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January 6 File 770 begins publication
February 29 Eric Frank Russell dies
March 24-26 First Norwescon regional held
Easter Skycon
May Warhoon 28, the 600+ page Walt Willis issue is published by Richard Bergeron
May 19-21 First Nutria Con held
June 28 J. Michael Rosenblum dies
July 28-30 First Paracon held
August 20-October 4 DUFF: Paul Stevens (North)
August 30 - September 4 (Labor Day) IguanaCon II (Worldcon)
October 7-9 First Noncon held
October 13-15 First Maplecon held
November 11 First OryCon held

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4th World Fantasy ConventionAPA-45APA-55APA-DUDAPA-IAggieCon IXAltairAmelia Reynolds LongAnokonAnokon 1AnvilApriconApricon 1Archon IIArkham House and Mycroft & Moran (1939-1977)Artkane IIIAstraAugust PartyAutoClave 3BYOB-Con 8Balticon 12Best LinesBoskone 15BrookconBubonicon 10C/RAPAChambanaCon 8Chattacon 3Chattacon 4CoastconCoastcon 1978Codclave 4ConClave 3ConFusion PiConebulus 2CosconCouleeconCouleecon ICritical MassDan Dos SantosDarkover Grand CouncilDarkover Grand Council 1978Darkover Grand Council 1979DeepSouthCon 16DesertconDesertcon VIDestiniesDon DayDubuquon IElfquestEmpirecon 1EmpiriconEmpiricon 1Fantasy Faire VIIIFantasy NewsletterFarragoFile 770File 770 Poll Results 1978FoolscapGMS ReviewGuying GyreHalfacon 78Hark!ConHedgehogIguanaCon IIGary Farber's Iguanacon II ReminiscenceIt Comes in the MailJ. Francis McComasJason CordovaKanteleKarassKarval Kon ReportKhatruKubla Khan SexLA in '78LIConLeigh BrackettLepreCon 4Loscon 5Lunacon 21MainstreamMarcon XIIIMarissa LingenMediaWest*ConMidwestcon 29MileHiCon 10Minicon 13Mixed CompanyMonconMoncon IIMongooseMort WeisingerMt Holz Science Fiction SocietyMythcon IXNeoNew HorizonsNootkaNorwesconNorwescon 1Norwescon 1.5Nutria ConNutria Con '78Nuts and Berries HoaxOKon 2OMNIOf Such Are Legends MadeOmniOn and On into the NightOrangeconOrangecon '78OryConOryCon 0Pacific Northwest Review of BooksParaconParacon IPersonal NotesPgHLANGE XPhilcon 1978Phoenix in '78Prometheus AwardPulpcon 7QuantumRainy Day Three-ShotRally!Rhysling AwardRivercon IVRivets ReduxRoc*Kon 2Rovacon IIISF-Comics MiniconScapa FlowScience Fiction & Fantasy Poetry AssociationScott LynchSeanan McGuireShayolSlower Than InfinitySonnets to Jonquil and AllSorcerer's ApprenticeSpace...The Final FrontierStar Wars RootsStar*LineStellarCon IIIStobclerThe Bull of the Seven BattlesThe M T VoidThe PulsarThe Rampant Guinea-PigThe Stone & the StarsThe Voice of the LobsterThe Way the Future WasThe Wild HuntTim Kyger: How Iguanacon Came to BeTotoconTotocon 2TropicconUnicon 4Unicon/FanconUpperSouthClave VIIIValleycon 3Waldo and Magic Inc.Walter Gillings Travel FundWarhoon 28Warren FitzgeraldWesterconeWindycon VWisCon 2X-Con 2

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