(used to form the names of conventions, with the first element indicating the location or (typically in informal designations) the main subject or focus of the event) cf. con n.
Chicon Chat Dept.
The next one’s here in Los Angeles, and I’m afraid it’s called the Pacificon.
The tenth anniversary of the first World Science Fiction Convention is to be held here in this city in a few days, Lieutenant. We call it the AnnCon as an abbreviation of Anniversary Convention. The Eighth Convention, held in the Northwest, we called the NorWesCon; the one in New Orleans, Louisiana, was the NolaCon.
The Baycon was so fragmented in these various ways that it seemed like a collage-con.
In essence, the notice said that there would be a ‘COMICON’, a meeting place for the aficionados of comic art.
There are now more than a quarter hundred science fiction conventions a year held in the greater Los Angeles area. A feature of one called the Galacticon late last year was…the filming of the segment of Wonder Woman which revolved around an imaginary sci-fi con.
The Fourth Annual Relax-a-Con.
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