Out of This World Convention

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Published: 1957
Language: English
Wordcount: 1,714 / 12 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 44.1
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,267
Added to site: 2009.04.08
mnybks.net#: 23883
Origin: gutenberg.org

Forrest J. Ackerman, prominent Los Angeles agent and Science Fiction enthusiast, reports on the recent World Convention in New York. Mr. Ackerman, who attended the first World Convention seventeen years ago, has been prominent in SF circles since the early thirties.

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I was a spy for the FBI--the Fantasy Bureau of Investigation! Learning of a monster meeting of science fiction "fen" in New York, I teleported myself 3,000 miles from the Pacificoast to check the facts on the monsters. And it was true--the 14th World SciFi Con was tremonstrous.

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In all seriousness, the Newyorcon was one of the greatest aggregations of s.f. enthusiasts I have ever seen. A far cry from the Nycon, the first "world" s.f. con of 17 years before, when the turnout of 125 was considered colossal. Now more than twelve hundred fans, authors, editors, artists, publishers, agents, anthologists, reviewers and readers of science fiction and fantasy registered for the Labor Day Weekend gathering of the clans, a conclave of the slans.

From 37 of the 48 states they came. And from Canada, Cuba, England, Germany, India, Isr

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