1948

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March The house in LA which was occupied by the members of the original Battle Creek slan shack is torn down
early CSFA formed
May 15-16 (Whitsun) Whitcon, the first Eastercon, held
July 3 Torcon (Worldcon)
September 5, Labor Day First Westercon held in Los Angeles
October Outlander Society founded
November Slant by Walt Willis begins publication
Little Men formed (probably, though it may have been 1949)
Toronto Science Fiction Society founded
The Checklist of Fantastic Literature by Everett F. Bleiler published
South Gate in '58 bid started by Rick Sneary
Ottawa Science Fiction Society founded



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