Bimbos of the Book Covers
Whirled Tour
 
                    Convention                City                           Dates

                ConQuest 27            KC, MOO                May 24-26, 1996

                Concussion        Council Bluffs, IA            July 26-28, 1996

                Archon 20            St. Louis, MO               Oct. 4-6, 1996

                SoonerCon 12   Oklahoma City, OK          Nov. 15-17, 1996

                Boston                                                     Banned

                White House       Washington, DC             Held Over

                LoneStarCon 2    San Antonio, TX            Aug. 28 - Sep 1, 1997

 
Waiting backstage at the WorldCon Masquerade
Group picture of Bimbos with our WorldCon Den Mother
L-R Standing: Joe Myers, Inger Myers, Our Den Mother, Dennis Doms (Roadie),
Belinda Jamison, John Jamison, Back to Camera: Bea Owens, Brian Lind (Camera Man),
Diana Bailey. Kneeling: Allison Best, Carol Doms, Keith Stokes (Roadie), Mary MacNaughton.
 
They began as a joke that grew first  into a masquerade entry with six book covers and two book ends at ConQuesT in 1996. They took the act on the road to conventions in Iowa, Illinois and Oklahoma. Following Best of Show wins at ConQuesT and Concussion and a Special Award for Concept at Archon, the Bimbos were revised and expanded to one cover from each of the last seven decades for the 1997 World Science Fiction Convention in San Antonio, Texas.
 
The Bimbos did raffles and/or parties at Concussion, Soonercon, Contraception and
Archon to benefit the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.
 
 
 
Wrapping the book covers in plain
brown wrapper before the WorldCon
Masquerade
Joe & Mary wrapping bookcovers in plain brown wrapper
Esther Friesner becomes the first honorary Bimbo

 
 
 
 
The Bimbos of the Book Covers
 7 book covers from 7 decades
L-R Diana Bailey (Brothers of the Dragon - 1992, Robin Bailey); Belinda Jamison (The Windhover Tapes:
Fize of the Gabriel Ratchets - 1983, Warren Norwood); Mary MacNaughton( The Sorceress of the
Witch World  - 1968, Andre Norton); Bea Owens (Startling Stories -1947 ); Inger Myers (A Knight
of  Ghosts and Shadows - 1975, Poul Anderson; Allison Stein Best (Weird Tales- 1930), Carol Doms
(World of If - 1951, Rog Phillips ).  Kneeling: Joe Myers - Artist.
 
 7 Bimbos from 7 Decades
 
 
 
Allison Stein Best
(Weird Tales- 1930)
 
 
 
Bea Owens 
(Startling Stories -1947 )
 
 
 
Carol Doms
(World of If - 1951).
 
 
 
 Mary MacNaughton
( The Sorceress of the
Witch World  - 1968)
 
 
 
 Inger Myers
(A Knight of  Ghosts and Shadows - 1975)
 
 
 
Belinda Jamison 
(The Windhover Tapes: Fize of 
  the Gabriel Ratchets - 1983)
 
 
 
 Diana Bailey
(Brothers of the Dragon - 1992)
 
 
 
Joe Myers - Artist
Bookend
 
 
Links to the Gang
 
 Alliís Attic
 Dennis Doms
Charlie the Dog's Home Page
ConQuesT
 Concussion
 Keith Stokes Home Page
 LoneStarCon 2, the 1997 Worldcon
Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame
 SoonerCon
Robin Wayne Bailey Bimbo Narrator

The Bimbos of the Book Covers are supporters of Kansas City in Boston in 2001

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