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Allen, Paul C.. The Fourth World Fantasy Convention - Page 1, front. October 13, 1978 - October 15, 1978. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 9, 2018. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1984_003/item/48/show/44.

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Allen, Paul C.. (October 13, 1978 - October 15, 1978). The Fourth World Fantasy Convention - Page 1, 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/48/show/44

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Allen, Paul C., The Fourth World Fantasy Convention - Page 1, front, October 13, 1978 - October 15, 1978, Fritz Leiber Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention Flyers & Programs, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed December 9, 2018, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1984_003/item/48/show/44.

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Title The Fourth World Fantasy Convention
Creator (Local)
  • Allen, Paul C.
Date October 13, 1978 - October 15, 1978
Description An article written by Paul C. Allen, publisher of the Fantasy Newsletter, regarding Worldcon.
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
  • Austin, Alicia
  • Wilson, Gahan
Subject.Name (Local)
  • Allen, Paul C.
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  • Fort Worth, Texas
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  • documents (object genre)
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1984-003, Box 57, Folder 38
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
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Transcript 3% Jfourttj Photos by Paul C. Allen by Paul C. Allen >» Remember the "good old days when Worldcons were attended by fewer than 1,000 people and could be easily accommodated by one hotel without severely overtaxing facilities? The Fourth World Fantasy Convention, held October 13-15 at the Sheraton-Fort Worth Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas, was a little bit like attending an early '60s SF Worldcon. The last attendance count I heard (unofficially) was a little over 500; large enough for one to meet a lot of people and small enough to find those one wanted to meet. Appropriately enough, the convention opened at noon, Friday the 13th. The Guest of Honor was Fritz Leiber and Artist Guest of Honor was Alicia Austin. Andrew J. Offutt filled in as toastmaster for Gahan Wilson, who was unable to attend. Although the theme of the convention was to honor the life and works of Robert E. Howard, it was not centered solely around Howard. The schedule of events was a relatively full one Robert Weinberg (with "Howard") (though not nearly as crowded as that at an SF Worldcon), but left plenty of time for wandering. (I was one of those that tended to wander and missed quite a few of the panel discussions.) The huckster room, a special Robert E. Howard display assembled by Glenn Lord, and an art display room opened Friday and remained open throughout most of the convention. Included in the Howard exhibit were a number of manuscripts and rare editions of his writings, including one of the few existing copies of the British first edition of A Gent From Bear Creek. Robert Weinberg narrated a slide presentation detailing the history of Weird Tales Friday afternoon; and he provided a realistic perspective, covering the high and low points (at times, hilariously low) of the magazine's life. An informal general reception began at 7:30 that evening with toastmaster Offutt introducing special guests and 'celebrities.' At the Spring 1979 17