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West Coast Science Fantasy Conference. Westercon 36 - Page 72. July 1, 1983 - July 4, 1983. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 19, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1984_003/item/677/show/655.

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West Coast Science Fantasy Conference. (July 1, 1983 - July 4, 1983). Westercon 36 - Page 72. 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/655

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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 THE CARE AND FEEDING OF PROS Pros are professionals, people who make their living (or part of it) doing whatever it is they are pros at. In fannish parlance, pros are writers, editors, artists, cinematographers, et cetera who have actually managed to get paid for science fiction or fantasy-based works. They are our suppliers. Pros come to cons for publicity, to meet with their peers, and to make business contacts. Pros also come to cons because they started as fans (sometimes), they are fans (usually), and because cons are FUN. So, treat pros with the same common human courtesy you use towards any other fan. (If you aren't willing to treat other fen with common human courtesy, go away!) Everyone likes praise and only the most hardened pro will turn down a request for an autograph, but your appreciation will be appreciated more if you don't interrupt something (a business deal, a promising encounter with a member of the appropriate sex, a nap, dinner) to express it. And, while most pros like to hear audience reaction, flat statements like "Your last three works are nothing but ossified BEM droppings" do not leave a lot of room for discussion. (The same thing probably goes for overly fulsome praise, but somehow the pros seem to be a little more tolerant there.) Only a fugghead (glossary time again) asks a SF/F writer "Where do you get your weird ideas?" Oh, yes—because, to most professionals, time is money, do not ask one to view your latest story/screenplay/illustration unless he or she is actually and actively looking to buy. uM— PROGRAMMING Programming at a convention varies from nothing at all (a relaxacon) to a virtual three-ring circus of lectures, seminars, demonstrations, plays, slide shows, movies, masquerades, speeches, dances, concerts and parties. Appropriate behavior at fannish programming is about the same as appropriate behavior at a similar mundane event, if such a thing exists. If you don't know how to act, stay reasonably unobtrusive until you see how the folks around you are acting. Programming is usually listed in the con's program book and/or a program schedule. Read this at the beginning of the con so that you can make plans that will get you to the program items you wish to see. (Of course, the two things you want to do most will always be held at the same time: Murphy is a fan.) IT'S ABOUT TIME 73