Darkover Grand Council

A convention often called Darkover and later called Darkovercon and starting in 2014, Chessiecon, which is held in the Mid-Atlantic states and is devoted to fantasy. In its early days, it was centered around Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover series.

Judy Gerjuoy founded Darkover and ran it (and funded its deficits) until she died. The final Darkover was a blowout celebration and it then became Chessiecon.

http://www.darkovercon.org (IA) Website

Convention Dates GoHs
Darkover Grand Council 1978 July 9, 1978 Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Marion Zimmer Bradley
Darkover Grand Council 1979 July 13-15, 1979 Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Marion Zimmer Bradley
Darkover Grand Council 1980 November 28-30, 1980 Katherine Kurtz, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Jack Chalker
Darkover Grand Council IV 1981 C. J. Cherryh
Darkover Grand Council V November 26-28, 1982 Marion Zimmer Bradley, Katherine Kurtz, Hannah Shapero
Darkover Grand Council 6 November 25-27, 1983 Katherine Kurtz, Hal Clement, Don Wollheim, Elsie Wollheim, Diana Paxson, Paul Edwin Zimmer
Darkover Grand Council 7 November 23-25, 1984
Darkover Grand Council 14 November 29-December 1, 1991 Marion Zimmer Bradley, Katherine Kurtz, Robin Wood
Darkover Grand Council '92 November 27-29, 1992
Darkover Grand Council 28 November 25-27, 2005 C. S. Friedman, Tamora Pierce, Diana Paxson, Katherine Kurtz, James MacDonald, Scott MacMillian, Debra Doyle
Darkovercon 36 Nov 29-Dec 1, 2013 Rosemary Edghill, Steampunk Family, Katherine Kurtz, Melissa Scott, Clam Chowder
Chessiecon 2014 November 28-30, 2014 Tamora Pierce, Tom Smith, Katherine Kurtz
Chessiecon 2015 November 27-29, 2015 Seanan McGuire, Heather Dale, Ursula Vernon
Chessiecon 2016 November 25-27, 2016 Sarah Pinsker, S. J. Tucker, Tabitha Ladin
Chessiecon 2017 November 24-26, 2017 Ada Palmer, T. J. Burnside Clapp, Megan Willis

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