Nolacon

The 1951 Worldcon held September 1-3 in the St. Charles Hotel, New Orleans, LA. GoH: Fritz Leiber. Chairman: Harry B. Moore.

It was at Nolacon that the famous Room 770 party was held.

The competition to the winning New Orleans bid was Capicon in '50, a bid for Washington DC. See 1951 Site Selection results.

See Sam Moskowitz' remembrance of Nolacon from the Noreascon Three PB.

There were six bids to host the 1952 World -Con — Chicago, San Francisco, Niagara Falls, New York, Atlanta, and Detroit. Chicago won. See 1952 Site Selection results.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/9th_World_Science_Fiction_Convention

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Scans of Progress Reports 1 & 2 can be found at http://fanac.org/worldcon/Nolacon/w51-pubs.html

A Premiere showing of 20th Century Fox's The Day the Earth Stood Still, based on Harry Bates' outstanding novella from Astounding Science-Fiction, "Farewell to the Master." was held at the Saenger Theater

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