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Feb First appearance of Carl Brandon
Whitsun Coroncon (Eastercon)
May 7th Fandom "organized" at HECon
May 19 Great WSFA Farewell Party
July First issue of Geis's Psychotic
5-7 Sept (Labor Day) Philcon II (Worldcon)
7 Sept First Hugo Awards
Toronto Derelicts appear
Introduction of Crottled Greeps to fandom
Slant ceases publication

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"Orange Mike" Lowrey1953 Open ESFA7APA7th Fandom7th Fandom NewsletterAffinityAmalgamated Greater New York Fan Groups in '53Andi ShechterAwBarry SmotroffBeyond Fantasy FictionByron PreissCarol GobeynCarter ScholzChapter PlayChuck MillerCleveland in 1953Cynthia McQuillinDavid Lee AndersonDefinitelyDetroit in '53Don MaitzEgad!Ellison WonderlandEric FergusonExposeFANtastic Story MagazineFahrenheitFamous Fantastic MysteriesFan To SeeFantasiasFantastic AdventuresFantastic Universe Science FictionFanvarietyFanvet Convention 4FillerGalleon of Dream, Poems of Fantasy and WonderGarth DanielsonGary LippincottGrueHarlequinadeHoo and HawIndian Lake....There I WentIndianapolis in '53IrusabenJ. Neil SchulmanJames WilliamsJanny WurtsJennifer RobersonJoel ZakemJohn L. Coker IIIJournal of Science FictionJuanita Coulson's Reminiscence of Fandom in 1953Jules Verne AwardLifeconLisa GoldsteinMatthew B. TepperMidwestcon 4Mike GlyerMystic MagazineNAPANeil KadenNiagara Falls in '53Nite CryOklaconOrbit Science FictionPatricia C. WredePendulumPhilcon IIMilt Rothman's Philcon II ReminiscencePhilcon ReporterPhilly in '53Phyllis WeinbergProject: East Meets WestQuandryQueens SFL in '53Rene GobeynRichard Christian MathesonRick BerryRo NageyRobert Silverberg Comments on Juanita Coulson's 1953 ArticleRobin WoodS. T. F. TrendsSan Francisco in '53Saturday Morning GazetteSchizoScience Fiction NewsletterScience Fiction ReviewScience StoriesScience-Fiction PlusSevagramSharon FerraroSolSpace Science FictionStar Science FictionStarlightStellarThe ZedTorquasian TimesUniverse Science FictionValli HoskiVegaVicky WymanVulcanWalter Jon WilliamsWastebasketWayne G. HammondWeird ScienceWestercon 6Westward HoogWill MurrayWisconXenern BulletinYandroZanny Dillson

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