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Gaylaxicon is an annual science fiction, fantasy and horror convention that focuses on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender topics. It takes place in various locations in the United States of America usually on the east coast.

Origins Edit

Started in 1988 in Provincetown, Massachusetts, Gaylaxicon is organized by member organizations of the Gaylactic Network.[1]

The Gaylaxian Science Fiction Society (GSFS) is the New England-based chapter of the Network, which organized the original convention and continues to be a driving force behind many of the Gaylaxicons.[2] GSFS is a member of the New England Science Fiction Association (NESFA).[3]

Spectrum awards Edit

The Gaylactic Spectrum Awards are usually awarded at Gaylaxicon, based on a nomination and voting process that is moderated by the Gaylactic Network.

Past conventions Edit

Year Location: Town Location: State Guest(s) of Honor: Author Guest(s) of Honor: Other Note Refs.
1988 Provincetown Massachusetts J.F. Rivkin Gaylaxicon '88,
90 attendees
[4]
1990 Tewksbury Massachusetts Melissa Scott Hannah M.G. Shapero (artist) Gaylaxicon '90,
130 attendees
[4]
1991 Tewksbury Massachusetts Samuel R. Delany Hannah M.G. Shapero (artist) Gaylaxicon '91,
245 attendees
[4]
1992 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Tanya Huff Tristan Alexander (artist) Gaylaxicon IV,
360 attendees
[4]
1994 Rockville Maryland Jewelle Gomez Tom Howell (artist)
Forrest J Ackerman (special guest)
Gaylaxicon V,
350 attendees
[4]
1995 Niagara Falls New York Don Sakers Heather Bruton (artist) Gaylaxicon VI,
180 attendees
[4][5]
1996 Burlington Massachusetts Ellen Kushner
Delia Sherman
Colleen Doran (artist) Gaylaxicon VII,
342 attendees
[4]
1997 Marlboro Massachusetts Gaylaxicon Lite '97,
90 attendees
[4]
1998 Troy Michigan Anne Harris Kurt Erichson (cartoonist)
Frank Gembeck, Jr. (artist)
Gaylaxicon 8,
60 attendees
[4]
1999 Arlington Virginia Diane Duane Nancy Janda (artist)
Jean-Pierre Dorleac (special guest)
Gaylaxicon 1999,
303 attendees,
the 10th Gaylaxicon
[4][6]
2000 Arlington Virginia Fiona Patton Nan Fredman (artist) Gaylaxicon 2000,
265 attendees
[4][7]
2004 San Diego California David Gerrold Joe Phillips (artist)
Virginia Hey (actor, Farscape)
285 attendees [8]
2005 Boston Massachusetts Lois McMaster Bujold Phil Jimenez (artist: Hidden Frontier)
250 attendees [9]
2006 Toronto Ontario (Canada) Nalo Hopkinson Ellen Muth (actor)
Richard Arnold (media)
Michael Rowe (editor)
Gaylaxicon 2006 [10][11][12]
2007 Atlanta Georgia Jim Grimsley Georges Jeanty (artist) Other guests: David Gerrold,
Joe Haldeman, Steve Berman,
Toni Weisskopf, James Cawley,
David B. Coe
[12][13]
2008 Bethesda Maryland Geoff Ryman Alicia Austin (artist) [12][14]
2009 Minneapolis Minnesota Margaret Weis Andy Mangels
Lawrence Schimel
Terrance Griep
Gaylaxicon 2009,
313 attendees
[15][16]
2010 Montreal Quebec (Canada) Canceled [17] [18]
2011 Atlanta Georgia n/a (Wayback of Outlacon website lists guests, but only three GoHs) Amber Benson (GoH)[19]
Don Schermerhorn and Wayne Hergenroder (fan GoHs)[20]
May 13 to 15. Hosted as part of Outlantacon. [21]
2012 Minneapolis Minnesota Kyell Gold Gary Russell (Writer/Producer)
Lyda Morehouse (Writer)
Barbara Schulz (Artist)
Gaylaxicon 2012,
unknown attendees
[22]


Upcoming Gaylaxicons Edit

Year Location: Town Location: State Guest(s) of Honor: Dates Note Refs.
2015 Atlanta Georgia David Yost May 8–10 http://www.outlantacon.org

References Edit

  1. Gaylactic Network Yahoo groups page
  2. Gaylaxian Science Fiction Society officila web site
  3. New England Science Fiction Association official web site
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 Gaylaxicon Photo Album - Master Index. Fanac.org (2009-01-04). Retrieved on 2009-02-13.
  5. Gaylaxicon 1995 Badges
  6. Gaylaxicon 1999
  7. Gaylaxicon 2000 on the 1999 web site
  8. Gaylaxicon 2004
  9. Gaylaxicon 2005
  10. Gaylaxicon 2006
  11. Gaylaxicon 2006 Sampler web page
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Gaylaxicons Yahoo Groups page
  13. Gaylaxicon 2007
  14. Gaylaxicon 2008
  15. Gaylaxicon 2009
  16. Gaylaxicon 2009 Yahoo Groups page
  17. 2010 Gayaxicon redirected website Accessed April 12, 2010.
  18. Gaylaxicon 2010
  19. Wayback Machine 2011 May 11 archive of Outlacon main webpage
  20. Wayback Machine 2011 July 25 archive of Gaylaxicon 2011 Guests webpage
  21. Gaylactic Network Gaylaxicon Page
  22. Gaylaxicon 2012

External links Edit


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Gaylactic Network and Gaylactic Spectrum Awards Foundation
Affiliates
Gaylaxicon
1988 · suspended 1989 · 1990 · 1991 · 1992 · 1993 (cancelled) · 1994 · 1995 · 1997 · 1998 · 1999 · 2000 · cancelled 2001-2003 · 2004 · 2005 · 2006 · 2007 · 2008 · 2009 · 2010 (cancelled) · 2011
See also


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