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CopperCon

Overview

CopperCon is an annual science fiction convention with a special focus on literature. It's run by CASFS (the Central Arizona Speculative Fiction Society) and was first held in 1981. It's currently on hiatus and the last event was in 2014.

History

# Date Location Chair Guests Book Web Notes
1 1981
11 Sep
13 Sep
Howard Johnson's Caravan Inn
Phoenix
Terry Gish Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley
Fan: Ken St. Andre

27 MB
2 1982
10 Sep
12 Sep
Howard Johnson's Caravan Inn
Phoenix
M. R. Hildebrand Author: Fred Saberhagen
Fan: Barry Bard
Toastmaster: Marion Zimmer Bradley

25 MB
3 1983
9 Sep
11 Sep
Phoenix Hilton
Phoenix
Clif Baird Author: Theodore Sturgeon
Fan: Alice Williams
Toastmaster: G. Harry Stine

29 MB
4 1984
7 Sep
9 Sep
Sunburst Hotel
Scottsdale
Bruce Farr Author: Somtow Sucharitkul
Fan: Samuel Konkin III
5 1985
6 Sep
8 Sep
Safari Resort
Scottsdale
Margaret Grady Author: Nancy Springer
Fan: Keith Williams

31 MB
6 1986
4 Sep
7 Sep
Safari Resort
Scottsdale
Margaret Grady Author: James P. Hogan
Fan: Sean McCoy
7 1987
18 Sep
21 Sep
Ambassador Inn
Phoenix
Margaret Grady GoH: Opus the Penguin 1
8 1988
9 Sep
11 Sep
Hyatt Regency
Phoenix
Sam Stubbs Author: Robert Vardeman
Fan: Pat Mueller

28 MB
9 1989
10 Sep
12 Sep
Safari Resort
Scottsdale
Doug Cosper Author: A. E. van Vogt
Fans: Jim & Doreen Webbert
10 1990
7 Sep
9 Sep
Safari Resort
Scottsdale
Matthew Frederick Author: Keith Laumer
Fan: Wilson 'Bob' Tucker
Special: David Gerrold
11 1991
6 Sep
8 Sep
Safari Resort
Scottsdale
Doug Cosper Author: Michael McCollum
Artist: Armand Cabrera
Fans: Bruce & Kim Farr

36 MB
12 1992
11 Sep
13 Sep
Camelview Resort
Scottsdale
Matthew Frederick Author: Roger Zelazny
Author: Alan Dean Foster
13 1993
10 Sep
12 Sep
Holiday Inn Convention Center
Phoenix
Larry Hallock Author: Robert Sheckley
Artist: Wayne Barlowe

30 MB
14 1994
9 Sep
11 Sep
Francisco Grande Hotel
Casa Grande
Matthew Frederick Author: Vernor Vinge
Fan: David Hungerford
2
15 1995
8 Sep
10 Sep
Phoenix Airport Days Inn
Phoenix
Steve Burroughs Author: Spider Robinson
Artist: Jeanne Robinson
Fan: M. R. Hildebrandt
16 1996
6 Sep
8 Sep
Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort
Scottsdale
Lee Whiteside Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
Artist: Alan Gutierrez
Special: Andrew Robinson
Music: Karren Willson
Music: Chris Weber
17 1997
5 Sep
7 Sep
Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort
Scottsdale
Doug Cosper Author: Kevin J Anderson
Author: Rebecca Moesta
Local Author: Ernest Hogan
Filk: Jane Robinson
Filk: Cynthia McQuillan
18 1998
4 Sep
7 Sep
Embassy Suites
Phoenix
Jim Cryer Author: Stephen R. Donaldson
Artist: Mitchell Davidson Bentley
Filk: Jeff Hitchin
19 1999
10 Sep
12 Sep
Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort
Scottsdale
Craig Dyer Author: David Weber
Artist: Brett Bass
Filk: Mitchell Burnside Clapp

5 MB
3
20 2000
8 Sep
10 Sep
Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort
Scottsdale
Mark Boniece Author: Poul Anderson
Artist: Vincent di Fate
Music: Cecilia Eng
Local Author: Jennifer Roberson
Local Author: Adam Niswander
Science: Dr. David Williams

30 MB
4
21 2001
7 Sep
9 Sep
Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort
Scottsdale
Stephanie Bannon Author: Julian May
Artist: Mark Roland
Music: Heather Alexander
Local Author: Diana Gabaldon

9 MB
22 2002
6 Sep
8 Sep
Embassy Suites Phoenix North
Phoenix
Jim Cryer Author: Barbara Hambly
Artist: Lubov
Special Effects: Mojo
Music: Jordin Kare
23 2003
5 Sep
7 Sep
Embassy Suites Phoenix North
Phoenix
Lee Whiteside Author: Connie Willis
Artist: David Mattingly
Music: Larry Warner
24 2004
10 Sep
12 Sep
Embassy Suites Phoenix North
Phoenix
Bob LaPierre Author: Alan Dean Foster
Artist: Todd Lockwood
Music: Leslie Fish
25 2005
9 Sep
11 Sep
Embassy Suites Phoenix North
Phoenix
Walter Sanville Author: Greg Keyes
Author: Robert J. Sawyer
Artist: Mark Greenawalt
Music: Escape Key
26 2006
1 Sep
4 Sep
Tempe Mission Palms
Tempe
Mark Boniece Author: Diane Duane
Author: Peter Morwood
Author: Marc Zicree
Artist: Sarah Clemens
Music: Seanan McGuire
27 2007
7 Sep
9 Sep
Embassy Suites Phoenix North
Phoenix
Bob LaPierre Author: Charlaine Harris
Artist: Sean Martin
Local Author: Michael A. Stackpole
Music: Heather & Alison Stern
28 2008
29 Aug
31 Aug
Embassy Suites Phoenix North
Phoenix
Gary Swaty Author: MaryJanice Davidson
Artist: David Hedgecock
Music: Steven Brust
Media: Greg Weisman
Special: Anthony Alongi
29 2009 5
30 2010
3 Sep
6 Sep
Windermere Hotel
Mesa
Mark Boniece Author: Stephen R. Donaldson
Author: Yvonne Navarro
Author: Weston Ochse
Author: David Lee Summers
Music: Mark Horning
31 2011
2 Sep
5 Sep
Hilton Garden Inn
Avondale
Nyki Robertson Author: Carrie Vaughn
Local Author: Janni Lee Simner
Fan: M. R. Hildebrandt
32 2012
31 Aug
3 Sep
Hilton Garden Inn
Avondale
Bob LaPierre Author: Ari Marmell
Local Author: James Owens
33 2013
8 Aug
11 Aug
Windermere Hotel
Mesa
Michael Fett Author: L. E. Modesitt
Media: Mike Grell
Artist: Trina Robbins
Artist: Steve Leialoha
Local Author: Jennifer Roberson
6
34 2014
22 Aug
24 Aug
Hilton Garden Inn
Avondale
Mark Boniece Author: Gini Koch
Author: Jeffrey J. Mariotte
Author: Marsheila Rockwell
Author: Sharon Skinner
Music: Leslie Fish
Science: Dr. David Williams
Special Effects: Casey Kaki
Zombie: Adam Chodorow

60 MB
7

Notes

  1. CopperCon 7 was a relaxacon held two weeks after Phoenix hosted the North American Science Fiction Convention (NASFiC).
  2. CopperCon 14 was also known as CopperCon Unplugged.
  3. Robert Osman was the chair of CopperCon 19, but he died before the con. Craig Dyer stepped in to replace him.
  4. The Program Book PDF for CopperCon 20 is missing pages 7-8.
  5. CopperCon 29 was cancelled.
  6. CopperCon 33 was also known as CopperCon Revolution.
  7. CopperCon 34 was branded FANtasm.

Other Documents

CopperCon 2

Progress Report 1 (9 MB)
Flyer (2 MB)

CopperCon 3

Progress Report 1 (8 MB)

CopperCon 4

Progress Report 1 (22 MB)
Progress Report 2 (23 MB)
Handy-Dandy, All Purpose Form (2 MB)
Hotel Booking Envelope (2 MB)

CopperCon 5

Progress Report 1 (12 MB)
Progress Report 2 (12 MB)

CopperCon 6

Progress Report 1 (17 MB)
Progress Report 2 (13 MB)

CopperCon 8

Flyer 1 (3 MB)
Flyer 2 (2 MB)

CopperCon 9

Flyer (3 MB)
Progress Report 2 (33 MB) (Note: the last 10 pages are the 3Q 1989 issue of MAW)
Hotel Card (1 MB)

CopperCon 10

Progress Report 2 (12 MB)

CopperCon 13

Flyer (6 MB)

CopperCon 14

Map of the Surrounding Area (3 MB)

CopperCon 15

Anode (News & Updates) (4 MB)
Pocket Program (8 MB)
Progress Report 1 (18 MB)
Progress Report 2 (25 MB)
Video Room Schedule (5 MB)

CopperCon 16

Progress Report 2 (13 MB)

CopperCon 17

Pocket Program (5 MB)

CopperCon 22

The Rebel Informer #1 (5 MB)
The Rebel Informer #2 (6 MB)
The Imperial Enforcer #3 (6 MB)

CopperCon 23

Pocket Program (7 MB)
Flyer (1 MB)

CopperCon 24

Pocket Program (6 MB)

CopperCon 31

Postcard (1 MB)

CopperCon 34

Pocket Program (4 MB)

Older Program Book Covers


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