Description:Was Worldcon the first fan convention or do these roots go back further? How did San Diego Comic Con get so big? How did furry and anime cons evolve from sci-fi room parties? How did the Trekkies and bronies influence the modern con scene? What’s the difference between for-profit and volunteer run cons? Join the author of the upcoming Convention History book at a thematic overview of the history of the convention scene up to the online cons of 2020.