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Iguanacon. 36th World Science Fiction Convention Iguanacon Two - Page 49. August 30, 1978 - September 4, 1978. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 15, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1984_003/item/815/show/737.

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Iguanacon. (August 30, 1978 - September 4, 1978). 36th World Science Fiction Convention Iguanacon Two - Page 49. 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/737

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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
ArchivesSpace URI /repositories/2/archival_objects/5283
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
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Transcript One of the people who is a friend of Bill's in spite of his image is Ro Lutz- Nagey. Bill and Ro planned to go into partnership together and produce a sf magazine called, uh, Outworlds. The partnership dissolved. Why? Bill wrote "I am a bastard to work with. I'm not being noble or any thing...but I don't want to subject a third person to that on a continuing basis...Friendship is more important than partnership." (p. 1105) That's Bill Bowers. On paper. It wasn't until 1974, four years after receiving my first Outworlds, that I met Bill Bowers in the flesh (I never went to cons when I first became active in fandom). Mike Glicksohn introduced me—"You mean you've never met Bill Bowers?"—and there before me on the floor sat Bill, gangling, awkward, not quite seeming to fit in his clothes. He sat quietly, not saying much, while around him Diane Drutow- ski was dumping ice down Larry Downes' back, Leah Zeldes was in rapture with Jeff May, and Mike Glyer was laughing uncontrollably, while trying to write notes on it all. Later, Downes, Drutowski and I sat on an air conditioner and watched Deep Throat with thirty other people in a small, hot room. Bill seemed out of phase with all this, as though he wasn't really at the con, but just observing it. The eye in a hurricane. About six months later, I saw Bill at Con Fusion in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he was Fan Guest of Honor. Bill was very nervous, and as he gave his guest of honor speech, his emotions became like a vapor in the air. Bill talked about his friends in fandom, and how much they meant to him. He said that he might be difficult to meet because he clung to those people; when he went to a con he wanted to see these same old people; when he went to a con he wanted to see these same old friends, and he felt selfish about absorbing all their time and his, but that was the way it was. By the time he finished, he was in tears. It was not the usual sort of speech one heard at a con. I think I saw Bill next at a one-day convention we held in Detroit, at Wayne State University; Mike Glicksohn was guest of honor. This seemed to be a turning point for Bill and he started coming up to Detroit more and more, for parties and picnics, or just to visit people. We kidded him, told him Canton, Ohio (where he then lived) was just a suburb of Detroit. A group of the women in the local sf club (Leah Zeldes, Patty Peters, Diane Drutowski, Anne Shoup, Marge Parmenter) who all lived in the same area, plus Larry Downes, made up their own t-shirts which read "Suburban Femmefan" (and "Mascot", on Larry's). Bill was infatuated with them all, so they made up a special shirt for him: "Suburban Femmefan Groupie". It was a little large, but Bill loved it. When the whole group went to Big Boy's one night, the waitress thought they were from a bowling league. LeahT Zeldes noticed that Bill, with all his new-found friends, was never spending any time at home, however. Every weekend he was off to another con or three-day party. How could he publish Outworlds or anything else if he kept this up? Could fandom afford to lose this Publishing Jiant? She decided he needed Responsibility: and gave it to him in the form of a small black kitten. It didn't help. There at the next con was Bill, with Responsibility sitting on his huckster's table amid the piles of fanzines. The cat attracted more attention than did Outworlds. I can't write much more than that about Bill Bowers: I'm not one of his intimate friends. Often, I don't know what to say to Bill when I see him, beyond the usual pleasantries, but I've always found him kind, friendly. Easily approachable. I enjoy his fanzine, and his person. He is a most deserving fan goh. — Cy Chauvin PRETENTIOUS SCIENCE FICTION QUARTERLY APPEARING IN RECENT AND UPCOMING ISSUES OF P*S*F*Q: Jeff Hecht writes an article for ANALOG /// Michael Bishop interviews himself /// Paul Moslander submits to the dominance of Gor /// Jeff Pimper describes science fiction and fantasy wargames /// Graham Hall fondly remembers the last, "banana republic" days of NEW WORLDS /// Richard Dutcher looks behind the curtains of Walk to the End of the World /// Bill Denholm discusses the Lancer Conans /// Paul Novitski finds technology without hardware /// Chelsea Quinn Yarbro describes the affairs of the Demon Lover /// Jerry Jacks spills three naughty stories /// Steve Riley meets Don Grant /// Linda McAllister has a shelf full of adult fantasies /// AND ILLUSTRATIONS AND ARTWORK AND DRAWINGS BY: Jack Gaughan /// Grant Canfield /// Don Simpson /// Greg Bear /// Dan Steffan /// James Shull /// and others /// Featuring front and back covers spot and full page interior illustrations! /// And presenting for the first time anywhere, jack Caughan's famous SKETCHBOOK NUMBER SEVENTY-ONE! Melloroonies, what a beautiful package! P*S*F*Q is typeset on a Varityper (A/M) Comp/Set 500 and printed by photo-offset (using metal plates) on 60 pound opaque book paper. It s mailed in envelopes! Even the USPS treats it with respect. SEND MONEY NOW AS MUCH AS YOU CAN FIND. Borrow from your shrink; steal from your pet gopher auction off vour copy of the Outsider and convert your stock certificates to cash. Sample issue MICHAEL WARD / P.O. BOX 1496 / CUPERTINO CA 95014 USA i