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Worldcon. Worldcon Scandinavia 1983 - Inside. 1983. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 19, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1984_003/item/118/show/116.

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Worldcon. (1983). Worldcon Scandinavia 1983 - Inside. Fritz Leiber Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention Flyers & Programs. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1984_003/item/118/show/116

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Title Worldcon Scandinavia 1983
Creator (Local)
  • Worldcon
Date 1983
Description Information regarding a potential bid for Worldcon Scandinavia.
Donor Leiber, Fritz; Leiber, Justin
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Science fiction conventions
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Science fiction
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Leiber, Fritz
Subject.Name (Local)
  • Worldcon
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
Genre (AAT)
  • brochures
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1984-003, Box 57, Folder 35
ArchivesSpace URI /repositories/2/archival_objects/5307
Original Collection Fritz Leiber Papers
Digital Collection Fritz Leiber Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention Flyers & Programs
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/1984_003
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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File Name index.cpd
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Title Inside
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Transcript sion to SF conventions. But the chef- d'oevre was the Bob Show. Other conventions stick their GoH:s in panels; we decided to stick Bob Shaw in the guest chair of a lavish show, where we could mix serious talk with inventive entertainment and have scholars, mad scientists, space ladies, singing monsters and robots for guests, complete with filmed material - and commercials. The result? There just ain't been nothing like it! Johnny Carson, eat your heart out! That's what Herman has done so far. Our Danish friends, who have helped Herman extend its versatility for the worldcon bid, have to their credit, among other things, Fabula, a fabulous convention in wonderful Copenhagen, and, with an attending membership of 1500, the biggest convention by far in Scandinavia and one of the biggest in Europe. So who says we can't handle large numbers? Herman not only has ideas, Herman knows the ropes as wel1. The Facilities Copenhagen has two major convention facilities in connexion with hotels: the Copenhagen Sheraton and the Fal- koner Centre, both in the 1000 banquet guest and 2000 theatre guest bracket. We have an option on both of them. They're situated right in the heart of Copenhagen, where hotels are dense. In the area there are over 4000 first class hotel beds, and all of Copenhagen's attractions within comfortable walking distance. The Hotels Apart from its wonderfully flexible convention facilities, the Copenhagen Sheraton offers you the services you'd expect from a Sheraton hotel. There's a pub, a piano bar, a gourmet restaurant, a smart moderately priced restaurant, a disco/night club, a sauna, gift shops, AP newsprint service. Plus the inimitable Danish smile. The complex which is the Falkoner Centre sports an integral luxury cinema and the large Conference Hall, which at first sight is a beautiful theatre with a rotating stage. With a capacity of over 2000 spectators, this is the place where the greatest names in world entertainment perform when in Copenhagen '- and a few hours later it has been transformed into a level banqueting hall with room for over 1000 dining guests. It's magic! In the same block that houses the 3 Falke hotel and the Convention Centre, you'll also find restaurants, a cocktail lounge, a bank, hairdressers, a florist, doctors, a dentist, an art gallery, etc. Sustenance (eats and drinks) If the nourishment offered you by our convention hotels does not satisfy you, chances are you'll find satisfaction without having to forage far. This is the area of Copenhagen where not only the hotels are wall-to-wall, but also the restaurants. You'll find the cuisine of virtually all nationalities represented here: International, French, Italian, Chinese, Indian, Danish - of course - and many more. And if that's your proclivity, you'll find Burger King and Wimpy established right next door. And from solids to liquids. You know It as schnapps, the Danes call it 'a little one': celebrated Aalborg aquavit. And don't forget the world famous fair Danish lagers, Carlsberg and Tuborg. And those are just the ones you've heard about abroad. If a pint is your passion, Copenhagen is the satisfying choice. You'd probably even find Foster's here. Attractions (mundane) A world metropole, Copenhagen offers entertainment and activities of every kind. The music scene has everything from classical to rock, and even if Copenhagen isn't the Big Apple, when it comes to jazz it's at least Little New York. Nowhere outside the US are your chances of listening to jazz legends as great. Copenhagen has art and fabulous baroque architecture, and if your taste runs to the historical, she sports, among other things, the finest collection of mummies outside Egypt and the British Museum in the Glyptotek (paid for by all that Carlsberg; who says beer doesn't preserve you?). There's theatre and world class ballet, and the Danes don't dub their films (that's culture!). Furthermore, there are night clubs, discos, cabarets and the marvellous Nyhavn, where you can get your Worldcon Scandinavia tattoo in a jiffy (although we think you'll remember it anyway). The Tivoli, just across the street from the Sheraton, is the world famous amusement park, which may not have the world's biggest, roller-coaster, but has an enchanting atmosphere that would be hard to find anywhere, particularly during the dark evenings of late summer and early autumn. Yes, it can be a very romantic place. And when you tire of the convention wild-life, you can visit the Copenhagen Zoo (next door to the Falkoner Centre) to see, for example, some of those polar bears we don't have running around in the streets here in Scandinavia. The Surroundings Copenhagen is situated on the east coast of Zealand, the biggest of the Danish isles. Some twenty-five miles up the coast (Denmark's'Riviera) you'll find Elsinore, with the Kronborg Castle, the genuine setting for Shakespeare's Hamlet, and just south of Elsinore is Louisiana, the well-known modern art museum. Yes, Denmark is a country of charming contrasts; you'll see thatched, half-timbered houses next to ultramodern villas (Danish design is just as Scandinavian as Finnish and Swedish des ign). And from Copenhagen you can reach exotic Sweden by hydrofoil in forty minutes and see for yourself that Swedes aren't nearly as gloomy as Bergman would like to make them out.