From Fancyclopedia 3
(Redirected from Nolacon I)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The ninth Worldcon, and first in New Orleans, held September 1–3, 1951, in the St. Charles Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana. GoH: Fritz Leiber. Chairman: Harry B. Moore.

It was at Nolacon that the famous Room 770 party was held, and Lee Hoffman was revealed as a woman.

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.

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

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

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.

NorWesCon Worldcon - Bidding - Hugos Chicon II
first Nolacon NOLAcon 2
This is a convention page. Please extend it by adding information about the convention, including dates, GoHs, convention chairman, locale, sponsoring organization, external links to convention pages, awards given, the program, notable events, anecdotes, pictures, scans of publications, pictures of T-shirts, con reports, etc.