1948

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March The house in LA which was occupied by the members of the original Battle Creek slan shack is torn down
early CSFA formed
May 15-16 (Whitsun) Whitcon, the first Eastercon, held
July 3 Torcon (Worldcon)
September 5, Labor Day First Westercon held in Los Angeles
October Outlander Society founded
November Slant by Walt Willis begins publication
Little Men formed (probably, though it may have been 1949)
Toronto Science Fiction Society founded
The Checklist of Fantastic Literature by Everett F. Bleiler published
South Gate in '58 bid started by Rick Sneary
Ottawa Science Fiction Society founded



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1948 Fantasy Annual1948 Open ESFAActivity PartyAdzineAh! Sweet Idiocy!Ann ChancellorAstronautBeerconBernie WrightsonBill TrojanBob SabellaBrilligCharles A. Spano, Jr.Cliff AmosCream o' the Crop ClubCurt StubbsDan SimmonsDarlene ColtrainDeConDenys HowardDon CookFanomenaFantasy ArtisansFate MagazineFrancis StevensGeorge "Lan" LaskowskiGeorge InzerGeorge R. R. MartinHans WessoIF!James RobinsonJim FrenkelJoan D. VingeJoe StatonJohn De LancieKathleen MeyerLarry ElmoreLarry TuckerLen WeinLensman sagaLokiLynn AbbeyMaine-iacMargaret WeisMarta RandallMasqueMike FarinelliMilwaukee in 1948MutantN. Y. ConclaveNancy KressNancy SpringerNeophyteNew American LibraryNonceOraclePamela SargentPat LoBruttoPatricia McKillipPatrick H. AdkinsPaul WilliamsPeggy RansonPeonPhillycon 1948PrismRebecca OreRick ShelleyRick WilberRobert JordanRobert ReginaldSF InternationalSally A. SyrjalaScience Fiction AdvertiserScience, Fantasy, and Science FictionScientifantasySeth McEvoySky HookSouthern FandomStefnewsSteve WhiteSteven UtleySuzanne TompkinsTed TomTerry A. GareyThe Checklist of Fantastic LiteratureThe Fantasy CollectorThe Stranger Club by Art WidnerThomas T. ThomasTimewarpTritonTullio ProniTympanyVampire SocietyVonda N. McIntyreW. Paul CookWesterconWestercon 1William GibsonYellum

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