Solacon

The 1958 Worldcon was held August 29-September 1 in the Alexandria Hotel at South Gate, Calif. GoH Richard Matheson. It had no FGoH. Solacon was combined with Westercon being also Westercon 11, sharing Guests of Honor and Chairmen. Solacon was physically in Los Angeles, but (by mayoral proclamation) technically in South Gate, California, to fulfill their bid slogan of "South Gate in 58".

Anthony Boucher was Toastmaster (also also parlimentarian of the WSFS Business meeting!) Solacon was chaired by Anna S. Moffatt and sponsored by the Outlanders with "participation" by the Pacific Rocket Society and LASFS. It was at Solacon that WSFS, Inc received its deathblow. (See the entry WSFS, Inc. for details.)

Read Sam Moskowitz's reminiscence of Solacon from the Noreascon Three PB.

1958 Hugo Results, 1959 Site Selection results

Bidders: South Gate in '58. See 1958 Site Selection results.

See also LA Worldcons, Worldcon, List of Worldcons, Westercon, and List of Westercons.

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