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||Our Doc Savage fan event
will soon reach the 10
year milestone. It took Street & Smith the same amount of time to
publish "The Black, Black
Witch" in March 1943. It took 10 years for Bantam to publish
paperback #78 - "The Crimson Serpent" in October 1974.
WHAT'S A DOC CON?
In 1998 a group of Doc Savage fans
in Phoenix, Arizona started a small annual event to celebrate their
interest in Doc Savage. Over the years they attracted enough interest
to keep the Doc Con going year after year. The attendence has been up
and down over the years, but regardless they pressed on undaunted. We
have now grown to a regular attendance of about 12 to 14. Our past
attendees have included;
Over half of these individuals are
repeat attendees. Our event agenda has varied over the years. In past
years the activities at Doc Con have been fun, interesting and varied.
As you read on you will see our agenda for this year. All this makes for great
fun and enriches the day. At every Doc Con you and expect to go home
with a lot of great Doc Savage swag.
|Rob Smalley - AZ
Paul Cook - AZ
Jay Ryan - AZ
Jim Gould - CA
Evan Driscoll - AZ
Rogers - AZ
Gary Stevenson - IL
Roger Blush - CA
Jeff Budd - CA
Ron Hanna - CA
|Lance Curry - NE
Bob Wagner - IL
Jeff McClosky - AZ
Glenn Horner - NM
Pat Lilja - MN
Brian Pipes - AZ
Don White - AZ
Ed Steinhoff - AZ
Rick Forgus - AZ
|Frank & Miranda Burgett - CA
Wrobel - CA
Howard Wright - CA
Lampkin - AZ
Phil Matthews - AZ
Rick Martin - AZ
Jack Suto - AZ
Scott Ham - AZ
Steve Ringgenberg- AZ
Of course, the real value of going to Doc Con is the people. Until Doc
Con most of us had very little personal contact with other Doc fans, in
fact we were starved and isolated. That was the real reason we started
the Doc Con, to connect with friends and have fun enjoying our hero
together. We welcome you and encourage you to come join us. You will be
glad you did. We guarantee it.
DOC CON 9 GROUP PHOTO
From left- Kneeling: Rick
Martin, Steve Ringgenberg. 2nd row: Jay Ryan, Rob Smalley, Paul Cook,
Scott Ham, Phil Matthews. Back row: Peter Wrobel, Glenn Horner, Pat
Lilja, Courtney Rogers, Jeff Budd, Jack Suto, Frank Burgett, Billy
This year we are holding the Doc Con at my
home in Chandler, Arizona. The first 2 Doc Cons were held at a nearby
hotel, but we changed that in year 3 and have been holding it in our
homes since. We have found our homes to be a much more comfortable and
enjoyable environment, and less expensive.
this is a milestone year, our theme this year is
simply one of Reminiscence
& Celebration of
will look back at all the great times we have had together. Plus we
will also be looking ahead to the future. A detailed agenda is listed
further down on this page.
10 Years of Doc Con!
When you come to the Doc Con you should bring 3 things;
1.) Some cash for
the for sale items. And of course anything you want to sell or trade,
or give away. A lot of the guys like to make little things to give away.
2.) 1 or 2 Doc Savage or pulp-related items for the
raffle. If you want to partake in the raffle you need to contribute an
item or two. Depending on how big the group is we keep drawing until
everything is gone. Very often that means that most if not all come
away with more than one item.
3.) The 3rd thing to bring is your love of
Doc Savage. That's all it takes to enjoy a full day at this unique
Map Link - click here
1200 W. OCOTILLO
CHANDLER, AZ 85248 UNITED STATES
Hotel Front Desk: 1-480-2032121 | Hotel Fax: 1-480-2032122
Host for Doc Con 10, Rob Smalley
2007 EVENT AGENDA
AM TO 10:00
||10 YEARS OF DOC CON - A LOOK BACK -
- We will begin with a little history
on how the Doc Con got started way back in 1998, and there will be some
testimonial sharing on what Doc Con has done for each of us on a
personal level. In other words- the personal benefits.
- Next Billy Lampkin will show the video
slide show he has created that will take us down memory lane.
- Courtney Rogers will also show his
slide show of the many, many unique Doc Savage gifts, awards, prizes
and creations that we have enjoyed buying, making giving and receiving
in past Doc Cons. Courtney likes to call these the Doc Con "Gadgets".
- Jay Ryan will also be showing some
special theme Doc Savage videos that he has created that are splendidly
creative and inspiring.
|2007 LA PLATA DOC CON REPORT -
- Jay and Courtney will share with us
their experiences from their trip to the La Plata Doc Con in October.
This is the La Plata Doc Con's 2nd year and is held at ground-zero in
Lester Dent's hometown. This talk from Jay & Courtney will
certainly be of interest to all of us.
TO 12:30 PM
PROVIDED BY THE HOST.
PM TO 1:00 PM
||TOP 10 GHOST WRITTEN DOC STORIES -
- Paul Cook will
be officiating this survey. He will be sending out ballots in advance
to all who would like to participate. You dont have to attend to vote
- Paul will also be reprising the Top
10 Doc Stories from the voting at Doc Con 4 in 2001.
PM TO 2:00 PM
||DOC SAVAGE GAME -
- Mr. Glenn
"Punning" Horner has a new Doc Savage game for us this year. Glenn puts
a lot of work into his games. They have become a cornerstone of past
Doc Cons, much to the delight of everyone. Remember- keep to the Doc
Savage Code, no cheating -Do wrong to no man!
PM TO 3 PM
||GROUP PHOTO & RAFFLE - this event requires a smile and
something Doc Savage or pulp-related for the raffle.
PM TO 4:30 PM
||DOC SAVAGE RADIO PLAYS - As we have at past Doc Cons we will
be recording actual Doc Savage radio shows that aired in the 40's. The
twist this year is I am going to be videotaping the radio actors as
they perform the shows! This should be a hoot!
PM TO 5 PM
||OPEN MINGLING TIME -
PM TO 6 PM
- WE PLAN
TO TAKE UP A COLLECTION AND ORDER IN PIZZA.
- Includes a Happy
10th Birthday to Doc Con dessert provided by the host.
PM TO 7 PM
FUTURE OF DOC CON -
- What direction do we take from
here? Open discussion and a little soul searching.
PM TO 9 PM
DOC SAVAGE MOVIE - NEW & IMPROVED
Lampkin has a "doctored" version of the infamous Doc Savage movie to
share with all. I guess anything would be an improvement!
PM TO 11 PM
||OPEN MINGLING TIME -