|Kansas City in 2016:
A Heroic Bid to Bring
the World Science Fiction Convention to a Super City in 2016
MidAmericon was the name of the 34th World Science
Fiction Convention (WorldCon). Also known as "Big Mac," the convention
was a catalyst for the growth of science fiction fandom in a 4 state area
and was the first WorldCon that many current con runners attended. Mid
American Conventions, was not directly involved in Big Mac, but many MAC
members participated in that convention and its heritage.
In 2003 Mid American Conventions conducted an unsuccessfull
bid to host a second Kansas City area WorldCon on the 30th anniversary
of the first. In 2006 Mid American Conventions conducted a scond bid to
host the WorldCon Unfortunately, the vote did not end favorably
for us and we encourage you to visit and attend the 2009
WorldCon in Montreal, Quebec.
What is MAC
Mid American Science Fiction and Fantasy Conventions,
Inc. consists of science fiction fans from the midwest and throughout
the United States with experience working local and regional conventions,
as well as WorldCon.
Our group hosted the 1997 Nebula Awards Weekend
in Kansas City. It went over so well we did it again in 2002. Our annual
ConQuesT (now in its fourth decade), is renowned as
one of the finest (and most fun) cons in the midwest. Members of our committee
were instrumental in the founding of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall
of Fame and were also part of the group hosting the 2003 World Horror
Convention in Kansas City.