Spectators

A club in northern New Jersey which was founded in early 1947. It was intended as "an informal metropolitan-area science fiction discussion group." "A kind of New Jersey version of the Futurian Society, only without Social Consciousness."

Members included Ron Christensen, Ron Maddox, George R. Fox, Lloyd Alpaugh, Ricky Gaulin, Lee Budoff, Phil Froeder, and Joe Kennedy. They were full of plans that never came to fruition, including book publishing, and bi-weekly newszine and a collection of pictures.

But they did create SAPS, a successful and long-lived APA which outlived them.


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