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West Coast Science Fantasy Conference. Westercon 36 - Page 17. July 1, 1983 - July 4, 1983. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 20, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1984_003/item/677/show/600.

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West Coast Science Fantasy Conference. (July 1, 1983 - July 4, 1983). Westercon 36 - Page 17. 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/600

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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
Type (DCMI)
  • 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 DAMON KOTGHT by Dave Nee Damon Knight is one of the grand old men of science fiction, having served his time as a fan, illustrator, writer, critic, editor, teacher, alleged leader of a literary gang, historian, founder of SFWA... Born 19 September 1922 in Baker, Oregon, he spent most of his childhood in the Columbia river town of Hood River At the tender and susceptible age of 11, he was seduced by the garish pulp glories of Amazing Stories. This traumatic experience would scar him for life, as he proceeded to pursue and procure other works of scientifiction. Through the letter columns of the pulps, he discovered fans... and fanzines. Two issues of his own, Snide, published while studying at the Salem WPA Art Center in 1940, would lead him to be abducted into the frenetic company of the Futurian Society in New York City. His various careers have their origin in the 1940s. A brief stab at pulp illustration was blunted by the theoretically more lucrative rewards of writing fiction. He would hit his stride in the early 50s, in sardonic short stories best to be found, along with his telling commentary, appropriately in The Best of Damon Knight. There is an excellent bibliography in the Damon Knight issue of F&SF, November 1976. Two stretches as an assistant editor at Popular Publications were punctuated with stints at the Scott Meredith Literary Agency. That second stretch on Super Science Stories was followed in 1950 with the editorship of all three issues of Worlds Beyond, from Hillman Periodicals. 1958-59 saw three issues of Worlds of If; 1959-60, a stormily-ended book review editorship at F&SF; 1969-66, editorial consulting for the science fiction line at Berkley Books. At this time he initiated his lengthy list of eclectic sf anthologies. Probably his most famous work as an editor began in 1966: Orbit would run 13 numbers from Berkley-Putnam, switching to Harper & Row in 1974 for another 8 (gaining some editorial freedom, but losing paperback editions and what Vonda Mclntvre has dubbed the "peeled-eyeball" cover art ul v ill rhr). In 1945, his infamous dissection ot A. E. van Vogt s Worlds of Null-A introduced his incisive critical acumen. In 1953 he began regular book reviewing and claims to have done "little else for nine years." A cursory examination of the preceding paragraphs will put that myth to rest. The best of these reviews form In Search of Wonder, a cntical anthology whose original version won him a Hugo Award in 1956. That year he co-founded, with Judith Merril and "nominally" James Blish, the Milford Science Fiction Writers' Workshop, a monster whose progeny have spread across the nation in the last decade or so. From this group, he would meet his third wife, the preternaturally talented sprite, Kate Wilhelm Knight's last anthologies, Turning Points and Westerns of the 4U's, were published six years ago; the final Orbit, three years ago. His most recent novel, The World and Ihorinn, some two years old, is mostly material from Galaxy magazine circa 1968. So, while Knight the fan remains evident, and certainly the teacher persists, most of the other hats appear to have been shelved for the moment. This is but a variation of previously published detail, a concatenation of signposts. Others could tell you more about Knight the man. But why don't you find out for yourself? ITS ABOUT TIME