Minneapolis SFL

A chapter of the SFL formed in Minneapolis by Oliver Saari (director) and Douglas Blakely in 1936. Established authors Donald Wandrei and Carl Jacobi attended the first meeting and presented talks at meetings, but the formal organization collapsed almost immediately.

Some of the members Oliver Saari, John L. Chapman, Doug Blakely, Arden Benson and Robert Madsen became friends and continued to meet informally over the next several years. When Clifford Simak arrived in town, this group formed the Minneapolis Fantasy Society.


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