Disclave

Disclave ran from 1950 to 1997 with two breaks, usually in the District of Columbia, but occasionally in Virginia or Maryland. It was sponsored by WSFA.

See also Disclave Flood.

from Fancyclopedia 2 ca. 1959
Any of several conclaves held in Washington, DC, under the auspices of the Washington SF Association.

Much of the information below came from an article written by Joe Mayhew for the 1995 Disclave souvenir book.

Number Date Location Notes
1 April 30, 1950 Wardman Park Hotel A one-day convention.
2 April 29th, 1951 Statler Hotel A one-day convention.
3 March 22, 1952 Statler Hotel A one-day convention. No pros attended.
Hiatus
4 Mother's Day, 1958 Arva Motel in Rosslyn, VA A two-day convention. There was no GoH.
5 Mother's Day, 1959 Diplomat Motel in DC
6 Mother's Day, 1960 Diplomat Motel in DC
7 Mother's Day, 1961 Diplomat Motel in DC Attendance ~40.
8 Mother's Day, 1962 Diplomat Motel in DC
In 1963 WSFA ran Discon I and it took a couple of years before it was ready to run another Disclave.
9 Mother's Day (May 7-8), 1965 Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge in Wheaton, MD. The last Disclave which did not charge a membership fee.
10 Mother's Day, 1966 Diplomat Motel in DC The first 3-day Disclave
11 Mother's Day, 1967 Regency Congress in DC
12 Mother's Day (May 10-12), 1968 Regency Congress in DC
13 Mother's Day (May 9-11), 1969 Skyline Inn in DC
14 Mother's Day, 1970 Skyline Inn in DC
15 Memorial Day, 1971 Shoreham Hotel in DC Start of 4-day Disclaves.
16 Memorial Day, 1972 Sheraton Park Hotel in DC
17 Memorial Day, 1973 Sheraton Park Hotel in DC
18 Memorial Day, 1974 Sheraton Park Hotel in DC
19 Memorial Day, 1975 Sheraton Park Hotel in DC
20 Memorial Day, 1976 Sheraton Park Hotel in DC
21 Memorial Day, 1977 Sheraton Park Hotel in DC
22 Memorial Day, 1978 Sheraton Park Hotel in DC
23 Memorial Day, 1979 Sheraton Park Hotel in DC
24 Memorial Day, 1980 Hospitality House in Crystal City, VA This was the Disclave which (briefly) had a SWAT team in attendance.
25 Memorial Day, 1981 Sheraton National on Columbia Pike in Arlington, VA
26 Memorial Day, 1982 Sheraton National on Columbia Pike in Arlington, VA
27 Memorial Day, (May 28-20) 1983 Marriott Twin Bridges near National Airport
28 Memorial Day, 1984 New Carrollton Sheraton, New Carrollton, MD
29 Memorial Day, 1985 The Sheraton Inn, New Carrollton, MD
30 Memorial Day, 1986 The Sheraton Washington Northeast, New Carrollton, MD
31 Memorial Day, 1987 The Sheraton Washington Northeast, New Carrollton, MD
32 Memorial Day, 1988 Howard Johnson, New Carrollton, New Carrollton, MD
33 Memorial Day, 1989 Howard Johnson, New Carrollton, New Carrollton, MD
34 Memorial Day, 1990 Sheraton Greenbelt, New Carrollton, MD
35 Memorial Day, 1991 Sheraton Greenbelt, New Carrollton, MD
36 Memorial Day, 1992 Washington Hilton on Connecticut Ave
37 May 28-31 (Memorial Day), 1993 Washington Dulles Airport Marriott
38 Memorial Day, 1994 Sheraton Premier at Tyson's Corner, VA
39 Memorial Day, 1995 Renaissance Hotel Techworld
40 Memorial Day, 1996
41 Memorial Day, 1997 Ramada, New Carrollton, MD Disclave Flood. End of Disclave.
42 Memorial Day, 1998 Not held.

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