Midwestcon 1

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Ginny Haas with her fiancé, Oliver Saari, at Indian Lake, Ohio, during Midwestcon 1.

Midwestcon 1 was held during June 1950 in Bellefontaine, Ohio — the first relaxacon ever held, anywhere. Doc Barrett and the CFG were organizers, and part of the weekend was spent at Doc’s place at Indian Lake.

Attendees included: Bea Mahaffey, Martin Alger, Ollie Saari, Ginny Haas, Steve Schultheis, Harlan Ellison, Doc Barrett, Lloyd Eshbach, David H. Keller, Doc Smith, Howard DeVore, Don Ford, Margaret Ford, Earl Perry, Ed Counts, Arnim Seielstad, Ed Kuss, Randall Garrett, George Young, Art Rapp and E. E. Evans.


From left, Arnim Seielstad, Howard DeVore, Ed Kuss and Randall Garrett at Midwestcon 1 in 1950. Photo by E. Everett Evans.



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