Solacon

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The 1958 Worldcon, second in LA, Solacon was held August 29-September 1 in the Alexandria Hotel at South Gate, CA. The GoH was Richard Matheson, and it had no Fan GoH. Solacon was combined with Westercon being also Westercon 11, sharing Guests of Honor and Chairmen. Solacon was physically in Los Angeles, but (by mayoral proclamation) technically in South Gate, California, to fulfill their bid slogan of "South Gate in 58".

Anthony Boucher was Toastmaster (also also parlimentarian of the WSFS Business meeting!) Solacon was chaired by Anna S. Moffatt and sponsored by the Outlanders with "participation" by the Pacific Rocket Society and LASFS. The LASFS Fashion Show at Solacon was organized by Bjo Wells and included Honey Wood Graham and Miriam Dyches as models.

It was at Solacon that WSFS, Inc received its deathblow from Moffatt. (See the entry WSFS, Inc. for details.)

Formed from the South Gate in '58 bid, it hosted the 1959 Worldcon Site Selection.


Loncon I Worldcon Bidding,  Hugos Pittcon
Westercon 10 Westercon Bidding Westercon 12
Reasonator Search Files 1958
Also involved: Best Professional Artist Hugo - Chicago: 1959 - South Gate Again in 2010! - The Purple Pastures - WAW and Mate to the Gate in '58 - Walt Liebscher - Will J. Jenkins - Wisconsin Fandom
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