Award - Critical Mass - DeepSouthCon 17 - Denver in '79 - Disclave 23 - Doc Smith Second Stage Lensman Award - Dubuquon - Dubuquon II - E/c2 ConFusion - Fanfare - Fantasy Faire IX - FilkCon - FilkCon I - Filkon I - Fool-Con II - Foolcon - Formerly Artkane - FortCon - Future Party - Future Party '79 - Gatherings and Happenings - Gothic - Gypsy - Halfacon '79 - Hexacon - Hexacon 1 - Honor to Finuka - ICON 4 - Imagicon - Intervention - Intervention 1 - J. O. Bailey - Just Imagicon - Kampuscon - Knights - Kubla Khan Ception - KulaCon - Kwazar - LepreCon 5 - Les Spinge - Loscon 6 - Louisville in '79 - Lunacon 22 - MUSFS - Marcon XIV - Midwestcon 21 - Midwestcon 30 - MileHiCon 11 - Minicon 15 - Minicon-Apa - Moncon - Moncon III - MosCon - MosCon '79 - Mythcon X - Nashville in '79 - New Orleans in '79 - New York University Science Fiction Society - NorthAmericon '79 - Steve and Sue Francis' NorthAmericon '79 Reminiscence - Norwescon II - Nova 4 - Novacon 9 West - Nutria Con - Nutria Con '79 - OKon 3 - OMNI - Orangecon - Orangecon '79 - OryCon 1 - Othercon II - Outsinging a Riverboat Whistle - Palo Alto in '79 - Panels - Paracon II - Penulticon '79 - Peripheral Visions - PgHLANGE - PgHLANGE XI - Philcon 1979 - PollyAPA - Pulpcon 8 - Pyramid Books - Quakecon - Quendi - Requiem - Riva-Con - Roc*Kon 3 - Roc*Kon 4 - SF Weekend - SF and Space Expo - SF/O - SFCon '73 - Sally Rand - Sci-Con - Sci-Con 1 - Sf3 - Shockwave - Spacecon - Spacecon 1 - StellarCon IV - Stellarcon '79 - TAPADANCE - Tales from the White Hart - The Connection - The Decomposers - The Fantasy Symposium - The International Science Fiction Yearbook - The Madison Science Fiction Group - The Potomac River Science Fiction Society Newsletter - The Purple Procrastinator - Tobias S. Buckell - Tropicon - TusCon 6 - URCON - URCON I - Unicon 5 - UpperSouthClave IX - Valleycon 4 - Vidapa - Westercon 32 - Whatacon - Whatcon - Whatcon I - Windycon VI - WisCon 3 - X-Con '79 - Yoon Ha Lee

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