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West Coast Science Fantasy Conference. Westercon 36 - Page 75. July 1, 1983 - July 4, 1983. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 18, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1984_003/item/677/show/658.

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West Coast Science Fantasy Conference. (July 1, 1983 - July 4, 1983). Westercon 36 - Page 75. 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/658

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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
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  • 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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Transcript A note about behavior at parties: It is unfannish to get falling-down drunk Someone else would have to stop partying long enough to take you back to your room. Likewise, it is not done to be crass, boorish, vulgar, or otherwise a jerk and a fugghead. Respect special requests from your host(s) like "no smoking" or "no politics". Don't hog all the potato chips or drink all the booze. If it's a special activity party (say, a filk-sing) don't go if you don't want to participate, or at least observe politely. Some hotels (this one, for instance) frown on hall parties—people partying in the hotel corridor. If this is the case, don't give fandom a bad name by trying to have them anyway. If you are at a convention which has the hotel divided into "quiet" and "party" floors, please do not be so unghorfish as to throw a shindig in a room in a non-party area. INTERFACING WITH MUNDANIA Freaking-Out-The-Mundanes is an ancient and (more-or-less) honorable fannish tradition. It is undeniably great fun to watch your fellow elevator or public transit passengers try to cope with your Starship Trooper get-up, your Slave-being of Gor outfit, or your t-shirt that says "Reality is a Crutch for People Who Can't Cope with Science Fiction". (Of course, plenty of fans look perfectly mundane, and they may enjoy freaking you out by not freaking out, but that's part of the game.) Just remember that it's a mundane world out there. Wear that slave-girl outfit to a local coffee shop and some insensitive type may start enquiring about rental fees. Nor is it advisable to point your blaster (hannless though you may know it to be) at a cop. And please remember that mundane laws remain in force at conventions. Breaking them is likely to get you caught and to give fandom a bad reputation. SURVIVAL Some fans, especially at their first conventions, tend to forget that the human body needs fuel and rest. If you try to consume a few reasonably balanced meals, and to get something approaching the amount of sleep you are used to, you will be able to make it to the Dead Dog Party without being dead on your feet. GLOSSARY There are few rules to speaking "fan". You will notice a tendency to contract phrases into single words, switch vowels around for no apparent reason, add unnecessary "h"s, concoct convoluted puns, and generally have fun with the language. Here are a few terms you may hear bandied about: Fan: a person who appreciates Science Fiction and Fantasy and shares this appreciation through fanac with other fans (or fen). BNF: a Big Name Fan, one who is well known for his or her fannish activities. Neofan: a new fan, someone just entering fandom. First Fandom: a club open to fans who can prove that they were reading science fiction before 1938. Fringe Fan: someone on the fringes of fandom. Usually someone who is mostly interested in a single aspect of SF/F or related genres (Star Trek, comics, L5) or who is into something that isn't really "fannish" but to which lots of fans belong (the Society for Creative Anachronism, the Baker Street Irregulars). 76 WESTERCHRON