The 16th Worldcon, second in LA, Solacon (also SoLACon) was held August 29–September 1, 1958, in the Alexandria Hotel at South Gate, CA. Solacon was combined with Westercon being also Westercon 11, sharing Guests of Honor and Chairmen.
The GoH was Richard Matheson, and it had no Fan GoH. Anthony Boucher was Toastmaster (also also parlimentarian of the WSFS Business meeting!). Solacon was chaired by Anna S. Moffatt and sponsored by the Outlanders with "participation" by the Pacific Rocket Society and LASFS.
- Sam Moskowitz' Solacon Reminiscence from the Noreascon Three PB
- Con Report by Ted Johnstone in Ground Zero #3 p2
|From Fancyclopedia 2, ca. 1959|
|from Convention SoLACon was the culmination of the longest-range campaign in fan history; it squashed the WSFS Inc, introduced the Lens to fannish fashion, saw Ron Bennett come over for TAFF, and sparked off a revival of activity in the Los Angeles area, which had been practically dead since the Insurgent War. (Cf SOUTH GATE)|
|Loncon I||Worldcon Bidding, Hugos||Pittcon|
|Westercon 10||Westercon Bidding||Westercon 12|
|Pacificon I||LA Worldcons||L.A.Con I|
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