Lunacon

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A regional convention usually held in or near New York City since 1957 - also, various locations in New Jersey and Stanford CT. Sponsored by the Lunarians. The 2017 convention may be the last.

One of the features for many years had been the Book Raffle for the Wollheim Scholarship.

Convention Date Location Venue Guests
Lunacon 1 May 12, 1957 Manhattan Room 203, 213 West 53rd St none
Lunacon 2 April 13, 1958 Manhattan Room 203, 213 West 53rd St, Manhattan Frank R. Paul
Lunacon 3 April 12, 1959 Manhattan Room 203, 213 West 53rd St, Manhattan Lester del Rey
Lunacon 4 April 10, 1960 Manhattan Room 203, 213 West 53rd St, Manhattan Ed Emshwiller
Lunacon 5 April 9, 1961 Manhattan Room 203, 213 West 53rd St, Manhattan Willy Ley
Lunacon 6 April 29, 1962 Manhattan Adelphi Hall Frederik Pohl
Lunacon 7 April 21, 1963 Manhattan Adelphi Hall Judith Merril
The 1964 Lunacon was cancelled because planning started too late, but the official reason was the World's Fair.
Lunacon 8 April 24, 1965 Manhattan Hotel Edison Hal Clement
Lunacon 9 April 16-17, 1966 Manhattan Hotel Edison Isaac Asimov
Lunacon 10 April 29-30, 1967 Manhattan Hotel Roosevelt James Blish
Lunacon 11 April 19-21, 1968 Manhattan Park Sheraton Hotel Don Wollheim
Lunacon 12 April 11-14, 1969 Manhattan Hotel McAlpin Robert A. W. Lowndes
Lunacon 13 April 11-12, 1970 Manhattan Hotel McAlpin, Larry T. Shaw
Lunacon 14 April 16-18, 1971 Manhattan Hotel Commodore John W. Campbell, Howard DeVore
Lunacon 15 March 31-April 2, 1972 Manhattan Statler-Hilton Hotel Theodore Sturgeon
Lunacon 16 April 20-22, 1973 Manhattan Statler-Hilton Hotel Harlan Ellison
Lunacon 17 April 12-14, 1974 Manhattan Statler-Hilton Hotel Forrest J Ackerman
Lunacon 18 April 18-20, 1975 Manhattan Hotel Commodore Brian Aldiss
Lunacon 19 April 9-11, 1976 Manhattan Statler-Hilton Hotel Amazing & Fantastic Magazines
Lunacon 20 April 8-10, 1977 Manhattan Biltmore Hotel L. Sprague de Camp, Catherine Crook de Camp
Lunacon 21 February 24-26, 1978 Hasbrouck Heights, NJ Sheraton Robert Bloch, Rosalyn S. Yalow
Lunacon 22 March 30 -- April 1, 1979 La Guardia, NY Sheraton Inn at La Guardia Ron Goulart, Gahan Wilson
Lunacon 23 March 14-16, 1980 Hasbrouck Heights, NJ Sheraton Larry Niven, Vincent Di Fate, Rosalyn S. Yalow
Lunacon 24 March 20-22, 1981 Hasbrouck Heights, NJ Sheraton James White, Jack Gaughan
Lunacon 25 March 19-21, 1982 Hasbrouck Heights, NJ Sheraton Fred Saberhagen, John Schoenherr, Steve Stiles
Lunacon 26 March 18-20, 1983 Hasbrouck Heights, NJ Sheraton Anne McCaffrey, Don Wollheim, Elsie Wollheim, Barbi Johnson
Lunacon 27 March 16-18, 1984 Hasbrouck Heights, NJ Sheraton Terry Carr, Cy Chauvin, Tom Kidd
Lunacon 28 March 15-17, 1985 La Guardia, NY Sheraton Inn at La Guardia Gordon R. Dickson, Don Maitz, Curt Clemmer
Lunacon 29 March 7-9, 1986 Tarrytown, NY Tarrytown Marriott Madeleine L'Engle, Marta Randall, Dawn Wilson, Art Saha
Lunacon 30 March 20-22, 1987 TTarrytown, NY Tarrytown Marriott Jack Williamson, Jack Chalker, Darrell Sweet
Lunacon 31 March 11-13, 1988 Tarrytown, NY Tarrytown Marriott Harry Harrison, Pat Mueller, N. Taylor Blanchard
Lunacon 32 March 10-12, 1989 Tarrytown, NY Tarrytown Marriott Roger Zelazny, David Hartwell, Ron Walotsky, Dave Kyle
Lunacon 33 March 16-18, 1990 Tarrytown, NY Tarrytown Marriott Tom Doherty, Katherine Kurtz, Tom Canty
Lunacon 34 March 10-12, 1991 Stamford, CT Sheraton John Brunner, Frank Kelly Freas, Hal Clement, Ian Ballantine, Betty Ballantine, Gerald Feinberg
Lunacon 35 March 20-22, 1992 Rye Brook, NY Rye Town Hilton Kristin Kathryn Rusch, Samuel R. Delany, Paul Lehr, Jon Singer
Lunacon 36 March 19-21, 1993 Rye Brook, NY Rye Town Hilton Orson Scott Card, Barclay Shaw, Richard Curtis, Alexis Gilliland
Lunacon 37 March 18-20, 1994 Rye Brook, NY Rye Town Hilton Vonda N. McIntyre, James Warhola, Walter R. Cole, Peter Grubbs, Dean Friedman
Lunacon 38 March 17-19, 1995 Rye Brook, NY Rye Town Hilton Poul Anderson, Mike Glyer, Stephen Hickman, Graham Leathers
Lunacon 39 March 15-17, 1996 Rye Brook, NY Rye Town Hilton Terry Pratchett, Esther Friesner, Stephen Hickman, Phil Foglio, Bruce Pelz, Mark Kennedy
Lunacon 40 March 7-9, 1997 Rye Brook, NY Rye Town Hilton David Cherry, C. J. Cherryh, Mike Walsh Michael O'Hare]
Lunacon 41 March 20-22, 1998 Rye Brook, NY Rye Town Hilton Octavia Butler, Donato Giancola, John Boardman, Perdita Boardman
Lunacon 42 March 5-7, 1999 Rye Brook, NY Rye Town Hilton Vernor Vinge, Bob Eggleton, Tony Lewis
Lunacon 43 March 24-26, 2000 Rye Brook, NY Rye Town Hilton Barbara Hambly, George Alec Effinger, Lisa Snellings, Stu Shiffman
Lunacon 44 March 23-25, 2001 Rye Brook, NY Rye Town Hilton Nancy Kress, Jody Lee, Charles Sheffield, John Hertz
Lunacon 45 March 15-17, 2002 Rye Brook, NY Rye Town Hilton Peter F. Hamilton, Alan Dean Foster, James Gurney, Ron Ontell, Val Ontell
Lunacon 46 March 21-23, 2003 Rye Brook, NY Rye Town Hilton Spider Robinson, Jeanne Robinson, Rowena Morrill, Joni Dashoff, Todd Dashoff
Lunacon 47 March 19-21, 2004 Rye Brook, NY Rye Town Hilton Storm Constantine, Michael Whelan, Lucy Schmeidler, Peter Abrams, Rick Dick, Karen Dick
Lunacon 48 March 18-20, 2005 Meadowlands, NJ Sheraton Meadowlands Michael Swanwick, Butch Honeck, Skip Morrison, Pierre Pettinger, and Sandy Pettinger
Lunacon 49 March 17–20, 2006 Hasbrouck Heights, NJ Hilton Hasbrouck Heights (same hotel as former Sheraton) Jim Butcher, David B. Mattingly, Byron Connell, Lisa Ashton
Lunacon 50 March 16–18, 2007 Rye Brook, NY Rye Town Hilton Christopher Moore, Dave Seeley, Frank Dietz
Lunacon 51 March 14–16, 2008 Rye Brook, NY Rye Town Hilton Jacqueline Carey, Johnna Y. Klukas, Joseph D. Siclari, Winston A. Howlett
Lunacon 52 March 20–22, 2009 Rye Brook, NY Rye Town Hilton Dave Freer, Larry Dixon, Mercedes Lackey, Leigh Grossman
Lunacon 53 March 19–21, 2010 Rye Brook, NY Rye Town Hilton Tanya Huff, Theresa Mather, Allison Lonsdale, Mercedes Lackey, Dominick Corrado
Lunacon 54 March 18–20, 2011 Rye Brook, NY Rye Town Hilton Lawrence M. Schoen, Rachael Mayo, Eric Zuckerman
Lunacon 55 March 16–18, 2012 Rye Brook, NY Rye Town Hilton John Ringo, Howard Taylor, Tamora Pierce, Andy & Kristin Looney
Lunacon 2013 March 15-17, 2013 Rye Brook, NY Hilton Westchester (same place) Michael F. Flynn, William O'Connor, Leslie Fish
Lunacon 2014 March 14-16, 2014 Rye Brook, NY Hilton Westchester Ryk Spoor, Randy Gallegos, Michael F. Flynn
Lunacon 2015 March 2015 Rye Brook, NY Hilton Westchester Cancelled
Lunacon 2016 March 18-20, 2016 Rye Brook, NY Hilton Westchester Robert Sawyer, Rick Sternbach, Naomi Novik
Lunacon 2017 April 7-9, 2017 Tarrytown, NY Westchester Marriott Hotel Ben Bova, Roberta Rogow, The Boogie Knights, Bob Eggleton, Marianne Plumridge
Lunacon 2018 Cancelled


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