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Iguanacon. 36th World Science Fiction Convention Iguanacon Two - Page 31. August 30, 1978 - September 4, 1978. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. May 24, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1984_003/item/815/show/719.

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Iguanacon. (August 30, 1978 - September 4, 1978). 36th World Science Fiction Convention Iguanacon Two - Page 31. 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/815/show/719

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Title 36th World Science Fiction Convention Iguanacon Two
Creator (Local)
  • Iguanacon
Date August 30, 1978 - September 4, 1978
Description Program book for the 36th World Science Fiction Convention Iguanacon.
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
  • Ellison, Harlan
  • Busby, F. M.
  • Nesvadba, Josef
Subject.Name (Local)
  • Bowers, Bill
  • Iguanacon
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Phoenix, Arizona
Genre (AAT)
  • brochures
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1984-003, Box 57, Folder 11
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
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Transcript AN OPEN LETTER . . . "What did I want? "I wanted a Roc's egg. I wanted a harem loaded with lovely odalisques less than the dust beneath my chariot wheels, the rust that never stained my sword. I wanted raw red gold nuggets the size of your fist and feed that lousy claim jumper to the huskies! I wanted to get up feeling brisk and go out and break some lances, then pick a likely wench for my droit du seigneur — I wanted to stand up to the Baron and dare him to touch my wench! I wanted to hear the purple water chuckling against the skin of the Nancy Lee in the cool of the morning watch and not another sound, nor any movement save the slow tilting of the wings of the albatross that had been pacing us the last thousand miles. "I wanted the hurtling moons of Barsoom. I wanted Storisende and Pioctesme, and Holmes shaking me awake to tell me, The game's afoot!' I wanted to float down the Mississippi on a raft and elude a mob in company with the Duke of Bilgewater and the Lost Dauphin. "I wanted Prester John and Excalibur held by a moon-white arm out of a silent lake. I wanted to sail with Ulysses and with Tros of Samothrace and eat the lotus in a land that seemed always afternoon. I wanted the feeling of romance and the sense of wonder I had known as a kid. I wanted the world to be what they had promised me it was going to be — instead of the tawdry, lousy, fouled-up mess it is." * The world is indeed somenthat less than we were promised. And in seeking hope for a better- world-tomorrow, in searching for consolation for the world-as-it-is, we turned to science fiction. We have ridden sandworms across the desert wastes of Arrakis with Paul Maud'dib. We have gone where no man has gone before, and faced a Sith Lord in a galaxy far, far away. Valentine Michael Smith preached to us, Lazarus Long taught us the sweetness of a new planet. Bilbo we traveled with, and again with Frodo. Prince Corwin led us to Amber; Logan gave us hope for a new life. These and myriad others have woven magic for us, shown us a universe where the dignity of man survives and flourishes, and knit us into a brotherhood larger and more binding than any lodge. Truly "we are not alone;" wherever science fiction is read, we have friends. But we must never lose sight of the fact that it is science fiction. It is not real. And when the screens are dark and the books are closed, nothing remains save a soft memory and a touch of magic in our hearts. And here is my message, friends: We can make it real. If we let the magic move us> if we let our dreams feed our activity, we can make this the world we were promised. The future is ours. *Reprinted by permission of the author Robert A. Heinlein, copyright 1963, G.P. Putnam's Sons. Stepnanie Lang P.O.Box 1171 Durango, CO 81301 Up Sap m JANACON PROGRAM BOOK 31