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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1948 Fantasy Annual - 1948 Open ESFA - Activity Party - Adzine - Ann Chancellor - Beercon - Bernie Wrightson - Bill Trojan - Brillig - Charles A. Spano, Jr. - Cliff Amos - Cream o' the Crop Club - Curt Stubbs - Dan Simmons - Darlene Coltrain - DeCon - Don Cook - Fanomena - Fantasy Artisans - Fate Magazine - Francis Stevens - George "Lan" Laskowski - George Inzer - George R. R. Martin - Hans Wesso - IF! - James Robinson - Jim Frenkel - Joan D. Vinge - John De Lancie - Kathleen Meyer - Larry Elmore - Larry Tucker - Len Wein - Lensman saga - Loki - Lynn Abbey - Margaret Weis - Marta Randall - Masque - Milwaukee in 1948 - N. Y. Conclave - Nancy Kress - Nancy Springer - Neophyte - Pamela Sargent - Pat LoBrutto - Patricia McKillip - Patrick H. Adkins - Paul Williams - Peggy Ranson - Peon - Phillycon 1948 - Rebecca Ore - Rick Shelley - Rick Wilber - Robert Jordan - Robert Reginald - Sally A. Syrjala - Science Fiction Advertiser - Science, Fantasy, and Science Fiction - Scientifantasy - Seth McEvoy - Sky Hook - Steve White - Steven Utley - Suzanne Tompkins - Ted Tom - Terry A. Garey - The Checklist of Fantastic Literature - The Fantasy Collector - The Stranger Club by Art Widner - Thomas T. Thomas - Triton - Tullio Proni - Tympany - Vampire Society - Vonda N. McIntyre - W. Paul Cook - Westercon - Westercon 1 - William Gibson - Yellum

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