Philcon (Regional)

A regional convention sponsored by PSFS in the Philadelphia area. It was known as the PhilCo in the 40s and as *Phillycon* in the 50s — it is unclear just when Philcon caught on as the name of the gathering.

The history of Philcon is unusually vague — Harry Warner, for instance, mentions that he was unable to find out much for his histories of the 50s and 60s. This may be why Philcon does not label its conventions by number, but instead uses years.

Con Date GoHs
First Convention Oct 22, 1936 none
Third Eastern Oct 30, 1937 none
Philadelphia Conference Oct 16, 1938 none
Philcon 1939 Fall 1939 none
Phillycon 1940 Nov 10, 1940
Phillycon 1946 Oct 27, 1946
Phillycon 1947 1947
Phillycon 1948 Nov 21, 1948
Philcon 1950 1950
Philcon 1952 1952
Philcon 1959 1959 (mentioned in Warner 2)
Philcon 1960 November 5, 1960
Philcon 1961 November 17-18, 1961
Philcon 1962 November 3, 1962
Philcon 1963 Nov 9, 1963 Fred Pohl
Philcon 1964 Nov 14-15, 1964
Philcon 1965 Nov 13-14, 1965 L. Sprague de Camp
Philcon 1966 Nov 12-13, 1966 Isaac Asimov
Philcon 1967 Nov 13-14, 1967 Willy Ley, Hal Clement
Philcon 1968 Nov 9-10, 1968 James Blish
Philcon 1969 Nov 14-16, 1969 Anne McCaffrey
Philcon 1975 December 12-14, 1975 Samuel R. Delany
Philcon 1976.1 January 14-16, 1977 (really) Don Wollheim, Hal Clement, L. Sprague de Camp, Milt Rothman
Philcon 1977 Nov 11-13, 1977 Hal Clement
Philcon 1978 Oct 27-29, 1978 Michael Bishop, MIke Hinge
Philcon 1979 1979
Philcon 1980 Nov. 14-16, 1980 Ben Bova, Kelly Freas Robert Sheckley
Philcon 1981 Dec. 4-6, 1981 Joe Haldeman, Darrell Sweet
Philcon 1982.1 Jan 14-16, 1983 C. J. Cherryh, Carl Lundgren
Philcon 1990 Nov 16-18, 1990 Fritz Leiber, Frank Kelly Freas, Michael Bishop, Ellen Kushner
Philcon 1991 Nov 15-17, 1991 David Brin, Moebius, Julian May, R.A. MacAvoy
Philcon 1992 Nov 13-15, 1992 Greg Bear, Boris Vallejo, Ray Harryhausen, Pamela Sargent, Tom Smith
Philcon 1993 Nov 12-14, 1993 Fred Saberhagen, David Cherry, Ian Watson, Emma Bull, Will Shetterly
Philcon 1994 1994
Philcon 1996 Nov 22-24, 1996 Frederik Pohl, Tom Kidd, Joan Vinge, Terry Bisson
Philcon 1997 Nov 14-16, 1997 Dan Simmons, Alan M. Clark, Gardner Dozois, Nancy Kress, Clam Chowder
Philcon 1998 Nov 13-15, 1998 Bruce Sterling, Bruce Jensen, Tom Savini, Walter Jon Williams
Philcon 1999 Nov 12-13, 1999 Katherine Kurtz, Jill Bauman
Philcon 2000 Nov 17-19, 2000 Vernor Vinge, Bob Walters, Poul Anderson, Karen Anderson
not held 2001
Philcon 2002 Dec 13-15, 2002 Connie Willis, Donato Giancola, David Gerrold, Nalo Hopkinson, Spider & Jeanne Robinson
Philcon 2003 Dec 12-14, 2003 Jack McDevitt, Greg Hildebrandt, Tim Hildebrandt, Peter David, Harry Harrison
Philcon 2004 Dec 10-12, 2004 "Featured:" Brian Aldiss and Joe DeVito. "Special:" Pamela Sargent, George Zebrowski, Kevin J. Anderson, Rebecca Moesta, Jolly R. Blackburn, Steve Johannsen, Tom Purdom
Philcon 2005 Dec 9-11, 2005 David Weber, David Mattingly
Philcon 2006 Nov 17-19, 2006 Charles Stross, Karl Kofoed, Tom Smith
Philcon 2007 Nov 16-18, 2007 Eric Flint, Sue Dawe, Kevin Roche, Andrew Trembley, Voltaire
Philcon 2008 Nov 21-23, 2008 Tim Powers, John Picacio, Scott Christian Sava, The Chromatics
Philcon 2009 Nov 20-22, 2009 Catherine Asaro, Frank Wu, L. A. Banks, Cory Doctorow
Philcon 2010 Nov 19-21, 2010 Peter S. Beagle
Philcon 2011 Nov 18-20, 2011 Cory Doctorow, Boris Vallejo, Julie Bell, S. J. Tucker
Philcon 2012 Nov 9-11, 2012 Catherynne Valente, Phil Foglio, David Kyle
Philcon 2013 Nov 8-10, 2013 Allen Steele, Charles Vess, Bob Madle, The Heather Dale Band with S.J. Tucker
Philcon 2014 Nov 21-23, 2014 Sharon Lee, Steve Miller, Bob Eggleton, Kyle Cassidy
Philcon 2015 Nov 20-22, 2015 Wen Spencer, Richard Hescox, Murder Ballads
Philcon 2016 Nov 18-20, 2016 C. J. Cherryh, Dave Seeley, L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
Philcon 2017 Nov 10-12, 2017 Seanan McGuire, Bed & Breakfast