1939

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July 4 Nycon (First Worldcon)
July FAPA Interregnum starts
August Start of War in Europe
August First known use of Bug-Eyed Monster in print in Thrilling Wonder Stories .
August First known use of Goshwowboyohboy also in Thrilling Wonder Stories
Fall Philcon 1939
November 5 First official meeting of the Futurian Society of Sydney
December Arkham House's first publication published.
The rise of Claude Degler
Planet Stories started
Third British Convention in London



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1939 Yearbook of Science, Weird & Fantasy Fiction - A Warning - Ad Astra - Barry McGhan - Barry N. Malzberg - Chaos - D. C. Fontana - Dave Samuelson - Dynamic Science Stories - Elliot Shorter - Empress Publications - Errol Miller - Escape - Exclusion Act - Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser - Famous Fantastic Mysteries - Fantastic Adventures - Future Science Fiction - Futuria Fantasia - Futurian House - Futurian Houses - George C. Willick - George Slusser - Gerald W. Page - Guy Terwilleger - Hollerbochen Comes Back - Jan Howard Finder - Jan Penney - Jane Yolen - Jo Clayton - Joseph D. Olander - Joyce Katz - Kenneth J. Zahorski - Larry McCombs - Lest Darkness Fall - M. A. Foster - Mark Schulzinger - Marty Gear - Marvel Science Stories - New York Worldcons - Nycon 1 - Forrest J Ackerman' Nycon 1 Reminiscence - John Baltadonis' Nycon 1 Reminiscence - Lloyd Eshbach's Nycon 1 Reminiscence - Harry Harrison's Nycon 1 Reminiscence - Charles D. Hornig's Nycon 1 Reminiscence - Dave Kyle's Nycon 1 Reminiscence - Sam Moskowitz' Nycon 1 Reminiscence - Milt Rothman's Nycon 1 Reminiscence - Julius Schwartz' Nycon 1 Reminiscence - OSA Pow-Wow - Peggy Gemignani - Peter Graham - Peter S. Beagle - Philco - Philcon 1939 - Planet Stories - Pocket Books - Polaris - Sci-Fic Variety - Science Fiction Collector - Science Fiction News Letter - Second Eastern States Science Fiction Convention - Sinister Barrier - Startling Stories - Stephan the STFAN - Strange Stories - Supernatural Horror in Literature - Suzy McKee Charnas - Ted Johnstone - The Grab Bag - The Planeteer - Uncanny Tales - Unknown Worlds - Up To Now - Vadjong - Walter Velez - Worldcon

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