1958

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1958 was known as The Year of the Jackpot because of the previously unheard-of number of deaths.

February Ackerman publicizes "sci-fi" in Famous Monsters of Filmland #1
February 4 Henry Kuttner dies
February 23 WSFS, Inc. formally incorporated in New York
February 24 Fanac by Terry Carr and Ron Ellik begins publication
early Mutual lawsuits between Dave Kyle and the Dietz-Raybin faction over NYCon II funds and WSFS, Inc.
March 15 2000th anniversary of the death of Julius Caesar
March 21 Cyril Kornbluth dies
March CRAP formed
Easter Cytricon IV, British Science Fiction Association organized
June 8 F. Towner Laney dies
mid Second Futurian Society of New York formed
July 6 Dallas Futurian Society disbanded
August 29 - September 1 (Labor Day) Solacon (Worldcon)
August 31 WSFS, Inc. effectively killed by Anna Moffatt at Solacon
December 2 E. E. Evans dies
Ron Bennett TAFF trip



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1958 Open ESFA - Agamenon Weekly - Alan Gutierrez - Allen M. Steele - Ambrosia - Amy Thomson - BEM - Baltimore SF Forum - Best of Fandom - Bobbie DuFault - Bradley Denton - Brillig - C. M. Kornbluth - CRAP - Carl Slaughter - Chula - CriFanAc - Debbie Hughes - Diablerie - E. Everett Evans - FIJAGH - Fafhrd - Famous Monsters of Filmland - Fanac - Fanarcon - Fantasy Aspects - Fapacon - Forry-FortyTwo Con - Fout - Francis Towner Laney - Frank Catalano - Goojie Publications - Henry Kuttner - Henry Kuttner: A Memorial Symposium - Hi - Illwiscon - Imagination - Infinity Science Fiction - James Branch Cabell - James Gurney - Jeff Canfield - Jody Lee - John G. McDaid - John W. Campbell Letters - Judith Berman - Julie Bell - Kate Elliott - Keith Parkinson - Kent Moomaw - Leah Dillon Gadzikowski - Limbo - Lunacon 2 - Mark Rich - Marty Brenneis - Metrocon - Metrocon II - Metrofen - Midwestcon 9 - Moorpark - Ob - Outstanding Movie Hugo - Pat Sayre McCoy - Paul Cherry - Philcon 1958 - R. DeWitt Miller - RUR - Race to the Stars - Richard Binzel - Road Rash - S. T. Joshi - Science Fiction Adventures - Science Fiction Quarterly - Sodacon - Solacon - Sam Moskowitz' Solacon Reminiscence - South Gate in '58 - Southwestercon VI - Space Travel - Steve Davidson - Suzanne Feldman - Terri Windling - The Purple Pastures - Travelcon to the Solacon - Varioso - Vernon McCain - WAW and Mate to the Gate in '58 - Wayne Barlowe

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