Great Wall of China Science Fiction, Marching & Chop Suey Society
The Great Wall of China, also known as the Great Wall of China Science Fiction, Marching & Egg Foo-Yung Society and other such elaborations, is an entirely informal group, consisting of whomever is present. It marches off en masse to a Chinese restaurant, usually on the Saturday night of a convention for a dinner served family-style.
This custom originated in the 1960s, at a time when Chinese food was still an exotic rarity in much of the US. For many fans, Great Wall dinners were their introduction to Chinese food.
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