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West Coast Science Fantasy Conference. Westercon 36 - Page 16. July 1, 1983 - July 4, 1983. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 15, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1984_003/item/677/show/599.

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West Coast Science Fantasy Conference. (July 1, 1983 - July 4, 1983). Westercon 36 - Page 16. 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/677/show/599

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Title Westercon 36
Creator (LCNAF)
  • West Coast Science Fantasy Conference
Date July 1, 1983 - July 4, 1983
Description A program book for Wetsercon 36/Westerchron.
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
  • West Coast Science Fantasy Conference
  • Tenn, William, 1920-2010
  • Austin, Alicia
  • Knight, Damon, 1922-2002
Subject.Name (Local)
  • Westercon
  • Westerchron
  • Whitmore, Tom
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • San Jose, California
Genre (AAT)
  • brochures
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1984-003, Box 57, Folder 34
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Original Collection Fritz Leiber Papers
Digital Collection Fritz Leiber Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention Flyers & Programs
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Transcript Tom manages to neatly integrate two (I think only two) careers: as one-thud owner oi The Other Change oi Hobbit bookstore (out of The Portable Bookstore b\ Hook and Crook), which allows him to indulge his still-prodigious bookishness: and as something-or-other (declassified) for the government, analyzing statistics in new and wonderful ways, which keeps his mathematical turn oi mind turning. And he still finds time for Morris Dancing at some point on that curve. Tom's appreciation of the world around him knows no theoretical limits: he appreciates a good joke, a terrible pun, spicy food, bad and good movies, ideas about the nature of identity and the definition of units, folk music, rock music, punk music, photography, the poetry of Clark Ashton Smith and the fiction of.Tom Robbins. Tom is a born appreciator, and if you become one oi the many people he actively appreciates, you will know you are appreciated. You can multiply any oi Tom's variable habits by his personal constants to gain an amazing stability: when Tom finds something he appreciates enough, he sticks with it. That explains his late-60s-length hair as well as his lasting friendships and his disconcerting habit of recalling details from years gone bv that the rest of us forget. Tom is always prepared to accelerate verbal by-play at an alarming rate. 1 ona: walked into his bookstore and claimed to be looking for a book, "I can't remember the title or the author or what it was about, but it had a blue rocket and a red moon on the cover. .." Whereupon Tom named, without pausing for breath, three titles that would fill the bill, with authors and plot synopses. If you challenge him on a philosophical concept, you'll get that treatment and worse (advanced players only, please). Tom has a generous heart divided by zero selfishness. Me is one of the hardest workers you'll ever see, and he's always volunteering to do more. He has contributed hugely to almost every Westercon that's happened, and to many other events as well, usually doing the less glamorous, more physically taxing jobs available. He jumps in just for the sake of being useful, I suspect, and likes to be oi as much use as possible. (Which should have something to do with his guest-of- honorness here: it's about damn time.) Of course, Tom has some traits of positively negative value: he drinks some of the vilest things around (including, gack, root beer). He still uses a Rapidograph for writing, against the counsel of wiser friends (mvself, of course, included) who point out that Rapidograph-writing cannot be read. And sometimes Tom gets to punning, and then you have to grab him by his lips and give him a good shake it you want to talk about anything else. These anti-nodes oi character, however, are necessary for the full solution to the equations, so I shall not dwell on them at length. In balance, Tom is a well-balanced fellow, and always a good friend. If you don't know him, you ought to get to. Start a conversation about anything, and you'll have a great time. Just watch out for those hairpin turns in the mode. 16 WESTERCHRON