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Oklacon was an Oklahoma traveling convention that ran from 1953 to 1957, sponsored by the Oklahoma Science Fiction Confederation. It was renamed Southwestercon when it moved to Texas in 1958, under the auspices of the DFS, but the numbering continued. It’s unclear how many were held after that. It may later have been renamed Dallascon, but it is unclear if this was an official name-change or just a nickname. DCON does appear in some con listings.

Convention Dates Location Guests Notes
Oklacon I September 5, 1953 Oklahoma City, OK Orville Mosher
Oklacon II September 4–5, 1954 Oklahoma City, OK
Oklacon III July 4, 1955 Tulsa, OK
Oklacon IV 1956
Oklacon V August 30–September 2, 1957 Enid, OK
Southwestercon VI July 4-6, 1958 Dallas, TX Marion Zimmer Bradley
Southwestercon VII 1959
1966 Southwestercon July 23–24, 1966 Dallas, TX Dave Kaler
1968 Southwestercon June 20-23, 1968 Dallas, TX Harold Le Doux
Southwestercon 1969 June 20-22, 1969 Houston, TX
DCON 1971 July 1971 Dallas, TX Robert Bloch, Andy Offutt

From Fancyclopedia 2 Supplement, ca. 1960
Conferences in Oklahoma, silly. With the revival of Southwest fandom in the past decade, these have been held annually over the last seven years, with the Oklacon II being censured by the SFCon for timing.

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