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.
(6 document cases)
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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.
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.
Convention programs are arranged alphabetically by title.
A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.
These convention programs are drawn from accessions #2011.042 and #2011.074 (donations).
Additions to this collection are expected. Addition of Worldcon 44 and Dragon Con Origins '90 (2011.074) made on September 22, 2011.
A few artifacts (convention badges) have been removed from the programs. These will be processed separately.
(6 document cases)
Ryan Speer and Christine de Catanzaro processed this collection in September 2011.