Drinking
from Fancyclopedia 2 ca. 1959
More talked about than practiced (and practiced plenty) is two-fisted drinking among fans. Very few get disgracefully drunk, tho the way some talk you'd think they all did. Certainly most have no objections to touring the joints around midnight following a hard day at the convention. Your correspondent has no data on their preferences among the various liquors, but Blog and Nuclear Fizz should be noted. Mention should also be made of the Super Science Fiction Special, even if not half a dozen fans remember it. Central States fen favor the amber nectar of the grain, such as Grain Belt Premium, the official brew of the old MFS; inhabitants of the decadent cities of the east also favor the grape. One of the reasons for the strife in LA in late '43 was the intrusion of drinking on LASFS gettogethers, transmission of the habit to younger members, and Ackerman's objections to the same.
from Fancyclopedia 1 ca. 1944
More talked about than practiced (and practiced plenty) is hard drinking among fans. Very few get disgracefully drunk, but the way they talk you'd think they all did. Most of them have no objections to touring the joints around midnite following a hard day at the convention. Your correspondent has no data on their preferences among the various liquors, but mention should be made of the Super Science Fiction Special, even if not half a dozen fans ever heard of it before. As usual, the Futurians are the outstanding bad boys, but one of the reasons for the strife in LA in late '43 was the intrusion of drinking on LASFS getogethers, transmission of the habit to young members and Ackerman's objections to same.