Onesie Conventions

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There have been a lot of one-off conventions: Some intentionally so; others not so much. We collect them here.

We do not include conventions which are part of a series such as Worldcon, Eastercon, Eurocon, etc., regardless of whether they have similar names or not. Nor do we include conventions which were intended as one-shots but later came to be seen as an instance of a continuing convention. (E.g., Smofcon 0 or Midwestcon 0.)

See also Early Conventions for a list of conventions (mostly one-shots) held before the end of 1946.

Convention Date Location
1947–49
Beanie Con Summer 1947 Cadillac, MI
Minneapolis Thing September 4-6, 1948 Minneapolis
Beercon September 5–6, 1948 Milwaukee
DeCon December 28–29, 1948 Detroit
Norwescon April 23, 1949 Eugene, OR
1950s
Hydracon July 1-3, 1950 New York City
Lynnhavention July 2–4, 1950 Lynn Haven, FL
NECON October 14, 1951 Bradford, UK
HECon May 1953 Cleveland, OH
Riverina Conference August 8-9, 1953 Albury, Australia
Wiscon September 20, 1953 Fond du Lac, WI
Medcon November 7, 1953 Medway, UK
X-Con April 10, 1954 San Francisco
Canberra Science Fiction Conference March 30-April 1, 1956 Canberra, Australia
Eastercon April 1, 1956 Fond du Lac, WI
Relaxacon April 7-9, 1956 Carmel Valley, CA
IllWisCon July 4-6, 1958 Chicago
Nullcon August 1956 NY, NY
Bangcon 1958 Bangkok, Thailand
Forry-FortyTwo Con November 21-23, 1958 LA, CA
Fanarcon December 26-28, 1958 NY, NY
Nevadacon August 26-27, 1959 Boulder City, NV
London Symposium October 3, 1959 London, UK
Phyllcon January 3, 1959 Milwaukee, WI
1960s
Consolacon September 1-4, 1961 New Orleans
Faircon July 3-6, 1964 New York City
KingCon 1967 Kingston, ON, Canada
Blackguardcon I March 24-26, 1967 Los Angeles, CA
Gotcon March 24-27, 1967 Gothenberg, Sweden
Melbourne Science Fiction Conference April 12-14, 1968 Melbourne, Australia
1968 Belknap College Tolkien Conference October 1968 Center Harbor, NH
London Minicon November 1968 London, UK
Conference on the Bibliography of Science Fiction March 1, 1969 NY, NY
Lucon May 24-26, 1969 Lund, Sweden
NEOSFS New Years Con December 31, 1969–January 1, 1970 Sandusky, OH
1970s
T.A.N.S.T.A.A.F.L. CON February 12-14, 1970 Vestal, NY
PresiCon February 12-15, 1970 Los Angeles
Fancon 70 April 30-May 3, 1970 Stockholm, SE
SF Conference at the Midlands Art Center June 14, 1970 Birmingham, UK
Multicon 70 June 26-28, 1970 Oklahoma City, OK
Partycon December 19-20, 1970 Dallas, TX
Mondo*Con January 1971 NY, NY
Mini-Melcon April 9-11 1971 Melbourne, Australia
Gnomoclave '71 June 11-13, 1971 Knoxville, TN
BYO-Con December 26-28, 1972 Melbourne, Australia
Ratcon 1973 Adelaide
SUNYcon April 14, 1973 Stony Brook, NY
Beyond This Horizon October 23-25, 1975 Sunderland, UK
Cal Tech Conference March 8-9, 1974 Pasadena, CA
South Virginia Con March 30, 1974 Farmville, VA
Medievalcon May 25-27, 1974 Santa Barbara, CA
Benecia 1 July 5-7 1974 Marietta, GA
SF Symposium October 22-25, 1974 Fort Collins, CO
APA:Anarchon November 28-30, 1974 Arlington, VA
Infinity 74 November 29-December 1, 1974 NY, NY
No Con 1975 New Orleans, LA
Hopcon March 7-9, 1975 Baltimore, MD
Murphycon April 11-13, 1975 Albany, NY
Palm Beach Con August 30-September 1, 1975 Palm Beach, FL
Columbicon August 8-10, 1975 Columbia, MD
Blackpool Fan Con February 6-8, 1976 Blackpool, UK
Romecon February 13-15, 1976 Rome, GA
Sflaggcon June 18-20, 1976 NY, NY
Lexicon June 18-20, 1976 Lexington Park, MD
Intercon August 13-14, 1976 Salt Lake City, UT
Des Moines Con August 28-31, 1976 Des Moines, IA
Texacon September 1, 1976
Fourth Dimension Con October 1-3, 1976 Tallmadge, OH
Bunnycon October 22-25, 1976 McAfee, NJ
Alpha Draconis October 29-31 1976 Toronto, ON
Spring-Con December 3-5, 1976 Washington, DC
Arkon-Orlando December 10-12, 1976 Orlando, FL
Luunicon 1977 London, UK
Monaclave January 28-30, 1977 Melbourne, Australia
Steven & Don's Con March 4-6, 1977 New Orleans, LA
Clayton Con March 12-13, 1977 Lawndale, CA
Harcon April 1-3, 1977 Harriman, TN
Yuccacon April 15-17, 1977 Colorado State U.
Mudcon May 8, 1977 Stony Brook, NY
Orcon May 28-30, 1977 Eugene, OR
Eraticon May 28-30, 1977 Houston, TX
Nocrescon II May 27-30, 1977 Minneapolis, MN
Summercon July 29-31, 1977 Toronto, ON
Hippotocon August 12-14, 1977 Homewood, IL
Great Combined Milford and Clarion Decennial Jubilee, Colloquium and Beer Bash August 26-27, 1977 East Lansing, MI
Mooncon August 31-September 2, 1977 Florida Keys
Freddiecon August 30-31, 1977 Fredericksburg, VA
Themecon October 7-9, 1977 Washington, DC
Saltcon October 14-15, 1977 Salt Lake City, UT
Steven & Don's Memphis Halfacon December 1977 Memphis, TN
HBHS Minicon December 10, 1977 Huntington Beach, CA
Ozymandias June 9-11, 1978 Toronto, ON
Empirecon 1 July 14-16, 1978 NY, NY
Prunecon June 9-11, 1978 Toronto, ON
Hark!Con July 22, 1978 Richmond, VA
LICon August 11-13, 1978 Plainview, LI, NY
Un-Con September 9, 1978 Winnipeg, MB
UnreelCon October 27-29, 1978 Toronto
Coscon November 3-5, 1978 Pasadena, CA
Tropiccon November 23-25, 1978 Orlando, FL
Riva-Con 1979 Louisville, KY
Kampuscon January 20, 1979 Lawrence, KS
FortCon February 9-11, 1979 Ft. Collins, CO
Quakecon February 16-18, 1979 San Francisco, CA
The Fantasy Symposium February 15-18, 1979 San Jose, CA
Whatacon February 24, 1979 San Diego, CA
Science Fiction Week-end March 23-24, 1979 Los Angeles, CA
Just Imagicon May 24-27, 1979 Memphis, TN
Quasarcon June 16-18, 1979 Adelaide, Australia
Filkon I July 27-29, 1979 Chicago, IL
Stellarcon '79 August 25-26, 1979 Joplin, MO
SF and Space Expo October 6-8, 1979 San Francisco, CA
Novacon 9 West November 2-4, 1979 Albany, NY
Tropicon November 23-25, 1979 Orlando, FL
KulaCon November 30-December 2, 1979 Vancouver, BC
1980s
Fantasy Worlds Midwinter Festival February 16-17, 1980 Berkeley, CA
Hoosier Con February 29 - March 2, 1980 South Bend, IN
Leapcon February 29-March 1, 1980 Arlington, VA
Lasfapacon July 1-2, 1980 LA, CA
Imaginitzacon September 26-28, 1980 Memphis, TN
A Mid-Winter Convention January 23-25, 1981 Long Beach, CA
Disneycon 1 February 12-15, 1981
Datclone February 27-March 1, 1981 Gettysburg, PA
Cinecon April 17-21, 1981 Melbourne, Australia
Nucon May 10-13, 1981 Kings Cross, Australia
Expo '81 May 22-25, 1981 Los Angeles, CA
Filkcon West June 5-7, 1981 Los Angeles, CA
Tolkon August 21-24, 1981 Sydney, Australia
Triciticon '81 September 18-20, 1981 Vestal, NY
ConNiption October 9-11, 1981 White Plains, NY
Augacon November 27-29, 1981 San Mateo, CA
Smoffcon 1 January 23-25, 1982 Melbourne, Australia
CONgestion March 19-21, 1982 Oklahoma City, OK
LEXICON May 28-31, 1982 Leicester, UK
Brandycon June 18-20, 1982 Claymont, DE
Jerucon '82 June 27-July 2, 1982 Jerusalem, Israel
Summercon 82 July 2-4, 1982 Elmhurst, NY
NorthStar September 25, 1982 Toronto
Fencon October 16, 1982 Cambridge, UK
RA CON February 4-6, 1983 Edinburgh, Scotland
Constellation Con February 18-21, 1983 Vancouver, BC
Microcon '83 March 4-6, 1983 San Marcos, TX
Pendulum April 22-24, 1983 Ottawa, Canada
Colorado Mountain Con May 6-8, 1983 Leadville, CO
Shorcon June 4, 1983 Long Island, NY
Valcon June 10-12, 1983 Valpariso, IN
Millenium June 10-12, 1983 Toronto, ON
Starcall August 5-7, 1983 Arlington, VA
InVention September 23-25, 1983 Glasgow, Scotland
Incognicon November 11-13, 1983 Ottawa, Canada
Outre-vention November 18-20, 1983 Salt Lake City, UT
Fantasy Festival November 25-27, 1983 Dallas, TX
Harrycon 1984 Melbourne, Australia
Sunuvacon 1 1984 Laconia, NH
Esotericon January 13-15, 1984 Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
Brave New Con January 13-15, 1984 Reston, VA
Wamcon February 15-17, 1984
Capcon '84 April 13-15, 1984 Lubbock, TX
Petuniacon April 20-22, 1984 Oakland, CA
Onocon '84 May 4-6, 1984 Syracuse, NY
Con-Juration June 1-3, 1984 Tulsa, OK
Circle Con September 21-23, 1984 Indianapolis, IN
Concentric '84 November 2-4, 1984 Columbia, MO
R-Con November 2-4, 1984 Rochester, NY
LASFS 50th Anniversary Banquet November 3, 1984 LA, CA
Windycon I 1985 Wellington, NZ
Dragoncon 3 January 27, 1985 East Sheen, UK
Chimeracon II January 26-27, 1985 Chapel Hill, NC
Take My Con...Please February 1-3, 1985 Silver Spring, MD
Silicone February 15-18, 1985 Edinburgh, Scotland
Alti-Ego's April 26-28, 1985 Denver, CO
Triangulum August 30-September 1, 1985 Milwaukee, WI
XIIcon September 26-29, 1986 Glasgow, Scotland
4E 2B 70 November 21, 1986 Los Angeles, CA
Conception 13-15 February 1987 Leeds, UK
Context November 27-29, 1987 Houston, TX
Name That Con April 22-24, 1988 St. Louis, MO
No-No-Con February 1988 Edmonton, AB
Conine 5-7 August 1988 Oxford, UK
Octoberfeast 14-15 October 1989 York, Australia
Prefab Trout September 22-24, 1989 Glasgow, UK
1990s
Random Realities -- The Convention April 13-15, 1990 El Segundo, CA
Trojancon July 1-3, 1990 Eugene, OR
Chimera 1 July 20-22, 1990 Schaumburg, IL
Imagine 90 1990 Rochester, NY
Victoricon 1991 Melbourne, Australia
Lepricon '91 1991 Greensboro, NC
NoSF3 1991 New Orleans, LA
CON/FUSION February 16-18, 1991 San Diego, CA
Twentycon July, 1991 Birmingham, UK
Rhino July 12-14, 1991 London, ON, Canada
ConFictionary September, 1991 Adelaide, Australia
Soupçon October 1991 Jersey, UK
Philip K. Dick Celebration 19-20 October 1991 Essex, UK
Eroticon Six November 1991 Gravesend, UK
Altercon 666 November 8-10, 1991 London
German X-Con December 27-30, 1991 Dusseldorf, Germany
The Contract February 14, 1992 Adelaide, Australia
Conflict April 5–8 1992 Caithness, Scotland
Discovery 1 May 24-28, 1992 Columbus, OH
Haldecon 13 June 1992 Sydney, Australia
Farmertacon August 8, 1992 Tampere, Finland
Communicon 2 August 14-16, 1992 Wolfville, NS, Canada
DraCon October 24, 1992 Bristol, UK
Conyac 1993 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Hurricon February 26-28, 1993 Fort Walton Beach, FL
Conflation March 5-7, 1993 MO]]
Nocon April 16-19, 1993 Niagara Falls, NY
Con-Troll April 16-18, 1993 Houston, TX
Boise Fantasy Arts Convention April 24-25, 1993 Boise, ID
Magic Carpet Con May 7-9, 1993 Dalton, GA
Conscience '93 August 13-15, 1993 Stockholm, Sweden
CupCon October 29-31 1993 Melbourne, Australia
Sealcon 1994 Eindhoven, Netherlands
Misdemeanour February 1994 Somerset, UK
ArtCon August 5-7, 1994 Dallas, TX
Continuum August 27-28, 1994 Wellington, NZ
Cascadecon '94 August 26-28, 1994 Portland, OR
Chococon September 2-4 1994 Harrisburg, PA
Consanguinity I October 7-9, 1994 Lisle, IL
Misconstrued 1995 Somerset, UK
Concinnity 95 January 29, 1995 []Melbourne]], Australia
Science Fiction Saturday / Evcon / Science Fiction Saturday May 27, 1995 Vancouver, BC, Canada
Interception June 24-25, 1995 Stevenage, UK
Aussiecon Reunion Convention September 22-24, 1995 Melbourne, Australia
Attitude: The Convention February 14-17, 1996 Malvern, UK
Quartercon August 15-17, 1997 Bergen, Norway
Nexus September 12-14, 1997 Maitland, FL
Conquest October 18-19, 1997 Winnipeg, MB
SECCON May 28-30, 1999 Stevenage, UK
2000s
ReConnaissance March 30-April 2 2000 Bergen, Norway
Aliens Stole My Handbag June 30-July 2, 2000 Shepperton, UK
ConVex September 30, 2000 Adelaide, Australia
Hogmanaycon December 29, 2000 - January 1, 2001 Glasgow, Scotland
Filky Days June 8-10, 2001 Leverkusen, Germany
Tucker Tribute August 3–4, 2001 Bloomington, IL
Reminiscon Fifty February 9, 2002 Cardiff
Damn Fine Convention May 3-6 2002 London
Druncon 1 May 25-26, 2003 Peterborough, UK
ReRepetercon 2004
Construction 2005 July 9-10, 2005 San Jose, CA
Cthulhu One April 29-May 1, 2005 Madison, WI
Tolcon May 13-15, 2005 Seattle, WA
The Ring Goes Ever On August 11-15, 2005 Birmingham, UK
Conclave September 30-October 3, 2005 Adelaide, Australia
Wellscon November 25, 2005 Adelaide, Australia
Last Guest Con January 28-29, 2006 SeaTac, WA
Frolicon April 13-16, 2006 Atlanta, GA
Heinlein Centennial July 6-8, 2007 Kansas City, MO
Night's Edge November 10-11, 2007 Perth, Australia
ZombieCon September 5–7, 2008 Birmingham, UK
Cytricon V October 2008 Kettering, UK
ValhallaCon September 4-6, 2009 Bellingham, WA
2010s
ManorCon August 13-15, 2010 Somerset, UK
Canberra Science Fiction Convention May 5-6, 2011 Canberra, Australia
VillainCon October 1-2, 2011 Perth, Australia
HalswayCon Days 2012 August 3-5, 2012 Somerset, UK
Return of the Ring 16-20 August, 2012 Loughborough University, England
Andromeda One September 21, 2013 Birmingham, UK
GalaxyCon October 31-November 2, 2014 Las Vegas
Operacon March 12-15, 2015 Milwaukee, WI
Archipelacon June 25–28, 2015 Åland, Finland
SmofCon South December 3-4, 2016 Wellington, NZ
Ice and Fire Con April 28-30, 2017 Pembroke, VA
Crossingcon June 21-23, 2019 Montreal, Canada
2020s
Asimov Centennial Meetup January 4, 2020 NY, NY
Reunicon 2020 August 20-22, 2021 The Hague, Netherlands
Tzarkon St. Louis, MO
Celsius 232 July 19-23, 2022 Avilés, Spain


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