Octocon

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(For other Octocons, see Octocon (Disambiguation).)


Octocon was a relaxacon held in October in Ohio from 1957 to 2002, for many years during the off-season in the summer-resort town of Sandusky, but in later years near Cincinnati. Sandusky’s Greentree Motor Inn, a frequent venue, was notable for featuring a bowling alley, which fans took advantage of.

The con originated as a collaboration among fans in Detroit, Toledo, Cleveland and Cincinnati, but ultimately came under the auspices of the CFG. It was founded by Lou Tabakow, among others.

With 38 cons in 45 years, the numbering is screwy.

Convention Dates Notes
Octocon 1 October 1957
Octocon 2 October 1958
Octocon 3 1959?
Octocon 4 1960?
Octocon 5 1961?
Octocon October 19-20, 1968 The number is unclear; held at the Greentree Inn in Sandusky, OH
Octocon 6
Octocon 7
Octocon 8 November 5-7, 1971 Sandusky, OH
Octocon 9
Octocon 10
Octocon 11
Octocon 12 October 29-31, 1976 Greentree Motor Inn in Sandusky, OH
Octocon 13
Octocon 14
Octocon 15
Octocon 16 October 21-23, 1977 Greentree Motor Inn in Sandusky, OH
Octocon 17 1980
Octocon 18 1981
Octocon 19 1982
Octocon 20 1983
Octocon 21 1984
Octocon 22 1985
Octocon 23 1986
Octocon 24 1987
Octocon 25 1988
Octocon 26 1989
Octocon 27 1990
Octocon 28 1991
Octocon 29 October 23-24, 1992 Held in conjunction with Ditto V
Octocon 30 1993
Octocon 31 1994
Octocon 32 1995
Octocon 33 1996
Octocon 34 October 24-26, 1997 Held in conjunction with Ditto 10 at the Blue Ash Hotel and Conference Center, in Cincinnati, OH
Octocon 35 October 23-25, 1998
Octocon 36 October 22-24, 1999
Octocon 37 October 27-29, 2000
Octocon 38 October 25-27 2002


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