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Welcome to AZFandom.org, a site dedicated to Arizona fandom from its beginnings in the late 1960s to its future in the years to come.

There's a lot of information here! Scroll down or visit a more slimline index.

Convention Calendar

We maintain a calendar of all fandom conventions being held in Arizona, with links to the event websites, Google maps and event histories.

Click here or on the image below for this year's list:

Alternatively, check out past, present or future calendars by year: 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018.

Convention History

We also maintain an Arizona Convention History, detailing all the fandom conventions we know about that have been held in Arizona going back to Phoenix Con in 1970, detailing dates, venues, chairs, guests and other information.

Check out the Chronology of Arizona Conventions to see how the patterns change over time.

Check out the Status of Arizona Conventions to see which conventions are currently active, on hiatus or sadly gone for good.

Check out the Bids We Won and Lost for regional conventions.

We have a lot of information here but we know there's more that we haven't found yet. Here are the cons that we're currently Researching. If you have any information on these, or any other cons we don't have listed, please e-mail us.


We're currently hosting over 4 GB of documents in PDF form. Click here to go to our Publications Archive index or focus on a particular type of publication:

Program Books are the primary guides to what's happening at conventions.

Newsletters are focused publications sent out through the mail, usually to members of groups.

Fanzines are fan-created publications, mostly for the sheer heck of it, and Phoenix was a hotbed of activity in this area in the early seventies.

Newszines are more professional publications but still run by fans to keep them up to date with what's going on in fandom.

Ephemera includes progress reports, flyers, pocket programs, gaming grids, daily publications at conventions and all sorts of other printed material.

If you have anything we don't, either as a digital file or a physical copy that we could scan, please e-mail us.


Here's A Brief History of Arizona Fandom that I wrote for the Westercon 70 Program Guide.


And just in case you're monitoring this site for changes, here's a Changelog of updates, begun on 21 May 2016 after the bulk of the site went live.

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Last update: 30th November, 2017