MidAmeriCon, the 1976 Worldcon (often called Big Mac) was held September 2-6 in the Radisson Muehlebach Hotel and Phillips House in Kansas City, MO. GoH: Robert A. Heinlein, FGoH: George Barr. Wilson Tucker was Toastmaster. Chaired by Ken Keller.
MidAmeriCon was very worried about the increase in convention sizes in the ’70s and took drastic steps to control membership by significantly raising the price of an attending membership which started at less than $6 and ramped up to an unheard of $50 at the door, as well as limiting programming about fringe fandoms and using hospital bracelets to back up name badges as proof of membership to control ghosting.
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Also involved: - 1976 Best Dramatic Presentation Hugo - 1976 Best Fan Artist Hugo - 1976 Best Fan Writer Hugo - 1976 Best Fanzine Hugo - 1976 Best Novel Hugo - 1976 Best Novelette Hugo - 1976 Best Novella Hugo - 1976 Best Professional Artist Hugo - 1976 Best Professional Editor Hugo - 1976 Best Short Story Hugo - 1976 Campbell Award - 1976 Worldcon - 1976-worldcon - Anne Passovoy - Aussiecon One - Big Mac - Big Mac (nickname) - Big-mac - Big-mac-nickname - Bill "The Galactic" Fesselmeyer - Bob Passovoy - Bob Tucker - Columbus Cavalry - Communicon (MN) - Convention timeline - David Dyer-Bennet - Discon II Reminiscence (Sheridan) - Fan Memoirs - Fringe Fandom - General Technics - George R. R. Martin - Geri Sullivan - Greg Bennett - How the GRINCH Stole Worldcon - Hugo Losers Party - IguanaCon II - Iguanacon II Reminiscence (Farber) - Jerry Stearns - John D. Taylor - John Purcell - Kwintus Kublius - Linda Bushyager - Loncon I Reminiscence (Kyle) - Marjii Ellers - Midamericon - Name Badges - New Orleans in '76 - NorthAmericon '79 Reminiscence (Francis) - Project Art Show - Richard Brandt - Scott Imes Video Archive - Susan Wood - Texacon - The Flight of the Kangaroo - Tim Kirk - Tom Reamy - Traincon - Video Archaeology Project - WOOF - WSFS, Inc. - Worldcons by Area
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