South Florida

South Florida is Miami and especially the area north of Miami, including Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach. For practical purposes it is a single fannish locale.

Boca Raton was a hotbed of fannish activity in the 1980s and 90s. The first Tropicon was held in Boca Raton in 1982, the South Florida Science Fiction Society (SFSFS) was conceived here in 1985, and many fannish gatherings occurred over the decades.

Tropicons and one Smofcon have also been held in Ft Lauderdale.

The International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts is held annually in South Florida.

And, of course, SunCon, the 1977 Worldcon was held in Miami. (About half the senior committee of Magicon, the 1992 Worldcon in Orlando were from South Florida.)

South Florida Timeline

August 30-September 1, 1975 — Palm Beach Con
1977 — Suncon
March, 1982 — Tropicon I
December 2-4, 1983 — Tropicon II
1984 — Tropicon III
1985 — Tropicon IV
1985 — SFSFS founded
1986 — Tropicon V
1987 — Tropicon VI
1988 — Tropicon VII
1989 — Tropicon VIII
December 7-9, 1990 — Smofcon 7
1990 — Tropicon IX
1991 — Tropicon X
1992 — Tropicon XI
January 1993 — Tropicon XII
1994 — Tropicon XIII
1995 — Tropicon XIV
November 1996 — Tropicon XV
1997 — Tropicon XVI
1998 — Tropicon XVII
1998 — International Conference on the Fantastic 1998
1999 — Tropicon XVIII
2000 — Tropicon XIX
2001 — Tropicon XX


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