The Newark Convention, officially the First National SF Convention and also called the Fourth Eastern, was a convention held at the Slovak Sokol Hall in Newark, NJ on 29 May 1938, at the call of Will Sykora and Sam Moskowitz. The first con to pass the hundred mark in attendance, it was marred by feuding and sniping over Michelism, the ISA, the planned WSFC, and any other convenient theme.
Since it had no representatives from west of the Appalachians the Wollheimists called it Fourth Eastern for a long time.
See also Early Conventions.
|from Fancyclopedia 1 ca. 1944|
|Unofficial name for the First National ditto.|
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