Keyword
in
Collection
Date
to
The Seventh World Fantasy Convention, Progress Report #2
Page 11
Citation
MLA
APA
Chicago/Turabian
World Fantasy Convention. The Seventh World Fantasy Convention, Progress Report #2 - Page 11. October 30, 1981 - November 1, 1981. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 23, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1984_003/item/1257/show/1244.

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

World Fantasy Convention. (October 30, 1981 - November 1, 1981). The Seventh World Fantasy Convention, Progress Report #2 - Page 11. 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/1257/show/1244

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

World Fantasy Convention, The Seventh World Fantasy Convention, Progress Report #2 - Page 11, October 30, 1981 - November 1, 1981, Fritz Leiber Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention Flyers & Programs, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed November 23, 2020, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1984_003/item/1257/show/1244.

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

URL
Embed Image
Compound Item Description
Title The Seventh World Fantasy Convention, Progress Report #2
Creator (LCNAF)
  • World Fantasy Convention
Date October 30, 1981 - November 1, 1981
Description The second progress report for the Seventh World Fantasy Convention.
Donor Leiber, Fritz; Leiber, Justin
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Science fiction conventions
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Science fiction
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Leiber, Fritz
  • World Fantasy Convention
  • Beagle, Peter S.
  • Froud, Brian
  • Wagner, Karl E.
  • Garner, Alan
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Berkeley, California
Genre (AAT)
  • brochures
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1984-003, Box 57, Folder 41
ArchivesSpace URI /repositories/2/archival_objects/5313
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
Use and Reproduction Rights Undetermined
File Name index.cpd
Item Description
Title Page 11
Format (IMT)
  • image/jpeg
File Name uhlib_1984_003_b057_f041_153_012.jpg
Transcript Keep up the good work. Next we should get serious about just who we let into the art show and convention. Maybe we could get a questionnaire together to find out about the race, creed, political beliefs, last book read, whether or not they like Star Trek or Star Wars, and other stuff like that for the attendees. I mean, if we start letting in a bunch of damn unicorn lovers who knows where it will end? As ever, David Scroggy •\ **** Dear Sirs, I am greatly distressed by your arbitrary censorship of unicorn themes in artistic and commercial presentations on the premises of your upcoming fantasy convention. Such a ban betrays a benighted and provincial attitude of the worst sort, and bodes ill for one's hope of attending a convention which will entertain and edify on all manner of subjects relating to the fantasy realm. Unicorns have always been a staple at the fantasy feast, and I feel compelled to assert that Chairman Rems dislikes them so much only because he has never had one properly served. God knows, the British school of fantasts (Peake, regrettably, foremost among them), has numbed the enthusiast's taste for the unicorn by serving him up marinated, or baked to a chewy gray lump which no gravy can rescue, or even criminally stewed like a goat. The culinary abuses of this delicate, tender meat by the British and some of their Continental toadies have so demoralized the present day chef de jantaisie that even the most basic recipes for roasting the leg or preparing a crown of chops are left mouldering in dusty, obscure indexes. Only let Chairman Rems sit down to a plate blessed with civet of unicorn, or a unicorn leg roasted to rare perfection and served with Poivrade sauce and mandrake root, Dauphine, and he will begin to appreciate what the unicorn has meant to sensitive palates over the centuries. Or he may simply imagine a crown of unicorn cutlets, garnished with mushrooms-of-the-forest, or perhaps glazed with wild honey. Indeed, he may be better of not imagining, for to embark on such a venture of gustatory speculation is to be doomed, thanks to the unfortunately successful efforts of "conservationists" (as well as the aforementioned fantasts), time and again to disappointment, frustration, and despair. These hapless "conservationists" have, through their shrill cries of "cruelty!" in the matter of legitimate unicorn cuisine, engineered the virtual extinction of unicorn herds in the civilized world: by protecting the unicorn from the occasional gourmet, they have destroyed the domestic-unicorn market. In this sorry age of ours, unicorn meat can be obtained only from poachers in remote corners of the earth, persons known to use especially unsavory methods to capture their prey. Attitudes like those held by Chairman Rems, which would relegate the unicorn to his mythical, non-commercial (and non-viable) status, have brought those who love the unicorn best to a pathetic status: forced to rely on grisly and ill-mannered foreigners for the indulgence of their fondest and most sophisticated appreciation. I urge that the entire convention committee be my guest for a proper dinner featuring the unicorn in his most favored state. After such a singular repast, I am certain that the committee will regain its sense with respect to using the unicorn, and join the struggle to restore the unicorn gourmet to respectability. It would be nothing short of tragic to deny true unicorn lovers a chance to enlighten the general public further on this graceful, delicate, and exquisitely delicious beast. Most sincerely, Andrew Alsace, Pseud. ; / 12