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Worldcon Scandinavia. Worldcon Scandinavia 1983 - Front. 1983. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 11, 2018. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1984_003/item/118/show/115.

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Title Worldcon Scandinavia 1983
Creator (Local)
  • Worldcon Scandinavia
Date 1983
Description Information regarding a potential bid for Worldcon Scandinavia.
Donor Fritz Leiber; Justin Leiber
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Science fiction, American
  • Fantasy fiction, American
Subject.Topical (TGM-1)
  • Meetings
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Leiber, Fritz, 1910-1992
Subject.Name (Local)
  • Worldcon Scandinavia
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Copenhagen, Denamark
Genre (AAT)
  • brochures
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1984-003, Box 57, Folder 35
Original Collection Fritz Leiber Papers
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=281
Digital Collection Fritz Leiber Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention Flyers & Programs
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Transcript ORLD©N OINDINNIK '010 Witu Hullo, this is Herman, the con creators. We'd like to tell you something about our plans for Worldcon Scandinavia 1983. We plan to hold the convention in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, and definitely the city to be in in Scandinavia. Copenhagen has the facilities for an arrangement of this size, it has the unique, easy-going mixture of a cosmopolitan, European big city and what the Danes call gemyt (geniality), which is more than just a word, it's a genuine way of life. This, in combination with everything of a mundane nature that the city and the surrounding countryside offers, and spiced - or spiked - with Herman's ideas, will, we believe, make Worldcon Scandinavia a convention to remember. The Committee The bidding committee calls itself Herman - if you didn't know already. This is the beginning of our ideas - Herman has existed under that name and with an intact nucleus since 1968; it also signifies the fact that we're not just a collection of individuals, we're a unit, we've been working together for so long we're almost a gestalt. When was the last time you ran across a convention committee that was so close-knit it appeared under a name of its own? Certain people have 'accused' us of being nothing but a bunch of students from Lund University, Sweden. That was correct at one time, but not any longer; we've grown, and Herman with us - but not some of our critics, apparent- ly. Nowadays we're a Dano-Swedish group of mainly professional people. Our Chairman is a writer, translator and veteran of three trailblazing Herman cons. We have among us one of Sweden's leading SF scholars, an accountant and computer expert, a Ph D in astronomy and one in literature, a lawyer, a cinema and photography expert and gene ral technical genius (the man behind the apparati at the Bob Show) - to mention some of our qualifications. And our Treasurer's got an ulcer. How's that for seriousmindedness? And then we do have some students - to replenish the cadres; after all, we don't want to lose contact with our roots, they made us what we are. The Conventions Herman didn't just create Bacon, although Bacon has been our biggest and best to date. But we've been at it before. Already with our first convention, Con 69i we earned a reputation for doing the unexpected. A breathtaking opening ceremony (monolithic encounters of the immediate kind) was followed by the welcome speech made by a gramophone - with the Chairman doing a creditable job of miming to it. We had the first disco ever at a Scandinavian convention and the first - and only - fireworks. All right, it was a very laid- back con - but we had made our mark. With the con we created in 1973, Logcon, our ambition had grown. Another breathtaking - and overwhelming opening ceremony culminated - after the Phantom had revealed himself to be Tarzan in the first ever strip act at a con - with a most fabulously riotous banquet to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Swedish fandom. Then in 1978 we created Bacon, which convinced us we were capable of tackling a worldcon - as it convinced all the participants. Bacon took its members on a space flight to the end of the universe and to the core of matter - for starters. The Bacon Boys brought a novel Terpsichorean dimen-