World Science Fiction Convention 1939 Information


World Science Fiction Convention 1939

World Science Fiction Convention 1939
July 2-4, 1939
Caravan Hall
New York, NY, USA

Science Fiction Convention

The First World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) was held in the Caravan Hall in New York from July 2 to July 4, 1939, in conjunction with the New York World's Fair, which was themed as "The World of Tomorrow". The convention was later named "Nycon I" by Forrest J Ackerman (who attended the convention in a costume designed by his girlfriend: this is considered a forerunner to modern fan costuming). The event had 200 participants.

Registration Information

At-Door Rates
$1: All 3 Days

Attendance Information

Attendance:
200 total people (estimated)

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Chicon IV 1982  —  September 2-6, 1982
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IguanaCon II 1978  —  August 30 - September 4, 1978
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MidAmeriCon 1976  —  September 2-6, 1976
Aussiecon One 1975  —  August 14-17, 1975
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Torcon II 1973  —  August 31 - September 3, 1973
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Noreascon I 1971  —  September 2-6, 1971
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