D. Alberti

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Dominick Alberti (1895–????) and Bella Alberti (1902–1958) signed the register as attendees of Nycon 1, the first Worldcon, in 1939, as "Mr & Mrs D. Alberti." They were accompanying their daughters, Rose Alberti and Frances Alberti. Frances would later marry Triumvir Will Sykora, one of the con organizers, and Rose became engaged, for a time, to Jimmy Taurasi, another one.

Fantasy-News reports that the elder Albertis attended some QSFL events with their daughters, as well. Since their daughters were, respectively, 24 and 18 years old at the time of Nycon, we believe they attended out of genuine interest rather than merely as chaperones. Their son, Bill, was a member of the QSFL, too.

Dominick was a Queens barber, originally from Italy, and Bella a New Yorker. Bella died in 1958; while Dominick survived her, we have not been able to find his date of death.



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