DeepSouthCon

DeepSouthCon (DSC) is a traveling convention held in the states of the former Confederacy. The first DSC, at Dave Hulan's house in Huntsville, Alabama, in 1963, had five or 12 members, depending upon what source one believes. Its goal was to give Southern fen, traditionally very isolated and in touch only through fanzines a place to meet face to face. After its small start, it expanded steadily and inspired the founding of a number of Southern local conventions. Since 1990, it has usually been held in conjunction with an established con.

By-laws for the DSC were adopted in 1986. The con site is selected two years in advance by vote of the members of the current convention. The Phoenix and Rebel Awards for lifetime achievement as a Southern pro and fan, respectively, are presented at the con's awards ceremony.

Con Date In Conjunction With Location Guest(s)
DSC 1 July 1963 MidSouthCon Huntsville, AL
DSC 2 August 21-23, 1964 Anniston, AL
DSC 3 August 6-8, 1965 Birmingham, AL
DSC 4 August 26-28, 1966 Huntsville
DSC 5 1967 Atlanta
DSC 6 August 23-25, 1968 New Orleans Daniel F. Galouye
DSC 7 August 22-24, 1969 Knoxville Rachel Maddux
DSC 8 August 14-16, 1970 Agacon '70 Atlanta Sam Moskowitz
DSC 9 August 26-30, 1971 Pelicon New Orleans Poul Anderson, Fred Patten
DSC 10 August 25-27, 1972 Atlantiscon Atlanta Hal Clement, Kelly Freas
DSC 11 August 23-26, 1973 New Orleans Joseph L Green, Joe Celko
DSC 12 August 23-25, 1974 AgaCon '74 Atlanta
DSC 13 August 25-27, 1975 RiverCon I Louisville, KY Phillip Jose Farmer, Andrew J. Offutt
DSC 14 August 27-29, 1976 Atlanta L. Sprague de Camp, Kelly Freas
DSC 15 August 26-28, 1977 B'hamacon 1 Birmingham, AL Michael Bishop, Hank Reinhardt, Charles & Dena Brown
DSC 16 June 20-22, 1978 Atlanta Jack Williamson, Kelly Freas
DSC 17 July 20-22, 1979 GumboCon New Orleans R.A. Lafferty
DSC 18 August 22-24, 1980 ASFiCon Atlanta Ted White, Michael Bishop, Mike Glyer
DSC 19 August 28-30, 1981 B'hamacon II Birmingham, AL Bob Shaw, Jerry Page, Hank Reinhardt
DSC 20 June 11-12, 1982 ASFICon II Atlanta Karl Edward Wagner, Kelly Freas, Lon Atkins
DSC 21 June 3-5, 1983 Satyricon II Knoxville Stephen King, Barbara Wagner, Guy H. Lillian, III
DSC 22 June 21-24, 1984 Chattanooga Joan D. Vinge, Karl Edward Wagner, Jerry Page
DSC 23 June 21-23, 1985 Huntsville Marion Zimmer Bradley, Algis Budrys, Barclay Shaw, Bob Sampson
DSC 24 (L&N DSC) Sept 26-28, 1986 Louisville David Hartwell, Somtow Sucharitkul, Ann Layman Chancellor, Alex Schomburg
DSC 25 June 11-13, 1987 Huntsville Robert Bloch, Hugh B. Cave, Ramsey Campbell, Phil Foglio
DSC 26 June 10-12, 1988 Phoenixcon III Atlanta Gregory Benford, Kelly Freas, Joe Haldeman, The Cosmic Legion
DSC 27 June 9-11, 1989 Memphis Orson Scott Card, G. Patrick Molloy, Mary Hanson Roberts, Bill Sutton
DSC 28 June 7-10, 1990 Chattanooga Bob Shaw, Forrest J. Ackerman, Bryan Webb, Darrell K. Sweet, Raymond Feist
DSC 29 June 7-9, 1991 ConCat III Knoxville Doug Chaffee, Andrew J. Offutt, Ken Moore, Mercedes Lackey, Larry Dixon
DSC 30 May 1-3, 1992 Phoenixcon Suwanee, GA Joe Lansdale, Alan Clark, Charlies Grant, Marilyn Teague
DSC 31 June 4-6, 1993 Conjuration Louisville Emma Bull, Will Shetterly, Dawn Wilson, Genny Dazzo, Andrew J. Offutt
DSC 32 August 26-28, 1994 B'hamacon 3 Birmingham, AL Lois McMaster Bujold, Mike Resnick, Bob Shaw, Debbie Hughes, Mark Maxwell
DSC 33 May 11-14, 1995 Kubla Khan 23, Parthekhan Nashville Elsie Wollheim, Larry Elmore, Steve Francis, Sue Francis, Andrew J. Offutt
DSC 34 April 26-28, 1996 Beachcon Jekyll Island Harry Turtledove, Peggy Ranson, Joe Siclari, Edie Stern, Jack C. Haldeman, Barbara Delaplace
DSC 35 June 6-8, 1997 ChimneyCon 3 Jackson, MS J.R. Madden, Michael Scott, Hanther, James P. Hogan
DSC 36 June 12-14, 1998 B'hamacon IV Birmingham, AL Michael Bishop, David & Lori Dietrick, Buck & Juanita Coulson, Wilson "Bob" Tucker
DSC 37 August 6-8, 1999 Crescent City Con XIV New Orleans Mike Resnick, Steve Jackson, Toni Weisskopf, Tom Kidd, George Alec Effinger, Barbara Hambly, Algis Budrys
DSC 38 May 19-21, 2000 Son of Beachcon Jekyll Island Jack McDevitt, Ron Walotsky, P.L. Caruthers-Montgomery, Larry Montgomery, Jack Haldeman, Allen Steele
DSC 39 May 4-6, 2001 Tenacity 1 Birmingham, AL Catherine Asaro, Sharon Green, Larry Elmore, Ned Brooks, Dr. Lawrence J. DeLucas, Weatherly Hardy, Lanie Hardy
DSC 40 June 14-16, 2002 Huntsville Allen Steele, Connie Willis, Vincent Di Fate, Nicki & Rich Lynch
DSC 41 July 25-27, 2003 LibertyCon 16 Chattanooga S. M. Stirling, Darrell K. Sweet, John Ringo, Darryl Elliott
DSC 42 March 26-28, 2004 MidSouthCon Memphis David Brin, Todd Lockwood, David Williams, Dragon Dronet, Cullen Johnson, Michael Sheard
DSC 43 April 8-10, 2005 Xanadu 8 Nashville Mike Resnick, Connie Willis, Darryl Elliott, Timothy Bolego
DSC 44 July 21-23, 2006 Trinoc*coN 7 Raleigh David Drake, John Kessel, David G. Hartwell, Patrick Meadows, Barry N. Malzberg
DSC 45 Sept 7-9, 2007 OutsideCon 20 Dickson, TN Clifton E. Gibbs, Christina Barber, Brenna Walters
DSC 46 March 14-16, 2008 StellarCon 32 High Point Toni Weisskopf, Monte Moore, Steve Long, Cheralyn Lambeth
DSC 47 June 5-7, 2009 Hypericon 5 Nashville Brian Keene, Steven Gilberts, Bob Embler, Kathy Mar, Glen Cook, Jonathan Maberry
DSC 48 June 4-6, 2010 ConCarolinas Charlotte Jerry Pournelle, Tom Fleming, Bill Sutton, Brenda Sutton
DSC 49 Sept 23-25, 2011 FenCon VIII Dallas Gail Carriger, Joe Bethancourt, Steven H Silver, Vincent Di Fate, Les Johnson, Bradley Denton, Lou Anders
DSC 50 June 15-17, 2012 Lunar Party Huntsville Lois McMaster Bujold, Howard Tayler, Travis "Doc" Taylor, Larry Montgomery, David Hulan, Dr. Demento
DSC 51 April 19-21, 2013 JordanCon 4 Atlanta Seanan McGuire and Michael Whelan
DSC 52 May 16-18, 2014 Contrails Bristol, VA Gordon Van Gelder, Charles Vess, Marc Michael, Pat Molloy, Grace Molloy, Naomi Fisher
DSC 53 October 2-4, 2015 CONtraflow 5 New Orleans, LA Robert Sawyer, John Guidry
DSC 54 Cancelled ABC Deep South Con 54 Atlanta, GA John C. Wright, L. Jagi Lamplighter, Bill Ritch, Julia Morgan-Scott
DSC 54 April 22-24 2016 JordanCon 8 Atlanta, GA Catherine Asaro, John Picacio
DSC 55 2017 ConGregate 5 High Point, NC Barbara Hambly, Alan Pollack, Toni Weisskopf, Timothy Zahn, Michael A. Stackpole