Corflu

(1) A Sacred Liquid

Corflu is a scientificombination for correction fluid, a liquid used to cover up typos on mimeo stencils just prior to inserting newer errors. One famous brand was Obliterine (which see for details on its use).

In The Enchanted Duplicator, the Spirit of Fandom gives a bottle to Jophan, telling him, "Here is a bottle of a magic liquid called Correcting Fluid. A touch of this will instantly heal any wound made by a typo."

(2) A Convention

An annual gathering of fanzine fans, founded by Lucy Huntzinger, Allyn Cadogan and Shay Barsabe in 1984. It is usually in the spring. The con's location is decided via a bid process.

While there is a program, relaxed conversation is the main attraction. Things are not taken seriously, for example, the guest of honour's name is drawn from a hat. The annual FAAN Awards are presented at Corflu.

See the Corflu history page by Tracy Benton for more history and facts about each Corflu.

Website

Year Convention Location Nickname Notes
1984 Corflu 1 Berkeley
1985 Corflu 2 Napa, CA
1986 Corflu 3 Tysons Corner, VA
1987 Corflu 4 Cincinnati
1988 Corflu 5 Seattle
1989 Corflu 6 Minneapolis
1990 Corflu 7 New York
1991 Corflu 8 El Paso, TX Corflu Ocho
1992 Corflu 9 L.A.
1993 Corflu 10 Madison, WI
1994 Corflu 11 Crystal City, VA Corflu Nova
1995 Corflu 12 Las Vegas Corflu Vegas
1996 Corflu 13 Nashville, TN Corflu Nashville
1997 Corflu 14 Walnut Creek, CA Corflu Wave
1998 Corflu 15 Leeds, UK Corflu UK
1999 Corflu 16 Panama City, FL Corflu Sunsplash
2000 Corflu 17 Seattle Corflatch Held jointly with Potlatch 9
2001 Corflu 18 Boston Corflu in New England
2002 Corflu 19 Annapolis, MD Corflu Valentine
2003 Corflu 20 Madison, WI Corflu Badger
2004 Corflu 21 Las Vegas Corflu Blackjack
2005 Corflu 22 San Francisco Corflu Titanium
2006 Corflu 23 Toronto Corflu Toronto
2007 Corflu 24 Austin, TX Corflu Quire
2008 Corflu 25 Las Vegas Corflu Silver
2009 Corflu 26 Seattle Zed
2010 Corflu 27 Winchester, UK Corflu Cobalt
2011 Corflu 28 Sunnyvale, CA E Corflu Vitus
2012 Corflu 29 Las Vegas Corflu Glitter
2013 Corflu 30 Portland, OR Corflu XXX
2014 Corflu 31 Richmond, VA Cor31u
2015 Corflu 32 Newcastle, UK Tynecon 3 -- The Corflu
2016 Corflu 33 Chicago, IL Corflu Chiflu
2017 Corflu 34 LA, CA
2018 Corflu 35 Toronto

Contributions: Joe Siclari, Jim Caughran