Lunacon 19

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Lunacon 19 was held April 9-11, 1976 at the New York Statler Hilton Hotel in Manhattan, NY. The GoH, in a very unusual departure from normal practice, was Amazing & Fantastic Magazines and the conventions' theme was a tribute to fifty years of the prozines. Attendance: around 700, which was low compared with previous years. The Chairman was Don Lundry.

The convention was marred by many incidents: Ted White was hit in the face by a pie twice (on Friday and again on Sunday). John Boardman ran the pie-er down. (Charles Platt was blamed for the pieing, but much later asserted that he was merely the agent for the pie thrower, collecting donations, but not taking a commission.) Additionally, some sort of gas was released in a program room on Saturday, making some people sick, firecrackers were let off in a bathroom, graffiti on walls, stinkbombs, etc.

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