MagiCon

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The 1992 Worldcon held September 3-7 at the Orange County Convention and Civic Center, The Peabody Hotel and The Clarion Hotel, Orlando, FL. GoHs: Jack Vance (pro), Vincent Di Fate (artist) and FGoH: Walter A. Willis. Spider Robinson was Toastmaster, but Mike Resnick acted as Toastmaster for the Meet-the-Pros party. It was chaired by Joe Siclari and sponsored by Fanac.

See 1992 Hugos, 1995 Worldcon Site Selection, 1995 NASFiC Site Selection.

Orlando in 1992 was the bid for MagiCon and won against competition from DC in '92 which was forced to withdraw a couple of months before the vote. See 1992 Worldcon Site Selection

MagiCon's exhibit hall featured a miniature golf course themed around The Enchanted Duplicator in honor of Fan GoH Walt Willis.

Mike Glyer commented at the time that "The con's pleasing personality could only have come from organizers who had looked into their own hearts for what people value in a worldcon, then spared no effort to deliver it."

Joe Siclari and Edie Stern recount some of their MagiCon stories

Video: Isaac Asimov memorial (IA)

Walt Willis interview by Ted White (IA)

Memories of the First Worldcon (IA)

Joe Siclari interviewed by Warren Buff (IA)

Vincent di Fate talk (IA)

Mike Glyer reposts File770 reports on the convention, 25 years on (IA)

There also seems to have been a regional named MagiCon held January 23-24, 1982 at the Rault Center Hotel in New Orleans, LA. Nothing else is known about it.


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Files Search: Fanac, Fan, Pro, SFE, Wikipedia, Reasonator 1992

Also involved: - 1992 Best Dramatic Presentation Hugo - 1992 Best Fan Artist Hugo - 1992 Best Fan Writer Hugo - 1992 Best Fanzine Hugo - 1992 Best Non-Fiction Book Hugo - 1992 Best Novel Hugo - 1992 Best Novelette Hugo - 1992 Best Novella Hugo - 1992 Best Original Artwork Hugo - 1992 Best Professional Artist Hugo - 1992 Best Professional Editor Hugo - 1992 Best Semiprozine Hugo - 1992 Best Short Story Hugo - 1992 Campbell Award - 1992 Worldcon - 1992-worldcon - 1999 NASFiC Site Selection - Becky Thomson - Conrad H. Ruppert - Conspiracy '87 Reminiscence (Kyle) - Convention timeline - FANAC - Fanac Fan History Project - Former Worldcon Chairman's Party - Gotham Organization - Intersection - Irish Fandom - J. Spencer Love - Jay Kay Klein - Judy Bemis - Kurt Baty - MagiCon Art Retrospective - Magicon - Orlando in '92 - Orlando in 2001 - Orlando, FL - Pat Vandenberg - Priscilla Olson - Richard Brandt - SMOFlahoma - Scott Imes Video Archive - South Florida - Tom Veal - Tower to the Moon - Tropicon VII - WOOF - Walt Willis - Worldcon Bid

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