The 1941 Worldcon, and first in Denver, Denvention was held July 4-6 at the Shirley-Savoy Hotel in Denver, CO. GoH: Robert A. Heinlein. The chairman was Olon F. Wiggins and Lew Martin was most of the rest of the committee. The pre-convention publication was the 4-issue CFS Review.
Fantasy-Times reported in October 1941 that attendance was estimated to be about 100 of which 68 actually registered. Fans attended from 28 states, including Forrest J Ackerman, Morojo, E. E. Evans, Art Widner, Robert Heinlein, Leslyn Heinlein, Erle Korshak, Bill Deutsch, Walt Daugherty, Cyril Kornbluth, Robert Lowndes, Milt Rothman, Olon F. Wiggins, Lew Martin, Edmond Hamilton, Gus Wilmorth, Julius Unger, and D. B. Thompson. The proceedings were recorded on 65 phonograph records by Daugherty. There was a combozine, The Denventioneer.
See Forrest J Ackerman's remembrance of Denvention from the Noreascon Three PB. For a short review of the convention, see http://news.ansible.co.uk/pdf/sky.php?ish=8&go=LON#here
Extracted from Rusty Hevelin's Denvention con report:
Denvention Medals were given to
Forry Ackerman for Best Fan and being of most service to Fandom
Roy Hunt for Best Fan Artist
Wiggins for Best and Most Consistent Fan Mag
damon knight for Top Humorist
Julie Unger for Best News-weekly
Read the full report at http://fanac.org/worldcon/Denvention/w41-rpt.html.
At the costume ball, Forrest J Ackerman wore a mas designed by the young fan, Ray Harryhausen, Damon Knight dressed as a junior G-man, Cyril Kornbluth was a mad scientist, and Heinlein as Adam Stink, the world's most life-like robot.
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|from Fancyclopedia 1 ca. 1944|
|(Wollheim) - The Denver Convention of 1941.|