Misfits

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(Did you mean the Mercian Science Fiction Triangle (MiSFiTs) or the Minnesota Society for Interest in Science Fiction and Fantasy (MISFITS)?)

A Michigan-wide club also known as the MSFS or the Michigan Science-Fantasy Society which was centered in Detroit and which was the major SF club there during the 40s and 50s. Picking a date for the end of MSFS is difficult, as the group slowly mutated from active fanac to a bowling league.

In an ad in the Solacon PR 2 supporting its Detroit in '59 Worldcon bid, the members listed were Wm. c. Rickhardt, Frank Paccassi, Patty Paccassi, Ben Singer, Eleanor Singer, Elliot Broderick, Marlene Broderick, Dean McLaughlin, Erwin Stirnweis, Fred Prophet, George Young, Mary Young, Roger Sims, Jack Koppen, Mona Rhines, Ed Kuss, Bruce Davis, Agnus Harook, Jim Broderick, Arnim Seielstad, Orma McCormick, Howard DeVore, Sybil DeVore, Martin Alger, Gordon Black, Fred Reich, and Burt Beerman, with Art Rapp, Doc Smith Jean Smith as honarary members.

From Fancyclopedia 2 ca 1959
About 1948 Hal Shapiro, over objection, declared that this means "Michigan Instigators of Science Fantasy for Intellectual Thinkers Society."

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