Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The Enduring Mystery of LANCECON '84

If you've been following our LanceCon pictorials (HERE), you may have noticed a gap of two years between 1982 and 1985. In 1983, photographer Art Scott must have stayed home in California. But in '84, Lance planned to move the convention to San Francisco, to coincide with Bruce Taylor's annual Nero Wolfe Dinner. 

But is that what really happened? Or was it all a hoax, as this antique fanzine claimed? What's the real skinny? You be the judge. 

NOTE: The cover above is pretty muddy, but if you squint hard, you'll find Lance Casebeer, the King of Paperbacks himself, wending his way through the revelry.


Rick Robinson said...

Boy, things were different in those days, the APA was a lot more fun, I guess, when LanceCon was part of the action. The room parties at Bouchercons weren't fun like this. I never did meet Nehr.

Cap'n Bob said...

I have no recollection of seeing Ellen at a Lancecon, and she didn't like Nero Wolfe so she wouldn't have attended a Wolfe Pack dinner. But this is a great, fun concoction and one of the reasons you were a valued member of the apa who betrayed us all by quitting.