a science fiction convention with few or no fixed program events or organized activities
First ‘Relaxicon’ Real Gone.
Aside from the World Science Fiction Convention, which is a general gathering of the clans, there is a World Fantasy Convention, numerous Star Trek conventions, a pulp-magazine convention (Pulpcon), Ambercon (devoted to the Amber novels of Roger Zelazny), an SF film convention, numerous ‘relaxicons’ (at which there is no programming—chronics and omnivores gather to party with like minds for a weekend), and literally dozens of localized conventions, ranging from hundreds to thousands of attendees.
Relax-a-con (fan/conventions), a small local or regional convention, with a limited program; an extended party for less than five hundred members.
The Fourth Annual Relax-a-Con.
The Relaxacon Anthem.
Grossberg invites any LFS members staying over Sunday night to attend a Sunday night ‘relaxacon’ party at his home. Guests of honor Brad Linaweaver and Victor Milan will be there.
in 'The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction'
(Jack Chalker suggested that the term originated with Midwestcon (1966), though this was later disproved by the 1956 and 1957 citations.)
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