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Noreascon. Various items related to Noreascon Two - Document 1, front. August 29, 1980 - September 1, 1980. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 15, 2018. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1984_003/item/575/show/565.

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Title Various items related to Noreascon Two
Creator (Local)
  • Noreascon
Date August 29, 1980 - September 1, 1980
Description Various items related to Noreascon Two, including information regarding hotels and the guests of honor.
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
  • Wilhelm, Kate
  • Knight, Damon, 1922-2002
  • Pelz, Bruce
  • Silverberg, Robert
Subject.Name (Local)
  • Noreascon
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Boston, Massachusetts
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  • documents (object genre)
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1984-003, Box 57, Folder 23
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 m ■r < 6 oo u E U u O u c CO C2 CO OS O CO c c c o > c o u c o 43 y cE o u c #o u # 4-3 00 CO o November 1979 Dear Authors, Artists, Editors, Publishers, & Agents: This letter is being sent to some of the professionals in the science fiction field who we hope might be interested in participating in Noreascon II, the 38th World Science Fiction Convention. Although specific program planning is still in the early stages, we would like to take this opportunity to acquaint you with our policies, and to explain some of the program areas we are planning. Many of you have already volunteered advice and assistance, and for this we are grateful. Programming for the Worldcon will range from large Main Program items to 20-person Discussion Groups, in subject matter from the business of science fiction to fannish topics, and in form from talks and panels to film, video, and taped media. Our basic theme will be the Functions of Science Fiction: some of these are business, commentary, education, entertainment, hobby, lifestyle, prediction, and propaganda. As you can see, this is a theme flexible enough to cover almost any topic you might propose. We will also have the Authors Forum, for authors to read from their own works. Gale Burnick, who has successfully run these Forums in the past, will be handling it at Noreascon II. This year, for the first time in Worldcon history, we are planning programming for children who are above the age for babysitting, but perhaps not quite ready for "Current Problems in the Critical Analysis of Science Fiction." We would.be interested in hearing from anyone who enjoys working with children and who would like to contribute to this program area. Many people have commented that, as conventions continue to grow, Pros have become less and less accessible to their fans. The informal systems that used to work are less effective these days, and it becomes the job of the convention committee to help such contacts to happen. We do not plan to hold a "Meet-the-Pros" party, because we lack suitable time and large enough open space, and because we are not satisfied with the way these affairs have worked in the past. We are trying to find other ways to help willing Pros to be available to their fans. One possibility is a discussion group centered around a Pro, who would sign up for one or more hour-long segments to meet with fans. We would accept applications from the fans and select the participants for each group by lot. The group would meet in the donated hotel room of one of the fans. Please tell us how you feel about such a program item — whether you think it will work, how you think it should be run, and whether you are interested in participating. Another area where Pros and fans can interact, however briefly, is an autograph session. We gather that in the past autograph sessions have been organized by a bookseller, who provided copies of the various authors1s books for sale. This situation has caused discontent among other dealers, who feel that it is unfair for one organization to receive such an advantage. We sympathize with these dealers, and are trying to come up with a fair way to run the sessions, but still have the books available there for sale. We'd be happy to hear your views and ideas.