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Worldcon (the World Science Fiction Convention) is the premiere science fiction convention in the world. It's owned by the World Science Fiction Society and is the event where the Hugos are awarded.

It travels around annually, hosted by different organisations who bid for the privilege, It was first held in New York in 1939. Arizona has hosted it once.


Chronology of Arizona Conventions

# Date Location Chair Sponsor Guests Book Notes
36 1978
30 Aug
4 Sep
Hyatt Regency
Adams House
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix Symphony Hall
Tim Kyger privately
Pro: Harlan Ellison
Fan: Bill Bowers
Toastmaster: F. M. Busby

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  1. Worldcon 36 was officially branded Iguanacon II as a fannish joke. There was no Iguanacon I outside of a fake con report in the Garuda 2 fanzine by a cat called Sam X.
  2. The chair was Greg Brown up until six months before the con, when Tim Kyger took over.

Other Documents

Index of Ephemera

Worldcon 36

1980 Worldcon Site Selection Ballot (4 MB)
Arizona Blood Services (5 MB)
Autograph Parties (2 MB)
Cassette Communications Corporation Order Form (4 MB)
Flyer (5 MB)
Hugo Final Ballot (6 MB)
Masquerade Information (6 MB)
Operations Manual (36 MB)
Pocket Program (7 MB)
Progress Report 1 (65 MB)
Progress Report 2 (63 MB)
Progress Report 3 (124 MB)
Son of Progress Report 3 (6 MB)
Progress Report 4 (83 MB)
Progress Report 4.5 (3 MB)
Progress Report 5 (22 MB)
The Teachings of Don-Juan Kenobi (6 MB)
Watership Down Screening Poster (3 MB)

Worldcon 45 (Bid Only)

Progress Report C-8 (13 MB)
Progress Report C-6 and C-7 (9 MB)

External Link

efanzines.com hosts PDFs of science fiction fanzines and File 770 #7 was an Iguanacon special issue.

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Last update: 31st August, 2018