Unicon

A popular name: Which one do you mean?

(1) Unicon (MD)

A convention based in Maryland and organized by the University of Maryland Science Fiction Club.

Convention Date Site GoHs
Unicon 1 April 11-13, 1975 College Park Interstate Inn, College Park, MD Frederik Pohl
Unicon 2B July 9-11, 1976 University of Maryland Student Union L. Sprague de Camp, Catherine de Camp, Ted White
Unicon 3 July 8-10, 1977 Silver Spring Sheraton, Silver Spring, MD Clifford D. Simak
Unicon 4 July 7-9, 1978 Silver Spring Sheraton , Silver Spring, MD Theodore Sturgeon
Unicon 5 July 20-22, 1979 Shoreham Americana, Washington D.C. Robert Bloch
Unicon 6 July 18-20, 1980 Silver Spring Sheraton , Silver Spring, MD James P. Hogan
Unicon 82 July 16018, 1982 Silver Spring Sheraton , Silver Spring, MD Hal Clement, Bob Madle, Karl Kofoed
Unicon 8 July 15-17, 1983 Silver Spring Sheraton , Silver Spring, MD Joan D. Vinge, Michael J. Walsh, Teanna Lee Byerts, Jim Frenkel
Unicon 84 July 20-22, 1984 Silver Spring Sheraton , Silver Spring, MD Gene Wolfe, Dawn Wilson, Peggy Rae Pavlat
Unicon 10 July 19-21, 1985 Silver Spring Sheraton , Silver Spring, MD Michael Shea, Val Lakey Lindahn, Arthur W. Saha
Unicon UniContinuity Party July 26, 1986 Church of the Ascension, Silver Spring, MD
Unicon 87 July 17-19, 1987 Annapolis Holiday Inn, Annapolis, MD David Brin, David Mattingly, Marty Gear
Unicon 12 July 22-24, 1988 Annapolis Holiday Inn , Annapolis, MD Vernor Vinge, Ned Dameron
Unicon 13 July 14-16, 1989 College Park Holiday Inn, College Park, MD Tim Powers, Debbie Hughes, Mark Maxwell

(2) Unicon (UK)

A series of university-based conventions in the UK, see Unicon (UK)

(3) Unicon (Australia)

A series of university-based conventions in Australia.

Year Name Dates Location Guests of Honour
1975 Unicon I Mar 28-31 Ritz Hotel Melbourne
1976 Unicon II Apr 16-19 Ormond College, University of Melbourne Bruce Gillespie
1977 Unicon III April 8-11 (Easter) Christies Beach Hotel, Adelaide, South Australia Kitty Vigo
1978 Unicon IV Mar 24-27 Melbourne Town House Brian Aldiss, Roger Zelazny
1979 Unicon V Jan 27-29 Science Centre, Sydney Patricia Wrightson and (fan) Ronald E. Graham
1980 Unicon 6 Apr 4-7 The Victoria Hotel, Carlton (Melbourne) Joe and Gay Haldeman
1981 Tolkon '81 (Unicon VII) Aug 21-24 New Crest Hotel, King's Cross, Sydney Jon Noble
1986 Unicon Jan 25-27 Adelaide University campus Victor Kelleher

(4) Unicon (FL)

A convention run by a club at the University of South Florida in the 70s. It was renamed Universicon when the name conflict was noticed.

(5) Unicon (CA, 1980s)

There was a convention held June 24-25, 1989 at the Sheraton Hotel in Concord, CA. Guests included Marion Zimmer Bradley, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro and several Blakes 7 related people. It is unclear if there were additional conventions in this series.

(6) Unicon (CA, 1970s)

Unicon/Fancon was a convention held in 1978 in Torrance, CA.

(7) Unicon (CA, 1990s)

Unicon 6 was held November 5, 1994 at the Youth Services Center in Irvine, CA. It was a one day convention from 1pm to 7pm. The FGoHs were Gene Henderson and Benita Gagne.

{Was this related to either of the other two California Unicons? The numbering is right for it to be a continuation of #5, above, but that was in the north Bay Area, while this was near LA.}


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