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Friday, January 18 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Convention History – The History of Fan Conventions from SciFi Cons to Pony Cons

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When was the first “fan convention”? How did anime cons become popular in America? How did Comicon dominate? Did furries evolve from scifi con room parties? Join a Johns Hopkins research historian as we look into the fascinating history of fan cons from the 1930’s to today.



Professional artist, medical researcher, and historian, who has been involved in the fandom community documenting the history of narrative art and fan culture. Known for art content in the MLP and furry fandoms, as well as history books.

Friday January 18, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
Marriott: Willow Glen III