stfcon n.

a science fiction fan convention

SF Fandom

  • 1942 Guteto (#4) 8 page image

    World Stfcon after war! Only local gatherings this year.

  • 1946 FANEWS (#253) Mar. 2 (heading) page image

    Newark STF-CON Exceeds Attendees Expectations!

  • 1951–52 ODD (#13) Dec. 1951–Jan. 1952 8 page image

    Who Took the Alky out of Uncle Ezra’s Cider? or How to not to go [sic] to a stfcon and stay sober.

  • 1952 A. Budrys Letter in Planet Stories Nov. 111/1 page image Algis Budrys bibliography

    If the mat for the liver pill ad comes in, out goes the stfcon publicity.

Research requirements

antedating 1942

Earliest cite

Guteto (fanzine)

Research History
Mike Christie submitted a 1952 cite from a letter to Planet Stories by Algis Budrys.
Jesse Sheidlower submitted 1942, 1946, and 1951 cites from fanzines archived at

We would like cites of any date from other sources.

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