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Ibidem Events

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Ibidem Events Potpourri was a convention held annually at Niagara-on-the-Lake in Ontario, Canada organized by Bob Weill and P. Howard Lyons, the editor of Ibidem, beginning in 1979.[1]

It began as an invited only gathering of contributors to Ibidem. It was usually limited to 35 mostly close-up workers. They would spend a four day weekend (Thursday through Sunday) in mid-October at the Oban Inn each year.

In 1986, when Lyons was no longer able to be a full-time co-organizer of "Ibidem Events" because of business reasons, the name was changed to the Oban Event. Then in 1990, when a fire destroyed the Oban Inn, they were forced to move to the Old Stone Inn at Niagra Falls, Ontaria changing the name to just the Inn Event which lasted until 2000.[2]


  1. Arcane, No. 2 1980
  2. The Tradition of The Ontario Invitation by Stephen Minch, Genii 2013 October