Memphis Fandom got restarted in 1970 (after a brief small group here in the early 1940's was dissolved upon being Drafted for WWII) with the formation of the Mid-South Fantasy Association (MSFA). In the late 70s we decided to put on a relaxicon, and after its success, decided to start putting on a yearly Science Fiction Convention. Several different names were used, before choosing Mid-SouthCon as the permanent name for the convention, and it was decided that we would start the numbering of our MidSouthCon at 2 since the name had been used before: MidSouthCon 1 was held in Huntsville June 20-22, 1980 (when MidSouthCon 1‘s Chairbe-ing Andy Purcell gafiated, we asked his permission to use the name), and the very first DeepSouthCon back in 1963 was also named MidSouthCon.
Our primary focuses are literacy and education. To that end, we have held an annual convention in Memphis, TN for over two decades hosting numerous authors, editors, scientists, and artists. We also hold a free writers' conference with workshops by award winning authors and editors.
MidSouthCon is presented by Mid-South Science and Fictions Conventions Inc. a non-profit type 501(c)(3) Corporation. Donations are welcome (and are tax deductible).
Address: MidSouthCon P.O. Box 17724 Memphis, TN 38187-0724 www.midsouthcon.org