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ABOUT

In 1999, an ambitious group of Bonanza Fans came up with an idea to

host a small gathering of fans to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the

first airing of the show on September 12, 1959. 

 

What started out small, grew into a 250 person convention at the Biltmore hotel in North Lake Tahoe.  In attendance were several celebrity guests that had worked and been on the show during it's twelve year run.  It was a magical and amazing time for those that were able to attend.  In fact, it was such a success that there was another one in 2002, 2005 & 2009.  These were just the ones that took place at Lake Tahoe!  There were also events in Burbank, California, Carson City, Nevada & even England!

In 2019, the last official convention was hosted by Tom and Louise Swann at their home - the Ponderosa II (a replica of the Lake Tahoe Ponderosa House built by Lorne Greene and his wife Nancy) in Mesa, Arizona.  Again, the fourth of a series of amazing Bonanza events where fans could relive being a part of the Cartwright lore and sit at Ben's desk, pose in front of the famous fireplace as well as the staircase to nowhere.   But the house has been sold and there hasn't been any future plans for another Convention.

So, why are we hosting an Online Convention? 

 

Well, in this unprecedented times we could all use reminders of times when Humanity was kinder to each other, family meant everything and friendships were the backbone of long-lasting memories.  That, is what this event is for. 

 

We are planning a weekend of Viewing Parties, Celebrity Guests, Game Shows,

Script Readings, Fan Hosted Seminars and lots of other enjoyable events. 

 

If you are a Bonanza Fan and been missing the joys of why this show has had

such lasting power then you will want to attend!

 

EVENTS

VIEWING PARTIES

WEBINARS & GUESTS

GAMES &

NETWORKING

TOP 10 BONANZA EPs

as Voted on by your, the fans.

Click on the link above

to check out all 14 Seasons and 

VOTE NOW!

LIVE WEBINARS

10 Guest Panels 

PAST CONVENTIONS

Guest Panels shown from

the 1999, 2002, 2005 & 2009

Bonanza Conventions

BONANZA TRIVIA

&

COWBOY JARGON: To Tell The Truth with Celebrity Guests

 
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FRIDAY

9am     Welcome from David Dortort

10am   BONCON 02: GUEST PANEL 1

11am   BONANZA EP Annie O'Toole

            WEBINAR: Ponderosa II

12pm   BONCON 02: GUEST PANEL 2

1pm     BONANZA EP My Brother's Keeper

           WEBINAR: Bonanza & Virginia City

2pm     FAN FUN: SCRIPT READ

3pm     BONANZA EP Springtime

           WEBINAR: Fan Fiction Writing Tips

4pm     BONCON 99: GUEST PANEL 1

5pm     BONCON 99: GUEST PANEL 2

6pm     BONCON 99: WELCOME DINNER

7pm-9pm BONANZA LIVE Episode Viewing

         'A Home For Jamie' with Q&A

         by Robert Carradine

SCHEDULE

(tentative)

** ALL Times are US

Eastern Standard Time **

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SATURDAY

9am Tour of the Ponderosa Ranch

10am BONANZA Ep Abigail Jones

          WEBINAR: Moveable Men  

Noon   FAN FUN: Cowboy Jargon

1pm BONANZA Ep The Crucible

    WEBINAR: Working on the Ponderosa

2pm FAN FUN: BONANZA TRIVIA

3pm BONANZA Ep The Gift

        WEBINAR: Susan McCray

4pm BONCON 99: GUEST PANEL #3

5pm WEBINAR S11 DVD HIGHLIGHTS

6pm BONANZA Ep Ponderosa Matador

       WEBINAR: Art of Music Vidding

7pm-9pm BONANZA LIVE Ep Viewing

'Gabrielle' with LIVE Guest Q&A

by Michael McGreevey

9pm   SING-A-LONG with the Cartwrights

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SUNDAY

9am David Dortort & Autry Dedication

10am BONCON 99: GUEST PANEL 4

11am BONANZA Ep Queen High

WEBINAR HISTORY OF BONANZA EPS

12noon WEBINAR REPLAY S11 DVD

WEBINAR The History of David Canary

1pm BONCON 02 GUEST PANEL 2

2pm BONANZA Woman of Fire

WEBINAR; The Cartwright Horses

3pm BONCON 02 GUEST PANEL 2

4pm BONANZA Ep Hayburner

WEBINAR Fan Fiction Part 2

5pm BONCON 09 GUEST PANEL 1

6pm IN MEMORIAM & CLOSING

7pm BONCON 05 GUEST PANEL 1

 

REGISTRATION

WEEKEND

PASS

PASS INCLUDES:

- Live access to all

Panels, Screenings, Webinars, Networking and Events

- Access to any Panels, Webinars, special Past Convention Highlights

for up to 30 days.

DAILY

PASS

PASS INCLUDES:

- Live access to all

Panels, Screenings, Webinars, Networking and Events for one day of your choosing

- After Convention access to programs you may have missed 

for up to 30 days and

ONLY for your day paid for.

ie: Sunday Admission for ONLY

Sunday Programs 

 

CONTACT US

Thanks for submitting!

BonanzaConOnline@gmail.com

Tel: 803-622-3490