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Science Fiction Convention Program Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS421

Abstract

This collection contains the official programs for a wide range of science fiction conventions, particularly featuring those in the southern United States. Programs for Dragon*Con and Worldcon are included; other associated publications included are programs, pocket programs, and progress reports for various large- and small-scale conventions.

Dates

  • 1986-2011

Creator

General Physical Description note

(6 document cases)

Restrictions: Access

None.

Restrictions: Use

Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.

Extent

2.4 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

The science fiction convention programs collection contains the official programs for a wide range of science fiction conventions, particularly featuring those in the southern United States. Other associated publications included here are pocket programs and progress reports for various large- and small-scale conventions, including filk music conventions. Several programs from Worldcon, the World Science Fiction Convention, as well as programs from Dragon*Con, a convention held annually in Atlanta, also form part of this collection.

Historical Background - Science Fiction Convention Programs

Science fiction conventions, gatherings of fans of science fiction and fantasy, began to be held in Britain and the United States during the mid-1930s. The first World Science Fiction Convention was held in New York City in 1939, in conjunction with the World's Fair. In modern times, science fiction conventions draw fans not only of science fiction literature, but also of other genres such as science fiction movies, television, comics, and games.

Arrangement

Convention programs are arranged alphabetically by title.

Other Finding Aids

A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.

Provenance

These convention programs are drawn from accessions #2011.042 and #2011.074 (donations).

Accruals

Additions to this collection are expected. Addition of Worldcon 44 and Dragon Con Origins '90 (2011.074) made on September 22, 2011.

Related Materials

For the Georgia Tech Archives' Science Fiction Fanzines Collection, see MS420.

Separated Material

A few artifacts (convention badges) have been removed from the programs. These will be processed separately.

General Physical Description note

(6 document cases)

Processing Information

Ryan Speer and Christine de Catanzaro processed this collection in September 2011.
Title
Inventory of the Science Fiction Convention Program Collection, 1986-2011
Subtitle
MS421
Status
completed
Author
Ryan Speer, Christine de Catanzaro
Date
Copyright September 2011.
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid is written in English.

Revision Statements

  • September 2011: : Additions to finding aid (additions in accession #2011.074).

Repository Details

Part of the Archives, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology Repository

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