Michiconference

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(Did you mean a con chaired by Roger Sims?)


The Michiconference (also called Michicon) was a series of early conventions held in Southern Michigan from 1941 to 1945. They featured talks by pros, auctions, slide shows, and more. They were among the very few cons during World War II. They were sponsored by the Mid-West Fantasy Fan Federation.

Convention Dates Site Notes
1941 Michiconference November 16, 1941 Otsego Hotel, Jackson, MI.
1942 Michiconference September 27, 1942 Otsego Hotel, Jackson, MI.
1943 Michiconference October 30 - November 1, 1943 Slan Shack, Battle Creek, MI Housewarming.
Michicon 4 June 17-19, 1944 Slan Shack
1945 Michiconference July 7-8, 1945 Slan Shack Final Michicon of this series.

From Fancyclopedia 1 ca 1944
Annual conferences of the Michigan Federation, attended by members of the Mid-West Fantasy Fan Federation and others.
From Fancyclopedia 1 ca 1944
From Conference – The Michiconference originated in November 1941, and was attended by more fans from elsewhere in the Mid-East than from Michigan, which was no small number. They formed the Mid-West Fantasy Fan Federation. Fan movies were shown, and an auction held.

In November 1942 the Michiconference became an annual matter. Degler was seen at close range, the MFS boys got stewed, everybody met everybody else, and a good time was had by all.

Altho the Mid-West Federation was dormant, the Galactic Roamers invited individual fen to another Michiconference at the end of October '43. Attendees gave Slan Shack its baptism of fire, took an intelligence test, and stuff. The so-bekannt Cosmic Circle Exclusion Act was in connection with this gathering.



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