congoing n.

attendance at (usually science fiction) conventions

SF Fandom

  • 1959 R. Eney Fancyclopedia II 175 Dick Eney bibliography

    The gathering (brainstormed by John Newman) that marked the postwar revival of congoing in England.

  • 1974 Yandro (#229) Nov. 2 page image

    I suppose a more professional type would have said no to con-going and stuck with the typewriter 14 hours a day straight through. But Discon was therapeutic.

  • 2001 Science Fiction Chronicle July 46/1

    A lot of the experience of congoing is eating in recommended places.

  • 2004 Asimovโ€™s Science Fiction Feb. 142 page image

    SF Conventional Calendar Start thinking about winter congoingโ€”the perfect season for indoor weekends. Plan now for social weekends with your favorite SF authors, editors, artists, and fellow fans.

Research requirements

antedating 1959

Earliest cite

R. Eney 'Fancyclopedia II'

Research History
Fred Galvin submitted citations from Richard Eney's 1959 Fancyclopedia II. We would like cites of any date from other sources.

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