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July 4 Nycon (First Worldcon)
July FAPA Interregnum starts
August Start of War in Europe
August First known use of Bug-Eyed Monster in print in Thrilling Wonder Stories .
August First known use of Goshwowboyohboy also in Thrilling Wonder Stories
Fall Philcon 1939
November 5 First official meeting of the Futurian Society of Sydney
December Arkham House's first publication published.
The rise of Claude Degler
Planet Stories started
Third British Convention in London

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1939 Yearbook of Science, Weird & Fantasy FictionAAA WarningAaanthor ArgusAd AstraBarry McGhanBarry N. MalzbergChaosD. C. FontanaDave SamuelsonDynamic Science StoriesElliot ShorterEmpress PublicationsErrol MillerEscapeExclusion ActFafhrd and the Gray MouserFamous Fantastic MysteriesFanfareFantastic AdventuresFoundation of the CPASFFuture Science FictionFuturia FantasiaFuturian HouseFuturian HousesGeorge C. WillickGeorge SlusserGerald W. PageGolden AtomGuy TerwillegerHollerbochen Comes BackHorizonsJan Howard FinderJan PenneyJane YolenJo ClaytonJoseph D. OlanderJoyce KatzKenneth J. ZahorskiLarry McCombsLest Darkness FallM. A. FosterMark SchulzingerMarty GearMarvel Science StoriesMetropolisNew FandomNovaNycon 1Forrest J Ackerman' Nycon 1 ReminiscenceJohn Baltadonis' Nycon 1 ReminiscenceLloyd Eshbach's Nycon 1 ReminiscenceHarry Harrison's Nycon 1 ReminiscenceCharles D. Hornig's Nycon 1 ReminiscenceDave Kyle's Nycon 1 ReminiscenceSam Moskowitz' Nycon 1 ReminiscenceMilt Rothman's Nycon 1 ReminiscenceJulius Schwartz' Nycon 1 ReminiscenceOSA Pow-WowPat EllingtonPeggy GemignaniPeter GrahamPeter S. BeaglePhilcoPhilcon 1939Planet StoriesPocket BooksPolarisSci-Fic VarietyScience Fiction CollectorScience Fiction News LetterScience Fiction ProgressSecond Eastern States Science Fiction ConventionSinister BarrierStartling StoriesStephan the STFANStrange StoriesSupernatural Horror in LiteratureSuzy McKee CharnasSweetness and LightTechnocratTed JohnstoneTesseractThe FAPA CorrespondentThe Grab BagThe PlaneteerUncanny TalesUnknown WorldsUp To NowVadjongWalter Velez

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