It was at Nolacon that the famous Room 770 party was held.
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.
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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 TheaterNOLA-Con membership Badge