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World Fantasy Convention. The Fifth World Fantasy Convention - Page 7. October 12, 1979 - October 14, 1979. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 16, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1984_003/item/1453/show/1416.

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World Fantasy Convention. (October 12, 1979 - October 14, 1979). The Fifth World Fantasy Convention - Page 7. 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/1453/show/1416

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Title The Fifth World Fantasy Convention
Creator (LCNAF)
  • World Fantasy Convention
Date October 12, 1979 - October 14, 1979
Description Program book for the Fifth 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
  • King, Stephen
  • Belknap Long, Frank
  • Whelan, Michael
  • Grant, Charles L.
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Providence, Rhode Island
Genre (AAT)
  • brochures
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1984-003, Box 57, Folder 37
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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
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Transcript ■H MSB HM flnHMHB BMBMB BUi' mmHB iwwli ^V^5-\;S Frank Belknap Long by Joseph Payne Brennan Illustration by Robert Arrington Frank Belknap Long, Guest of Honor at the 5th World Fantasy convention, scarcely needs any formal introduction. Short-story writer, poet, novelist, editor, biographer, critic and reviewer, Long has been publishing steadily in professional markets for well over fifty years. He was an early and frequent contributor to Weird Tales and an intimate friend of H. P. Lovecraft. (He estimates that he and Lovecraft exchanged over a thousand letters during the course of their friendship.) The work of Long cannot be fitted neatly into any one category. He has written straight fantasy, macabre stories, science fiction, detective stories, adventure, Gothics and some tales which probably defy rigid categorization. Dozens ofhis stories have been anthologized — some many times — translated and dramatized. It seems certain that stories such as "The Hounds of Tindalos," "Second Night Out" and "A Visitor from Egypt" will be causing shudders as long as people go on reading. Long was a charter member of the Kalem Club, a group of writers centered about Lovecraft during his residence in New York. His book, Howard Phillips Lovecraft, Dreamer on the Nightside, is basic and essential reading for anyone intrigued by the great Providence fantaisiste. With the possible exception of Lovecraft's wife, it seems unlikely that anyone knew H.P.L. better than Long. On the maternal side directly descended form one of the Mayflower crew, Long was born and brought up in New York City. In some respects his boyhood was average and even typical, but he possessed an introspective bent which led him frequently to books. He became a dedicated reader at an early age. First prize in a letter contest in a boy's magazine resulted in his joining the United Amateur Press Association. Somewhat later, his story, "The Eye Above the Mantel," published in The United Amateur, brought a letter of congratulations and encouragement from Lovecraft. It was the beginning of a lifelong friendship. Long's first story in Weird Tales, "The Desert Lich," was published in 1924. He became a regular and frequent contributor to "the Unique Magazine." Subsequently he published in Astounding, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Strange Tales, Marvel Tales, Startling Stories, etc. —to mention only a few. Long's first volume, a book of verse entitled A Man from Genoa and Other Poems, published in 1926, is now a rare and highly-prized collector's item. Here it might be noted that his success did not come easily nor overnight. He worked very hard for several years with little financial return and only occasional encouragement. At this time, he was far from unacquainted with printed rejection slips. But once he began to publish professionally, he rapidly climbed up the slippery ladder of freelance endeavor. Although for several years he worked as associate editor on magazines — notably Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine — he not only survived but prospered in the fiercely competitive free-lance arena.