(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.
What about the Milwaukee Fictioneers? They couldnt [sic] come to the ‘Nycon’ but as a body they are pledged to be in Chicago.
In 1940—It’s Chicago! in Voice of the Imagi-Nation (#3) Sept. (inside front cover)
CHICON CHAT DEPT: (Beginning a new regular dept. to carry news of the coming Chicago convention).
Fan Mirror in Le Zombie (#23) 10 Feb. 4
The next one’s here in Los Angeles, and I’m afraid it’s called the Pacificon.
Rocket to Morgue 86
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.
Case of Little Green Men 52
The Baycon was so fragmented in these various ways that it seemed like a collage-con.
Fantasy Fandom in Fantastic Oct. 54/1
In essence, the notice said that there would be a ‘COMICON’, a meeting place for the aficionados of comic art.
Fan’s Trek Through Comic Book Conventions in Monster Times (#13) 19 July 11/1
1979 Famous Monsters of Filmland (#155) July 44/1
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.
1992 Fantasies (front cover)
The Fourth Annual Relax-a-Con.
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