Ditto: a Series of Conventions

A small, friendly, fanzine-fan convention held in the fall, ditto is named for the best-known brand of spirit duplicator.

Thus, maintains Dick Smith, who once worked in a building that had housed that company, when not beginning a sentence, the name of the con ought to be spelled in lowercase, matching the duplicator's expired trademark.

Ditto moves around to different locations as chosen by the Ditto Masters.

Ditto conventions up to 2005, and 2007 have been:

Con Date & Location Organized by Notes
Ditto 1 1988 Toronto Bob Webber, Taral, Mike Glicksohn, Alan Rosenthal, Catherine Crockett, et al.
Ditto 2 1989 San Francisco Patty Peters & Gary Mattingly
Ditto 3 1990 Chicago Dick & Leah Zeldes Smith
Ditto 4 1991 Virginia Beach Cathy Doyle & Kip Williams
Ditto 5 1992 Cincinnati Bill Bowers, Pat Sims & Roger Sims and the Cincinnati Fantasy Group in conjunction with Octocon
Ditto 6 1993 Cambridge, MA Bob Webber & Sarah Prince
Ditto 7 1994 Ann Arbor Leslie Smith & Ken Josenhans
Ditto 8 1995 Seattle Alan Rosenthal & Janice Murray
Ditto 9 1996 El Paso Richard Brandt & Michelle Lyons
Ditto 10 Oct 24-26, 1997 Cincinnati Pat, Roger Sims, Bill Bowers, and Bill Cavin and the Cincinnati Fantasy Group in conjunction with Octocon
Ditto 11 1998 Nov 6-8, Newport, RI Priscilla Olson, Mark Olson, Bob Webber and George Flynn
Ditto 12 1999 Minneapolis Karen Cooper and Minn-Stf in conjuction with Fallcon
Ditto 13 2000 Dallas Cris & Neil Kaden
Ditto 14 Oct 12-14, 2001 Bloomington, IL Dick & Leah Zeldes Smith, Bob & Fern Tucker, Henry & Letha Welch Held jointly with FanHistoriCon 11
Ditto 15 2002 Toronto Murray Moore, Colin Hinz, Catherine Crockett & friends
Ditto 16 Oct. 10 - 13, 2003 Eugene, Oregon Alan Rosenthal, Loren MacGregor and Janice Murray
Ditto 17 October 8-10, 2004 Orlando, Florida Pat and Roger Sims
Ditto 18 October 14-16, 2005 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Henry and Letha Welch
Ditto 19 2007 Mendocino County California Alan Rosenthal AKA ArtCon

Art Widner reports:

I was totally gobsmakt, gabberflasted & flatterd all to hell that 30 people came from all over the world to the most hard to get to (Panama City was easy) wild Mendocino Coast to help me celebrate. & they brot 15 bottles of single malt in the bargain. I didnt count, but somebody told me. In spite of my warning "No presents but yr presence" some of the bottles were presents. Thanx to Ian Sorenson & Yvonne Rowse from Scotland; I hope the chilly summer fog made them feel at home. & the 3 from Toronto, 2 from Detroit, & the usual suspex from Seatl & the Barea. Not to mention all my cool gchiln; Missy all the way from France, & the Tuckerized baby offn Mt. Baker….. Ive had sevral xcuses from various fen since, wch may b flattery, but i acept that they really wantd to b there but cdnt. Alan Rosenthal did a great job organizing it & i hav no complaints.