Albany AnthroCon 1997

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The cover of the Albany AnthroCon 1997 conbook. Art by Daphne Lage
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Albany AnthroCon 1997 (AAC 1997) was the first Anthrocon, held 3-6 July 1997 at the Omni Albany Hotel in Albany, New York, USA.


The convention was originally scheduled to be held at the Desmond Albany Hotel, closer to Albany International Airport; however, it was discovered in June 1997 that the convention's contact at the hotel -- who had, at that point, resigned to move out of state -- had not made the appropriate arrangements, and the hotel was not in a position to host the con.

The convention was almost canceled before hard work on the part of Chip Unicorn led to the move to the Omni.

Guests of Honor[edit]

The Guests of Honour for AAC were artists Daphne Lage, Watts Martin, and David L. Pulver.


The convention drew 500 attendees in its first year, despite the hotel shift. Pre-registration before New Year's Day 1997 was a mere $15, with quad hotel rooms $75/night.

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