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World Fantasy Convention. 4th World Fantasy Convention - Page 3. October 12, 1978 - October 16, 1978. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. May 22, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1984_003/item/162/show/126.

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World Fantasy Convention. (October 12, 1978 - October 16, 1978). 4th World Fantasy Convention - Page 3. 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/162/show/126

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Title 4th World Fantasy Convention
Creator (LCNAF)
  • World Fantasy Convention
Date October 12, 1978 - October 16, 1978
Description Program book for the Fourth World Fantasy Convention.
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
  • World Fantasy Convention
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Fort Worth, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • brochures
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1984-003, Box 57, Folder 38
Original Collection Fritz Leiber Papers
Digital Collection Fritz Leiber Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention Flyers & Programs
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Transcript ROBERT ERYIN HOWARD AND THE FOURTH WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION In late 1974 I first conceived the idea of having a convention honoring Robert E. Howard somewhere in Texas. As with most of my good ideas I considered it a while, talked about it some, and then pigeonholed it away. Then in the summer of 1975 I heard about a convention honoring H.P* Lovecraft that was calling itself the First World Fantasy Convention. This bit of information spurred me into action concerning my idea for a Howard convention. I checked on convention facilities in Brownwood, Texas, formed a tentative committee, and then flew up to Providence to present my idea to whoever had established this World Fantasy Convention. If Lovecraft was being honored by a convention of this magnitude I certainly was not going to let Howard be slighted by anything of a lesser stature. When I arrived in Providence I found a convention that was certainly not international in attendance (although a few members were from such exotic places as Liverpool and Los Angeles) but was universal in itfs spirit. I then proceeded to talk up my idea for a World Fantasy Convention in Texas. When I was told that the next one was to be held in New York City I said that was too bad but I would take the third one. The problem was that a bid from Los Angeles was submitted and when a vote by the original committee was taken Texas was the loser by one vote and we got number four after moving the site to Fort Worth. In the meantime the fantasy field has expanded many times over since the early 1970fs. The field has changed and so has the Fourth World Fantasy Convention. This convention is not a Robert E. Howard Convention solely. It is a World Fantasy Convention honoring Robert E. Howard. A subtle yet distinct difference. Important as he is Howard is only a small portion of the fantasy field. I hope that each person attending this convention enjoys himself but at sometime during the festivities remembers that everything that occurs here is dedicated to a man who did not even have a book published in his lifetime, who ended his existence in an act of despair, and yet whose work has survived to our benefit and inspiration.