Marcon

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A Regional convention held in Columbus Ohio from 1966 and originally sponsored by the Olentangy SF Society. Sine around 1996, it has been sponsored by a 501(c)3 organization called the SOLAE Foundation, the Science Oriented Literature and Arts Education Foundation which also runs other, one-shot conventions.

Marcon allegedly stands for "Multiple Alternative Realities Convention," but actually was chosen to reflect the month, March, in which it was held.

Convention Dates Guests
Marcon I March 1966 none
Marcon II April 8-9, 1967 Roger Zelazny
Marcon III March 30-31, 1968 Fred Pohl
Marcon IV March 28-30, 1969 Terry Carr
Marcon V March 20-22, 1970 Gordon R. Dickson
Marcon VI March 26-28, 1971 Lester del Rey
Marcon VII 1972 Roger Zelazny
Marcon VIII 1973 Anne McCaffrey
Marcon IX March 29-31, 1974 Hal Clement
Marcon X March 21-23, 1975 James Gunn
Marcon XI March 19-21, 1976 Joe Haldeman, Randy Bathurst
Marcon XII March 18-20, 1977 Howard DeVore
Marcon XIII April 14-16, 1978 A. Bertram Chandler, Larry Smith, Bob Hillis
Marcon XIV March 16-18, 1979 Katherine Kurtz, Fred Haskell
Marcon XV May 2-4, 1980 L. Sprague de Camp, Brian Earl Brown
Marcon XVI March 13-15, 1981 Andy Offutt, Bob Passavoy, Anne Passavoy
Marcon XVII April 30-May 2, 1982 Hal Clement, Buck Coulson
Marcon XVIII May 13-15, 1983 James Hogan, George Laskowski
Marcon XIX May 18-20, 1984 C. J. Cherryh, Todd Cameron Hamilton
Marcon XX May 10-12, 1985 Larry Niven, Carl Lundgren, Bill Maraschiello
Marcon XXI May 16-18, 1986 Roger Zelazny, Frank Kelly Freas, Bill Maraschiello
Marcon XXII May 1987 Michael Kube-McDowell, David Mattingly, Bill Roper, Kevin Siembieda, Tom Savini
Marcon XXIII April 29 - May 1, 1988 David Brin, Michael Whelan, Kevin Siembieda
Marcon XXIV April 28-30, 1989 Hal Clement, Todd Cameron Hamilton, Barry and Sally Childs-Helton, Steve Jackson
Marcon XXV May 18-20, 1990 George R. R. Martin, Melinda Snodgrass, Gahan Wilson, Murray Porath, Chris Claremont
Marcon 26 April 26-28, 1991 C. J. Cherryh, Lois McMaster Bujold, Rowena Morrill, Juanita Coulson, Dick Spelman, Lee Weeks, Melinda Snodgrass
Marcon 27 May 22–25, 1992 Roger Zelazny, Orson Scott Card, Randy Asplund-Faith, Steve and Sue Francis, Richard Tucholka
Marcon 28 April 23-25, 1993 Mike Resnick, Jane Yolen, Ray Van Tilberg, Michael Longcor, Dennis O'Neil, Julius Schwartz
Marcon 29 May 13-15, 1994 Philip Jose Farmer, Barbara Hambly, Boris Vallejo, Julius Schwartz, Jane Robinson, David Ivey, Forrest J Ackerman, White Wolf Games
Marcon 30 May 5-7, 1995 Spider & Jeanne Robinson, Ray Harryhausen, Forry J Ackerman, Kathy Mar, Jacqueline Ward
Marcon 31 May 3-5, 1996 J. Michael Straczynski, Katherine Kurtz, Larry Elmore, Animal X, Joey Shoji, Richard Biggs, Patricia Tallman, Brinke Stevens
Marcon 32 May 9-11, 1997 Harry Turtledove, J. Michael Straczynski, Ricia Mainhardt, Julius Schwartz, Juanita Coulson, B. J. Mitias, Richard S. Brougton, Fyberdyne Laboratories, Games Workshop,Tracy Torme, Ed Wasser, Bruce Zabel
Marcon 33 May 1-3, 1998 Lois McMaster Bujold, Robin Wood, Ookla the Mok, Julius Schwartz, Joel Rosenberg, Dr. Tom Burns
Marcon 34 May 7-9, 1999 David Drake, Erin McKee, Steve Saffel, Syntax
Marcon 35 May 26-28, 2000 Janny Wurts, Don Maitz, Steve MacDonald, Josef and Kit Matulich, Kevin and Maryann Siembieda, Richard Chevolleau, Leni Parker, and Dr. Demento
Marcon 36 May 25–27, 2001 Robert Jordan, Ellisa Mitchell, Bob Passavoy and Ann Passavoy, Ray Van Tilberg, Gary Lockwood, James P. Hogan
Marcon 37 May 24–26, 2002 David Weber, Bruce Coville, James Wappel, Stephen Pagel, Zander Nyrond, Catherine Asaro, Kathy Hamilton, Fyberdyne Laboratories, Rod Roddenberry, Cheapass Games
Marcon 38 May 23–25, 2003 Jack Vance, J. Gregory Keyes, Bill & Brenda Sutton, Judith & Dave Hayman, Rod Roddenberry, Kenny Baker, Richard Biggs
Marcon 39 May 28–30, 2004 Laurell K. Hamilton, Bob Eggleton, Ellen Datlow, Cecilia Tan, Cynthia McQuillin, Jane Robinson, Julie Zetterberg, Hugh S. Gregory, Bjo & John Trimble, Twilight Creations
Marcon 40 May 27–29, 2005 Tom Smith, Barry and Sally Childs-Helton, Richard Hatch
Marcon 41 May 26–28, 2006 George R. R. Martin, Jody Lee, David G. Hartwell, Dave & Judith Hayman, Chris Kramer, B. J. Mitias, Steve Lee, Rod Roddenberry, David Franklin, Michael DeMeritt, Pieramyd Productions, EB Games / Gamestop
Marcon 42 May 25–27, 2007 Keith R. A. DeCandido, Laura Reynolds, John Mosby, Three Weird Sisters (Gwen Knighton, Brenda Sutton and Teresa Powell), Pierre and Sandy Pettinger, G. Patrick Molloy, Looney Labs, Nancy Janda, Kevin Sorbo and Rick Faraci
Marcon 43 May 23–25, 2008 Robert Asprin, Jody Lynn Nye, Ray Van Tilburg, Toni Weisskopf, Alexander James Adams, Sister Sola, Hank Reinhardt, Kevin Standlee, Rebecca Forstadt, Marc Singer, Leah Cairns, Wizards of the Coast
Marcon 44 May 22–24, 2009 Simon R. Green, Patricia McCracken, Chris Conway, Jordin Kare, David H. Lawrence XVII
Marcon 45 May 28-30, 2010 Wen Spencer, Billy Tackett, Seanan McGuire, Twilight Creations, Richard Hatch
Marcon 46 May 27-29, 2011 F. Paul Wilson, Eric Flint, John Jude Palencar, Harry Turtledove, Leslie Fish, Brent Keith
Marcon 47 April 6-8, 2012 Tamora Pierce, Sarah Clemens, Paula Guran, Dr. Bradley Lepper, Erica Neely, Manu Intiraymi
Marcon 48 March 29-31, 2013 Joe Haldeman, Heather Kreiter, Toyboat, Jeff Dee, Gay Haldeman
Marcon 49 May 9-11, 2014 Glen Cook, Heather Dale, Ben Deschamps, Eric Flint
Marcon 50 May 8-10, 2015 Many returning GoHs
Marcon 51 May 6–8, 2016 Seanan McGuire, James Wappel, S. J. Tucker, Mogchelle Cosplay, Geoffrey A. Landis, Kris Holder-Ried, The Onyx Path Publishing
Marcon 52 May 12-14, 2017 Jacqueline Carey, Kristen Simmons, Charles Urbach, Talis Kimberley, Alexa Heart, Phil and Kaja Foglio, Jason Hardy, Jason Marsden
Marcon 53 May 11-13, 2018 Larry Elmore, Juanita Coulson, Todd Cameron Hamilton, F. Paul Wilson, Cinda Williams Chima, David Lee Pancake, Dandelion Wine, Shoshie Bauer, Alexa Heart, Mogchelle Cosplay, Charles Xavier Conley,Gary Graham
Marcon 54 May 10-12, 2019 Charles E. Gannon, John Picacio, Rebecca Moesta, Bob and Connie Trembley, The Hopeful Romantics, David Gerrold
Marcon 55 March 7-9, 2021 (rescheduled from May 8-10, 2020 due to the Covid-19 epidemic) Carrie Vaughn, Sara Felix, Wolfgang Rumpf, The Blibbering Humdingers, Wreck the System


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Website(IA) Search: Fanac, Fan, Pro, SFE, Wikipedia, Reasonator 1966

Also involved: - Betty Gaines - Central Ohio Science Fiction Society - Columbus in 1985 - Columbus, OH - Dan Province - Lou Tabakow - Mark Evans - Mark Osier - SOLAE Foundation

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