Disclave

Disclave ran from 1950 to 1997 with two breaks, usually in the District of Columbia, but occasionally in Virginia or Maryland. It was sponsored by WSFA.

See also Disclave Flood.

from Fancyclopedia 2 ca. 1959
Any of several conclaves held in Washington, DC, under the auspices of the Washington SF Association.

Much of the information below came from an article written by Joe Mayhew for the 1995 Disclave souvenir book.

Con Date Location GoHs
1 April 30, 1950 Wardman Park Hotel Willy Ley, Seabury Quinn
2 April 29th, 1951 Statler Hotel Sam Moskowitz, Art Rapp, Seabury Quinn
3 March 22, 1952 Statler Hotel none
Hiatus
4 Mother's Day, 1958 Arva Motel in Rosslyn, VA none
5 Mother's Day, 1959 Diplomat Motel in DC none
6 Mother's Day, 1960 Diplomat Motel in DC none
7 Mother's Day, 1961 Diplomat Motel in DC none
8 Mother's Day, 1962 Diplomat Motel in DC none
In 1963 WSFA ran Discon I and it took a couple of years before it was ready to run another Disclave.
9 Mother's Day (May 7-9), 1965 Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge, Wheaton Chris Moskowitz, Sam Moskowitz
10 Mother's Day, 1966 Diplomat Motel in DC Roger Zelazny
11 Mother's Day, 1967 Regency Congress in DC Jack Gaughan
12 Mother's Day (May 10-12), 1968 Regency Congress in DC Robert Silverberg
13 Mother's Day (May 9-11), 1969 Skyline Inn in DC Lester del Rey
14 Mother's Day, 1970 Skyline Inn in DC Murray Leinster
15 Memorial Day, 1971 Shoreham Hotel in DC Terry Carr
16 Memorial Day, 1972 Sheraton Park Hotel in DC Ben Bova
17 Memorial Day, 1973 Sheraton Park Hotel in DC Gardner Dozois
18 Memorial Day, 1974 Sheraton Park Hotel in DC Kelly Freas
19 Memorial Day, 1975 Sheraton Park Hotel in DC Gordon R. Dickson
20 Memorial Day, 1976 Sheraton Park Hotel in DC William Tenn
21 Memorial Day, 1977 Sheraton Park Hotel in DC Joe Haldeman
22 Memorial Day, 1978 Sheraton Park Hotel in DC Bob Tucker
23 Memorial Day, 1979 Sheraton Park Hotel in DC Roger Zelazny, Michael Whelan
24 Memorial Day, 1980 Hospitality House in Crystal City, VA Spider Robinson, Jeanne Robinson
25 Memorial Day, 1981 Sheraton National on Columbia Pike in Arlington, VA Isaac Asimov
26 Memorial Day, 1982 Sheraton National on Columbia Pike in Arlington, VA Elizabeth Lynn, Tom Miller
27 Memorial Day, (May 28-20) 1983 Marriott Twin Bridges near National Airport George R.R. Martin, Jack Gaughan
28 Memorial Day, 1984 New Carrollton Sheraton, New Carrollton, MD Connie Willis, Eric Blair
29 Memorial Day, 1985 The Sheraton Inn, New Carrollton, MD Ed Bryant, Bob Walters
30 Memorial Day, 1986 The Sheraton Washington Northeast, New Carrollton, MD Bill Gibson
31 Memorial Day, 1987 The Sheraton Washington Northeast, New Carrollton, MD Gene Wolfe, Barclay Shaw, Chick Derry
32 Memorial Day, 1988 Howard Johnson, New Carrollton, New Carrollton, MD Barbara Hambly, Jim Burns
33 Memorial Day, 1989 Howard Johnson, New Carrollton, New Carrollton, MD Lucius Shepard, J.K. Potter
34 Memorial Day, 1990 Sheraton Greenbelt, New Carrollton, MD Mike Resnick, Dawn Wilson, Somtow Sucharitkul, Marty Gear
35 Memorial Day, 1991 Sheraton Greenbelt, New Carrollton, MD Lewis Shiner, Alicia Austin
36 Memorial Day, 1992 Washington Hilton on Connecticut Ave Pat Cadigan, Tom Kidd
37 May 28-31 (Memorial Day), 1993 Washington Dulles Airport Marriott Katherine Kurtz, Patricia Davis
38 Memorial Day, 1994 Sheraton Premier at Tyson's Corner, VA Lois McMaster Bujold, Steven Vincent Johnson, Darlene P. Coltrain
39 Memorial Day, 1995 Renaissance Hotel Techworld ??
40 Memorial Day, 1996
41 Memorial Day, 1997 Ramada, New Carrollton, MD Patricia Anthony, Lissanne Lake, Peggy Rae Pavlat
Disclave Flood. End of Disclave.
42 Memorial Day, 1998 Announced, but not held.

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