Philcon I Program

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Program

  • SATURDAY, AUGUST 30
* Afternoon Session: 1 p.m.
* Greetings and introductions by the Chairman.
* Main Speaker: John W. Campbell (on Atomic Power).
* Intermission: 15 minutes.
* The Editors Speak. (Sam Merwin)
* Introduction of Resolutions and Discussion of Fan Business.
* Evening Session: 8 p.m.
* Messages from Publishers.
* Auction of Books and Original Illustrations. (Sam Moskowitz and Erle Korshak)
  • SUNDAY, AUGUST 31
* Afternoon Session: 1 p.m.
* Speaker: L. Sprague de Camp, "Adventures in the Occult."
* Discussion: "Is Science Catching up with Science: Fiction?" Conducted by Chan Davis.
* Intermission.
* Speaker: Erle M. Korshak. "The Collecting and Enjoyment of Fantasy Literature."
* The Eastern Science Fiction Association. (meeting)
* Evening Session: 8 p.m. 
* Entertainment by fans and authors, L. Jerome Stanton, Master of Ceremonies.
  • MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
* Afternoon Session: 1 p.m.
* Speaker: George O. Smith.
* Symposium on Interplanetary Travel: Willy Ley, Thomas Gardner, Ph.D.
* Intermission.
* Fan business, final discussion on resolutions, financial report, choosing of site for next convention.
* Banquet: 7 p.m.

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