NorthAmericon '79

The second NASFiC was held August 30 to September 3, 1979 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky.

GoH: Frederik Pohl, FGoH: George Scithers. Chairman: Cliff Amos. Attendees: 1928/2030

A Southern fandom con tradition in the 70s was to go skinnydipping at midnight, and this tradition was followed at NorthAmericon. Unbeknownst to the swimmers, however, one wall of the pool featured portholes to the hotel bar. Drinkers probably were shocked sober by the sight of some of the fans swimming by.

The convention newsletter was NorthAmeriCon Nebula.

Bidders: Louisville in '79.

Read Steve and Sue Francis' short memoir of NorthAmericon.


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