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Philcon 1986 was held November 14-16, 1986 at the Adams Mark Hotel, City Line Philadelphia, PA. The Principal Speaker was Isaac Asimov, the Artist GoH was Michael Whelan, and the Special GoH was Frederik Pohl.
Attendance was very roughly 1500. This was close to the 50th anniversary of the First Convention held in Philadelphia in 1936 and post hoc adopted as the first Philcon, and there was significant program based on it as well as a good turnout of First Fandom. (And Jack Chalker reported that the many people were saying that after fifty years they still haven't gotten it right -- a calumny he later denied, noting that 1961 wasn't bad at all!)
- Philcon 1986 publications and photos on fanac.org
- Jack Chalker wrote a long con report in File 770 63, p. 6
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