The last Michiconference, the fifth, was held July 7-8, 1945 at the slan shack. Attending were a dozen fans from Michigan, Don Wollheim and Elsie Wollheim from New York, Don Tanner from Cincinnati, Bob Tucker, and a number of non-fannish wives.
Harry Warner says that "The first day consisted of playing records, listening to Liebscher play the piano, playing games, and talking until 4 a.m. In those years, fans didn't stay up very late. On Sunday there was much picture-taking. Tucker told of his recent experiences as a masseur, and Liebscher obtained prices ranging from one cent to five dollars for 78 originals. One pleasant side effect of these Michicons ended with the last one: beautiful program booklets, perfectly mimeographed, usually with a fine Wiedenbeck cover airbrushed in full color, and plenty of space for autographs inside.
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