Nolacon

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The 1951 Worldcon held September 1-3 in the St. Charles Hotel, New Orleans, LA. GoH: Fritz Leiber. Chairman: Harry B. Moore.

It was at Nolacon that the famous Room 770 party was held.

The competition to the winning New Orleans bid was Capicon in '50, a bid for Washington, DC. See 1951 Worldcon Site Selection.

See Sam Moskowitz' remembrance of Nolacon from the Noreascon Three PB.

There were six bids to host the 1952 Worldcon — Chicago, San Francisco, Niagara Falls in '52, New York, Atlanta, and Detroit. Chicago won. See 1952 Worldcon Site Selection.

Wikipedia entry (IA)

Scans of PR1 and PR2 (IA)

A premiere showing of 20th Century Fox's The Day the Earth Stood Still, based on Harry Bates' outstanding novella from Astounding Science Fiction, "Farewell to the Master." was held at the Saenger Theater

From Fancyclopedia 2 ca 1959
from Convention NOLaCon, the only convention yet held in the South (at New Orleans, Louisiana), was the smallest since the War, but contributed to fannish legendry the two-day party in Room 770 and exposed the quasi-hoax about Lee Hoffman's sex. Harry Moore, who managed the thing, got world premieres of "The Day The Earth Stood Still" and "When Worlds Collide" to show.



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