Philadelphia is second only to New York City is importance in early fandom. PSFS, one of the oldest surviving clubs, was founded there in 1934 as a chapter of the SFL and the First Convention was held in there in 1936.
|October 22, 1936
||First Convention held
||Philadelphia SFL chapter renamed PSFS
|October 16, 1938
||Arguably the first Philcon (regional) held
|August 30 to September 1, 1947
||Philcon I (Worldcon) held
||Prime Press founded
||Philadelphia in 1953 wins bid at Chicon II
|September 5-7, 1953
||Philcon II (Worldcon) held
||Philadelphia in 1960, an unsuccessful Worldcon bid
||Philadelphia in 1977 Worldcon bid collapses.
||Philadelphia in '86 Worldcon bid loses to Atlanta in '86 at LAcon II
||Philadelphia in 2001 Worldcon bid wins at Bucconeer
|August 30 to September 3, 2001
||MilPhil (Worldcon) held
|November 30-December 2, 2012
||Smofcon 30 held
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