List of movie anniversaries to consider while attending Spikecon

     One of the great things about being a convention combined with more — Westercon 72, the 13th NASFiC 2019, 1632 Minicon, & Manticon 2019 (Spikecon) — is there are numerous reasons to celebrate fandom in 2019. One of our committee members, Jon Foster (aka Howitzer), created a list of celebrated movie anniversaries which we want to share. We will add to it everything else we are happy about or doing at the convention and hope you come enjoy the geekery. 

Movies from 1939 (80th Anniversary)

- The Wizard of Oz
- Gone with the Wind
- Son of Frankenstein
- Buck Rogers
- The Return of Dr. X
- The Phantom Creeps
- The Man They Could Not Hang
- Torture Ship
 
 
Movies from 1949 (70th Anniversary)
 
- Batman and Robin
- King of the Rocket Men
- Dick Barton Strikes Back
- The Perfect Woman
- The Adventures of Sir Galahad
- Invisible Man Appears
 
 
Movies from 1959 (60th Anniversary)
 
- Ben-Hur
- North by Northwest
- Journey to the Center of the Earth
- Plan 9 from Outer Space
- The Wasp Woman
- The Killer Shrews
- The Angry Red Planet
- Have Rocket -- Will Travel
- Attack of the Giant Leeches
- Behemoth the Sea Monster
- The Man Who Could Cheat Death
- Return of the Fly
- The Giant Gila Monster
- First Man Into Space
- Invasion of the Animal People
- Invisible Invaders
- Teenagers from Outer Space
- Teenage Zombies
- The Cosmic Man
- Journey to the Moon
 
 
Movies from 1969 (50th Anniversary)
 
- Easy Rider
- On Her Majesty's Secret Service
- Marooned
- The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
- Journey to the Far Side of the Sun
- Moon Zero Two
- Zeta One
- The Valley of Gwangi
- Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
- Godzilla: All Monsters Attack
- The Body Stealers
- Change of Mind
- The Mighty Gorga
- H2S
- The Gladiators
- Henry's Night In
- 2000 Years Later
- 2069 A.D.
- Tunnel Under the World
- Gigantis, the Fire Monster
 
 
Movies from 1979 (40th Anniversary)
 
- Apocalypse Now
- Alien
- The Warriors
- Mad Max
- Life of Brian
- Moonraker
- Star Trek: The Motion Picture
- The Black Hole
- Phantasm
- Time After Time
- Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
- Meteor
- The Shape of Things to Come
- A Spaceman in King Arthur's Court
 
 
Movies from 1989 (30th Anniversary)
  
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Batman
- The Little Mermaid
- Back to the Future Part II
- Dead Poets Society
- Ghostbusters II
- Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
- The Abyss
- The Punisher
- Cyborg
- DeepStar Six
- Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
- The Fly II
- Robot Jox
- The Return of the Swamp Thing
- Erik the Viking
- Slipstream
- UHF
- Arena
- Moontrap
- The Toxic Avenger Part II
- The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie
- Future Force
- Beyond the Stars
- Princess Warrior
- Time Trackers
- Pet Cemetary
- Leviathan
 
 
Movies from 1999 (20th Anniversary)
 
- The Green Mile
- The Matrix
- The Mummy
- Star Wars - Episode I: The Phantom Menace
- The Sixth Sense
- Galaxy Quest
- The Blair Witch Project
- Wild Wild West
- Mystery Men
- Bicentennial Man
- Fantasia 2000
- Muppets from Space
- G2K: Godzilla 2000
- Wing Commander
- The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human
- The Omega Code
- Teenage Space Vampires
 
 
Movies from 2009 (10th Anniversary)
 
- Watchmen
- Avatar
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Star Trek
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine
- District 9
- Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
- Moon
- 2012
- Terminator Salvation
- G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
- Land of the Lost
- Monsters vs. Aliens
- Where the Wild Things Are
- Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
- The Fourth Kind
- Fanboys
- Cargo
- Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
- Universal Soldier: Regeneration