Conspiracy’87 in Brighton, England

1987

First contact with possible GoH candidates, expansion of the team and more promotional tours to spread the word of Holland in 1990. The name ConFiction pops up during one of the committee meetings and will be the name of the convention if the bid is won at the worldcon in Brighton.

A caravan of cars with committee members, loaded with cheese, buttons and beer travels to Brighton where we win the bid and announce our Guests of Honour (GoH): Harry Harrison, Wolfgang Jeschke, Joe Haldeman and  Andrew Porter, with as toastmistress Chelsea Quinn Yarbro.

Another possible GoH who was approached and initially agreed to accept unfortunately died but would he have lived, the name of the convention might have been DuneCon – which would have been appropriate given that this was Frank Herbert and the Hague lies at the sea with beautiful dunes and beaches.