Friday, September 4, 2020

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The Atlanta Fantasy Fair was a comics and SF convention that took place yearly at various locations in and around Atlanta, Georgia from 1975 until 1995. For several years it was the largest fantasy, comics, SF, and related media gathering in the Southeast, bringing together people from across the region and the nation. As an attendee and a staffer the AFF holds many memories for me, and I 'm sure others remember it fondly or (not-so-fondly) as well. A few years back I noticed that information on the AFF seemed to be almost nonexistent on the internet, and it's the goal of this blog to rectify that situation by posting any and all data available on the AFF, in addition to information and images of other now-defunct Atlanta conventions and fan organizations from the same era, such as Phoenixcon, Dixie-Trek, etc. If you have any images, information, stories, rumors, tall tales, or legends about these conventions, please don't hesitate to send them to me at terebifunhouse@gmail.com or post them here in the comments.

7 comments:

McKinley said...

I think I have most of the program book for the middle years of the Con. I know that I had a great time running Gaming and Security years I was there. And I think I have most of the Con Shirts as well. Will have to look.

McKinley

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Unknown said...

As they say,"a blast from the past". I was one of the many people who were responsible for making sure that The Atlanta Fantasy Fair happened each year. I loved my time working with the many volunteers who were very loyal to this convention. Without them, The Atlanta Fantasy Fair would have never happened. Organizing the guest line-up, dealers, artist, events and more was a lot of fun. I think my favorite event was the costume contest. What a great way for fans to express their talents and creativity. I don't think there is another convention that can compare to this one. Of course, I'm a little prejudice since I was actually the president of this convention for many years. I have many great memories. If you would like to go back in time and talk about the Fantasy Fair, I would love to hear from you. Terry terry6853@gmail.com

Dennis said...

What memories. I went to the AFF from 1981 to 1987. Those were was really good times. I still have my programs and con shirts. The costume contest was the best.
Thank you

DancingBookworm said...

There was one costume presentation that sticks in my mind as the years go by. I wonder if you recall which one this was held at?

It is where the guy dressed up top half in a Star Trek uniform and bottom half in a pair of undies a 'la Risky Business. Any thoughts?

Shane Hannafey said...

This page is fantastic! My buddies and I went in 1987. We were 17 years old and it was our first road trip, up from South Florida. I've been very nostalgic for old cons lately, since as of late, I've had some bad con experiences and don't think cons are what they used to be. A couple of months ago, I picked up an old graphic novel called Lightrunners and in reading the author's notes, he stated that it was serialized in Visions magazine. Then coincidentally, for the first time ever, I picked up an issue of Flaming Carrot and see that it too began in Visions magazine. Now I've been obsessed with picking up some issues. Obviously they are hard to find and pricey. I still have my program from '87 and cherish it. I found this site looking for issues of Visions and as I said, loving it! Thank you so much for the wonderful slice of nostalgia!!

Jagger Noas said...

I always look forward to going out. A good tip would be to look out for those places with interesting concepts. These LA event venues are pretty amazing. I came up here with a friend. The place was spacious and food was great.