Great Wall of China Science Fiction, Marching & Chop Suey Society

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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.

In 1965 it actually had officers (but no dues or membership requirements). The officers in 1965 were president Ron Bounds and Secretary-Treasurer Cindy Heap.

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