1952

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March IF magazine launched
March 22 First Australian Science Fiction Convention (i.e., first Australian Natcon) held in Sydney
April 1 InVention (hoax convention)
April 1 North Shore Futurian Society officially formed
Whitsun London SF Con (Eastercon)
May First issue of Hyphen by Walt Willis and Chuck Harris
May 9 First official meeting of the Melbourne Science Fiction Group, now known as the Melbourne Science Fiction Club
June Planet Stories ceases publication
August 28 First meeting of the Medway Science and Fantasy Club
August Nebula started
August 30 - September 1 Chicon II AKA TASFIC (Worldcon)
August 30 - September 1 Walt Willis at Chicon II courtesy of the WAW With the Crew in '52 fan fund.
Ghoodminton invented
Bob Tucker proposes the Tucker Hotel
Index to the Science Fiction Magazines 1926-1950 published by Donald B. Day



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TAFF - Urania

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1952 Open ESFA - Alien Science-Fantasy Club - Analog Reader's Award - Arthur Metzger - Asmodeus - Avon Fantasy Reader - Avon Science Fiction Reader - Ballantine Books - Brad Linaweaver - Bruce Jensen - Buffalocon - Carrie Richerson - Cathy Ball - Chaos - Chicon II - Lloyd Eshbach's Chicon II Reminiscence - Cosmag - Coventry - Craig Newmark - Cy Chauvin - D. Douglas Fratz - Dan Hoey - Dana Stabenow - Darrell Schweitzer - David C. Smith - David Heath - David Weber - David Zindell - Debra Doyle - Diana Gabaldon - Disclave 3 - Djinn - Donna Barr - Doug Beekman - Dynamic Science Fiction - Edie Stern - Eleanor Lerman - Fanorama - Fantastic Worlds - Fantasy Classification System - Fanvariety Enterprises - Fanvet Convention 2 - Frank Harwood - Frank Lunney - Gary Cohn - Gary Lovisi - Gary Tesser - Gene Reed - George Brickner - Ghuvna - Guy Consolmagno - Hurkle - IF - Ignatz - Index to the Science Fiction Magazines 1926-1950 - Inside and Science Fiction Advertiser - InVention - Jack Parsons - Jane Fancher - Jeff Duntemann - Jill Eastlake - Jim Huttner - Kage Baker - Kathleen Ann Goonan - Kim Poor - Kim Stanley Robinson - Lisa Tuttle - Little Monsters of America - Mad - Mad - Mara Brener - Mark Evanier - Mark Rogers - Mary Rosenblum - Megan Lindholm - Michael Dobson - Midwestcon 3 - Norm Hollyn - Paul S. Ritz - Pendulum - Philcon 1952 - Planet Stories - Proxyclave - Review - Richard Grant - Robert McCammon - Robin Wayne Bailey - Science Fiction Adventures - Science Fiction Digest - Sharon Lee - Somtow Sucharitkul - Sou-Westercon - Sounding Off - Space Magazine - Space Science Fiction - Stephen D. Korshak - Steve Vance - Steven Barnes - Stfanews - Susan R. Matthews - TAFF - The Demolished Man - The Harp Stateside - The Little Monsters of America - Tim Powers - Todd Voros - Tom Canty - Tom Deitz - Tucker Hotel - Twayne Triplet - Universal Musketeers - Varioso - Vector - Vega - Voyage of the SF52 - Vulcan - WAW With the Crew in '52 - Warhoon - XCon

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