from Fancyclopedia 2 ca. 1959
Speer and Chan Davis caused the PhilCon I Fireworks Furor by shooting Roman candles off the roof of the con hotel, for which they were picked up by the Lawr Dawgs and released after a warning. Next year, at the Torcon — which the Canadians had scheduled for the July 4 weekend in a fit of absentmindedness — American fans celebrated Independence Day to the alarm of King George's loyal subjects. And the WSFA once had a high old time shooting Roman candles out the tenth-floor windows of the Association of American Railroads building, but got off scot free.