The 1947 Worldcon, and first in Philadelphia, Philcon I was held August 30 to September 1 in the Penn-Sheraton Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. GoH: John W. Campbell, Jr.. L. Jerome Stanton was Toastmaster. Chaired by Milton Rothman. Attendance was about 160.
The committee was: Oswald Train, Robert A. Madle, Jack Agnew, A. E. Waldo, James A. Williams, A. M. Phillips. Big Pond Fund: F. J. Ackerman, California Representative: James Hevelin, New York Representative: William S. Sykora.
Bidders:?? See 1947 Site Selection results.
See Philcon I Program and Milton Rothman's remembrance for the Noreascon Three PB. Margaret Trebing did a report on Philcon I for the MilPhil PR 3 (see also http://2001.worldcon.org/pubs/pr3milph.pdf). Jack Speer and Chan Davis were involved in shooting off firecrackers on the hotel's roof during the convention. A combozine, the Philcon Memory Book was published for the convention.
See the Philcon I membership list.
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