1952

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March IF magazine launched
March 22 First Australian Science Fiction Convention (i.e., first Australian Natcon) held in Sydney
April 1 InVention (hoax convention)
April 1 North Shore Futurian Society officially formed
Whitsun London SF Con (Eastercon)
May First issue of Hyphen by Walt Willis and Chuck Harris
May 9 First official meeting of the Melbourne Science Fiction Group, now known as the Melbourne Science Fiction Club
June Planet Stories ceases publication
August 28 First meeting of the Medway Science and Fantasy Club
August Nebula started
August 30 - September 1 Chicon II AKA TASFIC (Worldcon)
August 30 - September 1 Walt Willis at Chicon II courtesy of the WAW With the Crew in '52 fan fund.
Ghoodminton invented
Bob Tucker proposes the Tucker Hotel
Index to the Science Fiction Magazines 1926-1950 published by Donald B. Day



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Canada:

Europe:

TAFF - Urania

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US:

1952 Open ESFA - Alien Science-Fantasy Club - Analog Reader's Award - Asmodeus - Avon Fantasy Reader - Avon Science Fiction Reader - Brad Linaweaver - Bruce Jensen - Buffalocon - Carrie Richerson - Cathy Ball - Chaos - Chicon II - Lloyd Eshbach's Chicon II Reminiscence - Cosmag - Coventry - Cy Chauvin - D. Douglas Fratz - Dan Hoey - Darrell Schweitzer - David C. Smith - David Heath - David Weber - David Zindell - Debra Doyle - Diana Gabaldon - Disclave 3 - Djinn - Donna Barr - Doug Beekman - Dynamic Science Fiction - Edie Stern - Eleanor Lerman - Fanorama - Fantastic Worlds - Fantasy Classification System - Fanvariety Enterprises - Frank Harwood - Frank Lunney - Gary Tesser - George Brickner - Ghuvna - Guy Consolmagno - Hyphen - IF - Ignatz - Index to the Science Fiction Magazines 1926-1950 - InVention - Jack Parsons - Jane Fancher - Jeff Duntemann - Kage Baker - Kathleen Ann Goonan - Kim Poor - Kim Stanley Robinson - Lisa Tuttle - Mad - Mad - Mara Brener - Mark Evanier - Mark Rogers - Mary Rosenblum - Megan Lindholm - Michael Dobson - Midwestcon 3 - Norm Hollyn - Opus - PSFS News - Paul S. Ritz - Pendulum - Philcon 1952 - Planet Stories - Proxyclave - Review - Richard Grant - Robert McCammon - Robin Wayne Bailey - SF Digest - Science Fiction Adventures - Science Fiction Digest - Sharon Lee - Sou-Westercon - Space Science Fiction - Stephen D. Korshak - Steve Vance - Steven Barnes - Susan R. Matthews - TAFF - The Demolished Man - Tim Powers - Tom Canty - Tom Deitz - Tucker Hotel - Twayne Triplet - Universal Musketeers - Varioso - Vector - WAW With the Crew in '52 - XCon

Rest of the World:

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