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Leiber, Fritz. Fritz Leiber's speech for Seacon '79 - Page 8, front. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 22, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1984_003/item/1601/show/1577.

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Leiber, Fritz. Fritz Leiber's speech for Seacon '79 - Page 8, front. 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/1601/show/1577

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Title Fritz Leiber's speech for Seacon '79
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  • Leiber, Fritz
Description A speech presented by Fritz Leiber to Seacon '79.
Donor Leiber, Fritz; Leiber, Justin
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  • Science fiction conventions
  • Science fiction
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Speeches, addresses, etc
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  • Leiber, Fritz
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  • Seacon
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Original Item Location ID 1984-003, Box 57, Folder 30
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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 8 Mithra and Jesus too, and we Capricoms are all pretty cautious introspective people, slow to take action.) For here I am going to my first science fiction convention (the Seventh World Science Fiction Convention, to be t exact, at Cincinnati, the "Cinvention" In fact — that was what gave it a little spice and made me think of it <Lcry\>t as an escapade) and I -HJiJcLht have more than the faintest A idea of what I was in for. The dim coach slowed and creaked more loudly as it wound through the dismal outskirts of a big city. I got off at the lifeless station, tramped through the bleak dawn to the convention hotel, got up to my small top- storey room where the elevator motor or the hot water pipes or something made a rhythmic pulsing, and collapsed for a couple of hours. Now I'm not going to try to describe to you the Seventh World Science Fiction Convention, or any convention, for that matter. Most of you have attended such, and so you know what they're like. And it all happened thirty years ago. Moreover, I was a complete convention novioe, remember?, and so would have missed most of the finer points in any case. I'll only say that the Convention was bigger and brighter and busier, and friendlier and more talkative too, then I could ever have Imagined. There was a big room full of science-fiction books and magazines and glittering displays and several hundred people (hundreds were big news then), including what seemed a remarkable