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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! Follow our quick menu or visit a more detailed index.

Also, join us as we look both backwards and forwards in time on Facebook.

Calendars

All Arizona Conventions in...
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022

With so many conventions cancelling or postponing soon before their scheduled dates, here's a special page for COVID-19 Updates.

Maps

Google Map of All Arizona Conventions
(shows all 2020 conventions by default)

Conventions

All Arizona Conventions
Chronology of Arizona Conventions
Status of Arizona Conventions
Bids We Won and Lost
Researching

Publications

Publications Index
Program Books
Newsletters
Fanzines
Newszines
Ephemera

Articles

A Brief History of Arizona Fandom

Archived Sites

TusCon's Illustrated History Pages

Changelog

Changelog



AZ Fandom debuted brand new postcards at Phoenix Comic Fest at the Apocalypse Later table in Artist Alley. Many thanks to Jason Drotman for making these happen.

Since then we've been getting them, and other convention postcards, flyers and posters onto freebie tables at many conventions and other places.

It was fantastic to talk to so many fans who are becoming aware that there are a lot of different events here in state. I hope to keep shouting that message at other conventions too. Maybe it's time to start hosting AZ Fandom fan tables. Let me know what you think!


Thanks

This site couldn't have been put together without the valuable input of many. Many thanks to you all!

Everything here is hosted by the Apocalypse Later Empire.

Information sources on top of individual convention websites include Anime Cons, Arizona Postal History, CASFS, Coming Attractions, CthulthuWho1's Blog, Down in Flames, Dragon magazine at Ann Archive, Fancyclopedia, Fan Lore, Flagstaff Central, GeekCalendar, HobbySpace, LepreCon, Inc., Nerdvana, ThePulp.Net, A Science Fiction Convention Attendance Chronology, SmofInfo, Space Access Society, Tenth Letter of the Alphabet, TusCon's Illustrated History Pages, Westercon, WesternSFA, WikiFur and Wikipedia.

Thanks to Anna at Glendale Public Library, Stephanie Bannon, Len Berger, Richard Bolinski, Mark Boniece, Jon Bonnell, Masao Carrington, Craig Dyer, Bruce Farr, Greg Fennell, Margaret Grady, Matthew Hunt, Khurt Khave, Neil Kotler, Bridgett Lane, Scott Malcomson, Victor Moreno, Sue Thing, Rowan Wakefield and Mike Willmoth for providing further corrections, filling in gaps or at least pointing me in new directions.

Special thanks to Daniel Arthur, Terry Ballard, Stephanie Bannon, David Bell, Cathy Book, Lyle Dillie, Jason Drotman, Tony Ewing, Gary Farber, Bruce Farr, Michael Fett, Wolf Forrest, Marty Freetage, Jeff George, Margaret Grady, Ron Hyde, Khurt Khave, Andrew Long, Sue Martin, Bob Nelson, Mandy Parker, Doc Skinner, Paul Tanton, Larry Vela, Rowan Wakefield, Mike Willmoth and Jason Youngdale for providing digital files and/or physical material I could turn into them.



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Last update: 7th September, 2020