The Philadelphia Futurians arose during World War II, a younger, insurgent group compared to the extant but moribund PSFS, with roughly two dozen members, according to Harry Warner, Jr., in All Our Yesterdays. Sam Mason was president and Jean Bogert, secretary.
Albert Pepper, a former PSFS member, succeeded Mason as head of the Philadelphia Futurians in 1944, and the group merged with PSFS on October 8, 1944, keeping the PSFS name with Pepper as prexy, Jean Bogert, treasurer, and Joseph Selinger, secretary. Guyon L. Kendter was instrumental in bringing the fans together.
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