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TusCon II (1975)


TusCon IV (1976)


TusCon VII (1980)


TusCon VIII (1981)


TusCon IX (1982)


TusCon XXIII (1996)


TusCon XXV (1998)


TusCon XXVII (2000)


TusCon XXVIII (2001)


TusCon XXIX (2002)


TusCon XXX (2003)


TusCon XXXI (2004)


TusCon XXXII (2005)


TusCon XXXIV (2007)


TusCon XXXV (2008)


TusCon XXXVI (2009)


TusCon XXXVII (2010)

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Pictures of TusCon II (1975)

Pictures of TusCon II (1975)


Patrick Hayden A picture taken of Patrick Hayden some time before he got married to Teresa Nielsen (as in Nielsen Hayden) and became an editor of Tor Books. He looks so innocent here... You might be curious to see what he's said about his intro to fandom here.

Tim Kyger and Patrick Hayden Tim Kyger and Patrick Hayden, two men about town, all dressed up with nowhere to go except TusCon II.

Evangeline WaltonEvangeline Walton, our very first Guest of Honor (no, we didn't break her arm to get her to do the job!), giving her Honorable Speech.

Patrick, Dan Wynne, Tim, Paul Coltrin & Jim Corrick Patrick Hayden, Dan Wynne, Tim Kyger and Paul Coltrin gathering around waiting for Jim Corrick's Terribly Important Announcement, whatever that turned out to be.

Ruby, Steve & Paula Ann Ruby Jo and Steve McAllister, and Paula Ann Anthony.

Bill Patterson, Tim Kyger, the unknown fan, and Ken St. AndreBill Patterson, Tim Kyger, an unknown fan, and Ken St. Andre on a panel discussion.

The Walking LepreCon Room Party Ad The anonymous walking advertisement for the LepreCon II Room Party.

Tim Kyger & Jim Corrick Tim Kyger and Jim Corrick holding up reverse sides of the ConSuite wall.

Hilde Hildebrand & Evangeline Walton Hilde Hildebrand and GoH Evangeline Walton grinning for the camera in the ConSuite.

Joe Sheffer Joe Sheffer looking just so cool.

Trini Ruiz & Jim Corrick Trini Ruiz relaxing and Jim pontificating (or guarding the beer) in the ConSuite.

Curt Stubbs Capt'n Coors, alias Curt Stubbs, doing his Cheshire Cat impression.

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Pictures of TusCon IV (1976)


Theodore Sturgeon Theodore Sturgeon, our GoH, in deep thought (or perhaps just mildly irritated with some fan).

Theodore Sturgeon Ted Sturgeon, again, expounding on being One with the Universe (or not).

Don C. Thompson Don C. Thompson, Fan GoH and TM (as well as the well-known old-time fanzine editor of Don-o-Saur), probably going through some 'zine or other.

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Picture of TusCon VII (1980)


Jim Corrick & his Rubber Dinosaur AwardAnother unique TusCon event - the awarding of the Rubber Dinosaur. The first one, sans base, was awarded to Jim Corrick. You can just tell how thrilled he was. The Rubber Dino Awards were made by David Schow for the occasion, and photographed by him as well. (© 1980, 2003 by DJS)

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Pictures of TusCon VIII (1981)


Trini Ruiz & his Rubber Dino Award The awarding of the second Rubber Dinosaur to Trini Ruiz, looking pleased as punch. Photographed by David J. Schow. (© 1981, 2003 by DJS)

Close-up of the RDA Just in case you don't have the proper idea of the magnificence of this Award, here's a close-up. Photo by David J. Schow. (© 1981, 2003 by DJS)

Carol Gardner, Trini Ruiz, and Jim Corrick Carol Gardner, Trini Ruiz, and Jim Corrick getting together after a panel discussion. (Note Jim's short hair compared to the year before!) Photo by David J. Schow. (© 1981, 2003 by DJS)

Curt Stubbs Curt Stubbs, a.k.a. Dapper Dan, with his famous tricorn hat, photographed by David Schow. (© 1981, 2003 by DJS)

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Picture of TusCon IX (1982)


Profane Mugs The infamous Profane Mugs made by Sue Thing for the GoHs of TusCon IX, and photographed by David J. Schow. (© 1982, 2003 by DJS)

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Pictures of TusCon XXIII (1996)


Ed Bryant and Brian Gross Perennial ToastMaster Ed Bryant having a solemn moment with committee member Brian Gross as Ed sets up for Friday's "Meet-the-Authors" event.

Folks enjoying the 'Meet-the-Authors' event Dr. Paul A. Carter, writer and perennial guest at TusCons, is standing at far right.

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Pictures of TusCon XXV (1998)

All photos of TusCon 25's War of the Worlds 100th Anniversary party were supplied by Wolf Forrest, but he doesn't know who actually took them. So speak up, whoever you are, and thanks.


War of the Worlds cake, somehow coming out with purple sidesWar of the Worlds cake, somehow coming out with purple sides, which I know isn't true. Honest.

Gloria McMillan looking proudly on the cake's unveilingGloria McMillan looking proudly on the cake's unveiling in the ConSuite.

Jan Lockett and Curt Stubbs, with the cake and goodies on the table Jan Lockett and Curt Stubbs, with the cake and goodies on the table.

Uncle Wolfie wielding knife at the cakeUncle Wolfie wielding knife at the cake.

And the cake receives the coup de graceAnd the cake receives the coup de grace.

Wolf Forrest munching while Gay Miller looks on speculativelyWolf Forrest munching while Gay Miller looks on speculatively at the food he's trying.

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Pictures of TusCon XXVII (2000)

All photographs of TusCon 27 courtesy of Yvonne Navarro, © Yvonne Navarro 2000, 2003. Thanks, Yvonne.


Ed Bryant Ed Bryant once again opening TusCon with his usual flair (no, I swear he's not asleep standing up) Friday, introducing all the professionals. [They're the ones wearing red badges.]

Liz Danforth Wonderful Phoenix artist GoH Liz Danforth at the Meet the Guests event Friday.

Mark Segal, John Vornholt, Weston Ochse, Mike Stackpole From left to right, authors Mark Segal, John Vornholt, Weston Ochse and Mike Stackpole in a panel discussion on the fine art of writing.

Adam Niswander A tanned Adam Niswander relaxing between programming.

Weston Ochse Weston Ochse's Saturday reading of "Sweet Little Piggie" from his award-nominated collection Scary Rednecks and Other Inbred Horrors.

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Pictures of TusCon XXVIII (2001)


Dr. Annita Harlan, Ed Bryant, Wolf Forrest Dr. Annita Harlan (SF and Fantasy writer, and perennial guest), Ed Bryant (eternal TusCon toastmaster), and Wolf Forrest (local artist, fan, and Master of Everything) on a Friday evening panel. [I believe it looks a bit like TusCon's version of the Last Supper: Check out Ed's hands!]

Ed and Wolf Ed having a chuckle, and Wolf, quietly amused, at one of Annita's comments.

Chelsea Quinn Yarbro Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, our GoH, signing books Saturday afternoon.

Dr. Elizabeth Miller Dr. Elizabeth Miller, authority on Bram Stoker and his vampire, and another guest, pausing between signing books.

Adam Niswander and John Vornholt Adam Niswander and John Vornholt, grinning for the camera during the book signing. John was GoH of TusCon 24, and both he and Adam have shown up at multiple TusCons.

Kate Daniel Kate Daniel with her books at the signing. She was Fan GoH of TusCon 20, and has been coming back ever since. A great picture, if I do say so myself.

Elizabeth Miller and Quinn Yarbro Another picture of Elizabeth Miller and Quinn Yarbro at the book signing.

Janni Simner Janni Lee Simner, author of young adult fiction, at the signing.

Debbie and Daniel Arthur Debbie and Daniel Arthur, ConCom members, getting some cool evening air Saturday.

Ed Bryant #1 Ed Bryant #2 Ed Bryant #3

Ed, Chaplinesque, playing with his toys in the sauna.



Cristi Simila Cristi Simila, ConCom member and Chair of many past TusCons, relaxing at a room party.

Elizabeth Miller Elizabeth Miller discussing Stoker's Dracula, at Midnight Saturday, of course.

Ed Bryant Ed grabbing some chili at the Dead Dog party Sunday evening.

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Pictures of TusCon XXIX (2002)


Brian Gross, Gay Miller, Steve Martindale, Frances Gross, Paul Clinco The Meet-the-Authors event Friday. From left to right: Brian Gross, Gay Miller, Steve Martindale, Frankie Robertson, and Paul Clinco.

Paul Clinco Paul Clinco giving a big thumbs-up, but I'm not sure why.

Ed Bryant's Toastmaster speech Ed Bryant giving his Toastmaster's speech to an appropriately absorbed crowd. Really!

Jim Corrick Jim Corrick, after all these years, still hanging around. He wants me to burn this photo.

Pete Manly & Paul Clinco Pete Manly (1945-2007), and Paul Clinco drinking a fine brew on the patio.

Debbie Arthur Debbie Arthur posing in her finery and enjoying herself thoroughly.

James Reade James Reade on Saturday afternoon, either issuing profundities or about to sneak some zzzzz's.

Tri-Destiny Tri-Destiny, a musical group with a flair for harmonies and a tinge of the medieval.

James WiseleyThe Button Man, a.k.a. James Wiseley, posing very casually.

Midnight Masquerade: Belly Dancing The tamer-than-it-wants-to-admit Midnight Masquerade Saturday: one of the entrees. If I remember correctly, they've already removed six of their seven veils.

Bruce Wiley Bruce Wiley, chili-master, daring anyone to sample his hot chili at Sunday's Dead Dog.

Sue Thing A stolen snapshot of Sue Thing, "ChairCreature and Walking Target" (according to the Program Book), happy it's all over for another year.

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Pictures of TusCon XXX (2003)


Greg Brown Greg Brown putting a tentative toe back into fandom after a 25 year absence.

Adam NiswanderAdam Niswander, looking bemused about some private joke.

Yvonne Navarro & Weston OchseYvonne Navarro, Guest of Honor, and hubby Weston Ochse, relaxing between events.

Kevin  McAlonanKevin McAlonan, cutting a dashing figure.

Annita HarlanDr. Annita Harlan at the Meet-the-Authors event Friday.

Ed BryantOur perennial Toastmaster, Ed Bryant, looking wonderfully healthy three months after heart surgery. (Yes, he still has one.)

Barry Bard Another perennial figure at TusCons, Barry Bard ( -2001), pausing for a photo. He's the one to thank for all the movie posters and other freebies. [Who would have guessed he would pass on to that eternal fandom in the sky within two years?]

Yvonne Navarro, Sue Thing & Dennis McKiernanYvonne Navarro, Chairbeing Sue Thing, and Dennis McKiernan on a Saturday afternoon panel.

John Vornholt & Brian GrossA grinning John Vornholt and a pensive Brian Gross on the patio.

John VornholtAn unposed photo of John Vornholt.

Sue Thing & Martin SchulteSue Thing and Martin Schulte getting some well-deserved relaxation at Yvette's party.

Cristi SimilaFan Guest of Honor Cristi Simila.

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Pictures of TusCon XXXI (2004)


Bruce FarrA visit by the "long-lost" Bruce ("Hey, ma, look what the cat dragged in!") Farr, fresh from World Fantasy Con in Phoenix the week before.

Nora RankinA jovial Nora Rankin.

Paul Clinco and Doreen WebbertBuddies Paul Clinco and Doreen Webbert saluting getting through one more TusCon.

Les ReeseLes Reese taking a moment from committee duties to pose for a friendly photo. Three years after this photo was taken, (2007), it was a terrible shock for those of us who are regulars at TusCon to discover that he'd died in New Mexico in a tragic ATV accident.

Gannd & friendGannd, (a.k.a. blademaster), and Rhiannon at a panel that didn't happen, Sunday.

Ed BryantPerennial toastmaster Ed Bryant on his way to the final panel of the con.

Ed and Brian GrossEd and Brian Gross at the panel.

Yvette TangYvette Tang, about to leave. Adieu for another year.

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Pictures of TusCon XXXII (2005)


David Brin and William K. Hartmann at the autograph session Saturday.

Susan Gleason
Susan "Dr. Arizona" Gleason knapping a few flints on the patio, much more profitable than taking a nap.

Gay MillerGay Miller at the traditional wine tasting Saturday night.

An alien at the partyWho let the alien into the party?

Belly DancingBelly Dancing exhibition.

More Belly DancingMore Belly Dancing.

Ed Bryant in the Dealers' RoomEd Bryant in the Dealers' Room.

Dealers' RoomDealers' Room.

Ed Bryant in the Dealers' RoomEd Bryant in the Dealers' Room, hamming it up.

David Brin at the patio entranceDavid Brin posing at the entrance to the patio, getting ready to leave.

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Pictures of TusCon XXXIV (2007)


Steve Martindale and Adam Niswander on the patioSteve Martindale and Adam Niswander on the patio.

ChrisChris Niswander, no relationship to Adam, at the same table.

Scott Glener, committee member with ProgrammingScott Glener, committee member with Programming, also at the table.

Emma Bull at the Wine & Cheese Tasting Saturday eveningEmma Bull at the Wine & Cheese Tasting Saturday evening.

Sue Thing, Eternal Chair-Shade, with husband Eric a shade in the backgroundSue Thing, Eternal Chair-Shade, with husband Eric a shade in the background. The green tendrils you see to either side of Sue are wonderful special effects brought about by the camera of yours truly. Or triffids - you decide.

Selection of the wines available for tasting At the Wine Tasting: Getting a glow on some of the possibilities..

Jeff Jennings having a discussion with someone out of sight Jeff Jennings having a discussion with someone out of sight.

Kevin McAlonan and Laura PaganKevin McAlonan and Laura Pagan trying to figure out how to finish the last of the wine.

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Pictures of TusCon XXXV (2008)


Warren De Priest and Jim CorrickWarren De Priest and Jim Corrick finally caught on film in a deep discussion on the patio Friday night (which is why I missed the Meet the Authors program item).

Paul Carter and his son Bruce on the patioPaul Carter and his son Bruce on the patio Saturday afternoon.

RhiannonRhiannon concentrating on drawing some of her Lovecraftian characters.

Yevette Tang at the end of the Wine and Cheese Tasting.Yevette Tang at the end of the Wine and Cheese Tasting Saturday evening.

Earl Billick, Liz Danforth and Gloria McMillanEarl Billick, Liz Danforth and Gloria McMillan at a Sunday panel.

Late afternoon Sunday, Dead Dog partyLate Sunday afternoon, the Dead Dog party in the ConSuite.

Dead Dog Party Smoking ContingentThe Dead Dog Party's smoking contingent, Rhiannon and Lisa Garland, segregated for their own health.

Ed Bryant, toastmasterEd Bryant, eternal toastmaster, bidding farewell for another year.

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Pictures of TusCon XXXVI (2009)


Ed Bryant at Meet the GuestsToastMaster Ed Bryant speechifying at Meet the Guests Friday. Photo by Yvonne Navarro, used with permission. Copyright 2010 by Yvonne Navarro.

Daniel ArthurDaniel Arthur grinning for the camera at Meet the Guests.

Paul EdwardsPaul Edwards "caught" at the cash bar.

Sue Thing, Chair, + Doreen WebbertSue Thing, Chair a.k.a. "She Who Must Be Obeyed" talking to Doreen Webbert, with Wendy Trakes in background.

Vitus the MadVitus the Mad - and this is how he looks on Day One!

Weston Ochse, GoH, socializing after his speechWeston Ochse, GoH, Socializing after his speech. Photo by Yvonne Navarro, used with permission. Copyright 2010 by Yvonne Navarro.

Ed, Daniel + VitusEd, Daniel + Vitus schmoozing it up, perhaps?

Gloria McMillanGloria McMillan on the patio Friday evening.

Gary Hayes in his steampunk CosPlay outfit-160.jpgGary Hayes doing an interview Saturday in his steampunk CosPlay outfit, and playing the part.

Computer gamers oblivious to the world.

Gary Hayes at the CosPlay ContestGary Hayes at the CosPlay Contest, explaining his character (the weapon at his hip is also a beverage flask).

Geico cavemanGeico caveman (Steve Martindale) says, "Let's hear it for Neandertal rights!"

Contestants taking a bowSome of the CosPlay contestants taking a bow.

Eric & Gary Hayes, & RhiannonContestants Eric & Gary Hayes, and Rhiannon, all in steampunk outfits.

Femfen contestants Rhiannon, Rebecca, + two othersFemfen contestants Rhiannon, Rebecca, & two others mugging for the camera.

Room party for MythosConRoom party for
MythosCon, organized by Adam Niswander in the position of "Elder God/CEO", to be held January of the coming year, with it's "mythical" bar. Just a bad pun - the bar was real.

MythosCon party's mascotMythosCon's mascot, I'd bet.

Author Janni Lee Simner posing with ivyAuthor Janni Lee Simner posing with ivy.

Adam Niswander saying goodnightAuthor Adam Niswander saying goodnight, perhaps? Nay, as the fates were to have it, this was the last picture I was ever to take of Adam. Due to financial problems and his health, Adam was unable to attend TusCon for the following two years, and in August 2012 he went to that great fanfeast in that other world where among many others, I'd bet the Elder Gods are to be found. Resquiat in pacem, Adam.

Mira Domsky at the Dead Dog PartyMira Domsky at the Dead Dog Party Sunday evening.

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Pictures of TusCon XXXVII (2010)
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