It was at Nolacon that the famous Room 770 party was held.
There were six bids to host the 1952 World -Con — Chicago, San Francisco, Niagara Falls, New York, Atlanta, and Detroit. Chicago won. See 1952 Worldcon Site Selection.
A Premiere showing of 20th Century Fox's The Day the Earth Stood Still, based on Harry Bates' outstanding novella from Astounding Science Fiction, "Farewell to the Master." was held at the Saenger Theater
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