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West Coast Science Fantasy Conference. Westercon 36 - Page 73. 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/656.

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West Coast Science Fantasy Conference. (July 1, 1983 - July 4, 1983). Westercon 36 - Page 73. 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/656

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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
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  • 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 PARTIES There are always lots of parties at a convention (that's one of the reasons that there are always lots of fans at a convention). Some parties are run by the conven tion committee: a meet the authors/editors/artists/dealers/film-makers/committee members/martians party is often the first official event on the program. There is usually an on-going party in the "con suite", which the committee may have stocked with beer, soda, or even blog and crottled greeps. Some parties are given by the committees of future conventions, to show you what a good time you will have there. Some parties are thrown by individual fen. Some parties are planned and some just happen. Many are open to all convention members, but some are restricted to members of specific groups (S.F.W.A., First Fandom, Phred and Phiona Phan's personal friends). Parties generally consist of people sitting (or standing, if it's crowded) around and talking, usually while drinking drinks and maybe nibbling nibbles. However, some parties exist so that the people can get together and do something they enjoy other than talking: filksinging,5 dancing, poetry reading. If you are a new (or neo) fan you may find this whole array baffling, and you may wonder how to get invited to all these festivities. Start at the con suite, or the meet-the-whoever party, or any other party which is obviously open to all. Make some friends. In fandom it's ok to just walk up to someone who looks interesting (or who looks just as baffled as thee) and introduce yourself. Start a conversation. (Do not stick like a limpet to the first person you talk to, however, if he or she is not interested in talking to you; just remind yourself that even fandom takes all types, and start with someone else.) There are plenty of ways to start a conversation at a con party. Express interest in something you know the other fellow does (write, edit, draw); comment on a clever t-shirt or button; join an interesting conversation (politely, of course); explain that you are a neo and ask someone to tell you all about fandom. (One fan of this author's acquaintance has been using this approach successfully for years.) Soon you will be surrounded by friends. They may take you under their wing(s) and take you party-hopping with them, or you may have such a good time you never want to leave the one you're at. How do you tell if a party is open to you? Parties given by the convention committee are listed in the program book. Notices of other parties are often posted at appropriate locations around the convention site, inviting one and all. If you walk down a corridor and a door is open with sounds of conviviality pouring out, stick your head into the room and ask. A closed door with the same noise on the other side is more of a problem to figure out. It may be closed because the people inside are nasty snobs who don't want to share their good time, or because a few close friends are getting together to catch up on their friendship; in either case it's a "closed door" party and you are not welcome. On the other hand, the door may be closed to keep the noise from escaping into the hall. If you think that this is the case, you may knock and ask. Just remember to be polite and go away if the closed door is a "closed door". 5. Filk songs are like folk songs, only filk sing them. They can be words from SF/F literature set to music ("Green Hills of Earth") or re-writes of old favorites ("What Do You Do with a Drunken Spaceman") or completely new compositions. The subject matter ranges across the spectrum of things which interest fans: science fiction, fantasy, space, science, parties, fans, life, the universe, and... 74 WESTERCHRON