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The Worldcon Banner was created by Dave Kyle and Jean Carroll to fly outside the Biltmore, the hotel hosting Nycon II, which Dave was chairing. It was also hung behind the head table at the Banquet.

It appeared at a number of subsequent Worldcons until it finally disappeared. It turned out that Howard de Vore had squirreled it away. Sometime in the late 80s or early 90s he turned it over to the History of Worldcons exhibit and it has since been displayed as part of the exhibit.

In 2012, Mary Morman and Kent Bloom as part of the Worldcon Heritage Organization oversaw a conservation effort which led to it being cleaned and reinforced which should allow it to be displayed for years to come.


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