Welcome to the Baitcon pages!

Baitcon XXX

{OMG we’re OLD!}

Will NOT Be Held in 2020.

We will – Virologists willing – be back in 2021

Friday, August 7th – Monday, August 10th, 2020*

at the

Mountain Campground of the Abode of the Message.


If you have any questions or ideas, please send them to bcc at baitcon dot org(*)  via email or comment on the Baitcon LJ DW.

Please note that if you have not been to a Baitcon before, you must:

  • know a host or previous attendee
  • contact us in advance before registering for this year’s Baitcon
  • register in advance

 What is Baitcon?

Baitcon is a private event for JB’s friends and various tribes/communities. Each summer, a camping party is held in (or near) the mountains of eastern New York. A large multi-generational social tribe attends and enjoys nature, many kinds of homemade ice cream (flavors are any or all of: creative, odd, innovative, different, bizarre, classic, and (usually) GOOD), decent food (available both in meat and veg selections) , music, drumming, stargazing, frolicking in the mountains, and general silliness.

Contact us at the “info” email address (see the note to the right about email addresses).

Our brief history of Baitcon will tell you not nearly enough about how we got started and give you some (maybe) interesting statistics. You can also find pictures of some past Baitcons here.

(Anyone who wants to interview JB and the rest of BCC in order to put together a better history of Baitcon should contact JB. He’s been embarrassed by his half-assednes in this respect for years.)

(PLEASE!! Anyone who has pictures not linked above should send a link to JB, or tell him where to download an archive of said pictures to be hosted on our server.)

*Yes, we know Firefly starts literally the next day. We’re sorry. These things happen, as there aren’t nearly enough weekends in the summer.