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World Fantasy Convention. Supplement 11-12 - Front. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 9, 2018. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1984_003/item/243/show/241.

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World Fantasy Convention. Supplement 11-12 - 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/243/show/241

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Title Supplement 11-12
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  • World Fantasy Convention
Description An overview of the World Fantasy Convention.
Donor Fritz Leiber; Justin Leiber
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Science fiction, American
  • Fantasy fiction, American
Subject.Topical (TGM-1)
  • Meetings
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  • Leiber, Fritz, 1910-1992
  • World Fantasy Convention
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  • documents (object genre)
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1984-003, Box 57, Folder 37
Original Collection Fritz Leiber Papers
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=281
Digital Collection Fritz Leiber Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention Flyers & Programs
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/1984_003
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Transcript CD S- O 03 03 CD JC +-> i. o tf- CO CD •r— CT> o o 03 O CD O CL> CD fO Q_ CO C <D o o CD JD 03 h- co CD 3 CO CO •r— CO "O CD 4-> 03 CD o 4-> CO 4-> 03 CD CO UJ o oe: <: I—I a: SUPPLEMENT #11-12 The World Fantasy Convention is over and although the WHISPERS anthology did not win a Howard, WHISPERS was prominent in the proceedings. Winning the Gahan Wilson Lovecraft sculpture for Best Collection was WHISPERS contributor Hugh B. Cave's MURGUNSTRUUM (featuring WHISPERS #3"s "Ladies in Waiting"). WHISPERS's and MURGY's Lee Brown Coye copped the Best Artist award (which I proudly picked up for Lee). WHISPERS's Ramsey Campbell tale, "The Chimney," won the Best Short Fiction award over the highly touted Harlan Ellison nem, "Jefty is Five." Other World Fantasy awards went to Frank Belknap Long for Life Achievement. Frit?. Leiber for Best Movel (OUR LADY OF DARXJiESS), Everett F. Bleiler for Soecial award professional and Bob Weinberg for Special award non-nrofessional. For the first time the convention exercised its ontion to give a Special World Fantasy award of its own and it deservedly went to Glenn Lord. It was an enjoyable convention and my thanks to Michael Temolin and everybody else who made my stay in Fort Worth an enjoyable one! Murphy's Law basically says anything that can ao wrong will go wrong, and I have been Murphied to death of late. It is almost impossible to believe all of the things that have gone wrong with the production of WHISPERS #11-12 and the Whispers Press productions. Starting with Leiber's HEROES AND HORRORS, the typesetting took 35 rather than the promised 15 days and thus the book missed being ready for Fcon. In order to create a snecial softcover Fcon edition, I did not check over the corrected camera-ready proofs for additional errors introduced during paste up and had the copy mailed by "Exoress" mail to my printer. The package was lost for 17!!! days. So what haopens beside there being no softcover edition for the con was 10 errors slipped into the final text. Now this is no knock on my typesetter. It is my job to check them, but the first book they did for me introduced no errors so I felt confident this would be nearly as flawless. I was Murphied! Then I made sure to reproof STRANGE EONS after its corrections were pasted up. Guess what? No errors introduced. Sigh ... After HEROES was at the printer for a counle of weeks, I got a frantic phone call to let me know that we had cleaned the mill out of the rich coffee-colored buckram cloth 1 had ordered and if I wanted the entire edition bound in it, there would be an additional five-week wait for a new batch. I said order a substitute lighter brown buckram to finish out the press run. A week or so later he called again stating we had wiped the manufacturer out of that cloth as well. I made a third choice and, laughingly, a fourth as well. 1 was lucky to have made the fourth choice as the third was totally gone before our order. The book finally was bound this week, but with the Thanksgiving holiday, it sat in their warehouse an extra five days before it will be shipped (pray to Cthulhu) this Monday. Collectors please note, none of the three cloth variants have precedence. Continuing with Murphy's assault on me and mine, WHISPERS #11-12 was totally typeset and proofed and ready to meet the contractual deadlines mentioned in this issue's editorial. When the camera-ready copy was ready to be produced, a computer malfunction erased the ENTIRE issue. It was then reset only to have left out one story and articles by H. Warner Munn and J. Vernon Shea. There was no time to reset them so they were put off until next issue and I did a very inadequate reproofing of #11-12. My apologies to Harold Munn and Vernon Shea for not using their articles as promised and to you, the readers, for having to be jarred by my typoes. #11-12 was not yet out of the woods, though, as I suffered through a couole of panic-filled days while the issue's cover was misplaced at the printer. Then the magazine was supposed to be delivered last week but my trucker does not deliver in the rain, and it rained for the first time in two months. The issue, a thousand pounds worth, finally was delivered today, while I was at the hospital being treated for a sprained riaht elbow. I am typing this with my left hand and it will be interesting to see how I address and collate the mailing with one arm. There is one piece of good news. Murohy must have slept late one morning or gathered himself out to Pinnacle Books. They were supposed to publish their soft cover edition of Bob Bloch's STRANGE EONS concurrently with mine but due to a scheduling problem at their end, the Whisners Press edition will be an exclusive First Edition. As of now (bite your tongue, Stuart), the book is still on schedule for its 1978 publication. Don Grant made the Fcon a delight by introducing three new books. Guest of Honor Fritz Leiber saw his Fafhrd and Gray Mouser favorites gathered luxuriously into BAZAAR OF THE BIZARRE (HC, $20.00, 127 pp., 4 color-plates, all copies with sheet signed by Leiber and artist Stephan Peregrine laid in). Artist Guest of Honor Alicia Austin had her AGE OF DREAMS (HC, 1800 cooies, $25.00, 40 full-color plates, numerous B & W drawings; Signed and slipcased edition, $40.00, 200 copies, and with a signed print) become an immediate hit as well. The seventh Deluxe Conan volume, QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST (HC, $15, 2750 copies, 118 pp., 7 pp. of color art), is illustrated by Michael Hague and is uniform with the previous six books. Between the con and the composition of WHISPERS's news column, Don snuck in THREE other books! Talbot Mundy's KING-OF THE KHYBER RIFLES (HC, $15.00, 394 pp.) is reprinted for the first time with all of the magnificent B & W line drawings by Joseph Clement Coll. It is fantastic art as is Coil's work in THE MAGIC PEN OF JOSEPH CLEMENT COLL (HC, $20.00, 750 cooies, signed and numbered by compiler Walt Reed). Also not to be missed is Donald Sidney-Fryer's EMPEROR OF DREAMS:A CLARK ASHTON SMITH- BIBLIOGRAPHY (HC, $20.00, 8^ x 11, 303 pp.). Fryer looks at Smith's works from an incredible number of angles and has composed a valuable reference book. The third edition of Howard's RED SHADOWS is essentially out of print as are both Glenn Lord's THE LAST CELT ($20) and George Barr's UPON THE WINDS OF YESTERDAY ($25). Don said he would hold some copies for WHISPERS subscribers, but I advise you to hurry! Gerry de la Ree continues to publish excellent art books featuring much of the magnif-