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(Did you mean a fanzine reproduction method?)

Ditto, founded in 1988, is a small, friendly, fanzine-fan convention held irregularly in the fall.

The con 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, an informal cadre of past conchairs that controls the convention; Hope Leibowitz, the only fan to have attended all of the cons, is also a member.

Convention Date Location Organized by Notes
Ditto 1 1988 Toronto Bob Webber, Taral, Mike Glicksohn, Alan Rosenthal, Catherine Crockett, et al.
Ditto 2 October 13-15, 1989 San Francisco Patty Peters & Gary Mattingly
Ditto 3 October 5–7, 1990 Chicago Dick & Leah Zeldes Smith
Ditto 4 October 18-20, 1991 Virginia Beach Cathy Doyle & Kip Williams Ned Brooks “randomly” chosen as goh.
Ditto V October 23-24, 1992 Cincinnati Bill Bowers, Pat & Roger Sims and the Cincinnati Fantasy Group in conjunction with Octocon 29
Ditto 6 1993 Cambridge, MA Bob Webber & Sarah Prince
Ditto 7 1994 Ann Arbor Leslie Smith & Ken Josenhans
Ditto 8 November 3-5, 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 34
Ditto 11 Nov 6-8, 1998 Newport, RI Priscilla Olson, Mark Olson, Bob Webber and George Flynn GoH: Ed Meskys.
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. Jack Speer, keynote speaker.
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 & Roger Sims
Ditto 18 October 14-16, 2005 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Henry & Letha Welch, Trinlay Khadro, Henry Osier, Greg Rihn, Georgie Schnobrich and Dick & Leah Zeldes Smith
Ditto 19 2007 Mendocino County, California Alan Rosenthal AKA ArtCon

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