St. Louiscon

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The 1969 Worldcon (which also served as Ozarkon IV) was held August 28 - September 1, 1969 at the Chase-Park Plaza in St. Louis. GoH: Jack Gaughan, FGoH: Eddie Jones. Eddie Jones, the TAFF (Trans Atlantic Fan Fund) winner, replaced Ted White, who withdrew as Fan Guest to dramatize the TAFF winner. Harlan Ellison was Toastmaster. It was co-chaired by Ray Fisher and Joyce Fisher and was sponsored by the Ozark Science Fiction Association.

St. Louiscon was the Worldcon at which site selection went from one year in advance to two years in advance, and, as a consequence, it selected both the 1970 Worldcon and the 1971 Worldcon. The bidders for 1970 were Bermuda in 1970, Tranquility Base in 70 (a hoax bid) and Heicon in 70 (which won and ran Heicon '70 in Heidelberg, Germany), see 1970 Worldcon Site Selection. For 1971 they were Washington in '71 and Boston in 71 (which won and ran Noreascon I), see 1971 Worldcon Site Selection.

Read Dave Kyle's St. Louiscon Reminiscence of the convention and the St. Louiscon Movie Screen Affair.

It was formed from the St. Louis in 69 bid.

Baycon Worldcon Bidding,  Hugos Heicon '70
Ozarkon III Ozarkon Ozarkon V
Files Search: Fanac, Fan, Pro, SFE, Wikipedia, Reasonator 1969

Also involved: - 1969 Best Dramatic Presentation Hugo - 1969 Best Fan Artist Hugo - 1969 Best Fan Writer Hugo - 1969 Best Fanzine Hugo - 1969 Best Novel Hugo - 1969 Best Novelette Hugo - 1969 Best Novella Hugo - 1969 Best Professional Artist Hugo - 1969 Best Professional Magazine Hugo - 1969 Best Short Story Hugo - 1969 TAFF Race - 1969 Worldcon - 1969-worldcon - 1970 Hugos - Al Andrews - Al Andrews Typewriter Fund - Baycon (Worldcon) - Bob Schoenfeld - Charlie Brown - Committee for Frankfurt in 1970 - Convention timeline - Discon II Reminiscence (Kyle) - Elliot Shorter - Fan Memoirs - Fan Tarot Deck - Heicon '70 Reminiscence (Lewis) - History of Worldcon Site Selection - Joyce Katz - Karen Kruse Anderson - Lester Boutillier - Locus - Nashville, TN - Nolazine: A Retrospective - Norbert Couch - Noreascon 1 Reminiscence (Lewis) - Ozarkon 4 - Ozarkon IV - Ozarkon VII - Ozarkon-4 - Pittcon Reminiscence (Moskowitz) - Return With Us Now 1969 - Rich Wannen - Rick Norwood - St-louiscon - St. Louis, MO - Stlouiscon - Stockholm in 1980 - The Fishers - The Saturday People - The Year We Ended the Worldcon - What About Us Grils? - Worldcons by Area

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