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PhringeCon was a pop culture convention in Phoenix in the early eighties hosted by PhringeCon, Inc. for 'people interested in the fringes of science fiction', those fringes apparently being what would become mainstream a couple of decades later. Just compare the guests to those of the now 100,000+ attended Phoenix Comicon!

CASFS (the Central Arizona Speculative Fiction Society) resurrected the con at least once, in 1991 after PhringeCon, Inc. had ceased to be.


Chronology of Arizona Conventions

# Date Location Chair Sponsor Guests Book Web
1 1980
11 Jul
13 Jul
Adams Hotel
no chair PhringeCon, Inc. Chris Claremont
Walter Koenig
Stan Lee
Shirley Maiewski
George Takei
Bjo Trimble
Jack Williamson

33 MB
2 1981
5 Jun
7 Jun
Ramada Inn East
Bruce & Kim Farr PhringeCon, Inc. Chris Claremont
James Doohan
John Naulin
Don Newton
Theodore Sturgeon
Jesco Von Puttkamer
Jayne Tannehill
Lucy Chase Williams

38 MB
3 1991
28 Jun
30 Jun
Phoenix Sheraton
Margaret Grady CASFS David Ayres
Kane Hodder
Mike Jittlov
Matt Marich
Mike & Denise Okuda

Other Documents

Index of Ephemera

PhringeCon 1

The Empire Strikes Back Flyer (2 MB)
Flyer: Front and Back (241k)
Merchandise Flyer (2 MB)
One (The Science Fiction Shop) Flyer (1 MB)
Pocket Program (6 MB)
Sci-Fi Emporium Flyer (1 MB)

PhringeCon 2

Collectors Marketplace Flyer (1 MB)
Flyer: Front and Back (199k)
Gaming Grid (3 MB)
The Hollywood Book and Poster Co. Flyer (2 MB)
Map (2 MB)
One (The Science Fiction Shop) Flyer (2 MB)
The Readerie Flyer (1 MB)
Star Wars Fan Club Flyer (2 MB)
Westercon 34 Flyer (2 MB)

PhringeCon 3

Pocket Program (10 MB)

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Last update: 27th November, 2017