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Seacon. 37th World Science Fiction Convention, Seacon '79 - Page 46. August 23, 1979 - August 27, 1979. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 5, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1984_003/item/482/show/385.

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Seacon. (August 23, 1979 - August 27, 1979). 37th World Science Fiction Convention, Seacon '79 - Page 46. 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/482/show/385

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Title 37th World Science Fiction Convention, Seacon '79
Creator (Local)
  • Seacon
Date August 23, 1979 - August 27, 1979
Description Information regarding the guests of honor for Seacon '79.
Donor Leiber, Fritz; Leiber, Justin
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Science fiction conventions
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Science fiction
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Leiber, Fritz
  • Aldiss, Brian W.
  • Shaw, Bob
Subject.Name (Local)
  • Seacon
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  • Brighton, England
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  • brochures
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Language English
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Original Collection Fritz Leiber Papers
Digital Collection Fritz Leiber Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention Flyers & Programs
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Transcript TERRY HUGHES by Rob Jackson This article was almost too late for publication; it was all Terry Hughes's fault. Any research into the achievements which make him an excellent and very popular TAFF delegate inevitably involves looking through back issues of his fanzine Mota, which is the main reason he's so popular and well- known in Britain. And that isn't something I find possible to do quickly, as even if I intend just to skim rapidly through I am drawn into the fanzine by the sheer quality of its contents and sit totally absorbed for hours. I've got something like twenty issues of Mota, and reading them took a long time when I should have been getting on with this. So it's all Terry's fault for producing such a funny, fascinating fannish fanzine. Terry's first real contact with fandom was, I gather, at Columbia University, Missouri, where he met Hank and Lesleigh Luttrell, and started to put out issues of Mota. I he first issue actually had some real live sf book reviews in it, and even a mention of some films, but he soon realised the error of his ways and decided he had more to contribute through good-humoured observation of fans and their little ways than through attention to the advancement of sf itself. Hequickly published six issues from Columbia, then shelved Mota for a couple of years and travelled around for a while. Eventually he settled among Fabulous Falls Church fandom, being influenced by Ted White, rich brown and other colourful fannish characters, and resumed publishing Mota in 1974. He's been publishing it with a fair degree of regularity ever since — and it's become the doyen of gentle, funny, level-headed fannish fanzines to the extent that he's had regular contributions from Bob Tucker, Bob Shaw, Lee Hoffman, Bob Shaw, Ted White, Harry Warner Jr., and Bob Shaw, and brilliant artwork, generally humorous, from Dan Steffan, GrantCanfield, Joe Staton, Dan Steffan, Harry Bell, Alexis Gilliland, and Dan Steffan. Terry's own sense of humour shines through in his editorials, but even more obvious is his genuine appreciation of and gratitude for other people's senses of humour. In particular, his appreciation of the sometimes wacky sense of humour of British fannish fans has given him a stronger connection with British fanzine fandom than almost any other North American fan. Mota is on the Hugo ballot this year; deservedly so, and not before time. As well as editing fanzines, Terry is a regular convention attender and was Guest of Honour at Autoclave III last year. In person he's tall, well-built (better so than some copies of his fanzine) and genial, with flowing blond hair that must be the envy of many of the girls on the block. His nose is the subject of fannish legend, but I'm not going to say anything about that here for fear of embarrassing him. Welcome to England, Terry. I hope we entertain you as well as your fanzine entertains us. Now Terry has won TAFF, he is expected to do two things: produce a fanzine reporting on his trip to England, and become TAFF's North American Administrator until he himself is replaced by a subsequent American winner. TAFF stands for the Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund, and for 26 years now it has been transporting well-known and popular fans to conventions on the opposite side of the Atlantic, to meet people often only aware of the fan through fanzines who are keen to meet the winner in person. The Fund takes people alternately westwards from Europe to North America for the Worldcon, and eastwards from North America to Britain (generally for the British Eastercon, but because of the British Worldcon this year the trip was arranged for Seacon instead). Anyone who wants to run for TAFF submits five nominations, three from fans on his or her own side of the Atlantic and two from fans on the other, with $5 good faith bond; Terry Hughes, Suzle Tompkins and Fred Haskell were nominated this year. When nominations close, ballots are prepared by the Administrators and distributed through fanzines, conventions, clubs, etc., and fans send their votes in along with a donation to the fund. At the end of the voting period the ballots are counted and the winner is given a sum of money to help pay his or her way to the convention. The winner is thus a special guest at the convention, selected by the whole of fandom. TAFF depends entirely on fandom for its support. Voters contribute, of course, but much of its financial support comes from conventions which donate parts of their surplus or organise auctions and other events, and from clubs who organise fund-raising events for the fund. The Administrators are very grateful for all the help and contributions they receive and I'd like to encourage everybody to continue to support the fund. A TAFF winner will be going to Noreascon 11 next year, which isn't too long hence! ROTSLER 46