(For other Loncons, see Loncon (Disambiguation).)
Arguably, this was the first modern British SF convention, setting the standard for all that came afterwards. As Rob Hansen notes, "among the new ideas to emerge there were name-badges, James White's zap-guns (a.k.a. water pistols), and room-parties." It was named "Coroncon" because 1953 was the year of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation.
- Coroncon publications and photos on fanac.org.
- ''Consomme, A Ken Slater report on the con online at fanac.org.
- Conroncon on THEN.
- Con reports in Peri 3 (April 1954) by Terry Jeeves and others.
|From Fancyclopedia 2, ca. 1959|
|(Bulmer) The London con of 1953, named after some mundane event or other that took place that year; christened thus ten seconds after the proposal for a con in 1953 had been mooted (at the '52 con, also in London). It was held at the Bonnington Hotel during the same weekend the Queen's Army Schoolmistresses Reunion [!!!] took place there. Site of the Roofcon, and notorious for the quelling by unplayful porters of night party sessions.|
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