OryCon -- This is Your Life

by John Lorentz

Dates                 Guests Chair(s) Attendance
The Symposium      
(AKA "OryCon 0")
Nov 11, 1978 (No GOHs) Debbie Cross ~125
OryCon Nov 9-11, 1979 John Varley (Pro), Steve Perry (TM) & Richard Geis (Fan) Steve Berry & Roger Wells 525
OryCon '80 Nov 14-16, 1980 Fritz Leiber (Pro), Steve Perry (TM) & Elton Elliott (Fan) Bryce Walden 1,010
OryCon '81 Oct 30-Nov 1, 1981 Frederik Pohl (Pro), Steve Fahnestalk (TM) & Kennedy Poyser (Fan) Roger Wells 965
OryCon '82 Nov 12-14, 1982 Robert Silverberg (Pro) & Jeff Frane (Fan) Debbie Cross & Paul Wrigley 979
OryCon V Nov 11-13, 1983 Octavia Butler (Pro), Terry Carr (TM) & Wilson Tucker (Fan) Sam Butler 937
OryCon '84
("The Relaxicon")
Nov 9-11, 1984 Reginald Bretnor (Pro) & Steve Perry (TM) John Lorentz & Sue Renhard 424
OryCon '85 Nov 8-10, 1985 Somtow Sucharitkul (Pro), Steven Barnes (TM), William Rotsler (Artist) & Jon Singer (Fan -- chosen by lot) Ariel Shattan 889
OryCon '86 Nov 7-9, 1986 Edward Bryant (Pro), George R. R. Martin (TM) & Jessica Amanda Salmonson (Editor) John Lorentz 873
OryCon '87 Nov 13-15, 1987 Tim Powers (Pro), Michael P. Kube-McDowell (TM) & Ben Yalow (Fan) Sam Butler & Patty Wells 954
OryCon 10 Nov 11-13, 1988 Lucius Shepard, John Varley, Connie Willis (Pros) & Mona Clee (Special Petrey Guest) "The Junta" 973
OryCon 11 Nov 10-12, 1989 Michael Bishop (Pro) & David Langford (Special Guest) John Lorentz & Paul Wrigley 1,069
OryCon 12 Nov 9-11, 1990 Howard Waldrop & K. W. Jeter (Pros) David Levine 1,055
OryCon 13 Nov 8-10, 1991 Emma Bull & Will Shetterly (Pros) Diana Callihan 1,196
OryCon 14 Nov 20-22, 1992 Esther Friesner (Pro), James Warhola (Artist) & Steve Forty (Fan) John Lorentz 1,342
OryCon 15 Nov 12-14, 1993 Terry Pratchett Pro), Mark Ferrari (Artist) & Robert Lionel Fanthorpe (Special Guest) Andrew Nisbet, Alan & Nancy Smith 1,358
OryCon 16 Nov 11-13, 1994 Tappan King (Pro), Beth Meachem (Editor), Real Musgrave (Artist) & Pat Cadigan (Special Guest) Page Fuller & Linda Pilcher 1,451
OryCon 17 Nov 10-12, 1995 Joel Rosenberg (Writer), Heather Hudson & Dameon Willich (Artists), Kristine Kathryn Rusch & Dean Wesley Smith (Special Guests) David & Melanie Schaber 1,385
OryCon 18 Nov 8-10, 1996 Diane Duane & Peter Morwood (Writers), Patricia Davis (Artist), Gardner Dozois (Editor) Ruth Sachter 1,624
OryCon 19 Nov 7-9, 1997 Steven Barnes (Writer) , Patrick & Teresa Nielsen Hayden (Editors), Frank Lurz (Artist) Robert Verde 1,600
OryCon 20 Nov 13-15, 1998 Lois McMaster Bujold (Writer), Ellen Asher (Editor), David Langford & HowardWaldrop (Returning GOHs), Kathe Koja (Special Petrey Guest), Alan Clark (Artist), Robert Lionel Fanthorpe (Special Guest). John Lorentz ~1,600
OryCon 21 Nov 12-14, 1999 Néné Thomas (Artist), Warren Lapine & Angela Kessler (Editors), Nicola Griffith (Writer), Charles Sheffield (Science), Bill Bowers (Fan). Helen Umberger ~1,550
OryCon 22 Nov 17-19, 2000 Kara Dalkey & John Barnes (Writers), Gordon Van Gelder (Editor), Dr. Robert Forward (Science), Gail Butler (Artist), Larry Warner (Music), Richard Dansky (Gaming) Kristy Bates ~1,600
OryCon 23 Nov 9-11, 2001 Melanie Rawn (Writer), Laura Anne Gilman (Editor), Real Musgrave (Artist), Steve Macdonald (Special Friends of Filk guest) David Schaber 1,628
OryCon 24 Nov 22-24, 2002 Susan R. Matthews (Writer), Lee Seed (Artist), Martin H. Greenberg (Editor) James Wilsonsage & Lacey Axmaker ???

The one-day Symposium in 1978 was held at Portland State University. OryCon was held at the Lloyd Center Sheraton in 1979, at the Portland Hilton 1980-83 and 1985, at the Portland Cosmopolitan Hotel in 1984, at the Red Lion/Lloyd Center (formerly the Lloyd Center Sheraton) in 1986, and at the Red Lion/Doubletree Columbia River hotel since 1987.


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