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West Coast Science Fantasy Conference. Westercon 36 - Page 39. July 1, 1983 - July 4, 1983. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 15, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1984_003/item/677/show/622.

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West Coast Science Fantasy Conference. (July 1, 1983 - July 4, 1983). Westercon 36 - Page 39. 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/622

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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 Leiber, Fritz; Leiber, Justin
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Science fiction conventions
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Science fiction
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Leiber, Fritz
  • West Coast Science Fantasy Conference
  • Tenn, William
  • Austin, Alicia
  • Knight, Damon
Subject.Name (Local)
  • West Coast Science Fantasy Conference
  • 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
ArchivesSpace URI /repositories/2/archival_objects/5306
Original Collection Fritz Leiber Papers
Digital Collection Fritz Leiber Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention Flyers & Programs
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/1984_003
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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Title Page 39
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Transcript CHAIRMAN & SPONSOR E. Everett Evans / LASFS Walter J. Daugherty / LASFS Freddie Hershey / Outlanders Tom Quinn / Little Men Roger Nelson & William F. Nolan E. Everett Evans / LASFS J. Ben Stark Lew Kovner / C. Dona van Foundation Marilyn Tulley Lew Kovner / CD Foundation & LASFS Anna S. Moffatt / Outlanders F. M. Busby / Nameless Ones Guy & Diane Terwilliger Honey Wood / GGFS Al Lewis / LASFS Al haLevy / Little Men & LASFS Al haLevy & J. Ben Stark Steve Tolliver &c John Trimble Dennis N. Smith Brandon Lamont Bill Donaho, Alva Rogers & J. Ben Stark Chuck Grayne & Bruce Pelz / Con-Fusion John & Bjo Trimble Jerry Jacks / Sampo Productions Dave Hulan Jerry Jacks / Sampo Productions Lois Newman & Craig Miller Bruce Pelz Fran Skene Ed Finkelstein & Mike Glyer Jerry Jacks Milton Stevens Michael Garrels Randy Rau / CASFS Lee Forgue WESTERCON BISTORT Science fiction conventions began in the late 1930s in the Philadelphia and New York Gty area. The first World Science Fiction Convention, an annual gathering of SF fans and professionals from all over America (and later the world), was held in 1939. Worldcon moves from city to city, but in its early years it usually met on the East Coast. In 1948 E. Everett Evans of the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society proposed that an annual West Coast convention be started, for West Coast fans who couldn't afford to travel East each year. The first Westercon was organized by LASFS in September 1948. It was a one-day event with an attendance of 77. It wasn't until 1951 that Westercon became a weekend-long event, settled into the July 4th holiday, and began travelling to different cities. Since it originated as a "substitute Worldcon" it was often combined with the Worldcon during the 50s and 60s, when the latter came to the West Coast. Today Westercon is a major convention and is held whether Worldcon is on the West Coast or not. At first Westercon was organized by the host city's local SF club. In recent years it has become traditional for an independent committee of fans (usually overlapping but not officially part of the club) to organize Westercon, for the purpose of business negotiations with hotels for meeting places. The Westercon site is voted upon by its membership, two years in advance. For most of its life it has shuttled between the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas, but today fan groups in other cities, such as Vancouver, Seattle, Denver, and Phoenix compete for the privilege of hosting it. IT'S ABOUT TIME 39