1953

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Feb First appearance of Carl Brandon
Whitsun Coroncon (Eastercon)
May 7th Fandom "organized" at HECon
May 19 Great WSFA Farewell Party
July First issue of Geis's Psychotic
5-7 Sept (Labor Day) Philcon II (Worldcon)
7 Sept First Hugo Awards
Toronto Derelicts appear
Introduction of Crottled Greeps to fandom
Slant ceases publication



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1953 Open ESFA - 7th Fandom (Ellison) - Amalgamated Greater New York Fan Groups in '53 - Andi Shechter - Andromeda - Barry Smotroff - Beyond Fantasy Fiction - Byron Preiss - Carl Gafford - Carter Scholz - Chuck Miller - Cleveland in 1953 - Cynthia McQuillin - David Lee Anderson - Detroit in '53 - Don Maitz - Egad! - Eric Ferguson - Excellence in Fact Articles Hugo - Famous Fantastic Mysteries - Fantasias - Fantastic Adventures - Fantastic Universe Science Fiction - Fanvariety - Fanvet Convention 4 - Filler - Garth Danielson - Gary Lippincott - Geis' Science Fiction Review - Grue - Harlequinade - Indianapolis in '53 - Irusaben - J. Neil Schulman - James Williams - Janny Wurts - Jennifer Roberson - Joel Zakem - John L. Coker III - Journal of Science Fiction - Juanita Coulson's Reminiscence of Fandom in 1953 - Jules Verne Award - Lifecon - Lisa Goldstein - Michael "Orange Mike" Lowrey - Midwestcon 4 - Mike Glyer - Mystic Magazine - NAPA - Neil Kaden - Niagara Falls in '53 - Nite Cry - Oklacon - Orbit Science Fiction - Patricia C. Wrede - Pendulum - Philcon II - Milt Rothman's Philcon II Reminiscence - Philly in '53 - Phyllis Weinberg - Project: East Meets West - Quandry - Queens SFL in '53 - Richard Christian Matheson - Rick Berry - Ro Nagey - Robert Silverberg Comments on Juanita Coulson's 1953 Article - Robin Wood - San Francisco in '53 - Science Fiction Newsletter - Science Stories - Science-Fiction Plus - Space Science Fiction - Star Science Fiction - Starlight - Torquasian Times - Universe Science Fiction - Vega - Vicky Wyman - Walter Jon Williams - Wastebasket - Wayne G. Hammond - Weird Science - Westercon 6 - Will Murray - Wiscon - Yandro - Zanny Dillson

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