Fonds MS-2-361 - Halcon Science Fiction Society fonds

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Halcon Science Fiction Society fonds

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  • 1977-2017 (Creation)

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15 cm of textual records

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Administrative history

Launched in 1978 by Bob Atkinson, John Bell, and Alain Chabot as an outgrowth of the Dalhousie University School of Library Service's Halycon I, the Halcon Science Fiction Society was a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of Science Fiction and Fantasy in the Atlantic Canada region. The Society held yearly conferences in Halifax, Nova Scotia, during the 1970s-1980s.

After laying dormant for a number of years, it was revived in 2010 and renamed Hal-Con. The convention is now being held at the World Trade and Convention Centre and Scotiabank Centre in downtown Halifax. Notable Guests of Honour and Toastmasters included A.E. Van Vogt, Spider and Jeanne Robinson, Robert Sheckley, Gordon R. Dickson, Galad Elfandsson and Ben Bova.

Custodial history

First donation was made in 1981 by the Halcon Science Fiction Society. In 2015, 2016, and 2017 Gino Ranieri donated small accruals to the fonds.

Scope and content

Fonds contains records that document the activities of the Halcon/Hal-Con Science Fiction Society, primarily Halcon festivals presented in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Materials include correspondence, meeting minutes, membership lists, posters, newsletters, program books, membership cards, and press clippings. Fonds includes materials on Halcon 2 (held in 1979), Halcon 3 (held in 1980), and Halcon 4 (held in 1981). Fonds also includes materials from Hal-Con 2015, Hal-Con 2016, and Hal-Con 2017.

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Files in each series are arranged chronologically.

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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room.

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The Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia fonds, MS-2-612


Further accruals are possible.

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